Whitney McEown Sanford

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I think learning should be a joyous activity and am interested in the visual and physical design of educational spaces and tools.

I have received praise for my visualization skills, my ability to help students develop understanding, my extensive troubleshooting experience, and my creative problem solving skills.

I am fantastic at learning and creating in fast-paced, and controlled-chaos environments. I am detailed, precise, and organized in planned and creative ways. I give my all; combining determination, patience, and grit.



Graphics Software Software / Hardware Languages Theory
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • After Effects
  • Premier
  • XSI Animation Suite
  • MS Office
  • MS Windows
  • Virus/Malware Removal
  • Printers
  • Mobile Phones and Tablets
  • PC & Macintosh
  • C
  • C++
  • Visual Basic
  • HTML
  • Learning / Motivation / Flow
  • Software Testing
  • Video Editing
  • Art and Design Basics
  • Animation Pipeline



Master of Arts, Broadcasting and Electornic Communication Arts: Educational Media, San Francisco State University, 2011 – Masters Thesis: The Design of Accidental Education. A study of the importance of enjoyment when learning and how design plays a part in creating optimal educational tools and spaces.

Collegiate Degree, 3D Animation, The Vancouver Film School, 2003 – XSI Animation • Adobe Toolset • Animation and Art Theory

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, Washington State University, 2001, Minor Fine Arts, Magna cum Laude, Deans List, Mortar Board Award – Program Design and Development • Software Design • Black & White Box Testing



Received the Olympia Rotary Club International Study Abroad Scholarship and studied and lived in Denmark for one year.

Had work selected for The Future of Printmaking Northwest Regional Student Show (2001)

Animated a short which received accolades for “a good eye for shape and movement”, “color”, and “composition”.



San Francisco State University, IT Consultant [San Francisco, CA – December 2006 – Present] – Provide in-office, online and phone consulting to campus community with emphasis on administrative offices • Provide troubleshooting and training for desktop applications, equipment and remote access • Present training courses • Develop and maintain documentation including HTML/website updates • Balance multiple priorities while providing creative, accurate and timely responses/solutions to computer issues • Earned good rapport with diverse campus groups.

Henderson & Shelton Lawyers, Computer Specialist/Receptionist [Olympia, WA – September2004 – November 2006] – Provided all graphic arts and printing expertise including advertisements. •Researched and recommended technology upgrades for CPUs, storage devices, printing/fax equipment, archive technology and software • Maintained all office equipment: CPUs, network server and hubs, printers, copy machine • Performed internal client computer support and training for 7 member team • Solved workstation and network problems including virus removal and operating system installations • Programmed search queries for information from extensive client database • Provided sincere, personable customer care • Remained positive when facing adverse situations.

Self Employed, Web Design, Desktop Publishing and Computer Support [Olympia, WA – August 2004 – Present] – Designed online and print material for 4 businesses: Presentation materials,

brochures, business cards, pamphlets, letterheads, logos, web pages, greeting cards • Designed presentation for project that won South West Washington AIA design award • Set up computers for use by senior citizens • Teach seniors how to use computers • Provide on-call service and support for home computers.

Olympia School District Options Program, Video Editor (Volunteer) [Olympia, WA – January 2004 – June 2004] – Organized, composed, animated and rendered 30 minute student film • Designed 5 title/credit sequences • Communicated with committee to accurately and imaginatively put ideas on film • Enthusiastically volunteered 6 months of my time to promote education.

Horizon Air, Ground Service Agent [Sea-Tac, WA – June 2003 – December 2003] – Planned and coordinated staff and supplies for up to 8 incoming and outgoing aircraft per day.

Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratories, Intern Programmer [Idaho Falls, ID – May 2001 – August 2001] – Awarded fellowship based on academic and work performance • Provided creative solutions for efficiently displaying vast quantities of data • Successfully created a comprehensive user interface.

Intel, Intern Programmer in Testing [Hillsboro, OR – May 1999 – August 1999] – Designed tests, wrote test specifications and implemented over 30 test suites for new networking technology • Proved my ability to work under tight deadlines by consistently completing work ahead of schedule.

Washington State University, Network Administrator [Pullman, WA – June 1998 – May 2001] – Responsible for 25 computer laboratory, server and network, printing equipment and user accounts • Designed and maintained laboratory website for 3 years • Built and repaired computer systems • Maintained accurate maintenance and repair logs • Prepared computers for specialized use/equipment • Provided dependable, resourceful technical assistance to over 120 students • Received WSU’s Sophomore of the Year award based on faculty reviews of my work • Promoted to technical assistant (programmer) for graduate program • Acted as liaison between students and faculty.