Michael T. Fichtenmayer

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Skills Summary »

Innovative web and multimedia user interface design, utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, and Microsoft FrontPage.

Knowledgeable web programming using HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver, VBScript, ASP, and JavaScript.

Excellent cartooning and illustration skills in a variety of media including: marker, watercolors, pencil, ink, and computer-based drawing applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, and Macromedia Freehand.

Software »

Website Design: Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Shockwave Flash 4, CorelDraw!, Macromedia Dreamweaver Ultradev, Microsoft FrontPage 2000, Microsoft Visual Interdev, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access

Illustration: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, and Macromedia Freehand

Desktop Publishing: Adobe PageMaker, and Quark XPress

Operating Systems: Windows and Macintosh

Education »

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Associate Degree in Specialized Technology/ Visual Communications, June 1994

Ringgold High School

Diploma, June 1992

Employment »

Industria Mechanika, Owner
October 2011 to Present

  • Sculpt and design model kit products
  • Collaborate with artists to develop and produce their designs as model kit products
  • All graphic and web design, accounting, sales, marketing, packing, shipping, and everything else that a small business needs in order to function

Freelance Web Designer
October 2003 to Present

  • New website designs and redesigns for a variety of clients.
  • Meeting and exceeding client expectations on designs and deadlines
  • Update websites for current clients on a regular basis

Pittsburgh Technical Institute
October 2002 to October 2003

1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

  • Teaching students fundamentals of web design, digital imaging, and creative thinking processes
  • Managing four daily classes of 20-30 students
  • Creating and updating curriculum to suit student’s needs and learning styles
  • Grading and assessing student created work
  • Managing clients for industry-led projects
  • Managing projects tasks and client meetings for industry-led projects.

Synetex Media
April 1998 to 2002

942 Guyasuta Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

  • Freelance web design for new clients
  • Updated websites for current clients

Five Star Development Inc.
July 1998 to June 2002

1204 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • Created websites for new and current clients
  • Designed and programmed database driven websites for clients
  • Updated existing websites for clients
  • Designed graphics and interfaces for internet and CD-ROM based training
  • Trained co-workers in multiple departments on the use of various web and design tools
  • Lead graphic designer on multiple projects
  • Managed graphic designers within my project teams

Steelnet Communications
July 1997 to August 1999

2820 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Designed websites for new clients
  • Updated and programmed websites for current clients
  • Utilized Webcatalog for online ordering

Diskriter Communications Inc.
Aug 1997 to Sept 1997

505 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226

  • Freelanced web design work for Diskriter and their clients.

BBL Advertising
June 1996 to March 1997

289 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720

  • Designed website and gif animation for BBL Advertising and their clients

Nov 1994 to May 1997

One North Shore Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

  • Designed web graphics for online catalogs, newsletters, and business centers
  • Trained employees in other departments in the use of desktop publishing software
  • Layout and design for the Industry.Net Report, 16 regional reports published every three weeks
  • Created graphs, charts, forms, illustrations, and logos

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