michelle driskill-smith
(formerly breiner)
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   [ experience ]

   [ venture capital

   [ enterprise software

   [ e-commerce

   [ webdesign

   [ creative direction

   [ video game design

   [ music business

   [ music artist relations

   [ music event planning

   [ music publishing

   [ concert photography

   [ travel photography

   [ user-interface design

   [ retail

   [ product management

   [ business development

   [ public relations

   [ product evangelism

   [ travel


  WEBPOND, Consulting and Design  2003 to present
  Consulting in design, technology, internet and entertainment in roles ranging from product and feature specificiations to graphic, web and user interface design, branding and development to to traditional marketing graphics. Additional production roles in film and television and travel photography.
  APPLIED MATERIALS VENTURES, Operations Associate 2001 to 2003
  Joined at the inception of the fund. Performed a dual role as an Associate and venture fund operations. With a concentration in communications technology (wireless, fiber optics and software) my responsibilities involved identification and communication with potential investments, limited partner relations, business development for portfolio, and deal flow management. Operational duties included press relations and financial accounting, and day-to-day operational activities.
  ONEPAGE, Creative Director   1999 to 2001
  Joined at its inception, designed and implement software user interfaces and websites to showcase content aggregation technology and applications for extracting and distributing web-based information. OnePage was sold to Sybase in 2001.
  INTERNET SHOPPING NETWORK, Creative Director     1998-1999
  Orchestrate the design and implementation of current and future websites including First Auction, First Jewelry, and ISN.com. Enhanced the consumer experience using interactive technologies. Drove feature enhancements, design guidelines, and site direction. Hired and managed the staff of 16+ creative resources including technical, artistic and photography, in-house and out.
  WEBPOND, Consulting and Design                     1996-1998,
  Web design and development, digital art and design, business development and marketing, travel photography, and film production consulting
  THE 3DO COMPANY, Associate Director 1993-1996
  Assistant Director of several entertainment products for the internet, 3DO and PC platform. Duties including art production and game design, team management, interfacing between hardware, software, quality assurance and marketing. Additional duties included Music Industry Evangelism to increase 3DO developer support
  DESIGN CONSULTING    1990-1993
  Computer graphics design including multimedia artwork preparation, image manipulation, point-of-sale promotional materials for the music industry, packaging and brochure design, typography, custom typeface design, logo design, corporate image design, icon design on Silicon Graphics Indigo, Macintosh hardware and software consulting, marketing communications, public relations. Contribution to Grammy Award winning video, "Steam" for Peter Gabriel
  VIRGIN RECORDS LTD., UK, Artist Liaison Assistant             1988-1989, 1990-1992
  Interaction between artists and the public; public relations, artist showcase organization; catering and venue research, company event planning and public relations, travel, security, and charity work
  VIRGIN MUSIC AMERICA, Assistant to Vice President     1987-1988
  Communicating with A&R coordinators and television producers, royalties distribution, company/writer relations.