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Woo! Dusting off the cobwebs of my Google+ profile!
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Building G+ business page for my gallery. Is art nudity allowed here?
My art. And other cool stuff.
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Thanks, Lally! I don't know what other figure artists are doing here, but need to check. Meanwhile, I'm gonna photoshop a G+ icon onto his junk tomorrow! =]
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Speaking of Steve's passing, there is a part of me that hopes for a 'Daemon'-esqe (@DanielSuarez) chain of events to be initiated upon Jobs' death. Perhaps a much more benevolent one is already afoot in disruptive and innovative corners.
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sounds good to me.
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Terry Michael of the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism just sent this around:


"Turn off your TV Sunday. Refuse to participate in cable-TV-marketing grief. Look to the future. Hug your children. Kiss your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend (gay-or-straight) significant other. Have brunch with a friend. Read a book. Go shopping. Plant a tree. Write that business plan.
We have nothing to fear but mass-mediated fear itself."

I like the idea of commemorating the day in your own meaningful way, rather than an overhyped TV-dramatized way. What do you think?
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Agreed, Rob!
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Where is Apple in there? They don't fall over themselves to be communicative, but their customer service tends to be well-received. In the face of controversy ('antenna-gate' and FCPX come to mind), they tend to wait, deliberate, and then orate. They have a plan and they seem to rarely change deployment or admit errors. Given their financial success and consistently high customer satisfaction ratings, they're doing something right. But I don't think it's as clean as one or the other of the strategies above; maybe they're doing the middle way?
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cool; i'm verified on Google+; thank you, Knol!
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yeah, that sounds like you...
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Freelance Illustrator, Designer, Gardener, and Tutor
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  • Freelance
    Illustrator, Designer, Gardener, Tutor, present
  • Vegan For The Win, LLC
    CEO, Designer, 2013 - present
    Founder and daily operator at Vegan For The Win™, designer of graphics and merchandise for vegans, veg-positive people, and the veg-curious. Business and blog at http://www.veganforthewin.com
  • Danville Community College
    Instructor, 2009 - present
    * Instructor for college class 'ART 130: Introduction to Multimedia' fall semesters since 2009 * Instructor for college class 'HUM 246: Creative Thinking' fall and spring semesters since 2009 (excepting spring 2011) * Instructor for dual-enrollment classes in partnership with Halifax County Public Schools; 'ART 180: Introduction to Computer Graphics' and 'ART 130: Introduction to Multimedia' since 2008 * Developed and delivered course content, daily lecture, and hands-on demonstrations * Developed creativity, critique skills, problem-solving ability, and visual discernment among 9-12 graders and adults * Consistently popular classes that grew from a single block of 15 students to two blocks and nearly 40 students per semester * Made aggressive use of the internet and digital technologies across classes to promote digital literacy
  • Glerin Business Resources
    Creative Director, 2012 - 2013
    Creative Director hired to help grow a family firm's business through greater emphasis on design and creative marketing. • Designed and delivered presentations that helped earn and maintain business relationships with some of firm’s largest clients including TMI Autotech, Arrowhead/Cherokee Brands, Virginia’s Growth Alliance, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, and Halifax County Industrial Development Authority • Lead young and talented design team to stretch their skill sets and develop ambitious and integrated brands and marketing plans • Assisted clients to develop and implement editorial calendars, marketing, and social media campaigns • Occasional copywriting
  • The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
    Curriculum Coordinator, Business of Art & Design Program, 2008 - 2012
    * Promoted within institution to coordinator for two independently-developed academic programs overseeing development of instructors, budgets, partner relations, curriculum, and marketing efforts * Developed program features including public film screenings, industry interviews, and guest speakers including professionals from art, design, and multimedia industries * Frequently designed and delivered presentations to institutional partners, board members, state and local officials, and other stakeholders * Daily instruction in classroom in Computer Graphics and Multimedia for students from Halifax County High School (grades 9-12) * Additional instruction in Creative Thinking and Digital Multimedia to Danville Community College students (per semester) * Oversaw continued program growth to more than 300 enrollments by fall 2011
  • Virginia Tech New Media Center
    Operations Specialist, 2006 - 2008
    * Managed recruitment, training, and projects of >12 student lab assistants in a multimedia learning environment serving the university community * Served as part of an amazing team of problem solvers and customer service professionals in a demanding professional setting * Facilitated student/client interactions among lab assistants and faculty, students, and public * Lead and/or facilitated 90+ consultations with faculty and students on multimedia projects
  • Wright Massey
    Illustrator
    Consultant with Wright Massey for Papa John's corporate rebranding special project * Designed and scripted employee training manual * Advertising design (door-hangers, billboards, print and TV ads) * Copywriting * Brand development * John hated all the work we made, but I learned a lot about being part of a creative team, creative direction, and coordinating a herd of talented people * Occasionally will see a green pepper or mushroom icon that I designed in stores
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Why Yes, I AM Looking for Meaningful Work!
Introduction
I'm an experienced illustrator, designer, and instructor with additional skills in marketing, management, web design, and teaching.

I'm vegan, and I LOVE plants and permaculture. I'm actually studying both to earn certifications this year.

I bring ambition for the mission, enthusiasm, AWESOME presentation design and delivery skills, and a customer-service orientation.

In return, I'm looking for fair compensation, leadership, and an opportunity for growth.
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Eating animal-free to fight heart disease, and winning!
Education
  • Virginia Tech
    BFA - Studio Art, 1993 - 2005
  • New River Community College
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  • North Cross School
    Secondary, 1989 - 1993
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