Mark W. Blake
(t) 440-967-9408 (f) 440-967-2178
OBJECTIVE: Multimedia developer/web designer utilizing skills in user navigation, technical accuracy, and
engaging user interface that contributes to advanced learning.
EXPERIENCE: iDesign and Delivery – Vermilion, OH – Senior Interactive Media Designer
9/01to Present Independent contractor developing eLearning web sites with interactive animations and technical
illustrations, user interface designs, and desktop publishing.
• Developed corporate web site for iDesign and Delivery.
• Developed eLearning program for Laboratory Specialists on company’s intranet site.
• Produced technical illustrations and documentation for large medical diagnostics companies.
6/99 to 9/01 Nordson Corporation – Amherst, OH – Electronic Media Specialist
Assisted with ongoing evaluation and implementation of new production technologies, processes,
and standards for publishing documentation online and in print; created technical illustrations.
• Developed and created Nordson’s first interactive training CDs using Macromedia Director
• Planned and designed Technical Publications’ technical documentation intranet web site and
put processes in place to keep it current. Site was ranked number 1 within company because
66% of intranet traffic came to site for information.
• Developed, created, and implemented illustration processes for department, including step-
by-step instructions for using SolidWorks, a 3D CAD program.
• Produced technical documentation CDs on quarterly basis using same structure as intranet
web site to avoid multiple productions. Nordson company newsletter printed article about
CDs; distribution increased by 300 due to additional requests.
9/93 to 6/99 Bayer Diagnostics (Chiron) – Oberlin, OH – Graphic Design Specialist
Led technical illustration team; created illustrations; designed page layout for both hard copy and
online documentation; provided design editing, web page design, and 3D animations; developed
• Developed and created more appealing way of training users with interactive game, featuring
questions and answers to move them through system successfully.
• Led development of animations to explain theory of operation of chemiluminescence system.
• Produced user’s guides in five languages.
• Established design style guide and templates.
3/92 to 9/93 CCS Associates – Hudson, OH – Technical Illustrator
Created technical illustrations and designs for automotive diagnostic tool, handheld remote
controls, and medical instruments.
10/87 to 8/91 Telxon Corporation – Akron, OH – Technical Illustrator
Managed Art Department; directed work given to advertising agencies, photographers,
typesetters, and printers; directed photo shoots; supervised production of user guides, data sheets,
brochures, slides and collateral material; designed and produced technical illustrations; designed
corporate identity for international corporation.
8/85 to 10/87 WOAC TV-67 – Canton, OH – Artist
Managed Art Department; created paste-ups for newspaper ads; designed and produced news
graphics, movie opens, and sets; operated camera and audio board; directed public service
8/85 to Present Technical illustrations, graphic design, paste-up, page layout, icon design, and package design for
several advertising agencies and companies.
EDUCATION: Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA – 1983-1985
Associate in Specialized Technology Degree Majoring in Visual Communications
Other Training Seminars
Multimedia Development Managing Personal Growth
Frontline Leadership Effective Negotiating
Situational Leadership 2 Troubleshooting and Maintaining the Macintosh
Implementing Self-Directed Work Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives and
Flash Institute – Advanced
Macromedia Flash training
Publishing QuickSilver (XML); Quark Xpress; Microsoft Word and FrontPage; Adobe PageMaker and
Acrobat; Evrsoft 1st Page 2000; Macromedia Dreamweaver
Illustration Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop; CorelDRAW; Macromedia FreeHand;
Deneba Canvas; Microsoft Image Composer; Jasc Software Paint Shop Pro;
Multimedia Adobe After Effects and Premiere; Macromedia Director and Flash
3D MetaCreations Ray Dream Studio, SolidWorks, Immersive Design IPA
MEMBERSHIPS: NEOMMUG - Northeast Ohio Macromedia User’s Group
STC - Society of Technical Communication – Public Relations – Senior Member
2004 STC-Award of Excellence - Viterion 500 Operator's Guide
2004 STC-Award of Merit - Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory Specialist Training Program
2004 STC-Award of Merit - CellTracks AutoPrep System Service Documentation, Online Reference
2004 Bayer - Excellence Award – 1200 Rapidlab System eSupport Guide
2001 STC – Volunteer of the year for work on chapter website
1999 STC – Distinguished Award and International Excellence – 64B Pumps manual
1998 Chiron Diagnostics – ACS: Centaur Project – Illustrations
1997 Chiron Diagnostics – Excellence Award – ACS: 180 Version 2.0
1997 Chiron Diagnostics – Recognition Award – Quantiplex Heater Team
1997 Chiron Diagnostics – Recognition Award – Quantiplex Production Drawing Release Team
1997 Chiron Diagnostics – Recognition Award – Quantiplex System 340
1995 STC – Award of Distinction – ACS: 180 Plus Maintenance and Troubleshooting Manual
1995 STC – Award of Excellence – ACS: 180 Plus and ACS: 180 User’s Guide
1995 STC – Award of Excellence – ACS: 180 Plus and ACS: 180 Reference Manual
1995 STC – Award of Merit – ACS: 180 Parts Quick Reference Guide
1995 STC – Award of Merit – ACS: 180 Calibration Checklist
1995 STC – Award of Achievement – ACS: 180 Installation and Relocation Manual
1991 STC – Award of Merit – Guide to the CC-610/710 Communication Cradle
1991 STC – Award of Achievement – RFXpress Application Development Manual
1991 STC – Award of Achievement – Programmer’s Guide to TTY RF Host Protocols
1991 STC – Award of Achievement – Guide to the PTC-730 Optic and ES Models
1990 STC – Award of Achievement – PTC-610 Hardware User’s Guide
PRESENTER AND JUDGE:
1998 Presented at the STC Creative Innovation Conference
1998 Presented ACS: Centaur Online Parts Manual navigation to Training Specialists
1997 Acted as judge for STC – Technical Publications and Art Competition