Rachel Hymel Multimedia is a Houston ,Texas based computer imaging studio and graphics firm offering freelance photography, video production,  website design, graphics and multimedia presentations.
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Rachel Hymel Multimedia: Photography, Video, Websites, Graphics and Multimedia Presentations.

Rachel Leigh Hymel
909 Texas Street Loft #707 Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713) 236-0176, Fax: (713) 229-8623, Email: rachelhymel@yahoo.com
website: www.rachelhymel.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rachel Hymel Multimedia / Owner and Founder October 2004 Present

  • Freelance Photography
  • Legal Videography-Certified Court Video Specialist (CCVS)
  • Non-linear Digital Video Editing
  • Synchronization of Deposition Transcript and Video
  • CD and DVD Production
  • Website Design and Maintenance
  • Creation of Multimedia Presentations
  • Graphic Design
  • Visionary Trial Presentation Software Distributor

Chard Squared / Owner and Founder January, 1998 October 2004

Chard Squared is a successful, independent consulting and design firm focusing on the creative needs of today's legal, business, engineering and educational professionals. After starting at zero and experiencing steady growth with no outside investment, Chard Squared has been able to achieve and sustain six figure annual revenues. Our firm attracts clients and casework from across the state and throughout the country. Local clients include The Perdue Law Firm, The Talaska Law Firm, The Law Office of Howard Nations, Jenkens & Gilchrist, Cooper Scully, Baylor College of Medicine, AIM Investments and S&B Engineering, among others.

  • Responsible for company creation, management, marketing and business development.
  • Establish and utilize an in-house production process, ensuring accuracy and admission, to create legal animation for use in settlement, mediation and trial. No Chard Squared legal animation has ever been thrown out of court or barred from use in trial.
  • Interview legal clients to gather information for projects, write scripts and estimate costs.
  • Create custom demonstrative evidence for 60 different law firms nationwide on more than 110 plaintiff and defense cases, incorporating 3D computer animation, photography, custom graphics, digital video, Powerpoint displays and posters and deliver them in a timely manner.
  • Design, develop and implement cohesive corporate identity/marketing campaigns through the creation and distribution of graphic print materials (logos, letterhead suites, brochures, advertisements and catalogs), written marketing materials (firm histories, employee profiles, company policies), video demonstrations (VHS, CD and DVD) and award winning websites.
  • Plan, design, create, code and publish dozens of unique legal and business websites.
  • Photograph portraits, events, accident/industrial sites, evidence and commercial products.
  • Draft and deliver speeches on successful presentation skills.
  • Plan trade show booths, displays, signage and organize presentation of audio-visual demos.
  • Attend/exhibit at several continuing legal education seminars annually, concentrating on product/service demos and face-to-face interaction with new and existing clients.

Biodyne, Inc. / Art Director, Administrator, Founding Employee May, 1992 January, 1998

Biodyne was a new computer technology company, dedicated to the creation of computer animation for the legal/medical industries as well as computer sales, assembly and support.

  • Corporate duties: office management and creation of administrative polices.
  • Marketing responsibilities: design, development & implement corporate identity, brochures, product and service demonstrations and cultivation of clients.
  • Creative efforts: design and create exhibits for 50 legal cases encompassing research, animation scripting, storyboarding, titling, photography, illustration and image editing.

The Battalion / Graphic Artist January, 1992 May, 1992

  • Initiate a digital graphics system as this daily newspaper's first graphic artist.
  • Create a new logo and masthead.
  • Design custom illustrations, informational graphics, feature art and column icons.

Biomedical Learning Resource Center / Graphic Artist March, 1991 May, 1992

The B.L.R.C assists in the presentation of the results of various research projects conducted by the doctors and professors of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University.

  • Create 800+ digital biomedical and scientific presentation slides per month, including text, graphs, charts and custom graphics.
  • Create posters, fliers, graphs and other pieces for publication.

U.T. Health Science Center / Research Technician Level II January, 1990 May, 1990

Managing a neuropsychological research project conducted for NASA with a team of doctors and engineers investigating brainwave activity, our research led to the publication of a chapter in the textbook, COGNITIVE ASSESMENT: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE.

  • Schedule patients and lab use
  • Set up and operate the digital EEG monitoring system.
  • Administer a battery of computer-based memory tests to patients while monitoring and digitally recording the EEG output.
  • Management and tabulation the resulting data.
  • Training/management of student workers.

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

BS Journalism Texas A&M University, May 1992

American Press Institute
Business Journalism: High-Intensity Business Coverage, Houston, TX February-September 2004

American Guild Of Court Videographers -
Achieved Certification in Court Videography (CCVS), Dallas, TX
October 2005

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office Suite and FrontPage
  • Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Pagemaker
  • Net Objects Fusion

MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS

  • Approved Vendor, Texas Medical Legal Trust,
    Fall 2007
  • Member: Professional Photographers of America
    December, 2005
  • Certified Court Video Specialist: American Guild of Court Videographers
    October, 2005
  • Member by Invitation: First 50 Women Driving Business
    Houston West Chamber of Commerce
    July, 2005
  • Member In Good Standing: American Guild of Court Videographers
    June, 2005
  • Member by Invitation: Circle of Achievement
    Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism
    at the American Press Institute
    Fall, 2004

HONORS / AWARDS

  • Speaker/Presentation by Invitation of CAI High Rise Advisory Council
    April 2008 "Benefits Of Association Websites and the Electronic Brochure"
  • Speaker/Presentation by Invitation of CAC-AALNC (Legal Nurse Consultants)
    May 2003 "Effective Presentations in Litigation" (CLE credit)
  • Speaker/Presentation by Invitation of HTLA (Trial Lawyers Association)
    June 2001 "Technology and the Art of Persuasion" (CLE credit)
  • Worldwide Web Award, presented by Art Space 2000 for Website Design
    December 2000 Judged on originality, design/appearance, service/purpose of site, ease of navigation.
  • Runner Up, TTN Photo Contest
    September 1996 Participation by Invitation of Lake Conroe Preserve, Thousand Trails
  • Honorable Mention, The Texas Renaissance Festival Photo Contest
    September 1995

PORTFOLIO OF CREATIVE WORK

Examples of writing, photography, website design, graphics and multimedia presentations are available online for your review.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENT LIST

A list of clients that have utilized the services of Rachel Hymel in the past is available online for your review.

Copyright 2008. Rachel Hymel Multimedia. All Rights Reserved

rachel hymel MULTIMEDIA  909 Texas St. #707  Houston, Texas 77002   (713) 236-0176   rachelhymel@yahoo.com

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