Russell Sparkman at Collaborations for Cause (Part One of Two)
Russell is a co-founder of Fusionspark Media, Inc., a communications firm established in 1999. He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Northeastern University, in Boston, and has worked most of his professional life as a photographer and visual communications expert.
Russell was staff photographer at Northeastern University for six years before becoming a teaching assistant at the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. In 1993, Russell moved to Nagoya, Japan, where he was a sought-after author and speaker on digital imaging trends and a technology consultant for clients that included Toyota and Seiko Epson.
Russell founded Fusionspark Media in 1999 in Japan, and moved the business to Whidbey Island, north of Seatle, in 2000. From inception, Fusionspark Media has been focused on the use of inspirational, authentic online content and storytelling in support of corporate, non-profit and government communications initiatives. Russell has played key roles in all FSM projects including executive producer, chief photographer, videographer, information architect and project manager.
Collaborations for Cause, hosted May 4th & 5th 2012 by the Blue Earth Alliance, was a retreat for communications professionals who want and need to use emerging new media outlets to build strong, lasting bridges among creative multimedia storytellers, non-profits, socially responsible corporations and supporting communities.
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