Dana Bonstrom here. Author, poet, librettist. Peripatetic paraphrast. Have words, will travel... digitally or otherwise. Virtual pen for hire: no project is too obscure, too oblique, too mundane, too small (or large). References on request. Results on demand.
Dana Bonstrom's Bio:
Dana Bonstrom has written five libretti in collaboration with the composer Michael Gandolfi: Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland (commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center); The Piper's Tale (commissioned by Boston Music Viva); Gwendolyn Gets Her Wish (commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic); QED: Engaging Richard Feynman (commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra); and Only Converge: An Exaltation of Place (commissioned by the Grant Park Festival Orchestra and Chorus, premiered in Chicago on June 15, 2012). Dana Bonstrom and Michael Gandolfi are currently working on three additional commissions, including an expansion of the Feynman piece into an oratorio. In addition to his work as a librettist, Dana Bonstrom co-translated and edited the 154 canonical poems of C.P. Cavafy (Harvard University Press, 2007); authored a monograph on archival photographs of Harvard University (Turner Publishing, 2010); and co-authored a title in the Flat Stanley children's book series (HarperCollins, 2008). Dana Bonstrom's novel, Anderssen's Passage, will be published in print, e-book, and audiobook formats by Perdurable Press later this year.
Dana Bonstrom's Experience:
Contributing Editor at Harvard ReviewJanuary 1994 - January 2004
Copy editing, criticism and review, cover art
New Media Director at The Film Study CenterJanuary 1994 - January 1998
Design, implementation, and administration of a major digital imaging initiative. Successful solicitation of technology/financial grants from corporate sponsors. Oversight of digital production facilities: non-linear editing suites; image processing workstations; file, media, and web servers. Principal designer of web sites, printed matter, corporate identity, and all project graphics; consultant to filmmakers on post-production technologies; maintenance of departmental LAN; training and supervision of employees, contractors, and student assistants in the use of systems and software. Technical liaison to: The Visual and Environmental Studies Department; Harvard College Library; The Woodberry Poetry Room at Lamont Library; The Peabody Museum of Ethnology and Archaeology; The Fogg Museum of Art; The Aga Khan Program, and many others. Technical consultant on publications by Robert Gardner, Giuliana Bruno, Charles Warren, Eric Martin, and others.
Principal/Creative Director at Teckna Moda Design Ltd1990 - 1994
Management of complex press-bound digital projects. Clients included: Delta Airlines; Converse; Dun and Bradstreet Software; PowerSoft; Bitstream; Beyond Inc.
Manager, Field Engineering at SuperMac TechnologyJanuary 1987 - January 1989
Product evangelism, client support, product roll-outs
Principal at Daedalus GalleryJanuary 1980 - January 1987
Artist support, exhibition planning and management, P&L responsibility
Principal at Dana Bonstrom Creative1998
Services provided to a wide range of clients include: writing and editorial; photography; design of direct mail and marketing collateral; print jobbing, press-bound pre-flighting, and print supervision; list development and fulfillment oversight for direct mail campaigns; design and production of on-screen sales development tools; display advertising design and production; and web design. Client list upon request.
Dana Bonstrom's Education:
Harvard College1973 – 1978BA