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I have been a visual thinker for as long as I can remember, always doodling with pen or crayon. At the age of six I announced my intention to be a professional artist and was given private art lessons at the recommendation of my first grade teacher. But I’ve always loved the rhythm of words and the power of “st… Read More
I have been a visual thinker for as long as I can remember, always doodling with pen or crayon. At the age of six I announced my intention to be a professional artist and was given private art lessons at the recommendation of my first grade teacher. But I’ve always loved the rhythm of words and the power of “storying,” too. I began to read before the age of four, was writing poetry when I was eight, keeping a journal when I was ten, and soon writing weekly ghost stories for my middle school newspaper. In high school I managed several school publications and in my second year of college won a scholarship that gave me the opportunity to work with poets Bertram Minkham and John Logan and novelist, Joyce Carol Oates at the Cranbrook Institute one summer before transferring to art school where I studied graphic design, advertising, and illustration and minored in creative writing.

After a successful corporate career in publishing and marketing communications, I returned to graduate school at the University of Michigan where I earned my M.A. in Televisual Arts with a focus in film and video production. I went on from there to receive a Ph.D. in Persuasive Rhetoric and Media Criticism from Wayne State University in Detroit and since 2001 have taught and mentored many other writers, filmmakers, and artists at a number of colleges and universities in and around Detroit, Winston-Salem NC, Boston, and Miami.

In my professional life, I've created marketing materials for clients that include Xerox, Bell & Howell, Saturn Car Company, Proquest Learning Corporation, University of Michigan Medical Center, Michigan State Unviersity, Michigan State Historical Department, Educational Resources, Inc., Gale-Cengage Publishing, Miami youth symphonies, and more. I have also participated in creative works in performance, video, and multimedia at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Salem College of NC, the University of Miami, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and with other filmmakers.

My expertise spans illustration, multimedia compositing, web content creation, journalism and PR and uses my studio skills (including illustration and advanced work in Photoshop), promotional copywriting, scriptwriting, video work, corporate publishing, and academic experiences.

My firm specializes in arts and humanities non-profits, innovative business startups, and business-to-business messaging but has also effectively marketed to audiences served by corporate, retail, and public sectors. In addition, I develop branding and identity for companies and, using interactive point of purchase and pull-marketing strategies, have refined the communications of firms who sell their products to such broad-based markets as car buyers, parents and educators, music lovers, and Internet users. Read Less
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    Khangeroo @khanger.com — Miami Beach, FL, USA
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    University Of Miami — Coral Gables, FL, USA
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While I have extensive training in drawing and painting, most of my current illustrative work is digital, sometimes created first as physical collages then scanned, other times combining filtered photography and vector drawing in intensive layering in Photoshop. My work is highly editorial and I enjoy combining ne… Read More
While I have extensive training in drawing and painting, most of my current illustrative work is digital, sometimes created first as physical collages then scanned, other times combining filtered photography and vector drawing in intensive layering in Photoshop. My work is highly editorial and I enjoy combining new images, portraiture, historical snapshots, and textured surfaces. Read Less
My video work, like my illustration and photography, is heavily layered and makes use of still images as much as moving footage. I am trained in film and video production and scriptwriting with a masters degree from the University of Michigan but my preferred work has a poetic and experimental emphasis on post-pro… Read More
My video work, like my illustration and photography, is heavily layered and makes use of still images as much as moving footage. I am trained in film and video production and scriptwriting with a masters degree from the University of Michigan but my preferred work has a poetic and experimental emphasis on post-production. I can art direct, script, and/or edit your video. I can also take your archival footage and create impressive presentations from it for a variety of other uses. My video clients have included the University of Michigan Department of Dance, PBS, Salem College (NC), University of Michigan Medical Center, South Florida Youth Symphony, Taylor Graphica, Saturn Car Company, Wayne State Television, and more.

The work that I do with Photoshop is illustrative in nature. I have been teaching a course in Adobe compositing techniques at the University of Miami now for three years now, and have developed as an expert in editorial approaches to photographic imagery. I would not describe myself as a photographer, though I do produce excellent candid shots in business and casual environments. In original photography, I specialize in a behind-the-scenes approach to people on location, but my real talent is in photo illustration and the enhancement of your existing current and archival photos. I trained as a field videographer and am attentive to natural lighting and relaxed environments and my extensive work in journalism as a creative director along with graduate study in metaphor and symbolism has made me quick to find the most effective way to communicate your written content visually. Read Less
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