I have been a Mac consultant for more than a decade. Since moving from New York City to my father’s home state of Oregon in Fall of 2009, I’ve been consulting here in Portland both with clients of my own and subcontracting with a small local support company, as well as volunteering as the Senior IT Consultant for the Independent Publishing Resource Center.
In New York City I most recently worked at an IT firm in downtown Manhattan providing a wide variety of support, but specializing in Apple Macintosh-related solutions. Clients included art galleries, cafes, talent management agencies, record labels, branding and design companies, motion graphic design firms, environmental and film-making non-profits, and private residences–all smaller entities depending on outsourced support for their computer needs. During my time at Eigerman Consulting, we advised start-up businesses in networking, printing, and computer purchases, audio/visual system integration, infrastructure recommendations for renovations, Mac-based cash registers, art installations, and worked with vendors to provide support for VOIP phone systems and security systems.
Before Eigerman Consulting I worked at Macktez, another consultancy, and in the Macintosh/Pre-Press department at Hearst Magazines both at the help desk and and in the field. Prior to this line of work, I was a book editor (at St. Martin’s Press), designed print ads (New World Records), worked in bookstores and book warehouses, started a student-run radio station (at Bard College), and sang in a string band. I also paint, draw comics, and write poetry.