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Dennis Bonilla
Works at Valador, Inc.
Attended Emerson College
Lives in Phoenix, Arizona
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It's a year old but REALLY good. #pinkfloyd  
The English band Pink Floyd released this beautiful video to their song Marooned on April 28, 2014. Marooned appears on the band's 1994 album The Division Bell and pairs perfectly with visuals take...
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+NASA, +Nike, +U.S. Department of State, & #USAID are working together. Each year they host a challenge to find new sustainability innovations. +LAUNCH.org is what they've been up.
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Ok seriously, this may be the best mashup of old-timey radios and MP3s. h/t +Rick Mann 
One of my favorite things in the world is The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH), a stage production in the style of old-time radio, performed live on stage, and recorded as a podcast. I fly to LA once a month to see the live show, wherein actors stand on stage at microphones, scripts in hand, ...
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#phx #sky #az  
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This is glorious.
I'm speechless. and I think you will be too when you watch this low-budget Russian video featuring tractors, chickens, and the Russian countryside. The performs lip-synch to Hideaway by Kiesza.
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I just fell in love with a piece of animation and you will too.
See the war through the Empire's eyes as you watch TIE Fighter, a short animated film by Paul Johnson. Drawn in the style of 1980's cartoon movies, TIE Fighter lets you follow a skirmish between th...
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This is awesome. "A century after Albert Einstein proposed that gravity could bend light, astronomers now rely on galaxies or even clusters of galaxies to magnify distant stars."
A century after Albert Einstein proposed that gravity could bend light, astronomers now rely on galaxies or even clusters of galaxies to magnify distant stars.
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Quietly watching the night launch of an Atlas V carrying Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite #3. The roar of the thrusters reached us minutes after it had faded into the deep dark blue sky.
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One of my best friends just started selling his cosplay and pop culture paintings on Etsy NSFW
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Half the fun of getting these shots was letting the hidden cops know I'd be setting up a mile down the road. #az   #sky   #phx  
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"One research report suggests that the green chemistry market will grow from $2.8bn in 2011 to $98.5bn by 2020…"
A swath of green chemistry initiatives could revolutionise the industry but just taking the toxic stuff out isn’t the answer, ingredients and design need to change
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
Previously
Washington, DC - Fairfax, VA - 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 NASA 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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Celebrating Human Spaceflight

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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.