Christian Castro

Christian Castro
Information Technology

 Self-motivated team player with good communication skills. Objective is to make a significant contribution in a challenging environment that allows me to employ my strong knowledge and 15+ years of hands-on experience with networking, administration, and graphics thus be able to grow and develop greater skills in these fields facilitating the company in the interest of their growth and success.

EXPERIENCE
IT Generalist Consulting
2003-Present
Consulting
  • Network infrastructures and maintenance
  • Administer and Support of business systems/servers
  • Troubleshoot/repair desktops, servers, and laptops.
  • Provide graphics related needs.
UPG (United Plastics Group)
2001-2003
Computer Specialist
  • Maintained the manufacturing servers (approx. 10) optimally.
  • Administered and maintained the Exchange (email) server for email purposes, back-up control, and Network monitoring.
  • Repaired and troubleshot computer issues and problems.
  • Supervised and executed software installation, distribution, and maintenance of complete desktop/laptop systems to employees and corporate offices.
  • Supervised corporate office network and servers.
  • Delegated and implemented security monitoring and setup of secured network systems.
  • Planned and executed the setup for the Blackberry phones, maintained a back-up of the systems information, and handled support.
Equis Corporation
1998-1999
Level I Technician
  • Managed the Level 1sector of the corporation and was in charge of seven major corporate offices stationed throughout the country.
  • Delegated and assessed all of the troubleshooting needs of the corporate computers and organized the help desk system of assessment.
  • Evaluated and supervised laptop and desktop setup in both hardware and software.
  • Developed efficient means to repair and restore corporate computer property to minimize spending.
  • Executed addition, deletion, and maintenance of exchange clients.
  • Generated the setup and maintenance of new/existing company employees, and monitored employee daily activities.
Dee Gee Print & Copy
1997-1998
Graphics Artist
  • Duties consisted of maintaining the graphics dept. and managed the graphics computer software and hardware maintaining productivity in an optimum.
  • Addressed all desktop publishing needs of customers ranging from logo and business card design to newspaper layout and production.
  • Interacted closely with customers to assure satisfaction and a professionally provided product.
  • Techniques Used: Mechanical pasted-up, digital design, and production.
EDUCATION
  • 2006 Illinois Institute of art – Schaumburg, IL
    Combustion Operator Certificate
  • 2005 Illinois Institute of art – Schaumburg, IL
    3D Animation & Production Certificate
  • 2001 Comp-U Computer Learning Centers Inc. – Villa Park, IL
    Windows 2000 MCSE Training Program
  • 1999 – 2001 Triton College – River Grove, IL
    Computer Courses (Network Communications), Physics Studies
CONSULTING WORK
  • United Plastics Group
    Network Management
    Data Backup/Restore
  • Accucare Home Health Inc. & Mishle Home Care (Managed)
    Establish a network structure and integrate current IP phone system for two separate businesses.
    Help Desk/Support all PC systems internally and remotely.
    Setup/Maintain Microsoft Office 365 and Vonage Business accounts.
    Create/Modify any and all graphics related projects (Logos, Stationery, etc.). 
    Design and Maintain website related information.
  • Platinum Alliance Home Health
    Network Infrastructure Implementation and Security
    Website design
  • Grace Health Care
    Network/Wifi implementation
    Website creation
  • Living Water Consultants
    Computer repairs
    Backup system setup
  • Hinsdale CHIP
    Website creation and maintenance
  • Christian Prohaska Photography
    Website Design
  • Hinsdale Seventh-day Adventist Church
    Website creation
    Newsletter design
    Video Broadcasting/production
    Window Accents
    Graphics design
  • Havenbrook
    Systems Repair
    Restoration of data
  • U.S. Construction & Glass Inc.
    Provided systems maintenance, repair, and network administration
    Handled software licensing and software installation
LANGUAGES

English, Italian, and Spanish

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Hardware
Assembly/Build, Upgrades, Maintenance, Printers, Drivers, Troubleshooting
Software
Oracle VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Microsoft Office
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 10, MS Office 365 Enterprise, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS
Networks
Cisco Systems, configuration (routers, switches, Wifi), TCP/IP, Network Infrastructure
Security
Backup, Maintenance, Virus/Malware Protection, Monitoring
Programming Languages
WordPress, Cisco CLI, HTML, CSS, CSS3, Python
Graphics Software
Houdini, 3DS Max, Maya, Cinema4D, Zbrush, Substance Painter, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, InCopy, Premier, After Effects, Audition, etc.), RealFlow, Redshift, Maxwell
GENERAL SKILLS
Adaptability
Communications
Teamwork
Phone Support
Helpdesk
Administration
Problem Solving