resumé

Sep, 2009 to present: Freelance and contract projects for small businesses, nonprofit organizations and foundations and individuals in web design, photography and videography (particularly short format documentaries) and graphic design.

December 2005 to August 2009: Grist.org, Seattle, Washington. Image Editor / Designer, Web Production Designer. Responsibilities included editorial image creation, editing and illustration, design, layout, photo acquisition and editing, publishing of web site content, creation of HTML newsletters and email campaigns, audio slideshows and graphic design including print materials such as magazine ads, booth graphics and posters. [ grist.org ]

January 2001 to September 2004: Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska. Web Designer, Online Producer and Online Editor. Responsibilities included designing and building of Alaska.com (archived here), brand identity, and design and coding of special content and services for adn.com. Additional duties included creation of multimedia content including audio slideshows and video, design of logos, brochures and booth graphics. From March to September of 2004, I had also assumed the duties of Online Editor of adn.com, managing the daily content and supervising the publishing clerks and intern.

October 1999 to December 2000: Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska. Graphic Designer in retail advertising department. Responsibilities included print advertising for million dollar annual account and online advertising campaigns.

Fall 1997 to Spring 1999: Seward Elementary School, Kenai Peninsula School District, Alaska. Computer technician. Duties included maintenance of classroom and lab computers and LAN, management of computer lab, assisting staff with software problems, content creation and management of school web site.

Spring 1997 to present: Freelance web and graphic design. Clients have included Grist.org, Kenai Fjords National Park, a yoga counselor, Alaska non-profit ALPAR (Alaskas for Litter Prevention and Recycling); Alaska educator and author Jennifer Aist's Wilderness for Kids site.

1996 to 1998: University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Wilderness Studies Program. Adjunct instructor, sea kayaking courses.

Winters 1994 to 1997: Substitute teaching, Kenai Peninsula School District, Alaska.

Summer 1997: Kenai Fjords Kayaks, Seward, Alaska. Head kayak guide.

Summers 1991 to 1996: Adventures & Delights/Alaska Treks & Voyages, Seward, Alaska. Lead sea kayaking guide and instructor, supervisor of guides. [ Watch on TV! ]

Prior to 1991: Is there really any point revisiting the 80's?. There were stints as artist, architect, art gallery manager, but most often I was a student.

awards

July 2004: McClatchy Company President's Award; For multimedia contributions to the April 18, 2004, Anchorage Daily News story "58 seconds to death."

2003, 2002 & 2001: Alaska Press Club; 1st Place, Best Media Web Site to Alaska.com. [ Award notice ]

2003: Alaska Press Club; 3rd Place, Best Media Web Site to adn.com. [ Award notice ]

2001: Alaska Press Club; 2nd Place, Best Media Web Site to adn.com's Iditarod Sled Dog Race section. [ Award notice ]


skills

Coding: XHTML, CSS. Prefer hand coding but also experienced using Dreamweaver. Advocate of standards based web design. [ HTML e-mail sample ]

Design / Images: Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite. [ DHTML sample ]

Multimedia: Motion design with After Effects, deployed through Flash and QuickTime. Video editing, conversion and optimization. Slideshows and audio slideshows for web.

Photography: Skilled in photography and post production image work using Photoshop, Aperture and a variety of 3rd party filters and plugins.

CMS / Logic: Experience with open source content management systems Expression Engine, Drupal, WordPress and Bricolage.

Mac geek: I have been a Mac user for 25 years and enjoy being the go-to guy for friends and colleagues (and sometimes the IT department).

education

1992 to 1994: University of Alaska - Fairbanks, School of Education: Post baccalaureate Elementary Teacher Certification (K-8).

1988 to 1989: University of Alaska - Fairbanks, School of Natural Resources: Studies included environmental policy and law, and natural resource management.

1986 to 1987: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, School of Art: Studio courses in painting, drawing, photography, print making, sculpture, and ceramics.

1980 to 1985: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; School of Literature, Science and Arts, and School of Architecture: Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture.


contact

E-mail: email@tomtwigg.com

Phone: 425-387-9004 (cell) / 360-626-4360 (home)