Vitae

abridged

Drew Harkey earned a BA cum laude in Media Studies with emphasis in Anthropology focusing on information design and theory from the University of South Florida, and an MCIW with emphasis in interactive design from St. Petersburg College. His scholastic honors include awards in visual arts and information design. His photography project, Artistic Nature, has been exhibited regionally. Drew currently directs multimedia design and web projects for Artis—Naples, an art museum and performing arts center in Florida, where he continues an autodidactic education in music theory, art and experimentation.


Education

1996
BA, cum laude, Media Studies emphasis Anthropology
University of South Florida
AA, Tallahassee Community College

2001
MCIW, Master Certified Internet Webmaster
St. Petersburg College


Scholastic Honors and Awards

Honors and Achievements
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
TCC Foundation Scholarship
Florida Journalism Scholarship
Editor-in-Chief, The Talon
USF Arts & Sciences Honors Society
USF President’s List
Production Editor, The Crow’s Nest
Correspondent Writer, Voter News & Views

Awards
Florida College Press Awards
First Place, Editorial Direction
First Place, Advertising Design
Second Place, Illustration (Comic Strip)
Third Place, Illustration (Editorial Cartoon)
Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards
Gold Circle Award, Editorial Writing
Gold Circle Award, Design (Layout)

  external link

Internship
Legislative Aide, U.S. Senator Connie Mack
United States Sentate


Ethnographies

An abridged list of sometimes intentional sometimes necessary experiences that have helped contribute to my understanding of the American paradigm:

seasonal farm laborer
assembly line worker
warehouse laborer
fast food worker
car washer
retail clerk
auditor
door-to-door salesperson
telemarketer
dishwasher
bus boy
boat detailer
beach stand concessionaire
tree planter on a reforestation crew
lumber yard laborer
fish processor at the boat docks


Resource Conservation

1992–1996
Field Archaeologist & Cultural Resource Analyst
Janus Research
  archaeological vitae

1993 & 1995
Wildland Firefighter
U.S. Forest Service
  fire portfolio


Legislative Affairs

1996–1998
Legislative Assistant
Florida Senator Charlie Crist


Information Science

1999–2001
Database Designer / IT Assistant
Janus Research

2001–2007
Multimedia Artist
Bayflash Studio

2007–2013
Creative Director
Venture.us Interactive

2013–Present
Interactive Design & Web Development
Artis—Naples


Exhibitions

2018
Florida Environs
LeMoyne Arts
June 1–30. Tallahassee, Florida
Curated by Ann Kozeliski, Art Director

  selected works
  exhibition statement


Recognition

2018
Landscape Photography Award
David Moynahan, Juror


Community Service

2010–2011
Founding Board Member
Friends of the Centennial Library
Grangeville, Idaho

2017–2018
Neighborhood Liaison
Tallahassee Neighborhood Leadership Academy
Tallahassee, Florida