résuméConrad A. F. Rushingrésumé
Résumé of Conrad A. F. Rushing


EXPERIENCE 1999-2000
Design Associate and Flash Guru, XOR Inc.
With the XOR Creative Department, I became a jack-of-all-trades of sorts, combining the duties of production designer, graphic designer, and programmer. I executed HTML cut-up on many different projects, sometimes for pure display, sometimes for integration into large Java- or Apache-based backend page-generation systems. I made comps for projects. I created Javascript functionality for many projects, and it was in this role that I first began to flirt with Flash scripting. After succesfully bridging the gap between JS and Flash Actionscripting, I began my terminal role as Flash Guru, eventually becoming the department authority on the subject.

See portfolio for projects:
http://www.chrysoun.com, click on "Portfolio".
Printable copy of portfolio.

References: Trevor Dodd, Creative Director.....(303) 448-4800

1999-Present
Web Designer, Stanford English Department
Employed by Professor Diane Middlebrook, I am currently creating a great many things. One is a new website for Professor Middlebrook's freshman seminar on Sylvia Plath, including fully animated Flash production and advertising. I coordinatedefforts between Professor Middlebrook and the Stanford Informational Television Network to present streaming-video shows on dianemiddlebrook.com.
http://www.stanford.edu/~cafr/plath/index.htm
http://www.dianemiddlebrook.com

References: Professor Diane Middlebrook.....(650) 723-1804

1999-Present
Web Designer, Stanford English Department
In conjunction with Professor Diane Middlebrook, I created a website for an introductory seminar on Ovid's Metamorphoses. The nature of the World Wide Web reflects the primary metaphor of the poem; as such, I devised a system for integrating web technology into the literary criticism of the students, through the posting of assignments on-line and use of web resources in the research, development, and implementation of ideas.
http://www.stanford.edu/~cafr/ovid/index.htm

References: Professor Diane Middlebrook.....(650) 723-1804

1998-Present
Web Designer, Stanford English Department
In conjunction with Professors Diane Middlebrook and Martin Evans, I created a website for an introductory humanities course for 200 freshman. This website is a dynamic class syllabus, a springboard for web research, and a marketing locus for the require d books of the course.
http://www.stanford.edu/~cafr/IHUM/index.htm

References:
Professor Diane Middlebrook.....(650) 723-1804
Professor J. Martin Evans.....(650) 723-2667

1998-Present
Webmaster, Diane Middlebrook, author
Website maintenance for Diane Middlebrook's authorial site. Updated lecture and reading schedules, dealt with user response, negotiated higher visibility with search engines.
http://www.dianemiddlebrook.com

References: Professor Diane Middlebrook.....(650) 723-1804

1998-99
Archival Assistant, Diane Middlebrook, author
In the aftermath of the publication of Suits Me, Ms. Middlebrook's biography of Billy Tipton, I was in charge of creating an electronic archive of Billy's photographs, letters, and scores. Over 2000 items were catalogued and saved by me. A project to put this archive on CD-ROM for retail distribution is underway.

References: Professor Diane Middlebrook.....(650) 723-1804

1997-99
Document Delivery Aide, Stanford Graduate School of Business Library
Administrative assistant in a document delivery agency serving 50+ faculty and staff. Maintained a paper flow of about 200 pages daily from various outsourcers, libraries, and web services. Managed a large tracking file for all deliveries and requests. Largely responsible for clarifying vague or incomplete citations.

References: Mary Rockwell, Assistant Director of Special Projects.....(650) 723-0069

1996-97
Library Aide, Stanford Graduate School of Business Library
Assisted in shelf maintenance for a mid-sized business library. Did shelf reads, large-scale presort, cleaning, printer and photocopier maintenance, and computer repair.

References: George Perry, Library Maintenance Project Coordinator.....(650) 723-1365

1995-96
Assistant to Operations Manager, VLSI Standards Inc.
Maintained large paper and computer files for standard production, shipping, and recalibration. Also assisted in accounting department, entering data in accounts payable and receivable. Performed large-scale inventory and invoice review pending transfer to new accounting software.

References: Michelle Shorin, Operations Manager.....(408) 428-1800



EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts
Department of Art History
Stanford University Contact:
Professor Jody Maxmin
Department of Art History
Stanford, CA 94305



SKILLS Proficient with: Flash Actionscript, pure HTML, JavaScript, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Word, Excel, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Windows, DOS, MacOS, UNIX shell.

Languages Spoken: English, French, Ancient Greek.

Office skills:

  • Well-trained analytical thinker. Deep knowledge of the history of art and design.
  • Well-versed in Classical, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Modern and Post-Modern theories of balance and beauty.
  • Familiar with physical and electronic file maintenance, invoices, accounts receivable and payable, organization.
  • Creative. Wait, better: C R E A T I V E. No no, better: What more capital way could there be, to demonstrate creativity, that spine and wellspring of product and existence, than a playful sentence dancing beneath its own tail?
  • Gregarious and personable. Experienced in meeting and one-on-one human dynamics.
  • Self-starter, able to work well under extreme time pressure. Deadline-aware and -responsive. Accustomed to strenuous and overwhelming work.



Conrad A. F. Rushing
cafr@stanfordalumni.org
303-324-0944