Résumé

Contact information:

Online Portfolio. valerieaguirre.com
Email. valerie.aguirre@alumni.unc.edu
Address. 709 Valerie Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606 – Phone. 919.612.0808

Objective:

Visual communication position; special interests in multimedia production and Flash programming

Education:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2002, GPA 3.7

Honors & Scholastic Achievement:

Work Experience

Multimedia Producer, July 2008 – present
CBC New Media GroupWRAL, Raleigh, N.C.

Interactive Content Producer, December 2004 – July 2008
The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

  • - Produced Flash-based interactive and multimedia projects for www.newsobserver.com
  • - Worked with various content management systems and the Vmix video platform
  • - Coordinated projects and assignments across newsroom departments
  • - Provided audio training for coworkers

Internet Content Specialist/Designer, June 2003 – November 2004
e-Commerce Division of National Commerce Financial Corporation, Durham, N.C.

  • - Provided the graphic and web design content for eight financial web sites
  • - Designed a new user interface for four Internet banking portals
  • - Maintained web sites using HTML, JavaScript, and basic PHP

Multimedia Producer, November 2002 – January 2003
“Redefining Home: Stories of Transition in North Carolina,” Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • - Oversaw seven individuals in the construction of the project, www.ibiblio.org/redefininghome
  • - Determined how to use content to produce the most compelling narrative

Flash Designer, June 2002 – September 2002
Fulbright Interactive Media Project, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Grahamstown, South Africa

  • - Collaborated with students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Rhodes University in Grahamstown, to tell stories relating to the South African National Arts Festival
  • - Created and produced work for a web-based multimedia project, www.alivingstage.org; focused mainly on section titled “Belonging”

Web Developer/Intern, April 2002 – October 2002
Atlantic BT, Raleigh, N.C., www.atlanticbt.com

  • - Worked with professional Internet and web designers
  • - Produced web sites and informational graphics

Online Desk Staff Member, September 2001 – May 2002
The Daily Tar Heel Online, Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • - Posted online versions of The Daily Tar Heel at www.dailytarheel.com
  • - Experienced newsroom dynamics

Skills

  • - Programming: Flash CS3 – Action Script 2.0, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript
  • - Multimedia: Audacity, Final Cut Pro, Flash CS3 Video Encoder, Soundslides
  • - Design: Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3


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