Blaine Fergerstrom — ZZ-Type
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Imua Kamehameha!

In October 2001 I accepted a position with Kamehameha Schools as education webmaster, working on the school campus on Kapalama Heights. I have been working on facilitating the online publishing efforts of students, teachers and staff.

My son Alex attends Kamehameha. He is a proud member of the Class of 2013.


Starbulletin.com

In the middle-90s, one of Honolulu's two daily newspapers, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, asked me to come aboard as a Webmaster to produce a daily online edition. I started work on March 4, 1996 and rolled out a daily Web edition on Monday, March 18. A new issue is put online every day, Monday through Sunday, including holidays at http://starbulletin.com.

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In January, 1998, Starbulletin.com was named one of three finalists in the Editor & Publisher "EPpy" awards under-100,000 circulation division. In April 2000, Starbulletin.com was awarded first place in Hawaii Publishers Association Annual Pa'i Awards for excellence. In May 2001, Starbulletin.com was awarded first place in the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism Best of the West competition for "Hana Road," a story, video and Quicktime VR package by Gary Kubota and me.

Former Star-Bulletin investgative reporter Ian Lind keeps a wonderful daily diary of the goings-on in the newsroom. Likewise, current Star-Bulletin writer and stalwart Burl Burlingame adds his two cents "from the inside" via the Honolulu News Blues.


Advertising

Once upon a time, from 1992 to 1995, I was the Manager of Production Art at Starr Seigle McCombs Advertising. While there I built their in-house pre-press capabilities and networking system and was instrumental in the startup of their Internet division, StarrTech.

I joined rival Honolulu advertising agency Milici Valenti Ng Pack in August, 1995, to become their Multimedia Production Manager. I managed the Macintosh computer system, produced multimedia shows and interactive media, including Web sites.

I previously served as Production Manager for Sellers Advertising, as well.


Macadamia Nut

A confirmed Mac freak, I've been a cybernaut (cybernut?) since the days of 300 baud modems. My background is in print production, including typography, camera and paste-up. I converted to all-digital production in 1986 and never looked back.

I have done interactive productions using PowerPoint, Persuasion and HyperCard.

I have done video projects using Final Cut Pro, iMovie, After Effects, Premiere, Morph, VideoShop and I am a certified operator on the Avid 1000 video editor. I've also done some 3-D modeling, rendering and animation.

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QuickTime VR

In January, 1996, I traveled on to Cupertino to attend Apple Developer College QuickTime VR classes. Quicktime VR is Apple's 360° panoramic photography technology. I have done some panoramas and object movies, samples of which are here online and on the Star-Bulletin site. I was the first in Hawaii producing QTVR materials.


Worldwide Web

I write HTML for the WWW. In addition to the Star-Bulletin site. My best early work on the Web was the Princeville Resort site -- the second Hawaii commercial site, behind outrigger.com. My Princeville site received accolades from Brad Schrick, Macintosh Web Server guru; Starting Point made it their Site of the Day; and StarNine Communications--makers of WebStar® Macintosh Web server software--included a complete copy of the Princeville Web Site on the first CD-ROM release (v1.0) of their software.

I produced the original Starr Seigle site claiming "First Full Service Hawaii Agency" on the Net honors (no longer on line), as well as the original full agency Web site for Starr Seigle Group.

I also produced the Worldwide I Hate Mayonnaise Club Web, the originals site for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, both for Charley Memminger. And I launched the original site for for Corky Trinidad's cartoons, too.

I produced a site for the Hawaii Youth Symphony. I helped for many years with the Hawaii's Junior Miss Scholarship Program. More information is here. | Junior Miss |


ZZ-Type business card

ZZ-Type is the name of my freelance business doing graphic, Web and multimedia production. I've been at this since 1976. I've been through hot lead, phototypesetting, paste-up, through the present WYSIWYG Macintosh print production and Web production.

Bored? Check my resumé!

I've been married to wife Jean since 1984 [Hi Sweetie!] and we have a wonderful son named Alex [Hiya, Kiddo!]. I am one proud daddy. See for yourself: [Proud Daddy Homepage]! Enter at your own risk!


Geetar-zan

I like to make noise on my guitars and harmonicas when Alex (and mom) let me. I own a couple of "beaters" for everyday banging around. I also own a USA Standard Fender Stratocaster, an Ibanez RoadStar II electric, a Höfner 500/1 "Beatle" bass and a Höfner acoustic guitar.


Aloha! Thanks for visiting.
--Blaine

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