Resume

GARY L. GEHMAN
32 E. Coulter St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144-2218

(215) 843-8438
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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS

For more than 15 years, providing professional visualization, technical writing and user interface design 
and content production services to the video, information and publishing communities.



EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT

August 2004 present
Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Webmaster, Justice Talking

Responsible for content creation, architecture, maintenance and expansion of websites for Justice Talking (a NPR radio show), Justice Learning, and a variety of allied technology initiatives. Adapted and migrated .ASP/Access in-house web service infrastructure to .ASP SQL Server, commercially hosted service. Routinized and standardized ongoing development procedures, customer service and security practices and established new benchmarks for performance and reliability. Regularly participated in planning and production of weekly radio debate show. Performed duties of in-house photographer and videographer. Trained and supervised student interns. Member of APPC building committee, assisting with specification and design of production facilities & environmental security.
 
 

September 2003 - April 2004
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Free-lance IT/AV Support Specialist


Routine maintenance, configuration and problem resolution of Huntsman Hall intelligent classrooms. Customer support and assistance. Event videography, transcoding; audio and video teleconferencing. Inventory control, documentation of issues and their resolution. Other tasks as assigned or appropriate.
 
 

April 2002 - Present
Magic Bullet Communications, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Independent Digital Media Producer


Videography and DVD production for information, entertainment and documentary applications. Web development, multimedia graphic, visualization and programming services for commercial, marketing and end-user customers.
 
 

October 1999 - April 2002
RAVISENT Technologies, Inc. Malvern, PA
Technical Documentation Manager


Performed all aspects of product and end-user documentation for consumer and OEM-focused PC video software products.  Wrote, illustrated and produced print and electronic documents.  Participated in User Interface design, product development, quality assurance, marketing collateral generation, e-commerce web site.  Supervised and directed the activities of other technical writers.  Organized and managed subcontractors for product globalization.  Authored, edited and prepared marketing white papers and patent applications for new technology developments.  Developed and implemented company-wide standards for product documentation.  Participated in steering committee for Fast Cycle Time (FCT), a derivative of TQM process management.
 
 

September 1997 - October 1999
Magic Bullet Communications, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Freelance Multimedia Producer


Multimedia graphic, visualization and programming services for commercial, marketing and end-user customers.  Comprehensive services to support internet, intranet and CD-ROM delivery of technical, sales or training data with maximum impact and appeal.
 
 

January 1997 - September 1997
LightMedia Interactive, Corp. Upper Darby, PA
Director of Design


Lead strategic role in software/hardware/internet startup developing telecommunications solutions for the utility industry.  Developed graphical user interfaces for television-based Internet delivery system.  Performed liaison with strategic and industry partners (utility industry, hardware, software, and service providers).  Lead technologist role in developing a large-scale, business-to-business intranet value package.  Evaluated and selected appropriate web technologies, development tools, languages and protocols.  Organized, directed and supervised the work of junior programmers, web developers.
 
 

February 1995 - January 1997
WRc, Inc. Huntingdon Valley, PA
Senior Developer, Interactive Multimedia


Designed and produced multimedia CD-ROM information and training products for an international consulting engineering company.  Organized and managed large scale projects involving thousands of photographic and diagrammatic elements; designed and implemented a modular multimedia delivery system capable of quick, easy internationalization and customization.

Supervised the work of graphic artists and junior programmers.  Performed liaison with national water environmental bodies and European environmental organizations.  Provided consultation and support of company information infrastructure including Internet connectivity and groupware.
 
 

1st Quarter 1995
Public Release of "Brenda * The Batch Renderer" (final v. 2.2)


Wrote and released to Shareware distribution an image processing tool for color analysis and palette optimization, and subsequent batch rendering. Brenda * The Batch Renderer has been selected for publication in several CD-ROM collections, including "The Encyclopedia of Graphic File Formats" and "The Official Netscape Power User's Toolkit."
 
 

1st Quarter 1990 ­ 1st Quarter 1995
Magic Bullet Communications, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Free-lance contract documenter/illustrator


Authorship, design and illustration of User's Manuals, online help systems, etc. Provided full range of documentation services including planning, procedure determination, technical writing, technical illustration, page layout and production. Clients included:
 
 

November 1990 ­ October 1991
Context Systems, Inc. Hatboro, PA
Contract Applications Programmer ­ Our House interactive software


Artist/Illustrator and applications programmer for software products destined for CDTV (Commodore Dynamic Total Vision) CD-ROM based multimedia platform. Duties spanning range of basic consultation services, image and animation design and execution, interactivity screen design and program implementation.
 
 

July 1989 ­ March 1990
DX Imaging Lionville, PA
Service Documentation Editor ­ Electrostatic Master Proofer


As supervising editor for DuPont/Xerox joint research project, coordinated the efforts of a technical documentation team consisting of seven writers and three illustrators.

Set styles and formats for publication. Set schedules, reviewed and edited service materials including product description, Operator's and Installation manuals, Parts Lists, Repair and Troubleshooting manuals. Wrote Introduction and product description, drew finished product renderings, functional and physical diagrams.
 
 

April 1986 ­ July 1989
Dept. of Journalism, Temple University Philadelphia, PA
Computer Systems Manager/Graphics Lab Instructor


Researched, specified, installed and maintained computer equipment for Dept. of Journalism. Designed and produced user manuals and tutorials for classroom instruction.

Developed curriculum and taught classes in Desktop Publishing and Advanced Computer Graphics. Instructed and supervised graduate and undergraduate students in graphic composition and presentation techniques, printers' specifications, all facets of prepublication prep work. Instructed and supervised students in use of graphics microcomputers and applications, typesetting, camera work, etc.
 
 

LANGUAGE SKILLS


English:

Web: Computer:
 

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE BACKGROUND


DOS/PC:

Other:
 

EDUCATION


May 1984, - B.A. Radio-Television-Film,
School of Communications & Theater, Temple University, Phila. PA
 

REFERENCES AND SAMPLES


Available upon request.
 
 

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