russell dickerson resume

My Resume

Below is my current resume as of August 2017. I have nearly 20 years of experience behind me across many industries and types of projects, and that experience continues to change. I try to update my resume often, not only for different positions but in favor of different aspects of my expertise. My full resume is a much longer document with a curriculum vitae, and this one is designed to be an overview of my long career and expertise.

My full resume is a much longer document with a curriculum vitae, and this one is designed to be an overview of my long career and expertise.… Read the rest

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Figure 1: Fast growing STEM occupations; Bureau of Labor Statistics (n.d.)

Writing Sample: Grant Proposal

This grant proposal was developed through the coursework for my Bachelor of Science in Communications degree from Colorado State University. It is based on real information for a makerspace grant. The original project spans many pages, and an edited, APA-formatted PDF version appears below. This proposal explores the expansion of the makerspace at Windsor High School, and the grant funding that can begin the process. Makerspaces increase practical learning opportunities for students, providing students and faculty with a unique combination of formal and informal learning practices.
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Writing Sample: Website Comment Policy

This is a sample of the type of policy documents I have written for a business. This document was intended give information primarily to college students. It is intended to be informative, but not so tied to legal speak that might cause students to quickly abandon it.
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Writing sample: Technical/Privacy Policy

Writing Sample, Policy: This is a sample of the type of policy documents I have written for businesses. This document was intended give information to primarily college students. It is intended to be informative, but not so tied to legal speak that might cause students to quickly abandon it.
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Writing Sample: News release

This news release sample was written for my Bachelor degree in Communications program, through Colorado State University. It is an example news release based on a fictional product, but researched as if it was a real device. A PDF version is included below.
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Original art is always better than a reproduction

The transcendent experience of seeing an original piece of art in a museum is substantially better than any reproduction could possibly be. Seeing the original artwork in a museum offers reflection, education, and admiration that a reproduction can not provide. The unique crafting of the original artwork piques interest for further works by the artist, and similar artists and movements, far more than any reproduction can match. This article was originally written for my classwork with CSU-Global, a portfolio project. I have adapted it from a strict APA style to a more web-friendly style.
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Perception of the visuals: the look and feel of noir

Picture this: there’s a former cop standing in one spot, with a beautiful woman standing behind him. His gun is drawn, and he’s waiting for the bad guy to show himself so they can have a “final showdown”. It’s a tense scene, where quite a lot of bad things are about to happen.

Now, everyone reading this has a different idea of the scene. Some of us grew up on Miami Vice and Magnum P.I., so we could see a similar idea in our heads. Others of us see the action hero, the John McClane with his machine gun loaded and ready to fire.… Read the rest

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Giovanni Boldini, Newspaperman in Paris

This Week’s Art: Boldini’s Newspaperman in Paris

Some of my favorite art pieces are those that show emotion, that have an energy to them. True, most beloved pieces have an energy all their own, even if it’s subtle. But there are some pieces where that energy is something more evocative.

I’ve seen many of Giovanni Boldini’s paintings over the years, often of the women that he painted. He seemed to work in portraiture quite often, and I came across a painting of his that seemed different than his others.

Here’s Boldini’s Newspaperman in Paris (a.k.a., The Newspaper; 1878, oil on panel, 18.5 in.… Read the rest

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Content Article: Keep your healthier resolutions intact this new year

Each new year, many of us start off with resolutions. We look forward to the new year as a rebirth of sorts, a revitalization, and we make those resolutions to try and have a better life. One of the most popular resolutions is to live a more healthy life.

That can mean quite a lot of different things. From better eating habits, to more exercise, and even through enjoying less of our vices. One resolution that can be overlooked is to have a healthier home. But that might be one of the easier resolutions to keep, since home furnishings will last through the entire year.… Read the rest

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