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Rick Graf
Works at Graf Inc.
Attended Winona State University, Winona, MN
Lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
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I fulfilled a lifelong yearning when I visited Yosemite National Park in CA. Yosemite has spectacular vistas everywhere you look. Cathedral like walls of granite surround the Yosemite Valley. The forces of nature and time have weathered, chiseled and formed many features of the valley into well-known landmarks: El Captain, Half-Dome, Bridal-veil Falls.

I took 400 photos with a point and shoot 4.0 Pixel Canon® PowerShot G2 Camera. I didn't use a tripod, only a steady hand and some post-work with Adobe® Photoshop CS 5.5.
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Thanks for the nice compliment. I've been an amateur photographer for a good many years. As a daily newspaper reporter, I had to develop a reasonable level of skill with a camera. A staff photographer wasn't always available.
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2013 is the year of the snake on the Chinese Calendar.
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Thanks! 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. I'm working on that now. Did
you see I created a Google Hang Out for us?

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The Chinese New Year is January 23, 2012. This is the year of the dragon (specifically the water dragon). A mythical and legendary creature, the dragon symbolizes good fortune and is the sign of intense power. In Eastern philosophy, the dragon supposedly brings good fortune and is a master of authority.
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Digital Jock | Writer | Graphic Artist | Blogger | CD
Skills
Writing, Creating, Editing, Manipulating Digital Content with Computer Software Applications
Employment
  • Graf Inc.
    Creative Director, present
    Write, create, edit digital content on a computer with software applications for publication on a website, blog, iPod, iPad, smart device, computer screen; or for a business presentation, digital printer, commercial printing press or photo production studio
  • General Resource Corp. - MN
    Writer | Graphic Artist | Photographer
    Marketing & Technical Communication
  • Winona Daily News - MN
    General Assignment News Reporter
    Political & Court Beat Reporter, Special Assignments, Feature Stories & Interviews
  • Citation Corp. - MN
    General Manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Previously
Saint Paul, Minnesota USA
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Introduction

Digital marketing communications (marcom) is my current profession. My career began as a daily newspaper reporter. After two years, I worked in company marketing and communication for seven years before starting my agency. Two admen from the Minneapolis Office of Batton, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BBDO) mentored me. One is still a close friend.

See my profile on Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickgraf 

Education
  • Winona State University, Winona, MN
    English & Mass Communications
    Graduated
  • St. Mary's University, Winona, MN
    English
  • University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • St. Bernard's High School, St. Paul, MN
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