Artesian Media, Inc.
Building on 20+ years of experience in journalism, video production, web development, training, and consulting, partners Janine Warner and David LaFontaine founded Artesian Media, Inc., in January 2008. Today they work with a team of consultants on a variety of multimedia production, design, consulting, and training projects.
David LaFontaine has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, editor, and multimedia producer working on a variety of projects in film, television, print, radio, and the Internet.
Dave served as the Managing Editor of the "Audience Planbook," an effort by the Newspaper Association of America, a guide to help newspapers through the process of developing new, more profitable products.
David also produced a series of case studies for the NAA, the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), and the Online Journalism Review (OJR.org). He's also a popular blogger whose work can be found on Sips from the Fire Hose, LA Voice, and Hard News Inc.
Janine Warner's best-selling books and videos about the Internet have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world.
A popular speaker at conferences and events, Janine has delivered keynotes on The Growing Importance of the Mobile Web, How HTML5 is Transforming Interactive Design, When to Create a Mobile Web App vs. a Native App, and Successful Strategies in Online Business.
She has also had the honor of serving as a judge in the Interactive Emmy Awards, the Knight News Challenge, and the Arroba de Oro Latin American Internet Awards. She consults and presents in Spanish and English, and is conversational in Portuguese.
Grecia Levy, Spanish Editor & Translator
Grecia Levy graduated from the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino with a degree in Literary Translation.
For almost ten years, she worked exclusively in the translating, subtitling, and dubbing of films, thus obtaining mastery of the everyday languages and argots of an array of places and social groups.
After living in London for several years, she broadened her field of expertise and worked widely in marketing, education, IT, art, architecture, urbanism, the media, and tourism. Her published translations include El Manual del Niño Peronista (The Textbook of the Peronist Child) by Daniel Santoro, which was awarded Art Book of the Year by AACA/AICA and the Spanish version for several books of the popular For Dummies series, published by Wiley Publishing Inc.
She has also created the English version of prestigious Argentine films and commercials.
To learn more about Grecia's translation services, visit www.word-it.com.ar.
David Mitchell, Editor & Strategic Consultant
David Mitchell is editor and publisher emeritus of The Point Reyes Light newspaper. In 1979, The Light won the Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service for an exposé largely written by Mitchell of the increasingly violent Synanon cult.
Mitchell retired in November 2005 after 35 years of newspapering, 27 of those at The Light. During his newspaper career, he also worked for the old San Francisco Examiner, Sonora's Daily Union Democrat in the Sierra Nevada, and Council Bluff's daily newspaper, The Nonpareil. In addition, he edited the weekly Sebastopol (California) Times.
Mitchell holds a master's degree in Communications and a bachelor's degree in English from Stanford University. He is 64 and lives in Point Reyes Station on the rural coast north of San Francisco.
Read David Mitchell's blog at: sparselysageandtimely.com/blog/
Davi Cheng, Graphic Designer & Digital Artist
Davi Cheng has worked as a marketing graphic designer for Yahoo Inc., nonprofit organizations, synagogues, and educational, research, and development agencies.
Her experience includes creating customized logos, marketing and advertising materials, digital graphics, and a public art installation—a 12-pane stained glass window.
Davi lives in Los Angeles with Bracha, her college sweetheart of 28 years.
Frank Vera, Programmer & Developer
Frank Vera is a programmer and database developer whose work includes serving as the Director of Technology for CNET Latin America.
Malinda McCain, Copy Editor
Malinda McCain is an experienced editor who as comfortable editing on the web as she is on paper.
Her projects have included books, magazine articles, course materials, and web sites (working around HTML code as needed).
She specializes in communication and marketing, academics, fiction, and computer software manuals and books.
To learn more, visit www.ShareWords.com