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HELEN P.

MILLER, MET
3621 Edinburgh Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 (715) 292-8085 helen.miller1028@gmail.com http://helenmillerdesigns.com EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST Design, Project Management, Implementation
Offering an exceptional background based on advanced formal education and 14 years practical and progressive experience in a variety of professional venues demonstrating superior personal initiative, project/program management expertise, developmental creativity and consistent performance success. Focused education with over four years current experience in desktop design, education technology and exploitation of online/e-learning tools, technologies, and methodologies. Well trained in current issues, contemporary theories, emerging orientations, leadership in technology, use planning, and evaluation/synthesis of research in the field of education technology. Knowledgeable in procedures for evaluating educational programs, training systems, and emergent-technology applications. Possess a keen ability to quickly adapt to new and challenging responsibilities and deliver high-impact results. Accustomed to take-charge roles in complex development projects from initial concept to final acceptance. Personally produced a series of digital multimedia projects for classroom and online applications. Design and produce instructional Web pages using a combination of software and HTML/XHTML/CSS code. Apply appropriate instructional strategies and models to design digital curricula. Provide systematic design of instruction to include utilization of diverse and alternative models such as ADDIE, ASSURE, etc. Able to apply learning theory, principles of visual literacy, and graphic design techniques for instructional media development. Select and combine visual/text representations to effectively communicate instructional information. Polished communicator, ambassador, and organizational representative with over 15 years positive and productive exchange with clients instructors, professionals, administrators, buyers, civic/community leaders, students, consumers and corporate stakeholders.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COLLEGE - Boise, Idaho Master of Education Technology Degree (Dec 2011) 4.0 GPA Overview: Curriculum focus on theoretical, technological, and integration strategies for e-learning environments. Courses: Introduction to Education Technology; Internet for Educators; Instructional Design; Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology; Evaluation for Educators; Instructional Message Design; Interactive Courseware Design; Online Course Design; Multimedia; Online Teaching for Adult Learners Graduate Certificate in Online Learning (Dec 2011) NORTHLAND COLLEGE - Ashland, Wisconsin Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology (2001) Member, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Member, Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) Member, The Professional Association for Design (AIGA)

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROJECTS


As part of the Instructional Message Design (Ed Tech 506) Class, personally created a unit of instruction which included development of core curriculum and nine (9) animated or interactive visuals to support specific lessons and activities. Employed theoretical lessons learned in research-based methods, visuals, concepts, processes, principles, memory load and Near/Far Transfer, etc. Graded A. Developed a Podcasting for Educators Workshop as part of the Instructional Design Class. Implemented research-based methods to provide best quality education for learners. Developed and utilized an online survey to analyze learner needs, and assess the general characteristics of online learners. Interviewed the technology coordinator, teachers, and administration to assimilate learning context essentials. Based on research findings, implemented the ASSURE model for learning to develop a workshop that focused on the learners needs. During the Evaluation For Educators course, evaluated a project-tracking system that was implemented for a Real Estate Management group. Created surveys and conducted interviews to assess before and after posture of the graphics department. Analyzed quantitative and qualitative data to arrive at an objective conclusion of overall project tracking system performance.

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COMPUTER / TECHNICAL SKILLS

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Operating Systems: Windows thru 7 / Mac OSX Software: Windows Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for Windows and MAC (Keynote), MS Publisher, Adobe Dreamweaver CS-CS5.5, Adobe Photoshop: CS-CS5.5, Adobe Illustrator CS-CS5.5, Adobe InDesign CS-CS5.5, Adobe Media Encoder CS4-CS5.5, Adobe Flash 8-CS5.5 (action script 2 & 3), Adobe Fireworks CS3-CS5.5, Adobe Acrobat 8-9, Adobe Bridge, CS3-CS5.5, Adobe Captivate for MAC, Camtasia, Jing Programming and Coding Languages: HTML, XHTML, CSS - Utilize, edit and manipulate Javascript, J Querie, PHP, MY SQL, (SCORM, WCAG, Section 508 Content management systems: Endplay, Visual Harbor, and Wordpress Educational Technologies: Web 2.0, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Ning, Wordpress, Blog Spot, Glogster, Wordle, Prezi, Google Docs, Wall Wisher, Animoto, Blabberize, Slideshare, Voice Thread, Wikis, Webspiration, Comic-Life, Flicker, Picassa, Photobucket, Youtube, Google wave, Google Reader, Audacity, Garage Band Learning Management Systems: Moodle, Blackboard Image optimization: gif, animated gifs, web banners, static web images, .eps, .ai, .psd, .ind, .tiff, .jpg, .swf. Additional Technical Skills: Website development, mobile web development, user interface design, online classrooms, podcast production, screencasts, flow charts, story boards, interactive pdfs, collaborative documents, presentations. 4-color prepress design, 2-color prepress design, half tone design.

EXPERIENCE HISTORY & HIGHLIGHTS


WAVY TV 10 / FOX TV 43 - Portsmouth, Virginia Digital Media Manager (5/11-Present) Integral member of the technical support staff for the regions most popular local news stations as second in charge of a team of 10 media specialists reporting to the Digital Director. Provide oversight, guidance and quality assurance in the digital design, development and maintenance of the organizations two primary websites (wavy.com & fox43tv.com), serving an average of 5-15 million page views monthly. Manage websites using CMS and front-end web design technologies and methodologies to include XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks and Flash. Develop special pages, graphics, and projects for web and mobile platforms. Also collaborate with sales department to develop new products to increase traffic and sales. Regularly compile and analyze web metrics and analytics to adjust offerings for optimal performance and results. Provide technical support to staff as needed. Worked as part of the team which delivered online content during Hurricane Irene, three days of which experienced over eight million page views and more than half a million unique visitors. Surpassed competitor sites by over 50%. Also created a mobile website hurricane guide for this weather event. ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT GROUP (OMG) - Chesapeake, Virginia Graphics Specialist / Project Manager (1/11-4/11) Fulfilled a 3-month temporary position with an association management group that serviced 14 distinct associations, primarily in the real estate field. Developed promotional materials for these associations. As Project Manager, coordinated workflow through the introduction and use of collaborative web technologies in the Creative Department. Also developed and implemented a system for organizing and tracking all media design projects that relieved a three-month backlog of production work. Assisted staff with the use of technology. Performed front-end web design and content upkeep for several sites using XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks and Flash software tools. Managed social media sites to include Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging Software. Created direct mail materials, business forms, fliers and brochures using Adobe Creative Suite CS5. Edited content, designed, laid out and developed the companys monthly magazine.

ASHLAND INDUSTRIES - Ashland, Wisconsin Marketing & Design Manager / Contract Designer (6/06-Present) On staff full time from 6/06-12/07 and currently on a contractor basis for a national manufacturer / distributor of heavy earthmoving equipment which competes against industrial giants that include Caterpillar and John Deere. Provided design and purchasing of all marketing materials including web, brochures, advertisements, promotional materials (hats, shirts, jackets, etc.), stationery and forms. Developed / maintained companys web site with HTML, XHTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator.

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Designed and facilitated production of product catalogs and technical manuals using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator as well as uploading and configuring online versions using XHTML and CSS. Developed and executed myriad brand-building and company image enhancement promotions. Developed and coordinated publication of all advertising for national print media sources (magazines, journals, trade pubs, etc.). Drafted and formally distributed press and product releases. Coordinated SEO for website. Since January 2008, regularly called on to update and/or create media materials in a remote production capacity. MILLER MEDIA DESIGN - Virginia Beach, Virginia Contract Marketing & Design Consultant (5/07-Present) Established and operate a small consulting business providing contract services for media development and organizational marketing for small businesses. Supplement personal income with part time work utilizing skills in graphics development to assist companies in the promotion of their services and products. Handle all administrative aspects of the business to include lead solicitation, bid development, contract writing, production, billing, money management, summary reporting and taxation essentials. Examples of customers include: Lightsource Marketing, Virginia Beach, VA, Ashland Yoga Studio, Ashland, WI, Eco-Home Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA (blogging, logo design, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), etc. Online Portfolio available at: http://helenmillerdesign.com NORTHLAND COLLEGE - Ashland, Wisconsin Communications Specialist - Marketing Specialist / Project Manager / Freelance Graphic Designer (5/0710/10) On staff in the marketing and development branch of a college founded in 1892, with a national reputation as a leader in environmental and sustainability issues. Collaborated with campus clients to produce marketing materials for all departments / disciplines in the College. Served as Project Manager and formal liaison with campus clients, printing companies, and other contributors throughout the development continuum. Directed and provided key production contributions to the design and layout of a broad range of print materials including brochures, banners, posters, post cards, magazines, newsletters, as well as promotional items and direct mail pieces. Designed web materials, including banner ads and HTML email using Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver (XHTML), CSS, ImageReady and Fireworks. Created interactive publications using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Designed advertising for national publications. Supervised student workers and formally trained members of student organizations to create their own designs. Created logos for multiple campus organizations. Instrumental in the development of new college brand and identity to include implementation of a broad range of materials such as college marketing packages, application/enrollment packages, business cards, stationery, etc. Streamlined the system for departments to order new and replenishment letterhead, envelopes and business cards. Served as the Colleges licensing coordinator to ensure consistent use of the Colleges brand and identity. Collaborated to create College style manual.

IN-COLLEGE EMPLOYMENT (Details Available)


LUTHERS BLUES - Madison, Wisconsin Banquet & Catering Director / Caf Manager (6/03-12/04) GREAT DANE BREWERY & PUB / DEEPWATER GRILLE & SOUTH SHORE BREWERY / TUTTO ITALIANO Floor Manager / Entertainment Coordinator / Pastry Chef / Bartender / Server (1/97-5/03)

Available with notice. Willing to travel or relocate. Active volunteer and participant in the local community. Board Member (Special Events), Habitat for Humanity, Ashland, WI, 2008-2009 Coordinated construction of affordable housing for low-income families. Planned events for organization and assisted with communications and clerical support duties. List of References and Salary History furnished upon request.