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Aharon Charnov


  • Skilled digital strategist able to create novel solutions for technology projects leveraging my background in education, web-technology, visual design, and management.



  • WORK EXPERIENCE



  • Merrill Lynch, New York, NY

  • Digital Marketing and Video Specialist

  • • Managed project to plan and redesign data architecture and storage facilities for departmental network
  • • Managed project to archive digital videos, graphics, and animations for online marketing campaigns
  • • Edited digital videos on financial information to create content for Merrill Lynch's YouTube channel
  • • Designed motion graphics to enhance videos, establish branding, and unify design requirements
  • July 2013 -
    February 2014



  • Blue Polo Interactive, New York, NY

  • Data Analyst

  • • Designed web-marketing campaigns: creation and implementation
  • • Conducted web analytics: research, crowd-sourced usability testing, and SEO • Managed software production project to meet enterprise goals and functionality
  • January 2013 -
    July 2013



  • Touro College, New York, NY

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: COMPUTER ANIMATION

  • • Designed detailed curricula and taught to enhance student learning and to facilitate accelerated mastery of concepts
  • • Taught classes in digital animation, character rigging, and video editing
  • • Directed project to create web-based streaming video tutorial system to reinforce and enrich student learning
  • January 2012 -
    August 2012



  • Chartoonz, New York, NY

  • OWNER

  • • Animated 3D videos and created elements for ipod/iphone games and apps
  • • Edited and animated visual presentations for corporate lectures and legal visualization presentations
  • • Designed web sites, brochures, catalogues, advertisements
  • • Established project timelines, scheduling, and managed client deliverables
  • • Coordinated client communications across multiple, overlapping projects with tight deadlines
  • • Built client network and outreach protocol to develop new customer base and maintain repeat business
  • • Designed, strategized, and facilitated web-based video solutions for client marketing initiatives
  • August 2007 -
    August 2012



  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

  • • Taught classes in digital animation, character rigging, and video editing
  • • Designed detailed curricula and taught to enhance student learning and to facilitate accelerated mastery of concepts
  • • Initiated project to create web-based streaming video tutorial system to reinforce and enrich student learning
  • August 2011 -
    May 2012



  • The Jim Henson Company, Los Angeles, CA

  • DIGITAL ARTIST

  • • Animated, modeled, and textured props, characters, and environments for television shows
  • • Digitally lit scenes, composited renders, and edited sequences for final output and broadcast
  • • Conducted systemic quality management analysis to improve interdepartmental communications and productivity
  • • Managed training program for incoming digital artists in tools, techniques, and best practices
  • • Oversaw all departmental activities creating assets and updating a database used by multiple departments
  • • Coordinated with technology departments to deploy improved digital assets, enhancing pipeline functionality
  • • Collaborated with several departments creating animations for film, Emmy winning TV, and web-based videos
  • • Worked in tightly collaborative team environment, creating children's books under tight deadlines
  • February 2008 -
    June 2010



  • Pixel Liberation Front, Venice, CA

  • DIGITAL ARTIST

  • • Took on all departmental responsibilities creating assets and updating a database used by multiple departments
  • • Coded specific software tools for project implementation
  • • Worked with various departments to realize conceptual plans, creating animations, effects, and compositing for live action feature films
  • Projects include: Incredible Hulk & Terminator Salvation

  • October 2007 -
    January 2008



  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

  • • Implemented a departmental overhaul, introducing new classes and bringing program up to modern standards
  • • Published modeling tutorials highlighting essential details of industry-standard best practices
  • September 2004 -
    June 2007



  • Animatus Studios, Rochester, NY

  • DIGITAL ARTIST

  • • Worked with various departments to realize conceptual plans, creating animations for digital shorts and web-based streaming video
  • Projects include: Clicker Clatter

  • September 2006 -
    January 2007



  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

  • PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR

  • • Directed staff of in-house and satellite-office workers across several departments for web-content creation
  • • Managed production and scheduling of organization-wide marketing initiatives and other projects
  • • Managed out-sourced vendors, negotiated schedules and oversaw the design and distribution of print publications
  • Projects include: USY Web site, USCJ Web site, USCJ Market Place, B'kol Echad Booklet, brochures, flyers & magazines

  • October 1999 -
    June 2006



  • SKILLS: Computer

  • • Proficient in MS Word, • Excel, • PowerPoint, • VBA, • HTML5, • CSS, • JavaScript, • WordPress, • uBot, • LINUX, • UNIX, • Windows (NT-8), • Adobe After Effects, • Final Cut Pro, • all Adobe CS Master Suite, • high-end 3D Animation Packages, • Blackboard, • Oracle, • SQL, • MySQL, • PHP, • familiarity with Python, and SAS Enterprise Miner


  • EDUCATION



Barcuh College
New York, NY
Zicklin School of Business
MBA in Computer Information Systems
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
School of Film and Animation
MFA in Computer Animation
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA.
College of Arts and Sciences
BA in Psychology