Dalahus

Professional

March 31, 2005

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Web Sites|Articles|RESUME

Publishing technology and workgroup authority with over 10 years experience in managing a diverse array of pre-press, imaging and workflow strategies. Proven leadership skills as department head responsible for staffing, budgeting and compliance. Fluent in all aspects of digital asset management, online imaging networks and related services & media. Specialist in team-based technology projects.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

iGavel
Wynnewood, PA
Design and Photography Consultation, 2005
Assistance with photography, web design and backend management of online art & antique auction business.

Nucleus Imaging
New York, NY
Digital Asset Management Consultation, 2003-2005
Configured and budgeted digital photography systems studio, staffing and equipment. Designed and implemented imaging workflow processes and client-side image database. On-going training and support.

Color Edge Capture
New York, NY
Digital Asset Management Consultation, 2003
Managed content, website and workflow for high-end advertising and fashion digital photography capture and rental studio. Assisted in systems and client migration for corporate merger. Clients include: Cardinal Health Care, George Lange Photography, Avon and Maidenform

Digital Imaging Magazine
New York, NY
Contributing Writer, 2002-2003
Feature articles, reviews and profiles on publishing technology for bi-monthly imaging and pre-press industry magazine. Articles include: “Eye On Color”, an overview of concepts, techniques and real-world application of advanced color management in a digital pre-press, design or photo studio and “Pro Retailer”, a profile of Foto Care, a leading Manhattan digital workflow and Photography solutions provider.

Sotheby’s, Inc.
New York, NY
1996-2002

Director of Photography, 2001-2002
Head of Sotheby’s Photography and Pre-Press Studios, responsible for all aspects of operations, budget and staff.

  • Supervised photography of fine and decorative art for catalogues, Sothebys.com and collateral material
  • Converted 12 photo studios from film to digital
  • Developed image server structure, workflow and created file tracking/asset management database
  • Established color proofing standards, trained art specialists in digital workflow and facilitated ongoing refinements of process
  • Managed staff of 15 photographers and 5 digital prepress operators

Director, Digital Photography, 1999-2002
Manager of digital photography for Sotheby’s start-up Internet division.

  • Appointed as core member of Sothebys.com launch team
  • Conceived and executed design for high-volume digital studio in converted warehouse space
  • Implemented efficient workflow to process and upload 200+ images/day
  • Hired and managed staff of 6 photographers and 3 digital image editors

Senior Manager, Catalogue Design, 1996-1999
Supervisor of graphic design group for Sotheby’s North American auction catalogues.

  • Maintained rigorous schedule for fast-paced production environment, producing 150+ catalogues annually
  • Revamped workflow and file management, upgraded servers and computers
  • Hired and managed designers

Time Warner, Book-of-the-Month Club
New York, NY
1992-1996

Design Technologies Administrator
Senior member of digital production staff, responsible for production of Book-of-the-Month Club catalogues, magazines and books.

  • Creation and maintenance of Quark XPress templates and style sheets
  • Photo retouching and color correction.
  • Established rudimentary digital photography system
  • Technical support for staff of 50+ users; training in QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop and general Macintosh system use.


EDUCATION

The School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
Advanced electronic publishing and graphics

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
BFA Sculpture & Printmaking
Art History minor

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