Despi Ross

Despi Ross

Director of Interactive Technologies at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Industry
Internet

As a LinkedIn member, you'll join 300 million other professionals who are sharing connections, ideas, and opportunities.

  • See who you and Despi Ross know in common
  • Get introduced to Despi Ross
  • Contact Despi Ross directly

View Despi's full profile

Despi Ross's Overview

Current
Past
Education
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Herron School of Art and Design
Connections

483 connections

Websites

Despi Ross' Summary

My professional focus has evolved to center on education and technologies. Informed by a foundation in art history, I love design and visual culture. I am a natural project manager, and define my professional self as driven, well-organized and energetic.

Specialties

project management, museum education, online video production, web development, social media strategy, emerging technologies

Despi Ross' Experience

Director of Interactive Technologies

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Provide leadership for website development, exhibit interactives, online games, mobile applications, emerging media and e-business tools.

Develop annual strategic plans, manage budgets and staff, lead project teams, and foster strong internal and external relationships to continually improve the quality of interactive technology projects.

Web and Social Media Strategist

Despi Ross Web Consulting

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

Manager of Creative Media Design & Development

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

September 2011October 2012 (1 year 2 months)

Lead strategist overseeing creative and technical development of exhibit-related digital interactive experiences. Manage creative media design and development resources, both internal and external. Develop and maintain project budgets and timelines. Write RFPs and manage submission and selection processes. Manage exhibit website projects. Develop new institutional processes to increase productivity and facilitate collaboration between departments.

Manager of Social Media Strategies and Web Production

Williams Randall Marketing

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

December 2008September 2011 (2 years 10 months)

Managed web projects at a fast-paced, full-service agency with a large internal web team. Projects included website redesigns, online advertising, email campaigns, interactive web tools, online video, mobile advertising and social media. Web team included Internet strategists, information architects, engineers, web designers and copy writers.

Developed social media strategy for clients in addition to an expansive list of responsibilities to support online business development and web production.

New Media Project Administrator

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

August 2007December 2008 (1 year 5 months)

Managed video and web projects, working with internal and external clients. Projects included website and microsite content development, wide range of social media strategies, online video strategies, audio and video production management, development and maintenance of an iTunes U storefront and general strategy consultation.

Coordinator of Teacher and School Programs

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

20052007 (2 years)

Led cross-departmental teams to develop interpretative content for exhibitions, video, web projects, school workshops and professional development opportunities for educators.

Cultural Programs Coordinator

Indiana State Museum

Museums and Institutions industry

20012005 (4 years)

Led project teams, managed exhibitions, developed programs and events with art and cultural themes.

Despi Ross' Skills & Expertise

  1. Video Production
  2. Web Development
  3. Museum Education
  4. Emerging Technologies
  5. Project Management
  6. Museums
  7. Social Media Marketing
  8. Email Marketing
  9. Online Advertising
  10. New Media
  11. Art History
  12. Museum Collections
  13. Web Design
  14. Content Development
  15. Digital Media
  16. Art
  17. Website Development
  18. Strategy
  19. Creative Direction
  20. Information Architecture
  21. Blogging
  22. Mobile Applications
  23. Adobe Creative Suite
  24. WordPress
  25. Editing
  26. Web Project Management
  27. Multimedia
  28. Web Content Management
  29. Digital Marketing
  30. User Interface Design
  31. Content Management
  32. Digital Strategy
  33. Copywriting
  34. Advertising
  35. Leadership
  36. Video
  37. Online Marketing
  38. User Experience
  39. Art Exhibitions
  40. Content Strategy

View All (40) Skills View Fewer Skills

Despi Ross' Education

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Herron School of Art and Design

B.A., Art History and Museum Studies

19972001

Despi Ross' Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

internet, web design, emerging technologies, digital media, art, museum education, toys, pop culture, slow food

Contact Despi for:

  • career opportunities
  • expertise requests

View Despi Ross’ full profile to...

  • See who you and Despi Ross know in common
  • Get introduced to Despi Ross
  • Contact Despi Ross directly

View Despi's full profile

Viewers of this profile also viewed...