Serpentarium Curator

Personnel Profile

Mark Hockmuller, Serpentarium Curator

Mark Hockmuller


Bachelor of Technical Journalism

  • Colorado State University


Serpentarium Curator National Natural Toxins Research Center Texas A&M University-Kingsville July 2010 - Present

  • Responsible for the extraction, processing and storage of sname venoms for research. Maintains the NNTRC venomous snake collection and manages the NNTRC Serpentarium to provide the best environment for the research animals.

Application Developer and Graphic Designer
September 2009 – July 2010

  • Developed e-book applications for internet sales using Adobe Flash CS4 and Actionscript for Flash Lite-enabled devices. Provide graphic design services to local clients as needed using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Illustrator CS4. Wrote book on autism.

Marketing Coordinator, Supervisor, Graphic Designer
Texas A&M University
December 2005 – August 2009

  • Marketing Coordinator for University Services (Texas A&M – Corpus Christi). Planned and coordinated events for University Services. Graphic design and copywriting for departmental materials. Management of Printing Services including employee scheduling, workflow management, print shop software customization and customer relations. Supervised and maintained a fleet of 40 copiers and printers for the university. Created web sites for two separate departments using Adobe Web Premium CS4 publishing tools including Dreamweaver and Flash. Provided graphic design services for university departments using Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, and Adobe InDesign CS4.
  • Graphic Designer and public relations for the Natural Toxins Research Center (Texas A&M – Kingsville). Wrote technical articles and press releases for the center. Created technical illustrations for scientific publications using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Illustrator CS3. Provided graphic design services to create newsletters, posters, flyers and marketing materials using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Illustrator CS3. Created promotional videos for the center using a Sony HD video camera, Adobe Premiere editing software and Macintosh DVD software. Maintained and updated the NTRC web site using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3. Updated the NTRC database. Marketed venom and biomedical products for the center. Conducted tours for the public. Supervised the computer technician and serpentarium employees. Extracted venom from laboratory specimens on a regular basis. Ensured safe practices and hygienic standards at the serpentarium. Coordinated and planned annual events.

Senior Content Developer
Callaway Golf, Carlsbad, CA
December 1999 - June 2004

  • Worked in the Global Marketing and Communications department. Responsible for web development for the Callaway Golf web presence, both domestic and international. Provided information for adoption of new technologies and software through research, vendor interviews and trade show participation. Created and edited promotional web sites including copywriting and development. Built technical Flash animations using Flash and Actionscript. Build 3D models and animations. Provided access to streaming video of Callaway ads for the web. Added and modified code in HTML, JavaScript and ASP. Participated in company-wide Six Sigma program to analyze and optimize departmental processes. Extensive use of MS Office, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, MS Visual Studio and other software.

Web Developer
Comsys Inc., San Diego, CA
February 1999 - November 1999

  • Consulted for Comsys to provide web development and creative design services to a variety of companies in the San Diego area. Involved in meetings with clients and sales representatives to plan development and production. Worked with Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator software to create Flash animations, Flash applications, web sites and graphic content. Analyzed client sites to recommend improvements and find flawed coding. Outlined new site architecture using Visio.

Manager of Technology
Learnsoft, San Diego, CA
October 1991 - February 1999

  • Hired as a technical writer for computer training manuals. Created intuitive course curriculum combining technical documentation and illustrations. Became manager of the publications department and supervised five employees for the production and printing of course curriculum. Management responsibilities also included meeting with vendors, improving practices, installing software and supporting desktop issues within the department. After five years began developing online learning technologies for web-based training. Became the Manager of Technology for internet training products and systems. Conducted research and testing of online multimedia training applications utilizing streaming video, Flash animation, skills assessments, progress tracking and curriculum management.

Contact Information

National Natural Toxins Research Center
975 W. Avenue B, Kleberg Hall
MSC 158 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2643
Personal Website:

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