AS IT APPEARS ON MY RESUME:
Amazon – Fire Phone Launch Team
April 2014-June 2014 — Production Design Lead / "Owner" of the Keynote
Created Fire with the Amazon Fire phone launch team. The 3-month contract utilized story-telling, animation, typography, graphic design, photo retouching, file- and project-management skills. Central hub for the presentation with over 30 individual touch-points within Amazon, ranging from VPs, PR, marketing, hardware, software and the Fire Phone design team.
· Live event presentation coordination hub
· "Owner" of Jeff Bezos' Fire Phone launch keynote
· Built and cycled through more than 100 presentation iterations
· Broke down the script, organized the assets, tracked the workload and progress
· Forged and maintained the server hub where assets were stored and shared
· Assisted directing team members to to guarantee timely workflow
· Worked with event production, DPS, to ensure the pixel-perfect presentation
· Led on the night team, on location, for final two weeks before the press event
For the job, I worked closely with two departments, Public Relations, the creators of the Fire phone launch script, and the Fire phone team, the creators of the product itself, all of it’s features and departments and technologies, represented by several Creative Directors, their Art Directors and their production staffs. I was the central hub for the presentation from day one. I was given PR’s rough script. I broke it down into scenes and organized it, primarily for myself, such that I could highlight different departmental asset needs based on colorways. At a glance, any department of team member could look at my script breakdown and see what they might provide next, and together we churned dozens and dozens of iterations of the deck. Each aligned with an excel.doc script and script breakdown. Designers worked with backgrounds, while I managed slide layouts and master slides. In the middle of the job, daily, the script would come back to me with changes and I would update everything to reflect to current script, then I’d send the new deck back to PR, where they’d have another crack at it. Toward the last month, things were really heating up. The script was nowhere near where it started. The evolved script was really quite phenomenal. Jeff practiced daily and we made his changes daily as we continued too churn toward the final script. For two weeks prior to the six million dollar presentation, we worked on-site and usually overnight at the Fremont Studio. I was the night lead, starting in the early afternoon. I worked about 100 hours per week for the last two weeks. It was brutal and it was a fantastic experience to say the least.
Feel free to contact reference Shay Harris, my Amazon manager, to learn about my performance at Amazon.