Meet the Staff

Enjoy these bios from the Studio 300 team.


Adriana

Studio Services Specialist since February 2013

  • What area is your specialty / time in that field? Photography, graphic design, and video production for the past 8 years.
  • What software are you strongest in? Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, and Lightroom.
  • Any other special skills related to multimedia? Can do audio set-up and recording, and also working with Element 3-D.
  • Any silly skills or amazing skills? I make some pretty awesome t-shirt designs.
  • Give one fun fact about yourself? Currently learning Korean.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a surgeon or a superhero growing up.
  • Favorite Movie or TV show? This is a difficult question, I’d say my favorite TV series are Fairy Tail and My love from another star.
  • Favorite music artist? BTS!
  • Marvel or DC? Marvel
  • Star Trek or Star Wars? Farscape!
  • Favorite animal and why? Lion and Wolf because both are too cool.
  • Do you have a life’s ambition? I want to travel with my camera and expand my photography skills.

Anna

Studio Services Specialist since February 2013

  • What area is your specialty / time in that field? Maker, Computer Programming, and Graphic Design
  • What software are you strongest in? Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
  • Any other special skills related to multimedia? Various programming languages (Java, C++, C#, HTML, CSS), Hard Maker Skills (Electronics, Arduinos, Rasberry Pi, Hardware), Soft Skills (Sewing, Clay, etc…)
  • Any silly skills or amazing skills? I can create stuff at 1/12 scale.
  • Give one fun fact about yourself? Lived in Germany until I was 4.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? Secret Agent
  • Favorite Movie or TV show? Repo the Genetic Opera
  • Favorite music artist? Linkin Park or Fall Out Boy
  • Marvel or DC? DC
  • Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
  • Favorite animal and why? Cats. Because my life goal is to turn into a crazy cat lady.
  • Do you have a life’s ambition? See above.

Jeffrey 

Studio Services Manager since October 2012

  • What area is your specialty / time in that field? A wide-range of skills in audio, video production/post-production, music, photography, graphic design, animation, and writing for over three decades.
  • What software are you strongest in? Too many to name. Strong in audio production, video production/post-production, music, writing, graphic design, and many, many more. Having a wide experience range helps cross-pollinate ideas and workflow.
  • Any silly skills or amazing skills? I can imitate Jeremy imitating most other accents.
  • Give one fun fact about yourself? Many people don’t realize that I’ve written over a dozen books, mostly nonfiction in the areas of audio, music, and video.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? Media person … dreams really to come true.
  • Favorite Movie or TV show? North by Northwest
  • Favorite music artist? Beatles
  • Marvel or DC? It’s hard to choose between such a strong verb and our capital city.
  • Star Trek or Star Wars? Doctor Who
  • Favorite animal and why? Eichhörnchen
  • Do you have a life’s ambition? To manage a Digital Media Lab in a cool library in Bolingbrook.

Jeremy

Studio Services Specialist since October 2015

  • What area is your specialty / time in that field? I have over 8 years of experience in video production. One of my specialties is training people how to use our Tricaster TV system as well as Adobe Premier Pro. I am also pretty handy with Media conversions such as 8 mm film, Mini DV, Hi 8 tape to digital or DVD.
  • Any other special skills related to multimedia? I’m strong with Adobe Premier Pro and iMovie, have a good grasp of Adobe Photoshop, and I can get you started in Garage band. I’ve always enjoyed working with lighting, whether it be for film, photography, or stage.
  • Any silly skills or amazing skills? I can imitate most accents.
  • Give one fun fact about yourself? I was a P.A. (Production Assistant) on Batman V Superman.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? What didn’t I want to be at one point or another! I had such a broad spectrum of interests as a kid. For some reason the one I’d keep coming back to was film work.
  • Favorite Movie or TV show? Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars.
  • Favorite music artist? I’m afraid that changes every day. Hans Zimmer and Andy Mineo, always make it on the list though.
  • Marvel or DC? Batman and everyone from Marvel.
  • Star Trek or Star Wars? The one that has light sabers and Ewoks.
  • Favorite animal and why? Any shepherding breed of dog. Dogs are the best!
  • Do you have a life’s ambition? Yes. I want to direct a Star Wars film some day. Shouldn’t be to hard now that Disney’s going to make like a hundred of them.

Joe

Studio Services Specialist since February 2013

  • What area is your specialty / time in that field? Live event videography – 12 years
  • What software are you strongest in? Vegas NLE
  • Any other special skills related to multimedia? I can fix most anything in post.
  • Any silly skills or amazing skills? I make a great gumbo from scratch.
  • Give one fun fact about yourself? I collect Disney glassware
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? Pilot
  • Favorite Movie or TV show? Last Man Standing
  • Favorite music artist? Tower of Power
  • Marvel or DC? Neither
  • Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
  • Favorite animal and why? Aardvark
  • Do you have a life’s ambition? Retire to the beach and collect cars

Justin

Studio Services Specialist since October 2016

  • What area is your specialty / time in that field? My area of specialty is music production, which is a field I have spent about ten years in.
  • What software are you strongest in? I am strongest in include Ableton, Studio One, and GarageBand.
  • Any other special skills related to multimedia? Other special skills I have are audio engineering and video editing.
  • Any silly skills or amazing skills? A silly skill I have is the ability to move my ears.
  • Give one fun fact about yourself? One fact about myself is that I use to have a military secret security clearance.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? When I grew up I wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
  • Favorite Movie or TV show? My favorite movie is “The Godfather.”
  • Favorite music artist? My favorite music artist is D’Angelo
  • Marvel or DC? Marvel. I’m surprised DC still even exists.
  • Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek, I’m a big fan of the “The Next Generation.”
  • Favorite animal and why? My favorite animal is a Jaguar because just like me it’s name starts with a J and is something you wouldn’t want to tangle with.
  • Do you have a life’s ambition? My life’s ambition is to live it to the limit and love it alive.

Work with Staff

The Studio Services Specialists are available to assist patrons in the following ways:

  • Recommend books and other resources to help guide your self-directed learning.
  • Steer you toward both Lynda.com and Gale Courses for additional self-guided training.
  • Answer any questions about Studio 300 equipment and software in the lab and best practices for using them with your projects.
  • Deliver one-on-one instruction about a specific project or provide additional training on equipment when scheduled in advance.