RESUME OF TROY RISER
522 East Raymond Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
To pursue a career in freelance writing, editing, graphics design, fine arts, and illustration.
• Possess a portfolio demonstrating artistic talent, design acumen, and marketing savvy
• A modern design professional, with in-depth knowledge of a wide array of graphics/animation suites and developmental tools, including Adobe, Corel, and Macromedia
• Published, award-winning creative writer; accomplished fine artist
• Firm grasp of workable website structure and user-friendly navigation
TROY RISER DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION, Indianapolis, Indiana
Graphic Designer & Illustrator (2001 to Present)
Develop and market a competitive graphics design and fine arts portfolio. Perform web-based graphic design for corporate clients, to include streaming video and dynamic content site construction. Recently completed the animation and DVD design for an educational film on the Bill of Rights funded by the Indiana Civil Liberties Union. Wrote the screenplay for a soon-to-be produced (May 2006) short film by Mike Yonts Films tentatively entitled 'First Rights'. The science fiction novel, The Sideways Door, an installment of the Time Hunter series, co-written with R.J. Carter, has been accepted for publication by Telos Publishing, UK.
SYSTEM DESIGN GROUP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Technical Writer & Editor (2004, 2005)
Wrote and edited software development documentation. Member of the team tasked to elicit requirements and develop the software for online, web-based applications for NCAA Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.
WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, St. Louis, Missouri
Technical Writer & Graphics Designer (1997 to 2000)
Wrote and edited network design and audit documentation, software training modules, proposals, business plans, and promotional/brochure copy. Prepared presentations and participated in website development for the Williams Internet Services Group.
TRI-COR INDUSTRIES, Fairview Heights, Illinois
Technical Writer & Illustrator (1995 to 1997)
Wrote and edited USAF Air Mobility Command software development documentation.
THE WRITING COMPANY, St. Louis, Missouri
Staff Writer & Graphics Designer (1994 to 1995)
Wrote and edited technical manuals, procedural guides, brochure and promotional copy, and product and service specifications.
COMPUTER DATA SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Associate Software Engineer (1992 to 1994)
Wrote, edited, and illustrated software design and requirements documentation for the USAF Air Mobility Command. Analyzed and wrote COBOL source code. Edited technical reports.
CREATIVE SERVICES, Indianapolis, Indiana
Freelance Business Writer (1989 to 1991)
Ran a business writing office in downtown Indianapolis. Interviewed clients and wrote resumes, business proposals, press releases, correspondence, and advertising copy.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICES AGENCY, Indianapolis, Indiana
Legislative Proofreader (1991)
Proofed draft legislation during the legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse.
Attended Indiana-University/Purdue University at Indianapolis for three years, majoring in Creative Writing & Literature, completing 76 credit hours. While in the US Army, completed 57 credit hours via the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program. Graduated from Southwestern High School, Shelbyville, Indiana, in 1979.
• Second Place, James Nash Memorial Short Story Contest, St. Louis Writers Guild, 1998
• Winner, 3rd Indiana Short Fiction Contest, resulting in publication of the short story collection, Scissors Paper Rock. The competition was sponsored by The Writer's Center of Indianapolis, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, 1993
• Winner, 1990 Indiana Collegiate Press Association Fiction Award.
• Winner, genesis Prose Award, Fall 1988.
Time Hunter: The Sideways Door (with RJ Carter); Telos UK; London, England; August, 2006.
"Everything is Political: A Review of Joe Dante’s Homecoming" The Trades, July, 2006
"Bruce Campbell: On Making Love, Books, and Movies" The Trades, December, 2005
Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way: The Audio Version ," The Trades, December, 2005
Turtles All The Way Down: An Interview with Director Vincenzo Natali," The Trades, October, 2005
"Nothing Is True: A Review of Vincenzo Natali's Film, Nothing," The Trades, September, 2005
"Sleepaway Camp" (film review), The Trades, August, 2005
“Digging The Underground: Comix & Culture,” The Comic Store, an on-line website, www.thecomicstore.com, February 3, 2000
“Jane's Ghost,” Gratis magazine/website (www.gratis.com); Spring 1999.
“Martians,” Sou’Wester literary magazine; Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE), Edwardsville, Illinois; Fall 1998 issue.
Scissors Paper Rock, Writer's Center Press, Indianapolis, Indiana; October, 1993.
"Truman Baker's Acquittal;" performed on WICR Public Radio, Indianapolis, Indiana; June, 1991.
"The Lycanthrope;" performed on WICR Public Radio, Indianapolis, Indiana; July, 1991.
"Truman Baker's Acquittal," genesis magazine, Indiana University Press, Indianapolis, Indiana; Spring, 1989.
"Rust," genesis magazine, Indiana University Press, Indianapolis, Indiana; Fall, 1989.
"Espie's Love," genesis magazine, Indiana University Press, Indianapolis, Indiana; Spring 1988.
"On The Mountains Of Mars," genesis magazine, Indiana University Press, Indianapolis, Indiana; Fall, 1987.
SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL INFORMATION
Honorably Discharged US Army Airborne Infantry veteran. Father of Maggie, fourteen, and Jacob, twelve.