Darshann Smyth

darshann@starlyght.com

OBJECTIVE: To apply my many skills and talents.

SKILLS:

 
  • Computers - Windows and Mac
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point
  • PhotoShop, Illustrator, Corel, Fireworks
  • Dreamweaver, GoLive, raw HTML.
  • Some CSS, DHTML, Javascript.
  • Digital, 3-D, animated graphic creation
  • Excellent User Interface
  • Interesting, unique graphics/ layouts.
  • Fast-loading, clean graphics.
  • Written copy, content in any style.
  • Cross-browser/platform safe sites.
  • Problem solving, fine attention to detail.
  • Adapting quickly to new clients/arenas.
  • Communicating and mediating.
  • Researching online and offline.
  • Familiar with Internet marketing
  • Entertainment Industry experience.


PORTFOLIO URL:
www.starlyght.com

EXPERIENCE:

Web Designer, Webmaster and Web Content Writer
Star Lyght Desygn
Mountain View, CA 1997 - 2006 Self-owned freelance business.
Perform all business and administrative tasks. Create all written content and graphics.
Design, develop and manage numerous web sites. Subcontracted to larger web companies.

Political Fund-Raiser & Educator
Fund for Public Interest Research Los Angeles, CA 2004-2006 The Original Canvassers.
Raised money and awareness by going door-to-door. Best fund-raiser in LA, US top-ten.
Re-wrote/arranged marketing materials for optimum response. Maintained detailed records.
Managed team of co-workers in the field. Assisted Directors in-house. Worked autonomously.

Personal/Writer's Assistant & Webmaster
White Mountain Company (Michael Tolkin) LA, CA 2002-2003 Screenwriter of The Player.
Organized and ran household and two offices. Booked & coordinated all lecture events.
Read and analyzed scripts. Ran errands.
Worked independently. Maintained website.

Web Manager and Events Coordinator
The Yoga Solution San Jose, CA 1997 - 2001 Full-service Yoga Company
Designed, developed, marketed and maintained company site, including an e-commerce store.
Planned, supervised retreats and special events. Coordinated with facilities, talent and guests.

Theatre Lighting Technician
TheatreWorks Menlo Park, CA 1997 - 2000
Award-winning Professional Theatre.
Assisted light designer. Performed lighting pre-check. Operated follow spot, light board.

Assistant Director
Vegetarian Country
Palo Alto, CA 1998 Three-camera variety cooking show.
Supervised pre-production and production. Interfaced between set, crew and director.

Technical Writer - Buyer/Planner
Rock Shox Inc.
San Jose, CA 1995 - 1997 World leader in mountain bike shocks.
Started in Admin. Promoted to Buyer. Edited, wrote technical copy for manuals.

Maintained 'Just in Time' inventory. Responsible for thousands of dollars per day.

Current Events Writer and Office Assistant
Florida House of Representatives Democrat Majority Office
Tallahassee, FL 1994
Compiled and summarized daily news articles for Congress. Assisted legislative analysts.
Covered front desk, multi-line phone. General office assistant duties.

Production Intern
Quest Studios
The Dream Trap Universal Studios, FL 1989 Feature starring Kristy Swanson
General PA duties. Assisted the script supervisor. Supported the art department.
Dressed the set.
Created or bought props and set dressings. Assisted actors.

EDUCATION:

B.F.A. in Film & Television - Florida State University Film School 1993 Cum Laude GPA 3.9