Christine Castigliano
metaToggle: stategy | content | design | animation
Poulsbo, WA
360-598-3846
email: christine@metatoggle.com
website: http://www.metatoggle.com

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summary of creative and technical expertise:

I help organizations communicate with clarity and distinction through compelling websites, animation and print materials. With a 20-year design background, I offer strong writing and illustration ability as well as expert skills in Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

 

career history:

1|89 - pres.

Freelance Designer | Writer | Illustrator | Animator

 


Selected websites: (complete design, text, code, graphics, except where noted)
www.genigraphics.com {e-commerce site for presentation products}
www.ess.washington.edu {UW Earth & Space Sciences; identity, home page}
www.yspp.org {WA State Youth Suicide Prevention Program}
www.pacificeyecare.com {Pacific Eye Care}
www.idc-design.com {International Design Concepts: Spa Design portfolio}
www.agelessinseattle.com {Seattle Spa website}
www.odomcorp.com {Odom Beverage Distributing; Flash, website design}
www.mangophotography.com {Photographer portfolio – Flash website}
www.metaToggle.com/design_crs {Foundations of Design and Type course}
• home.boullioun.com {Boullioun Aviation Leasing; Intranet design}

Selected past clients:
Time-Warner, Inc., Microsoft Press, St. Louis Magazine, Bon Marche, Southwestern Bell, Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF), HealthQuest Magazine.

02/05-pres.

User Experience Senior Producer, Flash Developer, Art Director, ChannelReady, Inc.

 

Responsible for delivery of corporate B2B sales training and marketing tools including websites, web-based applications, and rich media. Partnered with clients to develop strategy and concepts to communicate, motivate and train effectively. Created project schedules and delivery timelines; managed team and individual workflows to ensure output met project requirements. Mentored design and development team members. In design/production role, designed and coded websites and Flash animation.

10/00-2/05

Flash / Graphics developer, MediaPro Instructional Technology

 

Created graphics, animation and Flash learning interactions (action scripting) for online training; clients include Safeco, Microsoft, Filenet and APEX Learning.

9|99-9/00

Full-time Faculty, Media Communications and Technology, Bellevue Community College

 

Developed and taught online curriculum and regular courses in HTML, Photoshop 5.5, Image Ready and Illustrator 8. Tenure track.

5|98-12|98

Adobe Certified Technical Trainer, Ivey Seright International

 

Developed and presented hands-on workshops: Effective Web Design, Photoshop 5, Illustrator 8; Freehand 8; Dreamweaver 2; Flash 3; Quark Xpress 4; After Effects 3.

9|94 - 8|98

Computer Graphics Instructor, NW College of Art

 

Taught print and new media software: Photoshop; Freehand; Extreme 3D; Director; Quark Xpress; Pagemaker; MS Word.

9|93 - 4|95

Art Director, PI News for Kids, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

 

Art Director of special tabloid sections. Photo shoots, content creation (games), layout, direct staff artists.

1|92 - 6|93

Acting Art Director, The Seattle Times

 

Manage staff of 14 news artists. Daily, long-range planning, assign projects. Design, illustrate news pages/sections.

9|89 - 1|90

Graphic Designer, feature film "White Palace"

 

Designed logo for Universal release. Props, signage, set dressing, set design, drafting.

1|88 - 1|89

Designer for Special Projects, TIME Magazine

 

Art Director for complete special issues: "1968" and "150 Years of Photojournalism." Olympics, 1988 elections.

1983-88

News Artist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

Art direction, illustration, photo illustration, graphics.

1983

Graphic Designer, KETC St. Louis (PBS affiliate)

 

Magazine production, direct mail, broadcast graphics.

 

education:

BA, Media Communications, Webster University, 1990, with honors

 

skills:

Software

• Photoshop 6
• Fireworks MX 2004
• Illustrator 10
(Adobe Certified Expert v8)
• Freehand 9

• Dreamweaver MX 2004 (Macromedia Cert v4)
• Flash MX 2004 (Macromedia Cert v5)
• HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript
• After Effects 3
• Director 6

• Quark Xpress 4
• Pagemaker 6
• Premiere 4
• MS Office suite

Written Communications

• Information architecture / structure content for navigation
• Developed marketing messages and text for several websites
• Researched, interviewed and wrote several features for newspaper and magazine publication
• Wrote marketing copy for tourism brochures
• Wrote "Twins of Tessar," a fantasy novel (fifth draft, unpublished); potential for series or multi-media
• Attended Clarion West Writer's Workshop for Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1999
• Studied fiction writing with Ursula K. leGuin, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and others

Video / Audio

• Title sequence, 1999 documentary "Emperor of Hemp" (After Effects)
• Produced and directed "Fire and Ice," student documentary on glass studio, aired HLC cable, St. Louis
• Video emphasis for BA; production and editing skills
• Recorded and mixed audio CD, vocal lullabyes, (Premiere and Sound Edit 16)

Film

• "White Palace," Universal Studios feature. Logo design, set decoration, props
• "L-Dopa," independent feature. Preproduction, storyboards, locations
• "Crazy in Love," Turner Broadcasting feature. Storyboards
• Film Production courses, New York University, 1988

Awards

• The Seattle Show (Advertising and Design) Silver award; May 2002, for MidEast Diplomacy photo exhibition on Israelis and Palestinians.
• Silver AXIEM (Absolute eXcellence In Electronic Media) award of excellence; Oct 2001, for SAFECO Mutual funds course, produced contract animation/graphics for MediaPro
• "Creativity and Technology" speaker/presenter, DigitalEve Seattle, March 2001
• Earthlink Homepage contest winner, Advanced category, April 2000.
• Best of the Web, Y2G: Roots and Culture, for EcoTeach.com (12th in top 20 social awareness websites, along with Greenpeace and Amnesty International)
• Walter Cronkite Award, National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), St. Louis, 1989
• First Place, Layout and Design, Mo. Press Association, 1987
• Award of Excellence, Photo Editing, National Press Photographer's Association, 1987