Adam Tolland

Extensive experience with exhibition design and art handling for several museums around the city. Also a great deal of work done with set design and set up for student and indie film productions. Expert level digital tech as well as proficient carpenter.

914 b Crain Street Apt 2S • Evanston, IL 60202 •
(419) 283-5644 rainerazur( at )

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
BS, Radio-Television-Film, Minor in Anthropology, June 2005
Relevant Coursework: Video-Film Production, Photography, Media & Culture Studies, Mandarin Chinese Language, Varied Printmaking Techniques, Painting, Color Theory and Design

Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH
Enrolled Post Secondary Option, 48 Credit Hours, 1999-2001
Relevant Coursework: Creative Writing, Art History, American Literary & Historical Perspectives, Philosophy and Ethics

Computer: Advanced on both MAC and PC platforms: Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign,
Final Cut Pro, IPhoto, Quark, Large Format Print, Avid, Word, Excel, Microsoft Office, Internet

Photo: Advanced in both Digital and Film Formats, Darkroom Printing,
SLR 35mm & Digital, MiniDV, DVC Pro, Beta Max SP, 16mm


The Creative Group, Chicago, IL
Freelance Production Asst/Photo Researcher, 07/08- current
Acquired and edited images for digital publication
Excel spreadsheet creation and data entry
Maintained invoice, budget, and database materials
Arranged pricing agreements and contacts with vendors/private sources

Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Children’s Museum, Navy Pier, Chicago IL
Freelance Digital Tech & Art Handler, 08/07- current
• Digital Imaging
• Designed Exhibition & Studio Space
• Prepared Galleries and Packaged Art
• Constructed, Painted, & Installed Gallery elements

Aquent Creative, Schawk Marketing, Chicago, IL
Freelance Production Asst, 07/08- 12/09
• POS-Produced signage and advertisements in Quark for clients
• ABC-Maintained Ad distribution information in Excel and Filemaker Pro

In the Business of ART with Daniel Klinenberg, Chicago, IL
Freelance Art Handler, 04/08- current
• Packaged sculpture & paintings
• Installed artwork for gallery exhibitions
• Designed and implemented methods for delivery

McDougal Littell, Evanston, IL
Photo Editor/Researcher, 2/06- 01/07
Acquired and edited images for digital publication
Utilized creative background to manipulate scripts and layouts
Maintained invoice, budget, and database materials
Arranged pricing agreements and contacts with vendors/private sources

John Himmelfarb, Chicago, IL
Studio Assistant & Printmaker, 3/07- 01/08
• Framed and Packaged works for exhibition
• Maintained Studio equipment
• Ran print editions for business
• Edited imagery for specific works on paper

Cresta Communication Inc., Chicago, IL
Junior Designer & Producer, 8/05- 12/05
• Light layout for photo/video shoots
• Served as executive assistant
• Acquired and edited images for print publications
• Assisted in layout design and production of corporate video/print
• Composed and edited typeset for internal and client projects
• Worked on budgeting and cost effectiveness
• Office, secretarial, mail, & IT

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