Alan Smith

Edward Eslami

Art Director

Work Experience

Owner, Quadrivia Productions

NYC & Stamford, CT, 1996 – Present

Produce 3D animations and stills for industrial design, develop websites, create compliant pharmaceutical emails (works will all browsers, email clients for the past ten years), create responsive pharmaceutical emails (for recent browsers and mobile devices), create video and print presentations, and design custom rugs. Published projects include advertising collateral, reports, videos, websites, and books. Professionally train corporate clients to use Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Macintosh OS, print production workflow, networking, Filemaker Pro, and other Macintosh computer programs. Consulted on software/hardware purchases for some clients.

Art Director, Complete Learning Solutions

NYC & Connecticut, 2008 – 2015

Create websites, brochures, flyers, flash animations, web-based advertising, logos, lapel pins, and business cards for a conglomerate of companies based out of New York City. Maintain and follow corporate identity standards for multiple educational institutions when creating custom marketing materials. Develop a system for sales reps to request customized, compliant documentation online. Develop and manage a database containing over nine thousand courses for online and print use. Update and maintain standards for the company's online course offerings, including translating between different SCORM-compliant LMS. Provide technical support for hundreds of students.

Art Director, NEAAT/Redwood Education

Waterbury, CT, 2007 – 2008

Designed technical 2D and 3D graphics for computer-based training. Created animations using Flash and Maya to virtually illustrate various practical and theoretical concepts. Created templates and designs for LMS and CMS databases. Managed corporate identity and design standards. Created marketing materials and shot photographs/videos for instructional materials. Designed web-based training courses used by various military, commercial, and government agencies for fiber optic, FCC, electronics, and SmartHome certifications.

Lecturer, University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT, 1997 – 2007

Taught CAD, interactive media, and graphics to design majors using Maya and the Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, etc.). Trained students in IronCAD, Vellum, QuarkXPress, and form•Z. Taught traditional skills such as spatial relationships, color theory, and various 2D skills, including drawing, graphic design, painting, and typography. Maintained the computer labs in the design department. Helped students prepare their projects for entry into competitions that garnered the University of Bridgeport many national awards. Faculty Advisor to the Anime Club and Scribe.

Instructor, MACH (Music and Arts Center for Humanities)

Bridgeport, CT, Summers 2001 – 2004

Taught high school-age children how to create websites using GoLive. Instructed them in 3D modeling using form•Z. Helped them with their professional development.

Apple Evangelist

Philadelphia, 1992

Developed a presentation on Macintosh productivity solutions for Higher Education Markets. Created print media for numerous projects. Coordinated the creation and distribution of a kit slated for national release among Apple Student Reps.

Apple Student Representative

F&M College, 1990 – 1992

Provided technical support and information about Apple products to student body. Reported user feedback from Franklin and Marshall College students to Apple Computer.

Blue and White

F&M College, 1990 – 1992

Published over twenty articles concerning how to make Macintosh programs easier to understand and use in the campus newspaper.

Computing Consultant

F&M College, 1989 – 1992

Conducted troubleshooting, fixed, and provided information about Macintosh and VAX computers at Franklin and Marshall College Computing Center.

Speaker Support at Educom

Atlanta, GA, 1990

Helped presenters at Educom conference for Apple Computer in Atlanta, GA; created and edited presentations and set up computer projection systems.

Key Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Maya
  • After Effects
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Flash
  • WordPress
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Final Cut Pro


Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY, Spring 1994 – Fall 1996

Masters of Industrial Design, February 1997 Graduate

Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA, Fall 1988 – Spring 1992

Physics Major, Premed concentration, May 1992 Graduate

Tohoku Gakuin University

Sendai, Japan, Fall 1991

Senior Year First Semester at Franklin and Marshall College, Exchange Program