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Ron Lutz II: Professional Resume & Portfolio

Unlocking Potential: Seeking Employment to Showcase Diverse & Creative Skills 
Ron, Lutz, II, artist, photographer, writer,
A self portrait taken near my hometown in the summer of 2017.

Professional Photographer 2003 to Present

Professional photography services for a wide range of products, projects, and services.

Photography, and graphic design services for the Wisconsin Golden Gloves.

 ⦁ Leasing of imagery for use in educational, marketing and promotional use.

Premium wedding photography services of superior quality. 

Photography intended for promotion of tourism at both local and state levels.

Offering photography services for art studios to document and promote their artwork.

Specialized portrait services catering to a diverse clientele.

Photography services for the Tibetan monastery at Deer Park Buddhist Center.

⦁ Photography & observation of a bald eagle nest for a Citizen Science program.

⦁ Nature & wildlife photographer for a variety of environmental groups such as The Prairie Enthusiasts, Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance, Dane County Parks, etc..

⦁ Comprehensive Pennsic War event photographer 2003 to 2011.


Finger Publishing 2023 to Present

Newspaper Photographer & Writer

⦁ Photography & article/caption writing services for “The Mount Horeb Mail.”

Wormfarm Institute, Reedsburg, WI  2024

Logistical support, photography, & video editing services for a rural arts nonprofit.


Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA      1989 to 2007

Creative/Multimedia Coordinator    (1998 to 2007)

⦁ Coordinated with Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute/Mobot to develop two autonomous robotic tour guides.

⦁ Coordinated designers, programmers, writers, and multimedia specialists for exhibit components and future proposals.

⦁ Produced, directed and edited films & audio shows for projects and exhibitions.

⦁ Established fully operational in-house multimedia/graphics production capabilities.

⦁ Established relationships with various outside corporations.

⦁ Recruited and managed a large pool of regional freelance talent.

⦁ Developed interactive games and exhibits.

⦁ Recruited and supervised interns from various art schools.

Preparator I (1989 to 1998)

⦁ Volunteer diorama fabricator 1989 to 1992, then went full-time in 1992.

⦁ Fabricated and installed permanent and temporary exhibits.

⦁ Constructed dioramas include the African Wildlife Hall, Alcoa Hall of American Indians, and North American Mammal Hall.

⦁ Coordinated production crews.

Prepared and installed temporary art shows & traveling exhibit components.

⦁ Refurbished Galleries.

⦁ Fabricated mounts for artifacts to be displayed in a variety of exhibits.

Park Place Studios, Pittsburgh, PA 1990 to 1993

Construction Coordinator

Managed design, fabrication, and installation of scenic sets, exhibits, and trade shows for film, TV, and displays.

⦁ Managed office, paint & wood shops, shipping and support staff.


Angelo Ciotti, Chicora, PA Summer 1990

Artist Apprentice

Assisted in the fabrication & installation of fine art for public display.


The Object Works, Pittsburgh, PA  1987 to 1989

Apprentice

Helped create specialty props, awards, and dioramas for film, commercial photographers, and marketing agencies.

⦁ Maintained the shop and office.

The, Object, Works, Pittsburgh, PA,
Props used to be hand crafted before computers were utilized.

Heartland Ecological Group, Inc. · Seasonal, Mount Horeb, WI Summer of 2023 

Environmental Technician I

⦁ Conducted Prescribed burns in various natural settings & wetland mitigation sites

⦁ Eliminated invasive plants in various natural areas, wetlands, and grasslands

⦁ Acquired these licenses:

Aquatic & Mosquito (Cat. 5.0)

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Issued Apr 2023 · Expires Apr 2028


Right of Way & Natural Areas (Cat. 6.0)

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Issued Apr 2023 · Expires Apr 2028 


Wildland Fire Training

Madison Area Technical College

Issued Feb 2023


Dane County Parks Dept 2014 to Present

Volunteer Restoration/Preservation Work

⦁ Volunteer helping to clear invasive trees & plants, and conduct prescribed burns.

United States Post Office, Mount Horeb WI 2021 to 2023

City Carrier Assistant - Full-time Jul 2021 - Mar 2022 

⦁ City Carrier in Mount Horeb walking miles/day delivering on foot.

Rural Carrier Assistant - Full-time March 2022 - January 2023

⦁ Rural Carrier for the Blue Mounds area delivering via vehicle.


Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds, WI 2018 - 2019 

Removed invasive plants and maintained the natural beauty of the 30-acre property.

⦁ Conducted tours of the cave.


University of Wisconsin, Arts & Humanities 2015 -2019

Figure Art Model

Dynamic posing for college level painting and figure drawing courses.


EDUCATION

THE ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH - Attended Three Times

Bachelor's in Science Degree in Specialized Technology 2004

Major: Industrial Design and Technology 

Computer Animation & Multimedia 1998

Associates Degree Industrial Design and Technology 1989




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