If you require a PDF of my CV, it is available in both German and English upon request.  Simply send an email to: kshianbery212@gmail.com

Adobe Create Now Conference in Berlin 2014.

Nationality: American
Prior Residence: New York, NY (2000 - 2012)
Current Residence: Germany
Marital Status: Married
Euro Work and Residency Permit: Unlimited (Able to work and reside in the EU)

Online Marketing Instructor - Digital Career Instiute gGmbH
In 2020, I took on the role of Online Marketing Instructor at DCI. 
For the course, I built additoinal modules focusing on Branding, Graphics and Content Marketing.
Additionally, I began hosting live lectures from noteable people in the field such as Adobe's Rani Mani, Pixel Ink's Col Grey and Truly.'s Tara Hunt.
Course topics include: Branding, Marketing Funnel, Customer Journey, STP, SWOT, Project Management, Client Relations, Competitor Research, SEO (On-Page & Off-Page), Analytics, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Facebook/Instagram Ads, Display Ads, Email Marketing, PR, Graphic Design, CVs, Cover Letters, Applications and much much more!

Founder / Content Creator - DYC Studios
I have been creating content on platforms such as LinkedIn and YouTube for several years.  During the summer of 2019, I decided to establish DYC Studios and create a brand for the content that I am producing. 

As of August 2019, I have garnered over 5k+ followers establishing myself as an influencer in tech, design, marketing, public relations, social media, software, games and creativity.  Under the umbrella of DYC Studios content is now branded and will be delivered in away that is both inspirational and educational.

BenQ Influencer - BenQ
Selected to become part of BenQ's Influencer Program.
* Judge BenQ's Instagram Screensaver Competition.
* Speaker at the BenQ Expert Studio at the Photo + Adventure Messe.
* Review writer and video content producer.

Marketing Director - Linearity GmbH
Served as Marketing Director for Linearity GmbH, which produced the vector graphics application Vectornator for Apple iOS. 
* Created a community, which in turn became ambassadors for the application.
* B2B Marketing at the Art Directors Club Germany Festival in Hamburg.
* Produced print ad with artist Jaye Kang in the Cannes Lions edition of the Lürzer's Archive.
* Created content for for Linearity's blog on Medium.  Including interviews with: Scott Smoker (Digital Artist), Will Paterson (YouTuber) and DDB's Maya.
* Mastered the Vectornator app and created unique designs.

Featured / Guest Writer - Copywriters Collective
Several of my past articles that were published on LinkedIn were chosen to be featured on the Copywriters Collective from June 2018 through October 2018.  These articles cover: marketing, social media and creativity.

Translator - TOKYOPOP
I have translated five Manga Novels from German to English for TOKYOPOP!  Titles include: Undead Messiah 1, Undead Messiah 2, Kamo Pact With The Spirit World, Star Collector 1 and Star Collector 2.  In a way, translating these books is very similar to game localization.  This also shows that I have a strong knowledge of German and have the ability to work in two languages.  I would enjoy doing more translations for TOKYOPOP!

Content Creator - Adobe Generation Professional /  Adobe Education Exchange / Edge Gain - International
I was tasked to create a video on how to use Adobe Spark to showcase a project or portfolio using Adobe Spark for the German course initiative.  The video is in German and is meant to be fun loving.
To view the video click HERE.

Instructor / Tutor - Adobe Generation Professional /  Adobe Education Exchange / Edge Gain - International

Course Title: "Digital Me: Digital Portfolios, Assessment & Employability"
On March 20th 2017, I began as an instructor on the Adobe Gen Pro five week course.  This included creating online content such as video as well as hosting live classes via Adobe Connect.
Learn more by clicking HERE.

As the course progresses I will share links to the content that I created for the course.
Week 1 Live Course (European region)
Week 2 Live Course (European region)
Conference Producer / Moderator - Adobe - Germany

Info Site: http://www.adobe.com/go/meetup
Conference Photos: http://adobe.ly/29tL6Ah
This was the second conference that I produced for Adobe.  It took place on Saturday July 2nd in Düsseldorf.
The Conference:
* Selected speakers.
* Recruited seven Adobe Creative Jam teams from companies such as DDB, BBDO, Havas Worldwide  and Ubisoft.
* Judges for the Creative Jam: Jens Kellersmann - Wacom and Thomas Junk - Demodern / Art Directors Club
* According to Adobe this was the highest profile Creative Jam in their history.
* Hosted the Behance Portfolio Reviews
* Curated the Art Gallery, which featured 20 of the top artists from Nordrhein Westfalen.
* Included the Adobe Make It  Zone, where attendees could meet experts and learn more about the various
  software and updates.
* Various interactive elements: Samsung 4D VR Chairs, blueBox's hologram technology, Eric Alexander's Der
  Schwarze Raum, etc.
* Facebook Live Stream on Adobe Deutschland's page.
* Designed the posters and created an influencer marketing campaign that featured the 50+ participants.
* Worked with Adobe to produce the text for various online promotions and registration page.
* Audience for the event exceeded 600+ people.

2016 - Present
Lecturer - Adobe Education Exchange
Featured lecturer for the Adobe Education Exchange.  This has included hosting live lectures and demos via Adobe Connect for the APAC, EMEA and AMER regions. 
All lecutures are listed HERE.

Graphic Designer & Motion Designer - Adobe / Tour de Animate / Trendspurt GmbH - Germany

Worked with the team at Tour de Animate to create an official for Adobe US utilizing Adobe Animate CC.  The sample launched in January 2017 and is being promoted by Adobe.
Click HERE to download the sample.

2016 - 2017
Communications Designer - Ecco Marketing - Germany

Full time position in a German speaking agency with international clients such as Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) and Yanfeng.  Additionally the agency works in correlation with FutureBrand in NY.  The agency also works with other international and German clients.

English Speaking Ambassador - Düsseldorf Photo Weekend - Germany
Because of my background working with agencies and clients. I was asked to serve as the English Speaking Ambassador to the VIP international gallery and museum curators attending the conference.

2015 - Present
Adobe ACP / Forum Moderator - Adobe
Since 2015, I have been part of the Adobe ACP program.  ACPs are responsible for answering the Adobe community's questions.  Because of my background I was asked to become a forum moderator.  This has included: forum moderation, approving content, moving content to the appropriate fourm, markinq answers as correct, etc.
Additionally, I have given live lectures to the Adobe ACP community via Adobe Connect.

Graphic Designer - Games Workshop / Warhammer - Germany
* Asked to work on a concept campaign for the opening of new Games Workshop / Warhammer Stores.
* Tasked to recreate cities where stores would have openings and then add licenses figures to the image
for promotional use and to create products.

Writer / Journalist - Photoshop Creative Magazine / Imagine Publishing - International
* Some of my articles have went on to be published in yet another magazine from Imagine Publishing!

Writer / Journalist - Advanced Photoshop Magazine / Imagine Publishing - International
* Responsible for writing a monthly 5 page interview and 2 pages of news. 7 pages total out of 98!
* Creating original content for the internationally acclaimed digital arts magazine Advanced Photoshop.
* Connecting and developing relationships with artists and companies.
* Following trends in design and the arts.
* Selecting images to use for the articles, and acquiring permission to publish them.
* Set up the articles for the Game Art Special Edition!
* http://www.advancedphotoshop.co.uk/

2014 - Present
Adobe Influencer DACH Program
Because of my background and knowledge of Adobe software I was invited to join the Adobe Influencer Program for the DACH region.

2014 - Present
Wacom Behance Gallery Coordinator / Contributing Journalist - Germany
* Responsible for the curation of the Wacom Gallery on Behance.
* Writing monthly articles that feature European artists utilizing the Wacom Gallery on Behance.
* Utilizing SEO Keywords for the articles.
* Contacting artists via email, Skype of phone.
* Keeping up with the latest trends in design.
* Attending art related events in Europe.
* Scouting talent for possible promotions, articles, and events.
* Worked with the Wacom Europe Social Media Manager to create and judge the Wacom 2015
Halloween and Winter Holiday Contests.

Conference Producer / Moderator - Adobe - Germany
After speaking at an Adobe Event in Berlin, I was asked by Adobe's Marketing Department to produce a conference for Düsseldorf.  The took place on July 1st, 2014 and had 825 creatives in attendance.  The event featured several speakers and an art gallery that featured artists from NRW.
* Moderator / host for the event that took place at the Capitol Theater.
* Produced the conference with Adobe.
*  Selected the speakers for the Behance and Pecha Kucha
* Worked closely with Adobe on creating the agenda/schedule for the event.
* Promoted the event via all channels of social media, Xing, LinkedIn, Behance, Facebook, Meetup.org,
Leerseite.com, etc.
* Sponsored the Behance Art Gallery, which consisted of 9 artists.
* Sponsored the Behance Photo Booth along with Christian Köster. The video from the Photo Booth
View a video from the conference by clicking HERE.

Copywriter - DHL / Jessica-Sandra Peters - Germany
* Tasked with rewriting a letter that would inspire flight crews to join new flight operations in Afghanistan.

Producer / Art Director - Dia de los Muertos (Photography / Print Series) - New York, NY
* Three part series of photographs / prints based on the Mexican Holiday Dia de los Muertos.
* This project has been featured on several websites across the web.

Producer / Art Director - European Elegance / Vintage Seduction / Concrete Jungle (Photography / Print
series) - New York, NY
* Three part collaborative project photographed in New York City.

2007 - 2012
Talent / Casting Coordinator & Photographer - Background Inc. - New York, NY
Clients: Coca-Cola, Converse, American Express, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Crème Cheese,
Capital One, Bank of America, Credit Mutuel, H&R Block, Yannick Noah, Ricoh, Red Lobster,
Cablevision, Optimum Online, MetroPCS, Vertex, Rescue Me, NJ Tourism, NY State Lottery, etc.
Production Companies: @Radical Media, RSA USA, Smuggler, HSI, Hungry Man, Anonymous, Content,
Moxie Pictures, Lost Highway, Harvest, Shilo, Backyard Productions, Park Pictures, Firefly, Radiant
Pictures, Station Films, Rabit Content, The Pony Show, O Positive, etc.

2005 - 2012
Professional Principal Union Actor - (SAG/AFTRA) - New York, NY
Television: HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Gossip Girls, Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon’s U-Pick Live,
Nick @ Nite, etc.
Feature Films: Untitled James Gray Project (aka Nightingale), HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, etc.
Commercials & Music Videos: Ally Bank, Pepsi, Rapsoul, Neon Trees, etc.
***Note: Full theatrical resume available upon request.

2010 - 2012
Sales Part-Time - Crate & Barrel (Affiliated with the Otto Group) - Soho, NY
* Providing content and wrote blogs on the Crate & Barrel corporate website, two of which were
featured on the home page.
* One of the first ten employees to be interviewed and profiled on Crate & Barrel’s corporate website for
providing content.

Technical English Instructor - ERSA Film Academy (Private French Film Academy) - New York, NY
* ESRA was found in Paris, France in 1972 and allows students to study abroad in NYC.
* Created lesson plans for two courses during the 2011 summer and fall sessions; which covered
production terms, lingo, etc.

Talent Coordinator - WCMG EVENTS / Background Inc, Moncler’s Flash Mob Fashion Show at Grand
Central Station (2011 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Event) - New York, NY
* Responsible for 200+ Background Talent before rehearsals, during rehearsals, during the event, and
after the event.

Producer / Art Director / etc. - Coca-Cola: RED NY (Print) - New York, NY
* Spec ad campaign featuring 24 talent photographed in Noho (New York City).

Graphic Designer for Art Department - Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show Season 3 (Television) - New York,
* Designed 99% of the Graphics for the Art Dept.
* Dressed sets alongside the Assistant Art Director.
* Created and designed Props for various sketches.

Production Coordinator - HBO’s Down & Dirty with Jim Norton (Television) - New York, NY
* Oversaw entire production from pre-production to wrap.
* Hired crew members and established call times for select crew members.
* Coordinated and made travel arrangements for crew and talent.
* Ordered and rented equipment needed by various departments.
* Supervised all ENG shoots.

1st Assistant Director - Maino: Hi Hater (Music Video) - New York, NY
* Responsible for overall production of the shoot.
* Completed all shots that were scheduled in a tight time frame.
* Managed principal and background talent.

Assistant Production Coordinator - Screen Gems, Obama: My 1st Vote (Commercial) - New York, NY
* Worked closely with Producers, Production Manager and Coordinator to make sure pre-production and
production were executed efficiently.

Graphic Designer - McGuffin: Papa John’s (Commercial) - New York, NY
* Designed three large digital illustrations that were used by as set pieces. Pieces were printed and
framed to meet the tight deadline.

Inside Prop for Art Department - Take One Step: A PBS Health Campaign (Television) - New York, NY
* Worked with the prop department and with production management on this television special.

Background Casting Coordinator - Avalanche: Artholeve / Zenstral (Direct Response Commercial) – 
New York, NY
* Casted background talent for two direct response commercials.

Casting & Research / Production - Washington Square Films: Galvus (Commercial) - New York, NY
* Cast the ballroom dance instructor used in commercial.
* Scouted dance studios as possible locations.
* Researched dance classes and their activities for the Director and Producers.

Assistant Art Director – CBS: The Ellen Degeneres Show (Television) - New York, NY
* Assistant Art Director for Chris Gomaus during the taping in New York City.

2nd Stage Manager - Nickelodeon’s U-Pick Live Music Week (Live Television) - New York, NY
* Live performances by Counting Crows, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz and the cast of the movie "School
of Rock" with Jack Black.

2002 – 2005
ENG Shoot Assistant Director / Key Set Production Assistant Full-Time - Nickelodeon’s U-Pick Live
(Live Television) - New York, NY
* Worked in all aspects of production for this highly popular live Nickelodeon series.
* Created and designed graphics for props and for on-air.
* Designed graphic to promote the corss-over event between Jimmy Neutron and Fairly Odd Parents
(also known as Cosmo & Wanda in Germany).
* Casted normal people on the street for various segments and activities in Times Square outside the
* Helped cast normal people in Times Square to be part of the live audience.
* Managed interns and delegated various tasks to them.
* Worked on two away shoots in Killington, VT and in at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.
***Note: These are just a few examples of the tasks performed on this particular show.

2002 Lead Assistant to Director John Polson - Green Street Films: Swimfan (Feature Film) -
New York, NY
* Scheduled viewing times of dailies for Mr. Polson and production management.
* Organized interview times and locations with leading networks for Mr. Polson and the cast.
* Coordinated travel itinerary for domestic and international flights for Mr. Polson.
* Maintained Mr. Polson’s personal businesses in the U.S. and Australia.
* Worked closely with Executive Producers and the 1st Assistant Director.
* Preserved accurate calendar and budget for Mr. Polson.

2000 Stage Manager - Fox Sports International: 2000 US Tennis Open (Live Sporting Event) - 
New York, NY
* Worked alongside Producers and Talent in the broadcast booth.
* Regulated Broadcast Booth operations, while working with production coordinator.
* Positioned talent and athletes for scheduled interviews in the broadcast booth, balcony and Stadium.



Alabama State University
Studies: Honors African Humanities / Speech / Acting
* Received a Full Academic Scholarship to attend the university.
* Vice President of William H. Benson Dormitory.
* Represented the university at the Honors African American Convention in Memphis, TN.
* Represented the university at Honors Conference in Birmingham, AL.
* Managed Graduate Student Computer Lab where he taught Photoshop and Graphics Programs to
Graduate Students.
* Transferred to Middle Tennessee State University upon completion of Freshman year.

1995 - 1999
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
Bachelors of Science Degree in Mass Communications
Major: Mass Communications (Computer Animation & Film)
Minors: Art (Graphic Design), Psychology (Advertising Psychology)
* Dean's List.
* Senator in Student Government.
* Assistant Phi Coordinator for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
* Alumni Operations Director for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Deutsche Sprachschule at the United Nations International School - New York, NY
German A1.1 - 34 Hours Completed

New York University’s Deutsches Haus (Affiliated with the Goethe Institute) - New York, NY
German A1.2 - 25 Hours Completed

2012 - 2013
Erkrath's Volkhochschule - Erkrath, Germany
German A2.1
German A2.2
Exam Results...
91 points out of possible 100

German B1.1
German B1.2
Exam Results...
Listening/Reading: 44 points out of possible 45
Writing: 19 points out of possible 20
Speaking: 100 points out of possible 100

German Orientation Class (Orientierungskurs)
Exam Results...
100 points out of possible 100


Beyond Tellerrand Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

Beyond Tellerrand Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

Beyond Tellerrand: Play & Make Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

Beyond Tellerrand Conference & Web Platform Doc Sprint - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

May 16th, 2014
Behance Portfolio Review Düsseldorf / NRW - Official Side Event of the Beyond Tellerrand Conference -
Lead Organizer / Event Planner - Düsseldorf, Germany
* Organized the Behance Portfolio Review which was an official side event of the Beyond Tellerrand
* This took place during Behance's International Portfolio Review Week.
* Speakers included: Christian Köster, Ankat Herrmans, and Dennis Stobbe.
* Organized a live call-in via Skype with Sarah Rapp (Head of Community Management with Behance
in New York City).
* With cooperation from Christian Köster Photography, set up a Photo Booth. The video from the Photo
Booth can be viewed via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtiKk8RNGEI

2013 - 2018
Behance Portfolio Review Düsseldorf / NRW - Lead Organizer / Event Planner - Düsseldorf, Germany
* Handle all promotions of the events.
* Manage the Facebook Group (670+ members). Encourage members to be active on the group page by
sharing their work.
* Manage all social media outlets related to Behance Düsseldorf / NRW.
* Scout artists to speakers and presenters.
* Allocate sponsors for additional events.
* Host and moderate all events.
* Maintain a relationship with other artistic groups in the city.
* Support other artistic events in the city and create group events such as tour of the galleries taking part
in Düsseldorf's Photo Weekend.
* Post and share all media from events, such as photos.
* Goal: To help artists and creatives connect, network, share, & inspire.


2012 - Present
Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

2014 - Present
Adobe Influencers DACH Program

2014- Present
Wacom Evangelist

2015 - Present
Adobe Community Professionals Program
* Because of my support of Adobe and their products I was added in June 2015 to the Adobe
  Community Professionals Program.

2019 - Present
BenQ Influencer

2019 - Present
TechSmith Influencer

2020 - Present
Adobe Education Leader Program
* Added to the program because of my on-going support of creative education as well as my experience sering as
  an educator in the Design, Marketing and PR.

2020 - Present
XP-Pen Influencer


Adobe: 5 Weeks of 5 Competition - Week 1 Winner (Awarded copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5)
* Competition was run in conjunction with the release of Photoshop CS5


* PC and MAC Platforms
* Programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
* Google Docs: Keynote speech presentations
* Graphic Design Programs: Adobe Photoshop (since 1994), Adobe Illustrator, etc.
* Writing Programs: Final Draft, Screenwriter


* Marketing:
   Agile, Brand, Content, Guerrilla, Social Media, Online, Digital, B2B, B2C, Influencer, etc
*  Public Relations:
   Media, Community, Influencer, Corporate & Social Responsibility, etc.
*  Community Development (online and offline):
    Event/Conference Producing, Forum Management, Online Lectures/Demos/Courses, Acquisition, etc.
*  Writing:
    Social Media, Articles, Blogs, Copywriting, Technical Writing, etc.
*  Advertising (Campaign Creation):
    Social Media, Digital, Print, Video, Event, etc.
*  Event Marketing:
   Event Planning, Conference Producing, Booth Conception, etc.
*  Video:
    Advertising, Live Streams, Vlogging, etc.
*   Advertising:
    Campaign Management, Art Direction, etc.


* Social Media:
  Marketing, Cotent Creation, SEO, Analytics, Community Development, Forum, Management, Live Streaming, etc.
* Socail Media Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, etc.
* Analytics: Recording, Listening, Reporting, etc.
* Community Development, Engagement, and Interaction.
* Content Creation: Ads, Posts, Blogs, Articles, Videos, Live Streams, etc.
* Event and Campaign promotion via multi-channel marketing.
* Use of SEO Keywords when developing new content.

* Peer and Influencer Marketing.


* Writing: Journalist, Blogger, Press, Scripts, Treatments, Pitch Decks, Social Media, Presentations, etc.
* Copywriting: Ads, PR Content, etc.
* Brand Management and Product Management.
* Graphic Design, Traditional Illustration, Photo Retouching, etc.
* Film, Television and Commercial Production.
* On-camera experience as talent.
* Public and Keynote speaking.


* Working alongside international companies to plan large scale events and conferences.
* Selecting speakers to present at these events.
* Organizing the agenda or schedule for the event.
* Allocating special equipment for the event.
* Creating interactive segments and art galleries for the attendees to view or participate in.
* Generating online registration pages via Facebook, Eventbrite, Lanyrd, MeetUp, Xing, etc.
* Finding the perfect location for the event.
* Event promotion: via Social Media / Online, Email, Personal Contacts, Networking with appropriate
  agencies and city officials. Generating a buzz and hype for the event!
* Hosting and moderating events as well as giving keynote speeches.
* Moderating open forums, cross talks and round table discussions.
* Managing online communities relating to specific events.


* 13 years experience working in film, television and commercial production in all major departments.
* Experienced working as an Associate Producer, Segment Producer and Field Producer.
* Skilled in supervising video edit sessions.
* Worked as Stage Manager, 2nd Stage Manager, 1st Assistant Director and 2nd Assistant Director.
* Qualified in Production Management, Coordinating and Production Research.
* Accomplished in working as an Audience Coordinator, Talent/Casting Coordinator and Locations
* Practiced in setting up and rigging basic lighting for ENG shoots and interviews.
* Fully trained in all administrative duties and procedures.
* Correspondence: Handling high phone and email volume, while managing interoffice and external


Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Digital Trends, Design, Creativity, Technology, Games, Travel, etc.

Adobe Creative Meet Up & Networking Conference 2016 in Düsseldorf.
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