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About Craig


Craig Calkins
Malibu, California 90265


  • Built small mouse robot, based on a front loader, designed to find cheese and return to designated area. Personally designed the sensor system for robot mouse.
  • Wrote program to weave two photos into one panoramic with adjustment for color and aspect.
  • Built an array of microelectrocmechanical devices in a clean room setting
  • Headed a design team that developed a heat powered barbecue light.
  • Designed and built two generations of automobile-based computer.
  • Rebuilt a classic Italian sports car.
  • Designed and constructed furniture using wood and metal.


Bachelor of Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Electrical Engineering, December 2008
Emphases in Computer Vision, Multimedia, Microelectromechanical Systems



Hardware familiarity:

  • Macintosh – OSX (10.6), OS9 and older, OSX Server (10.5, 10.3),
  • PC — Windows 95, 98, XP, 7, Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu), Unix,
  • Sony, Nikon, and Canon still and motion cameras (consumer and professional grade).

Application competencies:

  • MS Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Blender (3D rendering suite)
  • Mathmatica
  • X11
  • Dreamweaver 8
  • QuarkXpress
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Apple Final Cut Studio 2

Language Competency: C, C++, HTML, PHP, Basic, and Assembly.


  • Computer repair
  • Car repair
  • Debugging
  • Fabrication with wood, acrylic, and metal
  • Soldering
  • Welding (Arc)
  • Brassing


Founder/President — AeroSwine LTD, LLC., Malibu, CA
May 2008 – Present

  • Provide small-scale engineering solutions in design and functional prototyping.
  • Engineered and produced a lighting solution for an Xbox 360 display console
  • Digital image capture and manipulation pertaining to client specifications.
  • Troubleshooting and repair of computer hardware and networks.

Production Assistant – And They’re Off… LLC.
April 2010 – May 2010

  • In-house technical support for computer systems, network, and cameras.
  • Organized daily transportation needs.
  • Assisted in day to day filming operations.

Content Consultant/Editor – Campus Explorer, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
June 2009 – April 2010

  • Perform routine updates of backend database.
  • Research entries in database for validity.
  • Upload media to database.

Online (Multimedia) Editor — Daily Nexus, Santa Barbara, CA
November 2006 – December 2008

  • Developed and managed “InterNexus,” the paper’s online multimedia section and the Daily Nexus blog, increasing online readership by 10 percent.
  • With the design team, won first place for General Excellence in a Web site in 2007 from the California College Media Association.
  • Debugged issues and helped train employees to use the systems and applications.
  • Produced, filmed, and edited short segments for, then compressed for upload to the Web site.
  • Transferred daily press to
  • Maintained and upgraded computers in the network.
Photographer — Daily Nexus, Santa Barbara, CA
September 2006 – December 2008
  • Shot photos for News, Sports, Lifestyle sections, while collaborating with editors to adhere to content requirements and deadlines.
  • Daily usage of Adobe Photoshop for adjustment of digital imagery for print.