I have been a Mac consultant for more than a decade. Since moving from New York City to my fatherâ€™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.