Resumé of Owner, Nina Sainato

EDUCATION

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA — Master of Science: Multimedia Technology, 2008
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA — Bachelor of Music: Music Technology, 2007

EXPERIENCE

OWNER, MINOR KEYS MEDIA —April 2011 – Present

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER, GIANT IDEAS — October 2010 – May 2011
Print, graphic, & web designer for Pittsburgh advertising agency

MULTIMEDIA MANAGER, PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — June 2010 – October 2010
Manage, and oversee current PSO website; web graphic design; film, edit, & produce video recaps, pre-concert videos, & client testimonials, maintain the PSO brand through its online presence

ONLINE CONTENT COORDINATOR / MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST- CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO, PITTSBURGH, PA — 2007-2010

Online Content Coordinator: Manage and oversee content and graphics of six station websites; web graphic design, online branding; film, edit, & produce commercials, pre-rolls, and testimonials; design print ads, program guides, and any additional media for stations; work with corporate contacts on initiatives to locally increase page views and drive revenue

Multimedia Specialist:
Integrate web components for department event sponsorships, event branding, logo design, create web pages to support event or client sponsorship, film & produce events recaps as well as podcasts & commercials for clients, assist sales executives on calls when web expertise is needed, design print ads, program guides, lanyards and additional branding visuals for events, use social media and marketing skills to promote event or IM initiative

MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST, LELAUNCH GROUP, PITTSBURGH, PA — 2006-2007
Graphic design, web graphic design, event branding, marketing, and conceptualization for local event planning company.

A&R INTERNSHIP AT ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP, NEW YORK, NY – 2006
Responsible for scouting new talent, building relationships with bands of interest, attending showcases, working with art department on graphic design, flyer design, promotion of label artists

PROFESSIONAL PIANIST, KEYBOARDIST, & VOCALIST — 1995-PRESENT
– Studio background vocalist at Red Caiman Media, Audible Images, Soundscape, & Studio L
– Studies Estill Voice method with Estill President Kim Steinhauer
– 17 years of classical piano lessons – studied with Judy Bruce, Natasha Snitkovsky
– 6 years of private composition and theory – studied with Mark Trimpey & David Cutler
– Jazz piano with Harry Cardillo

SKILLS & SOFTWARE

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY / RECORDING: Sound design, composing for film, synthesis, scoring and notation | Logic, ProTools, Reason, Peak, Samplitude, Sonar, Digital Performer, Finale, Sibelius

MULTIMEDIA / VIDEO: Web design, video production, graphic design, print | Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro

WEB: HTML, CSS, WordPress

LEADERSHIP & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

– Original sound design & arrangement of “Carol of the Bells” featured on the 2008 Duquesne University Christmas CD
– Music Technology Graduate Assistantship at Duquesne University
– Organized the Duquesne University Rock For New Orleans relief concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds donated to American Red Cross.
– Winner of the Duquesne Film Festival for original student film – solely written, directed, scored, and produced.
– Attendant of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Excellence for the Arts – Piano Major
– Winner of the regional (10 state) National Federation of Music Clubs Piano Competition
– 5-time state champion of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Composition Competition
– Duquesne University Presidential Scholarship & Dean’s List
– NYU Trustee Scholarship