About Mal

Hello everyone – I’m Mal Milligan and here are some personal factoids:

  • I’m from Northern New Jersey and I’ve mostly lived and worked in Bergen County NJ and NYC.
  • Currently residing in Harlem, NYC and working in Manhattan.
  • One of my first jobs was in the US Navy Submarine Service serving as a Primary Navigational Plotter on the USS Augusta (SSN-710) and a crew member on the USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634 Gold). In US Navy Submarines, I did a lot of training and work in fire fighting, armed security, submarine hull maintenance, ship’s operations, and navigation.
  • I graduated from Ramapo State College of NJ with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. I also had classes in Macromedia, Adobe, and Web Design at Bergen Community College, and most recently Fire Safety Directory training held at Pace University.
  • I got very into PC technology while at college and I concentrated on building high performance PC’s and networking them. I eventually became a Master Certified Netware Engineer (one of the first 1,000) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in NT 4.0. That lead to technical officer positions at a hand full of major firms, mostly giant “Wall Street” type investment banking firms. I became a Senior Technical Officer and Supervisor of Network Operations for 2 investment bank world headquarters in Manhattan.
  • I’ve been using Photoshop professionally since 1993. I’ve been able to apply Photoshop and all Adobe products to almost every job I’ve ever worked at, particularly with real estate photography.
  • Built hundreds of websites using HTML and WordPress. Also was a full time “SEO” Search Engine Optimization specialist where I had 250 Google #1 ranked phrases all on the same day.
  • I graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2010 with a certification in “Digital Editing”.
  • I shot real estate photography between 2010 and 2016, working for agencies and as a freelance photographer.
  • Picked up a NJ State Real Estate license in 2013 and my NY State Real Estate License in 2016.
  • Got my NY State Guard Card in 2017.
  • Passed the class exam for NYFD FSD Fire Safety Director, COF-58 in 2017.


This is me leaning on my new old work vehicle back in Ramsey, NJ.

Graduate – Ramapo College of NJ – B.S. in M.I.S.

Graduate – Bergen Community College – Certificate Programs in Web Design and MacroMedia / Adobe

Graduated from the New York Film Academy - concentration: digital editing.

Graduate – New York Film Academy – concentration: digital editing.

NYIP New York Institute of Photography

NYIP New York Institute of Photography – continuing education.