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I am both creative and organized. My creativity is in many areas. Look at the before/after pictures of my house, for an example of my creativity. Besides being creative, I am very organized and get enjoyment out of completing tasks - multitasking is my specialty. Basically, if I'm creating, I'm happy....
I enjoy traveling.  Photo excursions have taken me to such places as China, Alaska,  
Hawaii, Baja, Europe and most recently to Western Caribbean.


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Russell Gordon Latimer
4232 Walnut Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 256-6663 ruslatimer@aol.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Worked with Symantec User Centered Design team to design a new integrated consumer console for 2007 (design, prototype, mockup, graphic deliverables, standards doc) which all the consumer products integrate into.  As a result, Norton AntiVirus continues to be the #1 antivirus in the world and the other products have won numerous awards. 
  • Worked with UCD team to create the first Symantec Enterprise UI standards document (200+ pages).
  • Photoshop power user with emphasis on prototyping skills.
  • Expert in creating processes / procedures from scratch.
  • A true multimedia guru

EDUCATION
B.A.-Motion Picture Production: Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara.   This degree included still photography with a 4x5 camera and video production.
Music Major -  U.C.L.A. – 2 years.  Pipe Organ performance major
Webb High School in Claremont.  One of the best private schools in the country.

EMPLOYMENT
Eye Of Mine photographic services:
President: 6/07–present

  • Started my own photography business.
  • Digital Photography, HD Videography, Graphic Design, Multimedia, Website visual design, Image Restoration, stock images, home video tours, blue screen special effects.

Symantec Corporation (Norton products):
Art Director/Manager of Graphics Dept: 5/00–5/07

  • Art Direction for entire Symantec software product line - Enterprise & Consumer.  Resulting in multiple awards for the products.  See list of products below*
  • Establish overall schedules, lead 5 person graphic team (2 remote designers). Set the art direction (product visual look). 
  • Work with UCD team to establish company-wide UI standards, maintain consistency within the created standards which has resulted in highly usable products.
  • Final approval of all graphic design deliverables, ensure that graphics are easily localizable & maintain contact with international offices.
  • Maintain synergy with outside teams including the marketing team which continues the strong Symantec brand.
  • Manage high impact/critical graphic design issues ensuring on-time delivery.

Senior Graphic Designer 5/99-5/00

  • Responsible for the local 3 person Graphics Department, made sure graphics created by department were compatible for localization.
  • Various prototyping endeavors to test future product directions.

Graphic Designer 7/98-4/99

  • Assisted with design of User Interfaces and creation of software graphics for various Norton consumer products. 

Graphic Designer contractor 8/97–7/98  

  • Designed the User Interface and all software graphics for Norton Uninstall Deluxe program.

Interactive Telecom Network
2D/3D Graphic Designer: 10/96-5/97

  • Created/developed graphics for various corporate web sites using Photoshop, 3D Studio, Freehand and Illustrator.

Freelance Graphic Designer- 2/96-10/96

  • 3D graphics & design for "M.C. Escher's Virtual World" CD-ROM
  • Graphics for TELE-TV's Intranet, 100 page Powerpoint presentation for TELE-TV
  • Developed Mac databases (Filemaker Pro) for Walt Disney Theatrical Productions.

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
I have been to 7 PhotoshopWorld seminars and am a Photoshop power user.
Photoshop CS3 & Illustrator CS3: Graphics for Symantec’s software user interface & website, extensive photo retouching and manipulation, occasional print work.
HDV high definition video:  Extensive knowledge of this format.  Canon XH A-1 camera.
Mac & PC:  Familiar with both platforms.  When OSX came out, went to Apple in Cupertino for a ‘how to design for OSX’ seminar.
Premiere Pro 2, After Effects, Sony Vegas v8, Ulead Media Studio Pro V8: For video projects in high definition.
Dreamweaver:  used for software prototyping, website creation.
Flash MX2004: Used for software prototyping.
Powerpoint:  Most people don’t know about the advanced features in this version.  It’s a very powerful prototyping tool.
Corporate software:  Seibel, ETrack, Perforce, LiveMeeting, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes
Vista:  I was a beta tester for Vista and Extensive knowledge of the Windows operating system from a graphics perspective.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Produced “Basic Portrait Lighting” documentary which Brooks Institute used for portraiture class.
  • Created photographic programs for ‘Cameraman’s Pocket PC’ portable computer.
  • Built the Floatcam which is an improved Steadycam for video/film cameras.

CLASSES / SEMINARS TAKEN

  • Photoshop World: attended yearly for the last 7 years.
  • Attended a 2 day conceptual design process seminar specifically for Symantec
  • 2 Day Flash 2004 MX personal training
  • Silicon Studios Training Center LA: Matador Software course, SGI  platform (2D:composite, mask, paint, spline, animate, rotoscope) 
  • Siggraph Trade Show (1995 & 1997)
  • Holography Workshop--Museum of Science and Industry (3/90)
  • HDV High Definition seminar (6/04)
  • Belong to various photography groups including NAPP–Nat. Assoc. of Photoshop Professionals.

COMPLETE Online Portfolio:  www.eyeofmine.com/portfolio/

 

*List of Symantec products: Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton Confidential, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton 360, Norton SystemWorks, Symantec PCAnywhere, Norton Save & Restore, Symantec Client Security, Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds, Gateway Security Products, LiveState products, Enterprise Security Manager.

 

 
    

 

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