Hi, I’m Sharwin

I bring imagined worlds to life through storytelling, multimedia production, and powerful visual experiences.

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This is the face of a maniacal day-dreamer
& tech-driven media entrepreneur.

My name is Sharwin Karande (pronounced Sher-vin Kar-un-day). I live and breathe digital multimedia, technology and storytelling. Whether it’s using computers to create visually striking content or learning the latest software design tools, my passions revolves around technology and conveying stories through digital media.

I am currently looking for employment in fields where I can use my skills to market interesting products and brands through digital communities and new media. You can view my LinkedIn profile and see what kind of experience I have.

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The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow

– Bill Gates

Areas of Expertise

Video, Photo & Multimedia

I have been producing multimedia content for the past 10 years. It started with editing Halo 2 trailers in Middle School, and now I DIY my own studio environments at home.

Writing & Storytelling

I have always enjoyed writing stories, and my degree in Journalism further enhanced those skills. I often employ my storytelling ability when designing my Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, as well as my custom Minecraft servers.

Graphic Design & Editing

Photoshop is my favorite program ever made. Whether it’s creating maps of fantasy worlds for roleplaying games, or designing infographics and social media content, I seek a particular visual perfection.

Digital Advertising

I have experience managing the digital advertising campaigns for local startups on a tight budget, as well as million dollar campaigns while contracting at Amazon.

Web Design

The internet is my house, and I love architecture. The way a website is framed can change the tone and aesthetic of the content in ways that we still don’t understand. I hope to find out for myself.

IT Support

I learned to operate a VCR before I could walk. It only makes sense that I was the family IT guy, and then upgraded to IT Support Engineer for the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications.

Hardware

Computer Assembly

  • Budgeting
  • Part Picking
  • Assembly
  • Setup
  • Maintenance

Camera Systems

  • DSLR
    • Nikon
    • Canon
    • Sony
  • Video
    • Canon
    • Sony
    • Panasonic

Live Studio Production

  • Lighting Setup
  • Directing / Producing
  • Teleprompter
  • Audio Mixing
  • Camera Operation

IT Lab Technician

  • Lab Maintenenace
  • Hardware Diagnostics
  • Computer Disassembly and Repair
  • Lab Setup
    • Computer Setup
    • Networking
    • Cable Organization

Audio Production

  • MIDI Hardware Setup
  • Presentation Setup
  • Performance Recording
  • Audio Mixing
    • Live Production
    • Post Production

Software

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Photoshop
  • Premiere
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • DreamWeaver
  • AfterEffects

Website Development

  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • WordPress
    • Landing Pages
    • eCommerce
  • phpBB
  • Marketing
    • Email Marketing
    • Visual Marketing
  • Advertising
    • Google AdWords
    • Bing Ads
    • Facebook Ads
    • LinkedIn Ads
  • SEO

Audio Production

  • Ableton Live
  • FL Studio
  • Audacity

IT Support

Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP – Windows 10
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Apple OSX

Troubleshooting

  • In Person
  • Over Phone
  • Google-Fu

Multimedia

Apple Related:

  • Final Cut Pro 7 Level 1 Certified
  • Final Cut X

Social Media Management

  • Reddit
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
    • TweetDeck
    • Hootsuite
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr

Work Experience

Account Manager

While Account Manager, I was responsible for several important tasks for AMG’s Beauty vertical, and Amazon’s largest advertising client.

My responsibilities include:

  • Campaign Optimizations / Revisions. Ensuring target segmentation, budget, display frequency, and inventory were up to standards.
  • Campaign reporting and metric tracking. Starting with raw data, I organized and displayed relevant information which could highlight deficiencies or areas of high success. This information would be used to make recommendations for campaign optimizations.
  • Media Planning and Campaign Building: After having IO’s countersigned, I would review campaigns on Amazon’s Advertising Platforms to ensure consistency with approved Media Plans.
  • Task delegation and data vetting: I would review pertinent campaign data, and build out assignments for our Advertising Operations Specialists or International Operations teams.
Account ManagerAmazon.com Media Group
Current
Advertising Operations Specialist

This role focused on vetting incoming ad trafficking tasks to ensure data uniformity.
Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing budget accuracy while building ad lines & ensuring target segmentation
  • Guarantee access to creative assets, campaign goals & KPI’s.
  • Support mobile ad trafficking and mobile device testing during task overflow
  • Required self-starting attitude and task prioritization rooted in maintaining SLA’s
Advertising Operations SpecialistAmazon.com Media Group
September 2015 - December 2015
Communications / Web Manager

My main responsibility was producing customer facing media content, as well as maintaining various website properties and social media channels.
Other responsibilities include:

  • Design & maintenance of our website and creative design standards.
  • Leading e-mail marketing, Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and LinkedIn ad campaigns.
  • Establishing clear communication channels for our products and services.
  • Lead generation through web analytics, A/B testing, and optimization.
Communications / Web ManageriDataLabs
December 2013 - March 2015
Minecraft Educator

I lead classes in educating Elementary aged kids on Minecraft. Everything from basic gameplay to designing and launching complex servers with custom modifications were covered. The course curriculum was designed in part by me, and focused on educating children through team building, goal oriented activities, and entertaining challenges.

Minecraft EducatorreKode Education
November 2014 - December 2014
IT Support Engineer

This job centered around aiding students and faculty with any and all technology problems in relation to Journalism and Communications coursework.
Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of computer labs, audio and video equipment, and rental devices.
  • Instructing professors, students, and faculty on Adobe Creative Suite programs, Apple OSX, Final Cut Pro, various camera systems, and general technology.
IT Support EngineerUniversity of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications
January 2011 - August 2013

My Work

Written Works

I enjoy writing, and through the Journalism program I completed, I had the opportunity write pieces on various topics. Whether it was the emergence of eSports (professional videogaming), local issues, or even personal insight on my relationship with the Universe, I relish the opportunity to put words on paper… or in this case on screen.

Multimedia Production

Whether it is operating camera systems or editing complex images and stories, I enjoy bringing imagined worlds to life through a powerful visual experience. Making people smile is incredibly rewarding, and doing so with substance and style has been a longtime passion for me.

Minecraft Servers

For our own entertainment, my friends and I enjoy creating highly customized Minecraft experiences which are wholly unique and incredibly detailed. Not only do we build our worlds from scratch, but we fill them with characters, stories, lore, and a deep sense of community driven content.

Do you like my work? Want to get in touch? Use the form below!

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