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Jake Coolidge
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San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
M.A., Geography, May 2011, cumulative GPA 4.0
Relevant courses: Seminars in GIScience Applications and Geographic Information Technology, Cartography, Dynamic and Interactive Mapping, Qualitative Research Methods
Thesis: No Little Plans: envisioning the Bay Area Rapid Transit System and the renewal of rapid transit in the United States (library permalink)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
B.F.A., Studio Art, with a minor in Geography, June 2001, Cum Laude, cumulative GPA 3.78
Relevant courses: Urban GIS, Geography of Cities, Principles of Cartography, Statistics for Geographers, Graphic Design, Senior Thesis in Printmaking

Geographic Information Systems, advanced: ArcGIS Desktop; intermediate/beginner: QuantumGIS , TileMill, MAPublisher
Visual Design: Adobe Creative Suite (advanced: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat; intermediate: Flash, Dreamweaver)
Web: HTML, CSS, KML, WordPress Content Management System
Other: Microsoft Office suite (including Access), Tableau, Google Fusion Tables, Gephi
OS: Mac OS X and MS Windows, including Windows 7

Freelance Cartographer and GIS Consultant
Produce original thematic maps for print and web tailored to clients’ needs. Advise, develop, and implement GIS data solutions for contemporary and historical subjects. Current clients include the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis; Dr. Mikael Wolfe/Duke U. Press; Debra Bloomfield/U. New Mexico Press; past clients include, 2012; Lohnes+Wright, 2010.

Spatial History Project, Stanford University
Geospatial Historian (Academic Research and Program Officer), 2011—2013
Developed and implemented innovative geospatial solutions in support of historical research. Taught technical and conceptual aspects of responsible and thorough research using GIS technologies, cartographic design, and process documentation. Created tutorials and demonstrations for training and educational purposes. Coordinated project tasks and goals among principal investigators and research assistants. Led research assistant hiring process. Created and implemented intensive summer program for the lab community, comprised of technical demonstrations, research presentations, guest lectures, and culminating event. Liaised with broader research community to assist in the creation and management of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program, City of Oakland Transportation Services Division
Planning Intern, 2008—2010
Performed field analysis to determine facility placement. Assisted in development of city’s bicycle rack placement standards. Implemented cost-effective mobile GIS solution for program’s field research efforts. Augmented program’s existing geodatabase assets. Designed attribute database; coordinated with staff to migrate spreadsheet data to new database. Administrated outreach effort for program’s wayfinding guidelines project. Designed numerous maps and diagrams in support of program’s planning and outreach efforts.

Julie Holcomb Printers, Emeryville, CA
Letterpress Printer, 2006—2008
Operated a Heidelberg platen press to consistently produce printed stationery of utmost quality. Assisted in the training of coworkers. Resolved job tasks quickly and efficiently. Maintained job record database.

Website maintenance and and editing, Inner Image Designs, 2010
Completed Career Discovery Program in Urban Planning, Harvard University, 2006
Coursework: Digital Cartography Using Adobe Illustrator, California State University, Northridge, 2004

Highly motivated and dedicated to accomplishing goals
Demonstrated project management, training, and mentoring skills
Articulate written and verbal communication skills
Adept in balancing and coordinating multiple project timelines and needs
Able to provide leadership and decision-making in a collaborative environment
Able to learn new tools and techniques quickly and effectively, and transmit this knowledge to others

I[bike]OAKLAND 2010 Bikeways Map, cartography and graphic design, including updates for subsequent editions (2011—2013)

First Place, 2009 Bay Area Automated Mapping Association Educational Scholarship
2009 Fishman-Wilcoxon Scholarship, Department of Geography, San Jose State University

Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, scheduled April 2013: A Hand-Drawn Map of California
North American Cartographic Information Society Map Gallery, Portland, October 2012: A Hand-Drawn Map of California
North American Cartographic Information Society, Madison, October 2011: No Little Plans: Exploring Rapid Transit Development in North America Through the Lens of Plan Design.
Association of American Geographers, Seattle, April 2011: No Little Plans: Envisioning the Bay Area Rapid Transit System and the Renewal of Rapid Transit in the United States.
Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, March 2009: Arthur H. Robinson: A Look at a Career.

Memberships: Association of American Geographers (AAG), Bay Area Automated Mapping Association (BAAMA), North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)

Available upon request.

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