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E. Twan S. Crawford

I’m the Director of Systems and Infrastructure in my current position, and during my career, an I.T. professional, an experienced manager, many years of Print Production, and Digital Pre-press experience, and I’m also an Apple Macintosh Certified Technician, as well as a Microsoft Office Accredited Support Professional for Mac and iOS, and the Manager for an Apple Authorized Self-Service Provider facility.

My freelance Apple-Mac consulting service is ESC TEC Consulting, which you can visit by using the link below. This site (etwancrawford.com) I created with WordPress and esctecconsulting.com I created with Adobe Muse. And a few other things you may not have known, I’m a 1st Degree Black Belt (Oct. 1, 2016), a trained photographer, an aspiring musician (slide guitar bottle neck style), and a collector of classic rock and blues vinyl albums.

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Photography

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  • Lake Burn

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Train Field

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Carved

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • High Falls

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Stone Stairs

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Stone Bridge

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • BTSprockets3

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Dogwood1

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • reflections

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • BTrollfilm4

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Pumpkin Patch

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Crow Res.

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • BTrollfilm1

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • BTrollfilm2

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • BTSprockets1

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Won Center

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Junk King

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Crow Silo

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Falls

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Abandoned eye

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Patterson

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • The Light

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Sprockets

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Three

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • The shroud

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • MMNearFar

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • MMDistant

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • MMPillers

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • MMColor1

    Color, Film Photography

  • Fornival

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Forgotten

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Escape Spot

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Descent

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Overkill

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Smile

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • OpenDoor

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Waving Tree

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Train Cars

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • New Hope Factory

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Ekleyone

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Falling

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Leslie Run

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Sled

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Gate Keeper

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Curwins’ House

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • fairmount

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Allens Lane

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Lincoln Drive

    Black and White, Color, Digital Photography, Film Photography

  • Lambertville

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Lime

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Morris

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Snow

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Burn

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Flower Field

    Color, Digital Photography

  • Snow Train

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Bushmen

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • BVdoorwindow

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • WP Merchant

    Color, Digital Photography

  • BVsmhouse

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • BVWatershed

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • CIBenchLady

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • CImidway

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • CIwalk

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Light Bench

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • opendoor

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Snake

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • The Haze

    Black and White, Digital Photography

  • Box fan

    Color, Digital Photography

  • Brick and tower

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Cement building

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • Crane

    Black and White, Film Photography

  • The Walk

    Black and White, Digital Photography

Career

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etwan@etwancrawford.com • www.linkedin.com/in/escrawford81

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Summary

Dynamic information technology professional with 16 years experience as Director of Systems and Infrastructure for

award-winning creative marketing firm. Providing technical guidance and support for print, multi-media, interactive, and

web services. Exceptional creative problem solving skills and master at troubleshooting complex technical issues. Experienced manager of diverse creative and technical teams. Insatiable learner of new programs and processes, with excellent oral and written skills.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Network administration
  • Utilization of managed services
  • Budget management
  • Server/Raid administration
  • Team building
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT)
  • Deployment
  • iOS device management

Training

Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT)

iOS Qualification

iMac (Late 2012) Qualification

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Qualification

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid-2012) Qualification

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2015) Qualification

Microsoft Office Accreditation 2015 Support Professional for Mac and iOS

Manager/Lead ACMT for Apple Authorized Self-Service Provider (AASSP) Facility

Experience 1

Thomas J. Paul, Inc. Creative Marketing Services Rydal, PA 19046

(May 2000 to present)

Director of Systems and Infrastructure. Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT), supporting 120 technology users in a creative and pre-press environment. Successfully created the technical support department exclusively for the Apple/Mac division of the business. Responsible for development and administration of data and communication infrastructure. Implemented an in-house web help desk system to coordinate company support services for users, clients, and all systems. Primary technical liaison for client projects. Specialized support for creative staff hardware and software including the Adobe Creative Suites and Microsoft Office for Mac. Raid configurations and administration. Creation and administration of data archiving systems, back-up systems, and disaster recovery plans. Manage the daily duties and special assignments for the Apple technical help desk staff. Administrate and configure Kerio Connect e-mail server and Kerio Control firewall/router. Responsible for all hardware and software purchasing. Hire and manage contractors and consultants. Selected achievements: Start-up of in-house Apple/Mac support department. Met Apple’s requirements and received approval to become an Apple Authorized Self-Service Provider (AASSP) site.

Experience 2

IKON Office Solutions King of Prussia, PA

(February 1999 to May 2000)

Digital Pre-Press Manager/Graphic System Administrator for digital and offset printer. Managed and directed operations of the digital pre-press and graphic design departments. Responsible for restructuring pre-press department, including hiring new staff of production artists and the purchasing and installation of new Mac systems and technologies. Implemented the use of FileMaker Pro to manage job traffic and assignments. Administered all Mac systems including desktops, laptops, servers, and raid storage.

Selected achievements: Completed successful restructuring of digital pre-press and graphic design departments. Worked with sales and account staff to assist clients in technical and creative project solutions.


Safeguard Business Systems Harleysville, PA

(June 1997 to February 1999)

Composition Supervisor. Managed a staff of 30 electronic production artists, key entry operators, and quality assurance personnel. Produced business forms, documents, and other printed products for clients. Responsible for maintaining production standards, quotas, and high level of quality control. Also responsible for reporting and analyzing quality and production data for plant manager. Responsible for employee appraisals, staff development plans, training, inventory control, and purchasing of supplies. Administered Apple network and Mac workstations. Selected achievements: Utilized File Maker Pro to report and analyze quality and production performance data. Expanded Apple Talk network and implemented Apple Share server.

Experience 3

The Franklin Mint, Franklin Center, PA

(April 1994 to June 1997)

Color Standards Manager. Coordinated and approved all digital and conventional color proofing for print media advertising. Managed a staff of 10 color proofing operators. Responsible for all color proofing equipment maintenance and upgrades. Established color standards, technical and creative, approved all color and electronic retouching for all print advertising. Directed design staff on color corrections for projects. Purchase of outside color separations, established and maintained vendor pricing contracts. Selected achievements: Hired as part of special start-up team to develop, create, and implement the company’s first in-house digital pre-press department, which contributed directly to the company’s first billion-dollar sales year.


Bell Atlantic Directory Graphics, Valley Forge, PA

(November 1990 to April 1994)

Output Supervisor. Directed staff of fifteen employees to complete daily production assignments to create pages and display ads for directory publishing. Also responsible for quality control, job trafficking, and employee evaluations. Selected achievements: Hired as part of a specialized company start-up team. Earned certificate for completing Quality Education Systems training.

Education

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Completed courses in Advanced Photography and Digital Imaging, and Adobe Photoshop.


Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography, Plymouth Meeting, PA 

Completed program in Professional Photography. Studies included lighting for studio and location, training with large, medium and small format cameras, advanced darkroom techniques in color and black-and-white film developing and darkroom printing.

Recommendations

“Etwan Crawford is indispensable to my business. As a graphic designer, my mac and my back-ups critical. Etwan is my go-to source for how to set up my system and when the unthinkable happens, Etwan is unflappable. He solves problems, unworried and methodically.”

 

Dan McCormick
Creative Director, Head Tilt Design Company

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2017
4 Apr

Me on photography: Leslie always tells me not to be bitter about digital photography and she’s right. Photography was to be my profession for many happy years, not weddings or portraits but commercial and advertising photography. In a studio with large and small products doing work for businesses. Using large and medium format film cameras and a darkroom to produce the images an art director and I crafted. But once digital photography became mainstream clients could shoot in-house, an inferior product, but cheaper and completely under their control. So over time the writing was on the wall that the investment I had made in education, equipment and darkroom lost its value and I decided to move on to commercial printing and pre-press were my color printing training was a perfect fit. As time went on I moved into the technical side of the creative world supporting everything Apple/Mac related, and that’s what I still do professionally today.

So through all this I discovered that my love of photography is the art of photography and I shoot for me and not for money. At one point I sold my original film equipment for a digital set-up and it was like the soul of photography was gone, everything I loved was gone and cold. I spent a number of years not touching a camera at all because I got no joy from it. I eventually found my artistic way and bought all new (used) medium format film equipment, and some vintage film cameras. I still had my entire darkroom set-up and because of my technical expertise in color and printing I purchased a high end film scanner and a wide format pigment printer so I could have both digital and darkroom printing capabilities, and the ability to share my film images on-line.

So I’m not bitter anymore about digital photography but thankful that it led me back to the art form of photography were it all began and I’m much happier making money in the tech world and having photography my no strings attached creative outlet.

Which brings me to the attached video of film photographer Joe Freeman, he sums up the combined art and craft of why I love film photography. He too sees it as a whole process, from film to camera to darkroom to print. Apparently he has quit smoking since this film was made, you’ll see what I mean. Enjoy!

29 Mar

 

Great NPR article by JODI HELMER, click the image to read!

28 Mar

 

Awesome cool daylight developing tank for 120 and 35mm film!

27 Mar

This has been a major concern for me and my creative clients, Apple really needs to get off the fence and decide what it’s going to do about the Mac desktop line.

http://www.macworld.com/article/3180477/macs/the-mac-lineup-is-a-showcase-of-old-technology.html

 

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