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Digital Media Services

Brian Palmer

Director, Digital Media Services

Bio

Brian came to Washington College from the private sector, previously holding titles of Creative Director and Director of Interactive Media. To Washington College, he brings the high expectations for professionalism and production quality, balanced with the creative problem solving skills and ability to adapt quickly in overcoming challenges, acquired from his experience in the public relations and marketing communications industry, as well as live event production and filmmaking experiences.

Starting in 2005 as the Manager of the Multimedia Production Center, Brian developed engaging interdisciplinary multimedia programming opportunities. His hands-on workshops and classes often have an experiential approach, and have focused on supplementing cross-curricular departmental needs.

In addition to his role as MPC Manager at this time, Brian served additional roles as Lecturer in Art and Art History (2009-2011), Chesapeake Semester Architect with the Center for Environment and Society (2011-present), and Staff Council Representative for the Office of Information Technologies (2010-present).  

Currently in his role as Director of Digital Media Services, Brian provides direction to the campus regarding digital media goals and implementation strategies, and oversees media production for campus events and digital film production in support of the colleges strategic goals and initiatives.  Additionally, he continues to provide programming directly to students, including initiatives such as the Pre-Orientation Filmmaking and Photography Boot Camp, Photography Marathon series of workshops and excursions, 24 Hours Digital Video Challenge, and more.

In his personal time (summer 2012), he has served as Summer Center Program Director with the Maryland Department of Education, developing and running the 2-week long Dixon Summer Center for Creative Writing and Film Production at Washington College, a program for enriching gifted students grades 7-9.  

He also enjoys spending personal time with his family, racing and cruising aboard sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay, and organizing photography trips.

 

Education

BA in Computer Science, Rutgers University

 

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 - International Videographer Awards - Distinction
  • 2014 - International Videographer Awards - Honorable Mention
  • 2013 - Telly Awards - Bronze
  • 2012 - International Videographer Awards - Excellence
  • 2012 - International Videographer Awards - Distinction
  • 2012 - Exceptional Service to Students Award (Washington College)
  • 2012 - Annual Educational Advertising Awards - Bronze
  • 2011 - Annual Educational Advertising Awards - Merit
  • 2010 - MarCom Awards - Platinum
  • 2009 - Hermes Creative Awards - Gold
  • 2008 - International Videographer Awards - Distinction
  • 2008 - MarCom Awards - Gold
  • 2008 - MarCom Awards - Gold
  • 2008 - Ava Awards - Gold
  • 2007 - International Videographer Awards - Distinction
  • 2007 - Healthcare Advertising Awards - Merit
  • 2007 - Aster Awards for Excellence in Medical Marketing - Bronze
  • 2007 - Ava Awards - Gold
  • 2007 - MarCom Awards - Gold
  • 2006 - International Videographer Awards - Distinction
  • 2006 - International Videographer Awards - Distinction
  • 2006 - MarCom Awards - Gold
  • 2006 - MarCom Awards - Gold
  • 2006 - MarCom Awards - Gold
  • 1999 - Art Directors Club of New Jersey - Distinction
Campus Involvement
  • Director, Digital Media Services - 2011-Present
  • President’s Administrative Council - 2013-Present
  • Chesapeake Semester Architect - 2011-2013
  • Staff Council (OIT Representative) - 2010-2012
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Digital Imaging (ART 291) - 2010-2011
  • Instructor, Independent Study (ART 497) - 2009-2010
  • Advisor, WAC Photography Club - 2009-Present
  • Manager, Multimedia Production Center - 2005-2011

 

Digital Media Services provides support to campus in four main categories.  See examples of each type of work below:


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