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Dennis Bonilla
Works at Valador, Inc.
Attended Emerson College
Lives in Washington, DC
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I've been singing this song to myself since last night.
Once in a while a song a hits an emotion that feels personal. Sky Ferreira was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday April 3, 2014. The band performed I Blame Myself. There's just somet...
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Why would Facebook pay $2 billion for virtual reality headset maker +Oculus VR  This is why. #vr #futurist #games
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"What happens if plants receive too much light?" They glow.
Found via +NASA Goddard
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Enjoy today's anime from space. This is happening right now! #GPM
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This might create incentives to use wasted plastic. It could provide feedstock for house additions!
 
A very cool concept by +3D Print Canal House. Have they considered mushroom materials for insulation? #sustainable   #3dprinting  
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Boom. #GPM
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When was the last time you watched a Senate hearing? You will today if only for the House of Cards mention.
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Manager of Design / Senior Digital Strategist
Skills
Bilingual (English/Spanish), Visual Design, Digital Strategy, Community Management, UX, UI, Infographics, Data Visualization, Advanced Adobe Creative Suite User, Video Game Modding, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Corporate Identity Development, Disruptive Technologies Research
Employment
  • Valador, Inc.
    Manager, Design & Multimedia, 2004 - present
    Manage Valador's design team responsible for user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) development and graphic design. Projects range from iOS mobile applications, Wordpress and Drupal sites, to interactive 3D environments and annual reports. Lead company development of digital campaigns using analytics data and client objectives for maximum audience engagement. Campaign development has included marketing strategy design, SEO strategy development, content calendar development, platform development, and gamification integration. Clients have included the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, the West Virginia High Technology Consortium, and USDA. Successes have contributed to Valador's portfolio of nationally recognized public outreach and engagement initiatives. Work has appeared on major news outlets such as the homepage of CNN.com and strengthened company relationships with internationally recognized organizations.
  • Imageworks Studio, LLC.
    Senior Technical Director, 2001 - 2004
  • Digital Press
    Art Director, 1999 - 2001
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Washington, DC
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Fairfax, VA - Phoenix, Arizona - Boston, Massachussetts
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Design Manager/Digital Strategist/Community Manager/NASA Contractor. Love games, experienced using them toward scientific benefit.
Introduction

I create community-savvy federal websites, design visualization software for NASA, and have worked on documents presented to the U.S. President.

Honors and Awards

NASA Group Achievement Award - For outstanding contributions in support of the Review of U.S Human Space Flight Plans Committee, informing the U.S. President of options for the future of Human Spaceflight.

Valador, Inc. Project Manager of the NASA Presidential Transition Documents for the U.S. President (2008 & 2012)

NASA Software Recognition Award - Explorations System Mission Directorate Distributed Observer Network (DON)

NASA Tech Brief Award for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Distributed Observer Network (ESMD DON)

SXSW Panel Speaker - How to Win Friends and Influence Space Exploration

Ignite DC Speaker - Chosen to present on two occasions to a group of 300+ DC professionals. My first presentation discussed how video game content creation tools will be vital to teaching children science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts. My second presentation discussed the advent of synthetic environments for work and communication.

Published in the Department of Defense M&S Journal - Zombies and LIDAR: Interoperable High Fidelity Modeling for Real-Time Use (PDF link)

Bragging rights
I've been in the Shuttle simulator with astronauts during landing training. I've presented on the benefits of Zombie preparedness to the Department of Defense. Got to hang out in the West Wing of the White House.
Education
  • Emerson College
  • Fairfax High School
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ThinkGeek
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Cool products for technophiles, geeks, and the occasional monkey at thinkgeek.com.

Yuri's Night
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Celebrating Human Spaceflight

LAUNCH.org
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Collective Genius for a Better World

SpaceUp
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An unconference for the space community

How a Rubber Chicken Became a NASA Celebrity | Wired Science | Wired.com
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Without a shiny new rover prancing around on Mars shooting rocks with lasers, it can be tough for other NASA missions to get any attention t

NASA - ISU Space Café: Are We Really Ready for Mars?
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A biomedical knowledge gap stands in the way of successfully sending humans to Mars.