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lesliebass Additional contact information available upon request.

<multimedia journalist . web developer . designer . creator>



Web and Graphics Intern, Open Media Foundation – Sept. 2009-Present Create, design and present Web site mock ups and graphics to non-profit clients, assist in CSS template design for Drupal integration, update and edit Drupal sites and train clients on Drupal front-end. Revitalize the Digital Media Outreach Center as a University of Denver and Open Media partnership for student interns dedicated to developing digital solutions for non-profits.

Proficient: • Adobe Dreamweaver • Adobe Flash Moderate ActionScript 3.0 • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe InDesign • Adobe Photoshop • CSS • Panic Coda • Social media • Soundslides • Wordpress install • XHTML

Online and Multimedia Editor, University of Denver Clarion – March 2009-March 2010 Managed online workflow, including uploading and editing online and new media content. Created mock ups and oversaw Web site redesign for multimedia integration and design functionality, which increased pageviews by 8,500 a week. Won ninth place Best of Show for a small school Web site at National College Journalism Convention Feb. 2010. Former assistant news editor and former features editor; developed and assigned story ideas, designed weekly layout and managed eight staff writers. Web Intern, Smart Start Colorado – March 2008-June 2008 Chosen from class of 12 students to create content management system for early childhood education Web site. Utilized Coldfusion and MySQL to create a back-end for client site updates. Built interactive Flash map for information clearinghouse and met client standards for design and utility.

Moderate: • Apple GarageBand • Apple iMovie • Coldfusion • MySQL Basic: • Apple Final Cut Pro • Drupal • Basic PHP commands


• Attended the National College Journalism Convention in March 2008 and the National College Media Convention in Oct. 2009, hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press • Core Team event planner and group leader, University of Denver Diversity and Unity Retreat, Oct. 2009 • Head Resident Advisor, Union for Reform Judaism’s Kutz Campus leadership institute for high school students, Warwick, New York, June-Aug. 2010. Other positions held at Kutz: Senior Resident Advisor 2009, Resident Advisor 2007, Ambassador Supervisor 2006-2007, General Staff 2006. • Member, Society for Professional Journalists, DU chapter • Executive Team, University of Denver Hillel • Publicity Chair, University of Denver Queer Straight Alliance • Writer, University of Denver literary magazine Foothills • Member, Wellness Living and Learning Community

education B.A. Digital Media Studies, B.A. Journalism Studies University of Denver – Expected June 2010 Cumulative GPA 3.9. Selected twice for the Dean’s List. Received over $54,000 in university merit scholarships. Studied abroad as a Cherrington Global Scholar at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia in fall 2009.


• Palmer Hoyt Scholarship for journalism, awarded fall 2008 • Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars • Member, Alpha Lambda Delta honors society


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