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.
PERSONAL DATA

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)
WORK EXPERIENCE

2017
Instructor / Tutor - Adobe Generation Professional /  Adobe Education Exchange / Edge Gain

Course Title: "Digital Me: Digital Portfolios, Assessment & Employability"
On March 20th, I began as an instructor on the upcoming Adobe Gen Pro five week course.  More information to come!
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)
Week 3 Live Course (European region)
Week 4 Live Course (European region)
Week 5 Live Course (European region)
Digital Me Class 1: Headshots Part 1 (at bottom of the page)
Digital Me Class 1: Headshots Part 2 (at top of the page)
Digital Me Class 4: Behance and Adobe Portfolio (two videos)

2017
Lecturer - Adobe Generation Professional / Edge Gain - International

Course Title: "Content Creation: How You Can Create Content With Adobe"
View the APAC lecture HERE.
View the European lecture HERE.
 
2016
Conference Planner / Moderator - Adobe

Info Site: http://www.adobe.com/go/meetup
Conference Photos: http://adobe.ly/29tL6Ah
Worked with Adobe to plan a large scale creative and networking conference that 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 Germany.
* Hosted the Behance Portfolio Reviews
* Curated the Art Gallery, which featured 20 of the top artists from Nordrhein Westfalen.
* Included: Adobe Make It Zone
* 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.

2016
Lecturer - Adobe Generation Professional / Edge Gain - International

Became a lecturer for Adobe Generation Professional / Edge.  Courses are hosted for a global audience via Adobe Connect.
My first lecture was on October 5th and the lecture was entitled 'Jumping Back Into Animation.'
On November 15th, I did a lecture for both the APAC and EU region's entitled 'Illustration: Find Your Path.'
View the animation lecture HERE.
View the APAC illustration lecture HERE and the EU lecture HERE.

2016
Graphic Designer & Motion Designer - Adobe / Tour de Animate / Trendspurt GmbH

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.

2016
English Speaking Ambassador - Duesseldorf Photo Weekend
http://www.duesseldorfphotoweekend.de/
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
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.

2015
Writer / Journalist - Photoshop Creative Magazine / Imagine Publishing
* Some of my articles have went on to be published in yet another magazine from Imagine Publishing!

2015
Writer / Journalist - Advanced Photoshop Magazine / Imagine Publishing
* 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 tends 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 - 2015
Wacom Behance Gallery Coordinator / 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.

2013
Copywriter - DHL / Jessica-Sandra Peters - Germany
* Tasked with rewriting a letter that would inspire flight crews to join new flight operations in Afghanistan.

2012
Producer / Art Director - Dia de los Muertos (Photography / Print Series)
* 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.

2012
Producer / Art Director - European Elegance / Vintage Seduction / Concrete Jungle (Photography / Print
series)
* 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)
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.

2011
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.

2011
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.

2010
Producer / Art Director / etc. - Coca-Cola: RED NY (Print)
* Spec ad campaign featuring 24 talent photographed in Noho (New York City).

2010
Graphic Designer for Art Department - Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show Season 3 (Television) - New York,
NY
* Designed 99% of the Graphics for the Art Dept.
* Dressed sets alongside the Assistant Art Director.
* Created and designed Props for various sketches.

2008
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.

2008
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.

2008
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.

2008
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.

2008
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.

2007
Background Casting Coordinator - Avalanche: Artholeve / Zenstral (Direct Response Commercial) – 
New York, NY
* Casted background talent for two direct response commercials.

2006
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.

2005
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.

2005
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
studio.
* 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.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL PRODUCTIONS AND PROJECTS ARE LISTED.


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
**Please Note: A complete list can be found in the Speaking Engagement portion of my portfolio.

July 1st, 2014
Adobe Create Now Event - Düsseldorf, Germany
* Moderator / host for the event that took place at the Capitol Theater.
* Helped organize the event with Adobe and find speakers for the Behance and Pecha Kucha
presentations.
* Worked closely with Adobe on creating the agenda/schedule for the event.
* Promoted the event via all channels of social media, Xing, LinkedIn, Behance, Meetup.org,
Leerseite.com, etc.
* 825 people registered for the event.
* 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
can be viewed via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcuYILKF_vw

April 10th, 2014
Adobe's Create Now Event - Berlin, Germany
* Adobe Influencer / Keynote Speaker at Adobe's Create now Event in Berlin.
* Also moderated, along with Monika Godsmark, the Behance Portfolio Review at the event.
* The event was streamed live with over 2000 viewers on Adobe.de.

November 6th, 2015
What's Next? Conference - Vilnius. Lithuania
* Keynote speaker at the What's Next? Conference, which is a conference of creative industries.
* Presentation discussed how Social Media can be correlated with playing board games.

July 2nd, 2016
Adobe Creative Meetup & Networking Conference / Creative Jam
* Moderator / host for the event that took place at the Capitol Theater.
* Key organizer of the conference.

October 2016
Adobe Generation Professional
* Guest lecturer for the animation course for the European reigion.

November 2016
Adobe Generation Professional
* Guest lecturer for the illustration course for the APAC and European regions.

January 2017
Adobe Generation Professional

* Guest lecturer for Digital Literacy, Creativity & Communication course for APAC and European regions.

EDUCATION

1994-1995
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.

2008
Deutsche Sprachschule at the United Nations International School - New York, NY
German A1.1 - 34 Hours Completed

2008
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

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE/ ORGANIZATIONAL 

2012
Beyond Tellerrand Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

2013
Beyond Tellerrand Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

2013
Beyond Tellerrand: Play & Make Conference - Volunteer - Düsseldorf, Germany

2014
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
Conference.
* 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 - 2015
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.

UNION & GROUP AFFILIATIONS

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

2014 - Present
Adobe Influencers Group (Deutschland / Österreich / Schweiz)

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.

COMPETITION / CONTEST

2010 
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

COMPUTER SKILLS

* 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

CREATIVE SKILLS

* Trained in creating unique creative briefs.
* Experienced working with the Creative Development Department.
* Mastered in Character Development and Design for both print and broadcast.
* Brand Management, Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Experience and Content.
* Writing: blogs, scripts, treatments, pitch books, copy and pre-production books.
* Trained in pitching and developing stories, segments and pilots.
* Casting principal talent, background, contestants and audience.
* Practiced in conducting man-on-the-street, junket and red carpet interviews.
* Digital Photography: commercial, fashion, travel, photojournalism, portrait and still (on sets).
* Photo editing, manipulation and retouching.
* Illustration: including print work, fashion and apparel design, children’s books, storyboards and on-air.
* Versed in set design, decorating and design trends.
* Working with Prop Department (purchasing, designing, building props, etc.)
* On-camera experience as talent.
* Public and Keynote speaking.
* Social Media promotion and marketing (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).

PRODUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION SKILLS

* 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
Manager.
* 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
correspondence.

EVENT PLANNING / ORGANIZATION

* Working alongside international companies to plan large scale events such as the Adobe Create Now
Event in Düsseldorf.
* 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA

* Knowledgeable about all Social Media outlets.
* Maintaining up to date information about current and future trends in Social Media.
* Community Development across various channels of Social Media.
* Engagement across all platforms.
* Content and Contest Creation.
* Event and Campaign promotion via multi-channel marketing.
* Skilled at understanding and complying information regarding analytics.
* Use of SEO Keywords when developing new content.
* Peer marketing.


INTERESTS


Traveling, sightseeing, learning about different cultures, attending plays and musicals, visiting art galleries
and museums, attending fashion events.

Adobe Creative Meet Up & Networking Conference 2016 in Düsseldorf.
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