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Photo Annotation on a Camera Phone CHI2004
Metadata CreationSystem for Mobile
  MobiSys 2004

Anita Wilhelm
3756 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

H: 415.826.7970
M: 510.206.5392


University of California - Berkeley, CA
Aug., 2002 - May, 2004
Masters of Information Management Systems
User Interface Design/ HCI Focus
DePaul University - Chicago, IL
Sept., 2001 - June, 2002
School of Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Information Systems
Computer Science and Digital Design courses
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
Sept., 1994 - May, 1998
Bachelor of Science in Bio-Psychology confirmed

software/ languages

Prototyping and Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, FlashMX, Visio Working knowledge: Maya
Languages: Java, XML, XSLT, JSP, JavaScript, DHTML, CSS Working knowledge: PHP, ASP, SPSS, UNIX
Development and Editors: DreamweaverMX, Forte, Eclipse, Emacs


Garage Cinema Research - May, 2003 - May, 2004
UI Designer Team Lead
  • Lead UI Designer on mobile application to assign image metadata at point-of-capture, using Nokia 3650 camera-phones.
  • Created information architecture flow diagrams and screen layouts, involved in system architecture discussions.
  • Mocked up screen designs using XHTML.
  • Conducted usability testing and user interviews on working prototype.
  • Involved in social science research group to determine how camera phone technology is changing user's photo behavior.
  • Performed focus groups, interviews, and observation studies to determine further user motivation and current usage habits for photos and annotations.
  • Lead UI Designer for Wishter project - a mobile wish list.
  • Lead team in creating information architecture flow, screen designs, and UI specifications.
Electronic Arts - June, 2003 - Aug., 2003
Web Developer Intern
  • Developed external company sites for EA Sports™ using XML, JSP, and DHTML.
  • Sites worked on include:,, and
  • Worked with senior designer on console games online registration redesign project.
  • Created new information architecture flow and screen designs for EA Sports™ console games interface.
  • Updated art assets when necessary using Photoshop.
The Incrementum Group - April, 2002 - May., 2003
Lead Information Designer
  • Lead interface designer on all client and portal initiatives.
  • Constructed information architecture for portal and client sites.
  • Designed visual feel and layout for sites using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Develop sites using DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, HomeSite, ImageReady, and DreamweaverMX.
  • Aided in company database structure formation and internal tool building using Java and JSP.
  • Created and set protocols for company-wide design and development production standards.
  • Created and led all client and internal brainstorming sessions for design conceptualizing processes.
  • Involved in initial business plan considerations, strategy formation, and departmental role creation.
  • Main client contact for all production initiatives.
Freelance Work - March, 2002 - Present
Web Designer
  • Designed visual look and feel for client sites using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Designed client logos (University of California, BioText Group).
  • Develop sites using DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, HomeSite, ImageReady, and DreamweaverMX.
  • Created information architecture for client sites (Jilly's Cafe, assisted with Cacciatore Harper).
  • Consulted on development purpose, scope, and business advantage of company site building.
  • Consulted on maintenance and up-keep procedures for client sites.
  • Clients:
    Jilly's Cafe - Evanston, IL
    Cacciatore Harper Residential Properties - Chicago, IL
    University of California, BioText Group - Berkeley, CA
Hoyt Publishing - Feb., 2001 - March, 2002
  • Performed system analysis and worked with contractors to design internal web-based database system extension solution, integrating legacy FileMaker Pro system, using XML for data sharing and ASP for retrieval.
  • Performed user needs analysis for new system implementation and presented findings to department heads.
  • Designed information architecture for new system based on needs analysis interviews.
  • Created on-line client survey sites, reporting real time results using ASP, HTML, and CSS.
  • Performed visual design and information architecture for survey sites.
  • Developed sites for special event activities, using HTML, DHTML, CSS, and modifying ASP pages.
  • Performed sites administrative procedures, maintaining both content and design for company sites.
  • Project manager for web-based client initiatives.
Starcom Worldwide (Leo Burnett Co.) - Jan., 2000 - Dec., 2000
Strategic Media Associate
  • Created strategic plans for LEGO and 2000 ad campaigns.
  • Researched demographic and market domains to aide strategic plans.
  • U.S. Administrator of LEGO Greater Americas Mission Control project - secure site to facilitate communication between Leo Burnett Co. and LEGO Systems Inc.
  • Managed and maintained content and security of Mission Control site.
  • Aided site building, interface design, and legacy system recoding to web-based.
  • Primary liaison between Information Management Group and Strategic Planners.
  • Lead creative brainstorming session to spark new campaign for roll out of new LEGO product.
  • Responsibilities also included: client presentations, writing creative brainstorming briefs and POVs, conducting vendor meetings, and maintaining strategic flowcharts.


Anita Wilhelm, Yuri Takhteyev, Risto Sarvas, Nancy VanHouse, and Marc Davis. Photo Annotation on a Camera Phone. Proc. CHI2004. Vienna, Austria. April 24-29, 2004.

Risto Sarvas, Erick Herrarte, Anita Wilhelm, and Marc Davis. Metadata Creation System for Mobile Images. Proc. MobiSys 2004. Boston, Mass. June 6-9, 2004.

activities/ awards

Superior Academic Achievement Fellowship - 2002-2003 Recipient. University of California, School of Information Management Systems.
Leo Burnett Northstar Award Global Finalist. 2000 LEGO Soccer Interactive Media Plan.
College of Creative Studies - Completion awarded. Graphic design course with Adobe Photoshop. Detroit MI.
University of Michigan Art School Completed photography classes. Ann Arbor, MI.
University of London - Neuroscience curriculum with individual research emphasis. London, England.
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