Donnie D'Amato

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Donnie's tireless efforts took the work away from me as he interpreted my needs.

Rob Burgos, Business Owner

years of know-how

  • management experience

    1999
  • entertainment experience

    1998
  • production experience

    2004

microsoft office savvy*

  • 90%
  • 90%
  • 90%
  • 90%
  • 70%
  • 20%
* these are personal assessments and may be much more awesome than I think.

adobe creative suite smarts*

  • 70%
  • 40%
  • 20%
  • 80%
  • 50%
  • 30%
* these are personal assessments and may be much more awesome than I think.

other fantastic stuff

300,000

audience members

I love talking in front of people about things I'm passionate about. Being an event host in large venues such as Times Square and the Jacob Javits Center in New York City has provided me this opportunity.

99%

on time

As a firm believer of Murphy's Law, it seems impossible to be on-time all the time. However, I regularly show up to my appointments at least one half hour early (sometimes even earlier) to prepare for unforeseen bumps in the road.

7

volunteer organizations

While money does make the world go round and eventually food on the table, I value experiences and networking just as much. Volunteering is fun and an important part of growth, especially in a not-so-good economy.

Best Film

The Paper's Edge

2014 NYIT Film & Animation Festival

watch the film

fun facts

  • I was featured in an interview and photoshoot for a monthly German magazine called NEON which reaches over 250,000 young adults in print and 35 million online per month.

    read the article
  • One of my hobbies is studying language and linguistics. I currently own over 150 reference books on this topic alone; from syntax to phonology and everything in between.

    view bookshelf
  • I build vivid geometric sculptures in my spare time using colored tape and scrap cardboard. My latest piece uses the theme of the Golden Ratio.

    see the builds
  • I own a hand-trike that I've taken into Manhattan weekly for an upper body workout. I've practically traversed most of the city by rowing.

    take the ride
(347) 766-3349 / discover@donniedamato.info

Donnie has a skill of looking at a situation and finding a more efficient way of approaching it.

Mike Abatiello, Manager

proficiencies

  • Web Technology

    HTML(5), CSS(3), JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, SVG, XML / RSS, JSON, PHP(5), MySQL(i), cPanel

  • Adobe Creative Suite

    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Edge Animate, Edge Reflow

  • Microsoft Office Suite

    Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, InfoPath, Access, SharePoint, Frontpage

  • Audio Technology

    Adobe Audition, Serato Itch, Ableton Live Suite, Melodyne, Audacity, Sam Broadcaster

education

  • NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Old Westbury, NY (2001 - 2003, 2012 - 2014)
    • M.A. with Distinction (4.0 GPA): Communication Arts.
    • B.F.A. Cum Laude: Communication Arts.
    • "John J. Theobald Graduate Assistant Award" received at 2014 commencement ceremony.
  • LINDENHURST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

    Lindenhurst, NY (1997 - 2001)
    • Graduated top ten percentile - Class of 2001.
    • Exclusive "Pride of Lindenhurst Award 2001" received from the Board of Education.
    • Achieved first place medal in FIRST Robotics competition presented by Fortune 500.

web design & development

  • NextUp

    www.nextup.me (2014)
    • Challonge & Twilio API integration for SMS tournament bracket assignment and updating.
    • Custom back-end development to handle AJAX call and response.
    • XML / RSS update to Twitter feed.
    • Responsive design using media queries and jQuery.
  • Donnie D'Amato

    www.donniedamato.info (2014)
    • FEZ-style animation using CSS3 3D transforms, mathematical construction using jQuery.
    • Responsive design using media queries and jQuery.
    • QR code dynamically generated on printed pages.
    • Custom designed Google Voice widget.
  • groo.vn

    www.groo.vn (2014)
    • Responsive design using media queries and jQuery.
    • Integrated with Blogger CMS using Blogger API conditionals.
    • Custom jQuery dynamically identifies author's words and links to existing glossary terms.
    • Custom jQuery converts digits into graphical representations.
  • measure.by

    www.measure.by (2014)
    • Re-engineered David DeSandro's isotope plugin to center elements based on viewport width.
    • Responsive design using media queries and jQuery.
  • solidangl.es

    www.solidangl.es (2014)
    • Original design of new website based on client's preferences.
    • Responsive design using media queries.
    • Integrated with Blogger CMS using Blogger API conditionals.
    • Integrated with MathJax plugin for LaTeX notation rendering.
    • Custom jQuery dynamically creates sub-navigation menus based on content sections.
  • Escapelicious

    www.escapelicious.com (2013)
    • Redesign of existing website based on client's preferences.
    • Custom AJAX/jQuery automatically links to the latest uploaded YouTube video from affliated channel.
    • Responsive design using media queries.
    • Integrated with Blogger CMS using Blogger API conditionals.
    • Custom built jQuery slideshow.
  • Globesville

    www.globesville.com (2013)
    • Redesign of existing website based on client's preferences.
    • Custom AJAX/jQuery automatically links to the current live streaming YouTube video from affliated channel.
    • Responsive design using media queries.
    • Integrated with Blogger CMS using Blogger API conditionals.
    • Integrated with Facebook, Twitter and Mailchimp widgets.
  • Stiz Karma

    www.stizkarma.com (2013)
    • Original design of new website based on client's preferences.
    • Responsive design using media queries.
    • Integrated with Blogger CMS using Blogger API conditionals.
    • Integrated with Twitter widget.
  • schema.tc

    www.schema.tc (2013)
    • Custom horizontal scrolling blog, mathematical construction using jQuery.
    • Responsive design using media queries and jQuery.
    • Integrated with Blogger CMS using Blogger API conditionals.
    • ˂noscript˃ styling for non-compatible platforms.
    • Nominated for "Site of the Day" at Awwwards and began the "Horizontal Layout" tag.
  • Ruinination

    www.ruinination.com (2013)
    • Original design of new website.
    • Responsive design using media queries.
  • Full Circle Post

    www.fullcirclepost.com (2013)
    • Redesign of existing website based on client's preferences.
    • Responsive design using media queries.

employment experience

  • New York Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor

    Old Westbury, NY (2014 - present)
    • Instructor for "Globesville" in which students create live interactive programming.
    • Provides departmental support for video, audio, and web projects as required.
    • Maintains NYIT television studio and production facilities.
  • United Parcel Service, Inc., Investigator

    New York, NY (2003 - 2011)
    • Conducted internal auditing, physical security and investigations for UPS Manhattan, NY.
    • Responsible for department reporting; ie. finances, productivity, employment etc.
    • Negotiated with worker union representatives for protocols and representation.
  • Bar 515 / New York Health & Racquet Club, DJ

    New York, NY (2009 - 2011)
    • Performed weekly sets at multiple corporate venues.
    • Continually updated/maintained a 14,000+ track music library.
    • Complied with company music standards.
  • DigitalLife Convention, Producer / Emcee

    New York, NY (2004 - 2007)
    • Liaised with Ziff Davis Media, Inc. personnel to co-produce an international gaming tournament.
    • Configured online registration, rule sets and event logistics while providing the convention’s largest continuous crowd attraction each year.
  • Fun Enterprises, Inc., Floor Supervisor

    Farmingdale, NY (1999 - 2002)
    • Trained and supervised over 50 employees at multiple Long Island facilities.
    • Repaired, inventoried, and maintained arcade.
    • Collected and counted revenues, managed employee currency allotments.
  • Hart to Hart, Motivator / Dancer

    Commack, NY (1998 - 2001)
    • Choreographed dance routines for events and showcases.
    • Assisted in set-up & breakdown of DJ equipment.
    • Entertained guests with dancing and games.

volunteer experience

  • General Idea, LLC, Intern

    New York, NY (2013)
    • Assisted in graphic production tasks, animation, camera-tracking, rotoscoping.
    • Maintained company assets in office and on location.
    • Completed show opener project for television network client.
  • Full Circle Post, LLC, Intern

    New York, NY (2013)
    • Assisted in editing tasks, media migration, encoding, scene-selection.
    • Designed graphics complying with company media standards.
    • Maintained common work space areas; restocking, repairs, sanitation.
  • Dance Parade Inc., Dance Fest Emcee

    New York, NY (2013 - present)
    • Performed as Master of Ceremony on stage to entertain and educate festival crowd.
    • Coordinated with stage manager, DJ and festival staff to provide seamless audience experience.
    • Assisted with setup and breakdown of festival equipment and supplies.
  • Escapelicious, Motion Graphics Designer / Web Designer

    Astoria, NY (2012 - present)
    • Produced graphics complying with company style guide specifications.
    • Consulted with post-production team for optimal formatting preferences.
    • Designed templates for easy customization and editing.
  • All Dazzle, Marketing Manager

    Merrick, NY (2011 - present)
    • Redesigned website with automated mailing list integration.
    • Designed seasonal marketing materials in coordination with latest fashions.
    • Constructed unique full-window arrangements for pedestrian traffic.
  • Roxor Games Inc., Gameplay Designer

    New York, NY (2005)
    • Created updated step patterns for PC version of 'In The Groove'.
    • Designed new step patterns for 'In the Groove 3'.
    • Assisted other artists with step pattern design.
  • DDRFreak, LLC, Forum Moderator / Administrator

    San Francisco, CA (2003 - 2010)
    • Administered “Dance Dance Revolution” web forum and message boards for DDRFREAK.COM.
    • Moderated over 13,000 active users with a team of volunteers.
    • Liaised between media corporations and DDR related events in New York City.
    • Introduced 'contributor status' improvement for user-submitted content on DDRFREAK.COM message boards.

interests

  • Dancing

    • Participated in "So You Think You Can Dance" television show for seasons 2, 3 & 7 on the FOX Network.
    • Featured in several professionally produced international magazines and music videos.
    • Choreographed at dance studios located throughout Long Island and Manhattan.
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Donnie is a warm hearted emcee with a solid presence that we've relied on for years.

Greg Miller, Parade Executive Director

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