Nikolai Fox | resume

PROFILE

Multi-media artist and educator literate in journalistic digital photography, Adobe design platform and traditional drawing, painting and printmaking techniques.  

 

EXPERIENCE

Visitation, Programs & Office Manager at Garland Farm for the Beatrix Farrand Society — 2016 to present (part-time)

Point of contact for all inquiries and visitation at the last home and garden of Beatrix Farrand. Responsible for preparation of campus for visitors by appointment, open days and functions. Rebranding of logo across print and web with consideration to historic references in collaboration with the board of directors. Coordination, layout and subcontracting for all print materials and e-communications including membership drive, annual appeal, special event fundraisers and annual newsletter. Management of physical office, online accounts and sales, mail collection, distribution and log. Technical specification and support for lectures and presentations at Garland Farm. Managing volunteer docent staff and supporting docent coordinator. Additionally contracted photography and research regarding historic images (including retouching and processing) of what was Reef Point Gardens in Bar Harbor.

Coffeepot Family Archive — 2017

Invited to participate at 100th Anniversary family celebrations in honor of the ‘Coffeepot’ house as a journalist in order to create a ‘for family use only’ documentary movie that encouraged exploration and reflection on the family’s emotional connection to the beloved and quirky historic summer home in Northeast Harbor, ME. The Coffeepot is still owned collectively by the decedents of Charles William Elliot (president of Harvard University 1869-1909) and Ellen Derby Peabody who built the Coffeepot in 1917 for their extended family. The Elliots were instrumental in the establishment of Acadia National Park and their eldest son Charles Elliot (1859-1897) was a ‘rusticator’ and landscape architect responsible for Boston’s public park system. The archive included 17 audio interviews with associated photography galleries, reformatted historic family films and movie clips shot candidly during 100th Anniversary gatherings.

Photography for College of the Atlantic Admissions Department — 2018

My alma mater hired me this spring to shoot candids of college campus, classes and field trips. I delivered 27 galleries of 689 processed photographs to the Creative Services Director organized according to the college’s list of keywords, shooting 10 dates in six weeks. The photos will be used for general promotion of the college and it’s mission online and in print.

Asticou Azalea Garden Visitor Booklet - 2017

The Land & Garden Preserve in Seal Harbor, Maine employed me to create photographs of the Asticou Azalea Garden through three seasons. The photographs were used in a redesign and reissue of a small visitor booklet.

Song Scape Gardens: Vernal Equinox — ongoing

Contracted by garden designer and dry stone wall builder Caleb Davis in collaborative creation of a digital film communicating the awakening of the earliest moments of spring. Photography, cinematography and violin on audio track. 

Sassafrass Catering — ongoing

project/goal based onsite administrative assistance, photography and layout for web and print.

Avi Loren Fox Photography, Philadelphia — 2010 - 2013

Worked with my sister, Avi shooting and delivering custom photography packages for events, businesses and families. Clients including; Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland, Mighty Engine Group, Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar Law, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox Law, Rita's Water Ice and Temple Fox School of Business.

Wellspun Wedding Films, Philadelphia — 2005 - 2010

Shooting events as an independently contracted cinematographer from 2005 - 2010. Editor at Wellspun studio creating multi-chapter custom wedding films according to Wellspun style and specified client preferences 2009-2010.

Spindleworks Art Center, Maine — 2006 - 2008

Directed, shot and edited the documentary short, Everything in Sight about the history of filmmaking at the art center for the celebration of it’s thirtieth anniversary. Also co-taught a filmmaking workshop in which the artists recreated the last five minutes of the classic western High Noon. 

Putney School Summer Programs, Vermont — 2001-2003

Faculty at the summer programs for three seasons. Responsible for instructing the ‘Painting Intensive’. Worked one on one with four to eight high school age students in an open studio setting. Five days a week, six hours a day for two three week sessions. Evaluations written for each student in regards to work ethic and growth.

SPG3 Architects, Philadelphia — 2001-2002

General assistant to draftsmen and graphic procedures at forty person commercial architectural firm in Philadelphia.

 

EDUCATION

Maine Media Workshops, Maine —Advanced Cinematography Workshop with Michael Minok possible through the award of a Jane Morrison Foundation Grant for Emerging Filmmakers.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia — post-graduate studies in figurative drawing and painting 

College of the Atlantic, Maine — 2000, B.A. in Human Ecology with a focus on fine art.