I am a commercial photographer specializing in corporate photography, portrait photography, editorial photography and event photography. I also am a multimedia developer/designer specializing in video production. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Marshall University and a master's degree in Visual and Interactive Communications from the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. I worked 5 years as a staff photographer with the West Virginia Department of Commerce, 3 years as a photo editor/multimedia editor with The Washington Times in Washington, D.C., and 3 years as a Multimedia Specialist with the P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University. I am currently a Multimedia Specialist with the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University where I produce photography, video and design work.
EDUCATION Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Visual and Interactive Communications 7/2000-12/2001, GPA: 3.7/4.0 Marshall University, Huntington, WV Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1999 GPA: 3.55/4.0 EXPERIENCE The Washington Times-- Washington, D.C. (2/2007 - present) photo editor/color technician -work with photo staff, wire services, the newspaper's archives and freelance photographers to collect photography for the daily newspaper and web site. -tone photographs for printing in the paper. West Virginia Department of Commerce -- Charleston, WV (1/2002 - 2/2007) Photographer, WV Department of Commerce Communications division -shot photo assignments that included executive portraits, lighting business and industrial interiors, illustrating quality of life, event coverage and multimedia development. -worked heavily with digital camera equipment -used Adobe photoshop daily to to tone, resize, balance color, crop or do anything needed to optimize a digital images and kept an extensive digital archive that was easily accessible to myself and other members of the staff Garnett Career Center -- Charleston, WV (8/2002 - 12/2004) photography instructor --developed and instructed a beginning/ intermediate photography class Syracuse University -- Syracuse, NY (7/2001 - 12/2001 -taught computer applications (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark XPress), photo lab skills, studio/location lighting techniques, critique photographs, and gave guidance to both beginning and advanced students. SKILLS -studio and location lighting -digital and film cameras -work with of both MAC and PC computer platforms and a variety of imagining software including Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, Quark XPress and Microsoft Office -multimedia production with Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver and Director -own and operate my own freelance photography business (Alex Wilson Media) specializing in portrait, corporate, location and event photography with some work in multimedia productions. CLIENTS -Popular Mechanics Magazine -Forbes Magazine -Nasa -Charles Ryan Associates - Charleston, WV and Richmond, VA -American Heart Association -State of West Virginia -Marshall University -Syracuse University -Where to Retire Magazine -Pete Dye Classic, nationwide PGA Tour golf tournament -Business Facilities Magazine HONORS -2005 Apex Award for Publication Excellence in Multimedia and Interactive Publications for a multimedia CD-Rom on the Main Street West Virginia program -National Association of Government communicators 2003, 2nd place photography portfolio -"Barn Storm" Eddie Adams Workshop 2001 -juried into Tamarack of West Virginia -2nd prize, photography category, 1997 and 1998 Marshall University Student Juried Shows REFERENCES On Request