Melissa Camero Ainslie
, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
January 2009 - Present: VP of Production.
- Executive oversight of over 25 concurrent projects, including oversight of Project Management team to ensure that projects are scheduled properly and deadlines are met.
- Resource allocation across the agency, spanning across two offices and over 30 employees and outsource vendors.
- Work with Account team to develop marketing initiatives for a wide variety of clients and ensure exceptional execution.
- Revamp existing Production process to create a more streamlined and efficient workflow.
- Manage internal and client budgets by producing estimates and production plans that meet client objectives and marketing strategies.
January 2007 - January 2009: Production Manager.
Barnes & Noble, SparkNotes.com
- Handle multiple schedules and track changes for multiple projects, ensuring all deliverables and deadlines are met on time.
- Allocate resources on a project and daily basis, ensuring that resources are neither over-tasked, nor under-tasked.
- Work on a daily basis with Account team to monitor the movement of projects through the various phases of discovery, design, development, and deployment.
- React swiftly to problems as they occur; foresee and mitigate project risks before they happen.
- Coordinate closely with business development staff and client services to develop accurate, saleable estimates for proposals.
- Alongside department heads, manage and develop relationships with outside contractors for overflow work.
, New York, NY.
June 2006 - December 2006: Interaction Designer.
- Develop conceptual ideas to expand SparkNotes brand, and translate those ideas into detailed user scenarios, wireframes, and prototypes to effectively communicate conceptualized ideas
- Ensure user experience is formulated to achieve the goals of the online entity
- Develop, write, and produce strategy for projects of all types and sizes
- Design and implement common user interface standards, system usability guidelines, design guidelines, HTML page design and management, and development methodologies
- Determine the look and feel of the site, including layout, graphics, and house ads; Implement the web design parameters, style guides and visual standards
July 2005 - May 2006: Web Producer.
- Devise and build in Perl and PHP a mobile component for online study guides, which allows users to query data via mobile device (www.sparknotes.com/mobile/)
- Test usability of site and maintain cross-browser functionality
- Work closely with Director of Technology to improve Information Architecture
, New York, NY.
September 2004 - July 2005: Database Administrator.
- Manage and update an extensive database for large publishing company (www.workman.com)
- Edit and update graphics for website
- Act as liaison for supplier websites, such as Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com,
- Hand-code and proofread HTML and CSS for Workman's Page-A-Day© Calendars (www.pageaday.com).
Ubiquity Labs, dodgeball.com
, New York, NY.
May 2004 – January 2005: Content Producer.
- Responsible for maintenance of cityguide contents over 10 cities for a
mobile location-based service that facilitates contact amongst friends in urban
NYU Tisch Computer Information Technology Department
June - August 2004: Freelance Graphic Designer, Content Manager.
- Create and modify graphics for NYU’s Tisch School web site (tisch.nyu.edu)
- Edit and manage content for undergraduate and graduate departments
Creative Arts Team
, New York, NY.
September 2003 – June 2004: Administrative Assistant, Graphic Designer.
- Design and produce layout of promotional materials for distribution among
board members and current and prospective clients.
- Devise and implement an electronic database for an existing library of
The Ad Club of Greater Boston
. Boston, MA.
May – August 2002: Hatch Awards Intern.
- Project managed a major New England advertising awards show with 500 attendees
- Compiled and managed an electronic database of over 1500 awards entries.
- Designed and developed a 300-page awards book and worked on its production.
- Collaborated with coordination of networking events for advertising industry.
- Managed images for existing web site.
Interactive Telecommunications Program. New York, NY.
September 2003 – May 2005.
- Devise and produce a spatial annotation of public space project using cameraphones
- Program assorted applications using Semacode technology (semacode.org).
- Design and program a photo sharing application for cameraphones.
- Collaborated in the development of a visual database of personal spatial
annotation with a map interface.
- Develop photo sharing web site using a MySQL database and Perl.
- Design and program prototype of a physical installation using PIC microchip.
- Storyboard, draw, and animate using Flash MX, AffterEffects, and iStopMotion (animations).
Languages: Fluent in Spanish, Conversational Italian
MySQL, Perl, PHP, Pic Basic Pro, Smarty, UNIX, XML
Software: Photoshop, Image Ready, Illustrator, AfterEffects, QuarkXPress,
Director, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft
Office Suite, iStopMotion, Motion
New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program
Master's degree, May 2005.
Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Art History. May 2003, Summa Cum Laude.
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society(2003), Lambda Pi Eta: National
Communications Honor Society (2003), Dean’s List, First Honors (all semesters)
Undergraduate Thesis: "Women's Perceptions of Flirtatious Nonverbal Behavior: The Effects of Alcohol Consumption and Physical Attractiveness"
Southern Communication Journal
, Vol. 72, No. 1, January-March 2007, pp. 21-35
Artwork: “Starry Night on the Rhone, Paper Sculpture” Art
History Transformed, School Arts Magazine. May 1999.