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KRISTEN PALANA
917-602-7510
E-mail: palanak@wpunj.edu
Web Site: www.kpalana.com

 

EDUCATION:

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Graduation with Distinction
MFA- Computer Graphics and Interactive Media 2002

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. Graduation with Distinction
BFA- Painting 1998.

EXPERIENCE:

Present- William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
Assistant Professor. Currently teaching Computer Graphics, Print, and Multimedia courses. Students are BFA and MFA candidates.

Spring 2002- William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.
Adjunct Professor. Taught Web Design 1 course. Students were BFA and MFA candidates.

Fall 2000 - 2001- Pratt Institute, Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses, NYC. NY.
Visiting Instructor. Interactive Media Workshop 1. Taught two versions of this class to Pratt CGIM BFA candidates. Also taught PC Imaging with Photoshop and Illustrator to adult Professional Studies students.

Summer 2001- Lost City Arts, NYC. NY.
Freelance. Redesigned, updated, and maintained the company’s website.
URL: http://www.lostcityarts.com

Summer 2001- Andrea Rose Fashions, NYC. NY.
Freelance. Created digital graphics for website
URL: http://www.andrearosefashions.com

1999- 2001- Computer Graphics Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
Graduate Assistant/Lab Technician/Webmaster. Assisted the department Chairperson of Computer Graphics as well as the Senior Lab Manager. Also maintained, updated, and designed The CGIM website during Summer 2000.
URL: http://www.pratt.edu/ad/cgim/index.html

Summer 2000- Pixel Riot. NYC.
Freelance. Created under the Art Director, interactive presentations using Macromedia Director for an International Insurance Convention held in Zurich, Switzerland, July 2000.

Summer 2000- Cross Cultural Solutions. Rajgarh, India.
Visiting Instructor. Taught over 60 non-English speaking students, ages 5-adulthood, mural painting at the Meyog Government and Dasson Public Schools in rural Himalayan villages.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Familiar with: Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Director, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark, Microsoft Office Programs (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Adobe After Effects, GIF Builder, Maya, Fetch, SoundEdit, HTML, Adobe GoLive, Dreamweaver, Digipaint Animation, Procreate Painter , Final Cut Pro, Peak, Adobe Premeire, and Quicktime VR Studio.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:

I've lived and worked in Ireland, Scotland, and India, and have visited 22 countries on 5 continents. Travel, volunteer work, and meeting people from all over the world is my biggest love. I also enjoy languages (working knowledge of Spanish and German, and able to scrape by in Hindi, Portuguese, Italian, and French.)