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Alex Wilson  
Photographer
 
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.
Resume
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
Alex Wilson
Seeking
Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Photography, Cinematography
Industry
Marcomm, Print
POST DATE: 01.02.2006
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