Abby Spyker's Resume

GOAL

To develop lasting relationships with other creative companies and use my media skills to provide these companies with highly polished creative services that help them become more successful.  To use my media skills to inform others of social and environmental issues of local and global importance.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
I am a digital media artist with professional experience in photography, commercial film and video productions , print and web design.

I have been thoroughly trained in and regularly use:

I remain current through seminars and the study of texts, manuals and trade journals.

EXPERIENCE & WORK HISTORY

July 2007 - Present:  Freelance Creative Support Services/Owner of Spyker Imaging

March 2005 – July 2007:  Caelestis Productions
    Photographer, Production Coordinator, Editor, Videographer, Designer, Manager

March 2005:  The First Responder Simulation and Training Environment Project
    Videographer

April 2004 – July 2004:  Los Padres National Forest Promotional Videos, US Park Services
    Producer – Director

March 2003 – October 2004:  “The Hot Dog Man”   Documentary
    Producer - Director

August 2004:  “World Soul Music” (World Music Concert)
    Production Assistant & Effects Editor

September – October 2003:  “Make Waves” (Ruth Weiss)   Documentary
    Producer – Director


OTHER WORK HISTORY

2002 - 2004 Freelance and volunteer work: production, editing, design, and video
March 2004 Lifestyle Antiques Ad for Santa Barbara Magazine (photography and design)
February 2004 Volunteer at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (assistant technical director)
November 2003 Head layout designer for the Brooks 2004 Nature Calendar
2002 Brochure photos and gallery opening photos for Livingreen (a local sustainable housing non-profit company)


EDUCATION

11/12/07 Kelby Training Photoshop  CS3 full day seminar
11/6/07 Ag Training Photoshop CS3 full day seminar
2000 - 2003 Brooks Institute of Photography    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media/Professional Photography
1998 – 2000 Penn State University    Advertising/Communications and psychology

AWARDS & HONORS

October 2006 Editorial photography for Oregon Dentistry, selected for nationwide 2007 promotional marketing
August 2004 Winner, Dave Matthews Band photo contest.  Awards include a digital camera and opportunity to serve as guest photographer at a Dave Matthews Band concert in Los Angeles, CA
September 2000 Winner, Best Santa Barbara Mission photo with a 4X5 camera.
Spring 1998 Winner of best all around photo in Montgomery County, Maryland photo contest.


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

January 2008 - Present NAPP - National Association of Photoshop Professionals