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Jonathan Ellis

Accomplished, inventive, creative, passionate, patient, and dedicated student-oriented teacher. Working multimedia artist: bronze and clay sculpture, mixed media painting, experimental video. 

In House Artist/Mold Maker, Weston/Shidoni/Clone Molds, Santa Fe, NM 
Highly skilled wax and bronze finisher. Originally, apprenticed at the Weston Studio Foundry. Three years later – sought out nationally as Master Art-Mold-Maker. Mold design and creation for world class artists (names available upon request) from small objects to 3/4 life size.

Media Consultant, LTB Prod (Owner), NYC/Portland, OR 1998 – Current
Ongoing use of Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office Suite to create highly marketable books, videos, and advertising materials for authors and agents. 

Visiting Prof. – Media Studies, DeVry University Online 2010 – Current
Online Instruction – Media software: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. High student evaluations and student success rates. Course designer: designated Expert/Content Producer for Advanced Photoshop GMD341.

Senior Core ESL Teacher, Kaplan/Aspect New York, NY May 2010 – 2015
Low Intermediate to Proficiency English Skills. Brought media-arts expertise in to the ESL experience. Very high student survey results, as well as a high student success rates.

Web Producer, Hachette Book Group, New York, NY 2008 – 2009
Responsible site updates generated by editorial staff. Innovative development of ISBN search capability in RedDot CMS. Method continues to be used internationally throughout Hachette.

Project Manager, Hachette Book Group, New York, NY 2007 – 2008
Developed and streamlined transfer of materials from to new management system. Review and repair all materials. Supervised workflow. Retained beyond contract to full completion of task.

Lead Media Producer, Kaplan Inc. (WP) , New York, NY 2003 – 2006
Software Q&A Kaplan Medical. Responsible for customer service. Produced, directed, edit of 200+ video lectures. Multi-staff supervisor dead-line driven, high quality, video productions.

Graphic Designer, Random House, New York, NY 1998 – 2002
Developed unique cross-software solution, in Photoshop and Illustrator resulting in higher quality design creations, while saving the company thousands per year.

The New School, New York, NY

2007 Bachelor of Science (Honors) Liberal Arts/Media

2010 Master of Arts, Media Arts

Hardware: Expertise and solid understanding of cross-platform, multi-browser compliance Mac/PC. Film, Video and Still camera expertise.

Graphics Software: Adobe Creative Suite CC, Final Cut, Avid, Quark, Final Draft.

Business Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Captivate, Acrobat DC, Calibre.

Communication: Excellent written and verbal skills. Extensive Social Networking and Blogging experience. Excellent problem solving and code troubleshooting.

Art: All associated tools, including tool making – for wax, bronze, clay and multimedia works.

OriginatorWelling Court Mural Project – Annually generated street level art gallery. Currently designated as one of the “ten hottest art destinations in New York City.”

Artist: Mixed media paintings, Sculpture: bronze, wood, glass and clay

Author: If I Can Lose It…, Tourist Attraction, Questions of Gravity

Screenwriter: Igniting Water, Tourist Attraction, The Transformation of Welling Court

Video: Window, Let My People Go, Redhead Talking, Science of Spirituality, Black Woman, Learning English with Me & My Cat

Editor/Designer: Time Baroness (2012), Time Heiress (2014), Time Contessa (2015), and Time Duchess (2016). Elizabeth, Darcy, & Me – Books One through Four (2016)