BIO
Digital Art


EDUCATION

Picture Elements, San Jose, CA
Digital Printing for the Fine Art Photographer, 2010. Taught by internationally-renown photographer Charles Cramer, this workshop illustrated highly sophisticated Photoshop editing techniques (i.e. targeted adjustment tool (TAT), global tonality and color balance adjustments, straight line curves, "sudden black" curves, targeting actions, and tonal selections, etc.). After an in-depth look at color management, reference charts, and pre-production work for the press, Cramer mentored each student in the optimization and printing of fine art digital prints.

Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Cupertino, CA

Image Optimization Training, 2009. Trained in advanced photo editing techniques for Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw. Trained in Keynote including file conversion from Photoshop to Keynote and the application of droplets and profiles to insure color compatibility. Instructed in file naming, profiling, reformatting, tracking and archival conventions. Oriented in data management, storage, transfer, and back-up procedures. Learned Adobe Bridfge. Instructed in scanning and digitization of 35 mm film. conversion, profiling, structure, reformatting, tracking and archival conventions. Briefed in color management policies including monitor calibration, color spaces and ICC profiles. Oriented in data management, storage, transfer, and back-up procedures. Managed desktop to projector conversion.

Foothill College
Web Publishing: Dreamweaver, 2008. In-depth study of Dreamwaaver and dynamic, interactive applications.

Academic Figure Institute, Redwood City, CA; Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA; Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA; College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA, Fechin Art Workshop, Taos, New Mexico; Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA; ASOPA Regional Workshop, San Francisco, CA.
Fine Art Education, 2003-2007. Attended 37 classes ranging from light physics to parts of light on form, the science of light, shadow and color, color theory, technique and practice, visual acuity and perspective, portraiture, academic drapery, technical drawing, geometric form conceptions, the methodology of the Old Master's and approaches to create three-dimensioal form on two-dimensional surfaces. For more information on my fine art education, please visit my fine art bio.

Calpyo Imaging, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Digital Workflow Course, 2001. Learned how to set-up and manage digital workspaces. Oriented in color management procedures. Learned advanced techniques of Photoshop to color correct scans and digital captures. Instructed in how to prepare and profile images for the press.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
M.A. in Latin American Studies, 1999-2000. Earned a 4.0 G.P.A. Developed a K-12 online educational website on the artistic and cultural expressions of Central American peoples. Edited and formatted graphic images for the web. Wrote content and managed a partnership between the Stanford School of Education's Learning, Design, & Technology Program and Incorpore, a consortium of Central American sociologists and documentary artists. Tutored in Dreamweaver by a consultant in the Stanford Computer Science department.

Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Software Training, 1998-1999. Tutored in Photoshop by a consultant in the Stanford Computer Science department. Learned the foundations of Photoshop and how to format, and how to format and optimize images for the web.

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

B.A., Spanish Literature & Language, 1992-1996. Graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Wrote 150+ page thesis that received Honors with Distinction. Passed oral and written examinations with honors for over 150+ books of Latin American and Spanish literature.


SKILLS
Expert in Adobe Photoshop, advanced knowledge of Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Bridge, web design, prototyping and pre-production for press. Proficient in Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Publisher, iPhoto, Keynote, Flash (Simpleviewer gallery), Excel, and digitization of 35 mm slide film. Working understanding of Adobe Lightroom and Fireworks, CSS, drop-down menus, mySQL databases, guestbooks, video, RSS feeds, xml files and sitemaps. Fluent in Spanish. Versed in PC's and Mac's. Strong writing skills. Near perfect visual acuity. High interpersonal and research skils.


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Sienna chalk painting on handmade paper,
(10 x 12").

Kristina Stevens' reinterpretation of old Master drawing by Lancret.