About Clifford Hill
A Brief Mention of Thoughts & Background
Relevant to Graphic Design & New Media
My interest in producing visual media began in earnest around 1989, with junior college studies in film, photography, and art history, including crafts study such as ceramics and jewelry making.
In 1994, at San Francisco State University (SFSU), I continued my visual and interactive design studies in the Broadcast Communications Department, within the then-emerging digital media curricula. I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department (BECA) at SFSU with a Minor in English Literature (Magna Cum Laude).
Corporate IT Dues
In 1997, while finishing my BA program, I joined a small interactive and Web design firm in San Francisco that specialized in social and educational projects for numerous non-profit organizations, as well as commercial clients.
My experience and knowledge of numerous digital media disciplines expanded during six years of employment, as the office grew to 45 employees. I incorporated skills ranging from data input, copyediting, and graphic design for CD-ROM and large Web sites, to quality control, user testing, and technical documentation for user support.
Wider Influences & Current Directions
Following the "dot-com crash" in 2001, I began freelancing, which has resulted in further widening my skill set through a variety of projects in media production and publication. Currently, I am combining my passion for photography, multimedia, and design with more advanced technical skills to offer more flexible and contemporary new media solutions, including:
- Content Mgmt Systems (CMS) installation and design such as Blogs and shopping carts
- Variety of print design projects and personal or business branding concerns
- Event and portrait photography
- Audio and video production
- Sound & music production including film audio mixing and general editing and enhancement