Virginia R. Smith

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Education

2005-2011 - I received ongiing bagpipe instruction from world class piper John Cairns of London, Ontario
2004 - Univeristy of Southern Mississippi - Bachelor of Arts - Music
1998 - University of Southern Mississippi - Master of Science - Mass Communication
1994 - University of Southern Mississippi - Bachelor od Arts - Film/minor art

Work History

2006-present - bagpipe instructor, freelance graphic artist, freelance writer - Fort Worth, Texas
2006 - website developer, graphic artist - SANMA Ministries - Arlington, Texas
1999-2004 - website content and graphics developer - Polymer Science Learning Center - University of Soutehrn Mississippi - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1999 - website and catalog graphic artist - Allen's Trophies - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1999 - website developer - Good News World Ministries - Arlington, Texas
1998 - intern, copywriter, on-air - Radio Prague, English Department - Prague, Czech Repulbic
1998 - summer conference assistant - Univeristy of Southern Mississippi Resdience Life - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1996-1998 - graduate assistant, supervisor film and TV equipment room - University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1994-1995 - digital animator, clean-up artist, layout - Realtime Associates - El Segundo, California
1994 - intern script and book coverage - Nickelodeon Pictures - Los Angeles, California

Activities and Interests

2012-2013/2017 - Vice President/programming - Arlington Amateur Radio Club - Arlington, TX
2010-2011 - Newsletter Editor - Arlington Amateur Radio Club - Arlington, TX
2008-2011 - piper - Fort Worth Scottish Pipes and Drums - Fort Worth, Texas
2007-2011 - Pipers and Pipe Band Association of Ontatrio - competition grade 2
2003-2005 - founding member, bandmaster, webmaster - Hub City Pipes and Drums - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2002-2003 - piper - Father of Waters Pipes and Drums - Jackson Mississippi
1998-present - US Amateur Radio service - license extra class

Skills

illustration, painting, animation, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, basic Maya 3D, HTML, website design, sound/music editing, screenwriting, graphic design, cartoon and character design, music instruction,
Instruments: highland bagpipes, recorder, keyboard,

References

References available upon request



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