Sandy Harned

based in Louisville, Kentucky

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite  –  Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, XD, Premiere Pro

Communication  –  Slack, Spatial.chat, Teams, WebEx, Zoom

Marketing –  Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Mailchimp

Presentation  –  ATEM switchers, Google Suite, Hype 5, iWork Suite including Keynote, MS Office including Powerpoint, OBS, Streamyard, Vimeo, Youtube

Task Management  –  Airtable, Asana, Basecamp 3, Cognito Forms, Wufoo Forms

Theatrical  – Vectorworks Spotlight, Lightwright

Web Development – Bootstrap, Brackets, CSS, C-Panel, Divi Visual Builder, Filemaker Pro, FP Web Direct, Github, Javascript (including Node.js), MAMP, PHP, Python, VSCode, WooCommerce, WordPress

Net Tango Inc

Account and Project Manager | September 2021 – present

 

Prestige AV & Creative Services 

Digital Content Manager | April 2021 – September 2021

Other Roles | September 2018 – April 2021

  • Design and creation of multiple conference and virtual event sites using WordPress and Divi Builder.
  • Designing graphic content for virtual events including backgrounds, lower-thirds, and logo overlays
  • Creating and maintaining internal and external company documents with InDesign
  • Editing event content and weekly video blog videos for multiple clients using Premier Pro
  • Creating mobile-responsive order forms for Exhibit AV equipment and Hanging Sign rentals
  • Coordinating with Project Managers to assess staffing, equipment and logistics needs for all events at Kentucky Venues or Louisville area events, utilizing Prestige staff, Freelance, and Union crews
  • Creating ballroom rigging plots for KICC events using Vectorworks
  • Project Managing events from virtual bourbon auctions to large-scale conferences, meetings and galas

Deckel & Moneypenny Exhibits 

Project Manager | July 2016 – September 2018

  • Corporate Conference and National Sales Meeting management, budgeting, logistics and onsite supervision of all production, exhibit, and AV aspects
  • Advised on rigging requirements for multiple trade show exhibit installations, provided detailed rigging and AV plans for trade shows and conferences using Vectorworks CAD
  • Creation and management of event schedules for Delo Truck tours throughout the US and Canada, directing Chevron distributor hosts on event planning, support, and execution of Delo Truck tour events.
  • Renegotiated Delo Truck tour equipment and driver contracts, coordinated maintenance, DOT requirements and Customs paperwork as needed, while staying under budget
  • Revamped, redesigned and maintained WooCommerce site for Chevron Portable Exhibit Properties, providing troubleshooting assistance to customers as needed
  • Redesigned and managed WooCommerce registration system for the Chevron Reliability Maintenance Conference using Stripe payment processing

Louisville Ballet        

Production Manager | July 2015 – June 2016

  • Planned, budgeted, built, and installed scenic designs safely and efficiently, managed the design schedule and adapted designs into construction drawings
  • Coordinated load-ins, changeovers, and load outs with local IATSE crew at KCA venues
  • Worked with local artists to translate their pieces for the stage, devising methods for safe transportation and efficient installation
  • Planning, Installation, and execution of production elements for Louisville Ballet events

ZFX Flying Effects     

Special Projects Manager | May 2014 – June 2015

  • Managed all marketing needs, including coordination and maintenance of the ZFX website throughout a mobile responsive redesign.
  • Maintained Shopify e-commerce site and managed store inventory
  • Planned and supervised tradeshow booth designs, logistics, installation, and management
  • Created flyers and instructional documents using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign
  • Completed ZFX flying harness manuals, writing copy and producing illustrations for publication, working closely with Mindsalt Design (now Relay Design) on art direction

    Prestige AV & Creative Services 

    Project Manager | September 2018 – May 2019; Operations Manager | May 2019 – April 2021; Digital Content Manager | April 2021 – September 2021

    • Coordinating KY Venues events and staffing in multiple Louisville area venues
    • Working with Project Managers to assess staffing, equipment and logistics needs for all events at Kentucky Venues or Louisville area events
    • Arranging logistics for equipment moving between Prestige Cincinatti locations and Louisville venues
    • Hiring and coordinating staffing for all Louisville area PAVCS events, utilizing Prestige staff, Freelance, and Union crews
    • Creating ballroom rigging plots for KICC events using Vectorworks
    • Project Managing events such as the Art of Bourbon annual bourbon auction for the Speed Art Museum
    • Assisting Creative Department as needed with website and graphic design for Virtual Events
    • Acting as a show crew member when needed, typically as Lighting 2 Technician or Graphics and Playback Operator

    Deckel & Moneypenny Exhibits 

    Project Manager | July 2016 – September 2018

    • Corporate Conference and National Sales Meeting management, budgeting, logistics and onsite supervision of all production, exhibit, and AV aspects
    • Advised on rigging requirements for multiple trade show exhibit installations, provided detailed rigging and AV plans for trade shows and conferences using Vectorworks CAD
    • Creation and management of event schedules for Delo Truck tours throughout the US and Canada, directing Chevron distributor hosts on event planning, support, and execution of Delo Truck tour events.
    • Renegotiated Delo Truck tour equipment and driver contracts, coordinated maintenance, DOT requirements and Customs paperwork as needed, while staying under budget
    • Revamped, redesigned and maintained WooCommerce site for Chevron Portable Exhibit Properties, providing troubleshooting assistance to customers as needed
    • Redesigned and managed WooCommerce registration system for the Chevron Reliability Maintenance Conference using Stripe payment processing

    Louisville Ballet        

    Production Manager | July 2015 – June 2016

    • Planned, budgeted, built, and installed scenic designs safely and efficiently, managed the design schedule and adapted designs into construction drawings
    • Coordinated load-ins, changeovers, and load outs with local IATSE crew at KCA venues
    • Worked with local artists to translate their pieces for the stage, devising methods for safe transportation and efficient installation
    • Planning, Installation, and execution of production elements for Louisville Ballet events

    ZFX Flying Effects     

    Special Projects Manager | May 2014 – June 2015

    • Managed all marketing needs, including coordination and maintenance of the ZFX website throughout a mobile responsive redesign.
    • Maintained Shopify e-commerce site and managed store inventory
    • Planned and supervised tradeshow booth designs, logistics, installation, and management
    • Created flyers and instructional documents using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign
    • Completed ZFX flying harness manuals, writing copy and producing illustrations for publication, working closely with Mindsalt Design (now Relay Design) on art direction

    Columbia Artists Management International       

    Advance Master Electrician | July 2014 – May 2014

    • Advanced all lighting plots and required effects for Moscow National Ballet and Shanghai Ballet tours through the continental US and Canada.
    • Installed, focused and updated all lighting cues to adapt to venues with varying capacities throughout the US and Canada

    ZFX Flying Effects     

    Flying Director / Production Coordinator | January 2007 – June 2013

     

    • Rigged and choreographed flying effects for over 300 productions, leading professional, amateur and student crews and performers
    • Designed unique flying systems when needed, using existing system components to increase the mechanical advantage in order to fly heavier items
    • Lead flying system installs and show flying teams for international productions in South Korea, Canada, Guam, China, and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
    • As Production Coordinator, advanced contracted productions and worked closely with clients to ensure their satisfaction with ZFX services. I coordinated organizational needs, equipment builds and trouble-shooting with all departments, and tracked scheduling of Flying Directors and equipment inventory.

    Javascript Books To-Be-Read Project

    Code Louisville Javascript Spring/Summer 2021 – View on Glitch

    Recently, I noticed that my TBR pile has been growing. Either I’m working on other projects or have gotten new books to distract me, so quite a few have remained in the pile for some time. This gave me the idea to make a TBR app to track all of my To-Be-Read books and how long I’ve left them languishing in the stack – hopefully prompting me to start reading them sooner.

    For my Project, I created an app that can retrieve information from the Google Books API and store them in a To Be Read stack on the page. Current books are stored in a JSON file accessible through a Node/Express JS internal API, and populated automatically when the page loads.

    Python Cover Letter Checker Project

    Code Louisville Python Winter/Spring 2021 – View Repo on GitHub

    For this project, I created a terminal run app that can compare a saved job listing to a stored list of popular keywords, and return matches. The user can then scan their cover letter (saved as .txt file) to check for appropriate matches and other frequent cover letter issues. It can also find alternate options for overused words using PyDictionary.

    UX/UI Book Club App Project

    Code Louisville UX Fall/Winter 2020 – View Case Study

    Our prompt for thsi project was to take a hobby and imagine an app for that hobby, then perform User Researc and Testing, from Affinity to Journey Mapping. I created my app user flow using Adobe XD, and ran several User Testing scenarios, using user feedback to iterate and improve on the app idea. I created a Google Slides Case Study presentation to show my findings.

    Education and Professional Development

    B.A. Theatre, University of Missouri-Columbia

    Code Louisville – Javascript Cohort – Spring/Summer 2021 – View Final Project on Glitch

    Code Louisville – Python Development Cohort – Winter/Spring 2021 – View Final Project Repo

    Code Louisville – UX Research and Development Cohort – Fall 2020  – View Final Project

    Code Louisville – PHP Development Cohort – Winter 2017

    Code Louisville – Front End Development Cohort – Winter 2016

    Designlab UX Research and Strategy Course – Summer 2016

    Adobe Illustrator Daily Creative Challenges -Spring/Summer 2020  – View Challenges on Behance