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Michael Garate

EDUCATION New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study (2011-2015) BA in Individualized Study: Strategic Media, Computer Science Minor EMPLOYMENT Freelance Web Design & Development, New York City Lead Developer, 2010-Current | | 310 Third Ave 10010 NY, NY | 4303 Carriage Ct. Kensington, MD 20895

Delivered WordPress and Drupal sites for a variety of clients: Baltimore music festival, marketing consultency firm, Washington D.C. cultural video hub, and more. 4Site Interactive Studios, Washington, DC Assistant Developer, July-August 2011, January-July 2012

Developed Drupal, Wordpress, and HTML-powered websites in communication with graphic designer, lead developer, project manager, and clients.

Exercised best practices for mobile and standard web design, created logos and promotional material for clients Power Pirate Electronic Rock Band, Washington DC Design & Content Webmaster, June 2010-Current

Designed, developed, and maintained website and store which resulted in international music sales.

Authored blog posts and created press kit which led to coverage in The Washington Post, NBC News, and other media. Music Producer, June 2009-April 2010

Researched and employed digital audio production techniques for album “Plane Ticket”. Dream No Borders English as a Second Language Program, Bethesda, MD Theater Operator, July 2010

Managed setup, operation and breakdown of lights, sound, and stage equipment. Ubuntu GNU/Linux Blog Writer, Design & Content Webmaster, 2007-2010

Authored blog about Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

Placed content on several websites pertaining to technology, GNU/Linux, and open source software. Twice had original content featured on homepage of, which receives an average of about 1,000,000 page views per day.

Earned money from original content and monitored site analytics to target audience.

TECHNICAL SKILLS Platforms: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux (Ubuntu & others), Unix commands Languages: English, Spanish; Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, C, Java, PHP Web Development: WordPress, Drupal, MailChimp, Google Apps, Dreamweaver Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Corel Paint Shop Pro, photography Multimedia Production: Adobe AfterEffects, audio production, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, MIDI, piano & keyboard Desktop Publishing: Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Google Docs EXPERIENCE

Led video interview of athletes for the 2009 Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Fame including U.S. Congressman Frank Lobiondo.

Awarded Best Keyboardist and third place band in national teen band competition sponsored by The National Association of Music Merchants; $1000 given to high school music programs.

Studied Introduction to the Recording Arts at the Levine School of Music in 2005.

Volunteered as a musician with Art Institute of Washington for multiple undergraduate projects.

Little Hoya Newspaper: Photography Editor, Digital Media Director; organized photographers, edited photos, laid out pages, designed graphics, and managed content for publication website.

Created freelance photography for promotion, 3d architectural design, events, and portraits.

Produced solo and collaborative music: HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Boy Scouts of America: 12 years

Computers, operating systems, open source software, GNU/Linux

Music composition, production, performance, industry

International social networking platforms (Facebook, Tuenti, RenRen, Orkut)

Strong travel experiences in Spain, India, Belgium, The Netherlands, Scotland, and more.

Doctor Who