September 30, 2016
Get to know Eric Schiemer, a Media Arts Manager at Michael Baker International
What is your role at Michael Baker?
I manage a talented team of graphic designers within the Proposal Production Center.
What does a day on the job look like for you?
Aside from managing staff and design workload, I also am responsible for the Proposal Production Center’s SharePoint team site. The site has become an essential tool for the day-to-day activities of the entire staff and for delivering detailed reports to senior management. Other tasks include creating presentations, taking photos and producing videos for conferences.
What has been the most rewarding project you've worked on at Michael Baker?
I worked with a great team to create a video for the Air Force to promote a new remediation initiative. The project included developing a script, filming interviews, 3D modeling, voice-overs and video editing. The final product was well received by the client and distributed widely throughout their organization.
What made you want to pursue this career field?
I’ve always had a passion for technology and developing various types of media. My current position provides a nice mix of customer service, creativity and management.
Favorite TV show?
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last book you read?
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
What is one accomplishment that you're most proud of?
Losing over 160 pounds and keeping it off for the past 18 months.
What is the number one thing on your bucket list?
After running Pittsburgh’s Half Marathon this year, I’m working toward running a full marathon.
What’s one thing people might not know about you?
I’ve been a DJ since I was 15 years old and enjoy playing music at weddings through most of the summer and fall.