MICHAEL A. MOSHER


Cell: (406) 570-4647     Email: michael@playactionphotos.com


~ Photographer / Photo-Graphics / Web-Designer / Manager ~

 

OBJECTIVE / PROFILE


10 + years experienced Event Photographer / Graphic Designer / Business Owner with excellent customer service, management, and creative design skills seeks to secure a position with a well established company.


SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS


[Graphic/Photo Editing] • Photoshop • Illustrator • Aperture • LightRoom • Apple iLife, MicroSoft Office Suite [Programming] • Dreamweaver • Flash • ImageReady • XHTML • CSS • SEO [Video/Audio/Animation] • Adobe Premier • Sound-Editing • iLife GarageBand • 3D Studio Max • PowerPoint

[Hardware] • DSLR Cameras, Studio Lighting, GreenScreen, Mac/PC platforms, iPad 2 Devices



EXPERIENCE


Business Owner / Event Photographer / Web Design / Sales / Manager            2002-2012
    

  1. Play Action Photos - Onsite Event Photography - Belgrade, Montana (5 Yr. Owner/Photographer)

  2. Crystal Images Photography - Big Sky, Montana - (6 month Seasonal Ski Resort Photographer)

  3. Life Touch - JC Penney’s Portrait Studios - Fargo, ND - (6 mo. Seasonal Portrait Photographer)

  4. SharpShooters Spectrum Imaging - Keystone, CO - (6 month Seasonal Ski Resort Photo-Manager)

  5. Best Of Times - Onsite Event Photography - Fargo, ND - (3 Year Event Photo / Start-up Partner)


Duties & Responsibilities:


  1. -On-Site Action / Studio Portrait Photographer; (Youth Sports, Children, Family, Singles / Adults)

  2. -Business owner managing ALL day-to-day operations; Photo-Product Design / Sales / Production / Editing / Packaging, Client relations, Advertising, Accounting (Payroll Taxes), Asset Management

  3. -Upload, edit, organize, design & prepare all graphic templates; Posters, Books, Collage Prints

  4. -Managed 2-15 Photographers / Sales Associates (per onsite events) Hired 80+ subcontractors

  5. -Designed / Developed 1st “VIEWING” touch-screen software for “View & Order” (10 yr. operational)

  6. -E-Campaigns, e-Newsletters, email marketing, website photo-sales & design/uploads - Event Photography Marketing Strategist - Tablet, iPad 2, Apps Testing, Mac Server DataBase development, Computer / Printer Networking



Free Lance Web Graphic Designer / E-Business Consultant                              2001-2002


  1. m2 / media marketing - Fargo, North Dakota / Denver, Colorado



Website / Radio Marketing Associate                                                                    2000-2001


Triad Broadcasting Group - Fargo, North Dakota


Duties & Responsibilities:


  1. -Sold Website marketing to 500 + local area businesses

  2. -Cold Calls, Hot lists, Walk-ins

  3. -Gave group PowerPoint sales presentations / assisted other Sales Associates



Web Designer / Developer / UI Designer / Information Architect                       1995-2000


  1. TRIP.com - Englewood, Colorado (Information Architect)

  2. GSA - Rocky Mountain Region - Public Buildings Service - Lakewood, CO. (Web Developer)

  3. AdverWorld.com - Fargo, North Dakota (Website Designer/Developer)

  4. Media Labs - Hewlett Packard - Louisville, Colorado (Graphics Designer)

  5. LodgeNet Entertainment - Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Multimedia Specialist)

Duties & Responsibilities:


- Website marketing, graphic design, web design, web development

  1. -Develop the Interactive User Interface Design / Guest room Lodging Industry

  2. -Web development for the government sector / Largest realtors in the world

  3. -Web designer/developer for ND’s largest web company / Over 12 K + Sites Sold

  4. -Information Architect - Trip.com / Creator of User Profile section, $1.5M newsletter




PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  1. Successfully owned / operated an Event Photography business 5+ years / Over $300K in Photo-Sales

  2. 100 + Events (ranging from State High School tournament, Fishing, Dog Shows, Youth Organizations)

  3. Received highest sales average (out of 140 stores) with Life Touch JC Penney’s Portrait Studios.

  4. Received highest sales average (out of 15 Photographers) with SharpShooters & Crystal Images.

  5. Brought in consistent, high revenue sales with Best Of Times, Fargo ND.

  6. Took top honors of my graduation class studying multimedia / advanced animation using 3D Studio Max and received 4 job offers before graduating at School of Communication Arts, Minneapolis MN.

  7. Took 1st place, 2nd place honors in local area Photo Contests.

  8. My original interactive multimedia system designed for LodgeNET Entertainment Company from back in 1995 are still in use today by over 7000+ hotel properties.




EDUCATION


Minnesota State University - Moorhead [Graphic Design / Fine Arts]                           1989-1993

- Moorhead, Minnesota

• Studied: Graphic Design, Mass Communications, Marketing, & Fine Arts


School of Communication Arts [Diploma]                                                                        1993-1994

- Minneapolis, Minnesota

  1. Studied: Advanced 3D-Animation / Interactive Multimedia Design




PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES


Peter Morgan [Loan Officer] (406)-388-4283 - Valley Bank of Belgrade

• 5+ years doing business with Valley Bank


Russ & Angie McDaniel [Principle / Coach] (406) 924-2513 / (406) 388-5469 - Belgrade High School

• 5+ years working at sporting events at the BHS gyms

• Personal clients, they have 2 boys in sports


Rick Phillips [Vice Principle - Athletic Director] (406) 924-2554 - Belgrade High School

• 5+ years working at sporting events at the BHS gyms

• Negotiation terms of contracts for my events with the Belgrade Booster Club


E.J. Clark [Chief Of Police] (406) 388-4262 - Belgrade Police Department

  1. 5+ years doing business with City of Belgrade • Client / Also photographed EJ’s entire staff of Law Enforcement Officers


Mark Beckman [Major HS Decision Maker] (406) 431-7245 | (406) 422-6010

Scott McDonald [Major HS Decision Maker] (406) 431-9784 | (406) 422-6010

- Montana High School Association

• 5+ years working directly with each at the State High School Tournaments

  1. Provided MHSA with bid proposals to secure Official Action Photographer Status at all State High School Tournaments






Michael A. Mosher    Cell: (406) 570-4647     Email: michael@playactionphotos.com