Social Media Resume

Eric P Gustafson Jr.


Contact

gustafep [at] dukes [dot] jmu [dot] edu

Profile

Eric will graduate with the class of 2011 at James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in two majors. They are Media Arts & Design with a concentration in Converged Media, and Spanish. The two unique fields of study give him a diverse background and many potential benefits to employers. He enjoys graphic and web design, Spanish language and culture, as well as traveling.

Quotes

“Eric has been an extremely valuable asset as a Function 4 employee. He quickly grasped Yahoo! Small Business tools and was able to manage our inventory and online sales in no time. His no-fear mentality and will to learn, are qualities you don’t find every day.” –Nathan Sampson, Manager, Function 4 Sports

“With a diverse population in this area [Leesburg, VA], having Eric readily available made communication a breeze with customers as well as employees. Communicating in a foreign language can be hard enough, but conveying proper body language and tone of voice as well, is what really makes him special.” –Genie Nichols, Manager, Old Navy

“Having just hired Eric to do our flier and web design for the band [Mr. Chow’s Gravy Train], I expect to see an increase in attendance as well as web following. Eric has a talent for design and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with him.” -Sean Early, Band Manager, “Mr. Chow’s Gravy Train”

Experience

Function 4 Sports, Harrisonburg, VA- In addition to snowboard sales, rentals, and tuning, Eric managed Function 4’s sister company, Galactic Snow Sports‘ online inventory. Using Y! Small Business in conjunction with Channel Advisor, he was able to upload new items, adjust actual inventory and monitor sales for galacticsnowsports.com, one of the largest online snow sports stores on the Internet.

Mr. Chow’s Gravy Train, Leesburg, VA- Eric is currently in the process of designing fliers (per show) for a local band out of Leesburg, VA. In the future he plans on completely redesigning their existing website, while continuing flier design.

Skills

Eric has experience with a variety of social media including: professional blogs, wikis, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, del.icio.us, etc.  He is capable of working with Mac OSX, Windows (any version), and Linux operating systems.  He has a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite CS4 & 5 with programs such as- Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver.  Eric also is skilled with Apple software such as iMovie and Garage Band.  Eric has over 10 years experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  He is also fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish.

Multimedia

Melon Art Project

My Photoshopped Version of "The Yellow Cow," created strictly from the fruits and vegetables in the image above

Original Painting by Franz Marc

Magazine Cover

Web Page Redesign

Irriturf Home

A video I edited of myself snowboarding

 

 

 

 

A professional blog I did for a SMAD class illustrating the use of social media and web2.0 techniques in today’s extreme sports environment, specifically snowboarding.

Social Media Meets Extreme Sports Blog

Spanish Writing Sample on “Motorcycle Diaries”

Diarios de Motocicleta

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