Sim Alo

Freelance Portrait Photographer & Graphic Designer

2474
Location:Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Phone: 562-761-1947
Website: http://www.simalofotografie.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/simalo
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SIM ALO

PHOTOGRAPHER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER with 10+ Years expertise in creative photography and graphic design using both the PC and MAC platforms

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Exceptional knowledge of digital photography for use in print and in the web
• Excellent knowledge of flash photography and studio lighting
• Handled photography requirements for clientele’s advertisements, marketing publications, promotional catalogs, event portraits
• Designed and produced materials (e.g. posters, post cards, brochures, publication front covers, logos, souvenir and promotional CDs) for use by the school’s Athletic Department and Advancement and Development offices
• 10 years Graphics Specialist providing artwork design and photography support to the Advancement Office for marketing and consistency of branding

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND PROFICIENCY

Advanced Level in the latest versions of the following:
• Digital Graphics and Imaging
Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Lightroom
• Desktop Publishing, Print Production and Office Productivity
InDesign, MS Office Suite
• Web Administration and Multimedia Production
Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Flash, Swish, Multimedia Builder
• Digital Video Production and Non-linear Video editing
Pinnacle Studio, Premiere

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Photographer
1999 – present

• Handled wedding photography and portrait photography
• Contributed to online stock photography
• Created photos and graphics for Akabiproducts.com
• Printed photo books of various works including nature, travel, and sports photography

Lead Photographer
2000 – 2011
St. John Bosco High School
Bellflower, CA

• Evaluated, trained and instructed student photographers
• Assisted in the creation of the school’s photography and videography studio
• Handled various sporting events photography and portraiture for souvenir photos and program publications
• Carried out stock photography style photo shoots of various items used for advertisements, marketing, promotions and online auctions
• Digitized and enhanced archival historical photos

Graphics and Imaging Specialist 2000 – 2011
St. John Bosco High School
Bellflower, CA

• Designed the school’s annual theme poster and student-parent guidebook front cover
• Designed and produced materials (e.g. posters, post cards, brochures, publication front covers, logos, souvenir and promotional CDs and DVDs) for use by the school’s Advancement and Development office and Athletic Department
• Designed and produced multimedia presentations for use on the web

Web Designer, Producer and Administrator
2000 – 2011
St. John Bosco High School
Bellflower, CA

• Designed various graphical elements and artwork for use in the website (logos, slideshows, animations, virtual tours)
• Enhanced the school’s web presence by redesigning the website and managing it on a regular basis making sure the content is current and relevant
• Shot, edited, and produced videos of various school events and athletic events for DVD and for the web using Pinnacle Studio and Adobe Premiere
• Produced and converted documents for website compatibility

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, AND TRAINING

• Photography and Adobe Photoshop CS5 Live Seminar Tour (Kelby Training) 2011
• Computer Graphics Certification (National Computer Science Academy) 2011
• HTML 4.0 Certification (National Computer Science Academy) 2011
• Computer Hardware Technician Certification (National Computer Science Academy) 2011
• PC Computer Maintenance Certification (National Computer Science Academy) 2011
• Adobe Photoshop CS5 Live Seminar Tour (Kelby Training) 2010
• Adobe Lightroom Live Seminar Tour (Kelby Training) 2009
• Adobe Camera Lighting Live Seminar Tour (Kelby Training) 2007
• Photoshop User Professional Certificate (KW Computer Training) 2006
• Internet and Core Computing Certification (IC3) (Certiport) 2005
• PC Systems Specialist / A+ Certificate (California State University Long Beach) 2002
• Computer Graphics Specialist Certificate (California State University Long Beach) 2001
• Website Development Certificate (California State University Long Beach) 2000
• Creating and Using Digital Video Certificate (University of California Irvine Extension) 2000
• Interactive Website Design Certificate (University of California Irvine Extension) 2000
• Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOS) (DDC) 2000
• Technology Based Education Master in Education Program (California State University
Dominguez Hills) 1998
• Bachelor of Science in Education (Don Bosco Center of Studies) 1992

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
• International Freelance Photographers Organization (IFPO)
• Web Design and Developers Association (WDDA)