Logan Austeja Daniel

email: logan@austeja.com
phone: (510) 684-4751
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About

Resume

Projects

Experience

Grio

Project Manager

July 2017 - Present

Currently engaged with Fitbit, project management with the Fitbit Pay Development Team for the Fall 2017 release of the Ionic device, and preparing for the next upcoming device release in 2018.
Coordination of international banks and issuers, issue resolution, Jira ticketing system.

Sutter Care At Home / Sutter Health

Project Manager

Oct 2013 - July 2017

Developed and maintained project infrastructure tools, processes and resources in coordination with the PMO, Analyst, Education, IT, and Support teams.
Lead PM responsible for technical projects that impacted multiple departments and systems, with moderate to high risk and complexity.
Travel throughout CA state as needed to be onsite at branch locations.

Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception

Project Manager

Oct 2012 - Dec 2013

Assisted with the museum's relocation from Palace of Fine Arts to expansion at Pier 15.
Administrative support to IT team, revisions to museum intranet, maintenance of emergency notification system.

VIZ Media

Associate Producer

Nov 2010 - Sept 2012

Production management of popular Japanese TV titles for U.S. market distribution.
Directed editorial, graphics, audio and video elements into a timely, effective product, while satisfying the marketing, budgeting and international licensing requirements.

Science Tarot: Game Publication

Lead Producer

Sept 2008 - Dec 2010

As project manager, supported artists and creators to meet deadlines, publication, and promotion of deck, culminating with a launch party event at CA Academy of Sciences NightLife and successful international independent sales distribution.
Administered production of accurate science-based drawings, responsible for QC of print and web content, and primary liaison between printers, promoters and artists.
"[Science Tarot] highlights the power of scientific metaphor and the potential for lay people to incorporate scientific thinking into their own life narratives. By framing one's life story with scientific concepts, a person might come to see science less as an impersonal subject and more as something that is deeply intertwined with everyday life." Review of project and event in NewScientist online.

Recommendations: "Logan's creativity, intelligence, integrity, people skills and wide range of interests make her an excellent candidate for any position calling for creative innovation and/or technical organization ... Not only is Logan extremely detail oriented and thorough, but she also knows how to efficiently manage multiple tasks/people while maintaining an upbeat and fun creative environment."

SWA Landscape Architects

Landscape Designer

2006 - 2008

Project support of design and presentation graphics for technical subjects in print and digital rendering with this international firm includes:
- The CA Academy of Sciences East and West Gardens, preparing CAD documents for new museum plan,
- For CSU East Bay campus master planning, developed a native/sustainable plant list by planting community with Rana Creek Restoration,
- Olmsted's Mountain View Cemetery in Piedmont, CA, rendering new developments.

Additionally, developed user interface improvements with botanical knowledge for internal SWA Plant Database.

Recommendations: "Logan is an inquisitive designer; one who solves creative, abstract and everyday 'problems' conscientiously and uniquely. She is generous with lending a hand or ear, mature in setting expectations and reaching deadlines and all while pushing her own limits in pursuit of fantastical explorations."

Golden Associates Landscape Architects

Junior Designer

2005 - 2006

Project support of design and visual communications for:
- Lake Merritt Park Master Plan (East 18th and 12th Streets), in Oakland CA, including preparation of presentation boards for committee and community review,
- Morcom Rose Garden, in Oakland CA, a community driven effort to renew this historical rose garden, including preparation of schematic design documents for review by the Oakland Landmarks Committee.

Recommendations: "While only a junior landscape designer in our office, at the time, she showed great creative promise and conducted herself in a very professional manner. I would recommend her services based upon the quality of her work and the enthusiasm she brings to the project."

LeapFrog Educational Toys

Interactivity Engineer and Archivist

2000 - 2004

Implemented and documented the proprietary scripting language for online and toy formats.
Invented a vocabulary which Producers and Programmers used to communicate effectively about the programming abilities and restrictions for game design.
Identified the need and established a simple Archival Library database to capture game design for innovations and to secure intellectual property.

Recommendations: "Her innate ability to grok technology brought her to the forefront of designing and implementing new game patterns used throughout all of our leading products. All the while, Logan was able to heartily maintain a great sense of humor and approached tough problems with both grace and professionalism."

Great Wave Software: Educational Computer Software Company

Audio Director

1998-2000

Responsible for audio from conception to product completion, creating an educational and entertaining game environment. Nature field recording, voice over, music and sound effects.
Notable titles include 'Prairie Explorer: Biomes of North America' (Eddie Award Winner) and 'Redwoods Explorer: Biomes of North America'.

Recommendations: "Logan was resourceful, exacting, and inventive--working within limitations of budget, compression, and delivery. If it can be imagined, Logan can make it happen."

Imagesmith: Internet Publishers

Administrative Director

1996-1997

Established administrative processes for a very early web development firm whose clients included Disney, E*Trade, HP, and Netscape.

Associations

Headlands Center for the Arts

Open to the Elements: A week-long residency intensive with Observatorium

Group Residency

To envision designs for the rehabilitation and re-purposing of Fort Barry's historic
army gymnasium, through a collaborative creative process and culminating in a public symposium.

June 2011

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Volunteer with GIS garden mapping project as part of

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

Summer 2010

Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Web Database Assistant

Volunteer for the museum's audio assets, XML scripting, asset organization.
Created online story of a traditional Pomo tale while walking through the PAHMA collection.

Spring 2009

American Society of Landscape Architects

Student Chapter President

2006

Rana Creek Restoration and the California Academy of Sciences

Liaison Internship

Created weekly online documentation to Landscape Architects of test-plants progress on the museum's new green roof.

2004

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz

B.A. in Music, with a background in Physics
With creation in 1996 of audio assets for two CD-Rom titles for educational distribution

Graduated 1997

University of California Extension, Berkeley

Design Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture, 4.0 GPA, Partially Completed

2004 - 2008


Recommendations: "Logan has an exquisite mind and wonderful work ethics. She is a professional in the best sense of the word ... [our class team project] requires great cooperation, intensive communication, both in an electronic form and also in person. Logan excelled in this venue."

Logan Austeja Daniel — logan@austeja.com — (510) 684-4751