OBJECTIVE:


SKILLSETS:

Web/Interactive Designer, Web Graphics Designer, Online Marketing Creative Designer, Interactive Media Designer, or Presentation Designer

Senior Digital & Web Design / Front-end Web Development: 10+ yrs experience

Over 2 years ad agency experience. Fortune 500 clients.

Performance-driven. Impeccable work ethic. Polished, professional deliverable.

Adaptable to independent self-direction or team environment.

Consummate customer and user advocate.

Professional client and business stakeholder interaction.

Conversant with visual media intellectual property laws and rights-protected licensing issues.

Creative Web/Interactive or Visual Design. Conceptualize, direct, design and publish compelling website design, email campaigns, microsites and landing pages, banner ads, logos, icons, brochures, templates and much, much more… Concept to deliverables capability.

Advanced Web/Interactive art production. Lead. Create. Chop. Optimize.

Online retail catalog, financial services and b2b e-commerce experience

Email campaign conceptualizing, design and integration - Email campaign creative design, including supporting online advertising and landing pages

Front-end web dev capability. Advanced HTML/xhtml, CSS and Javascript - no WYSIWYG. Some jquery. Comprehensive commercial website design and dev for small to mid-sized organizations.

Presentation design. Fluency in PowerPoint 2007, 2008 and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Recent addition of PowerPoint 2010.

Small team management - both creative and web development production staff

Web Production Lead. Direct production according to style and licensing guides. Oversee production workflow and content integration. Manage small production staff and temporary contractors. Mentor junior staff.

Effective writing skills. Copywriting. Excellent web researching skills.

PC, Mac and Mobile platforms. I also know just enough Unix to be dangerous!

Relevant software: Adobe Creative Suite products: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, BBEdit, Flash, Flash Catalyst, Dreamweaver and InDesign. MS Office Pro, especially PowerPoint 2007, 2008 and 2010. Recent experience with Adobe Presenter and webinar production tools. Various plug-ins, text/code editors, widgets and online publishing tools for PC & Mac.

EDUCATION:

BFA Degree, Fine Art – Studio Art/Design
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Ongoing distance-ed training in digital and presentation design, content development & multimedia.

RECENT PROJECTS:

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Nov, 2010 -
to present
FREELANCE DIGITAL/ONLINE/WEB DESIGN and PRESENTATION DESIGN
PixelDynamix,
Seattle, WA

Project-based digital and interactive/web creative design and front-end dev. Presentation design using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2008 for Mac and most recently 2010. Concept to deliverables. On time. Every time. Online and digital marketing content creation. Art direction. Creative and digital campaign development consulting.

LISTING OF CLIENT PROJECTS:

  • Pro bono logo update - Occupy Seattle, re-engineer logo graphic design and convert to several vector and raster file formats and sizes for web and print on both light and dark background substrates.
  • BLISS Webinar Workshop Project - Center for Spiritual Living, Sharon Ramey, Outreach Manager, Seattle, WA - Create PowerPoint presentation design adapted to Adobe Presenter/Connect Hosting.
  • Minister Installation Invitation - Shining Mountains Center, Kalispell, MT, Creative concept, graphic design and layout for printed invitation mailer and event program. Selected and interacted with 3rd-party print vendor in all aspects of art direction, sample proofing, and shipping of final deliverable on aggressive timeline.
  • Every Child-Every Village Comprehensive brand and website redesign currently under development using repurposed content. Developing branding for new product, Learning Walls and supporting landing page, online ad content and presentation slideshow, all in planning and conceptual stages.
  • Rountree and Associates/ KGI Tradeshow PowerPoint Update - Update legacy tradeshow/bio presentation to PowerPoint 2007/2008. Redesigned template photos and background images. Adjusted master styles and layout for consistent display of fonts, color palette and graphic elements. Updated growth chart.
  • Desktop Icon Creation - The Rock Wood-fired Pizza. Small project creating desktop icons from corporate logo for internal computer desktop use
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April, 2009 -
Dec 2010
STUDENT - Multimedia Program
Lake WA Technical College,
Kirkland, WA

HTML production to upgrade interactivity or design modifications to modest client sites.

Feb 2008 -
to Feb 2009
SENIOR CREATIVE WEB DESIGNER
Celebrate Express,
Kirkland, WA

http://www.celebrateexpress.com/ Design creative and direct production of all interactive projects through all phases of execution for the CelebrateExpress.com e-commerce site, provide support for all brands within. Provide creative, intuitive design for page layouts, online promotions, landing pages, microsites, integrated seasonal campaigns, affiliate online advertising, product display/slideshow systems, logos, seasonal branding, internal promotional materials. Collaborate and design interface components from wireframes for an imminent e-com website redesign. But, wait! There's more...

Work with the Marketing Team to proactively assess needs and recommend solutions for effective marketing strategies. Assist with dev production as needed. Design and code form and chart templates using CSS 2. Responsible for the UI design for the next generation of the CelebrateExpress ecommerce site and its 3 supporting brands. Drive template production for more than 40 different page views. All that and much, much more! Pure FUN!

View an early Celebrate Express redesign concept here.

Celebrate Express
Birthday Express Partyware Landing Page
1st Wishes - First Birthday Partyware
Costume Express Home and all sub-category landing pages

See also:
Celebrate Express Online Marketing Samples
Seasonal and Theme Landing Page Content
Affiliate and Seasonal Animated Banner Ads

Party on!

March 2003 -
to Feb 2008
FREELANCE WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
PixelDynamix,
Seattle, WA

Full on and off-site interactive creative design and front-end user-centric web development services. From concept to deliverables. On time. Every time. Information architecture. User interface design. Usability testing. Other components include email direct mail design, banner and email advertising development, site traffic analysis. Web marketing and site promotion. Art direction. Creative and site development consulting.

LISTING OF CLIENT PROJECTS:

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August 2006 -
October 2006
CONTRACT WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Cascade Bank,
Everett, WA

http://www.cascadebank.com/ Produce web advertising creative for e-ads, banner ads, and internal web-driven ad campaigns. Maintain the corporate/public site and prepare daily updates and edits to the intranet. Web test UI for new ecommerce site.

March 2006 -
March 2006
CONTRACT FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Filter Talent,
Seattle, WA Client: DDB Worldwide forMicrosoft

eNewsletter Projects - Developed eNewsletters for Microsoft using legacy HTML 3.2 for universal email client compatibility.

January 2006 -
February 2006
CONTRACT FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Comsys,
Bellevue, WA for Kinetix Living, Seattle, WA

http://www.kinetixliving.com/ V2.0 - Kinetix Living web site full-scale redesign build-out. Has since been redesigned. The recipe and fitness sections are all that remain from our version. Joined a team of contractors to build a large-scale fitness/nutrition management site. Coded Coded page templates and built over 400 pages of content using HTML and CSS which were integrated into a .NET driven interface shell. Resolved cross-browser issues and implemented edits throughout during the QA phase. Tested site on a variety of platforms and browsers.

August 2004 -
November 2004
CONTRACT FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
Blue Utopia,
Seattle, WA Client: Congressman Jay Inslee Re-election Campaign

Congressman Jay Inslee Campaign Web Site - Public site update and conversion to a css-driven, tableless format. Creative design, web image production and front-end template design/production in xhtml/css for first interation of the Volunteer/Donor Management Web Application and Portal , for fundraising tracking and data collection.

Nov 2001 -
February, 2003
ART DIRECTOR and INTERACTIVE DESIGNER/DEVELOPER
Hero Network LLC,
Seattle, WA

Directed all creative web design, creative direction and front-end web development for ecommerce driven sites. Conceptualized and prototyped all web site and related media creative. Evangelist for user-centric interface development. Full-scale front-end web development capability when needed. Directed and mentored webdev production staff. Monitored content integrity and brand specifics.

PARTIAL LISTING OF WEB SITES:

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June 2001 -
October 2001
FREELANCE WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
PixelDynamix,
Seattle, WA

Full off-site interactive creative design and front-end user-centric web development services. On and off-site contract web development services.

LISTING OF CLIENT PROJECTS:

March 1999 -
June 2001
SENIOR WEB DESIGNER & WEB PRODUCTION LEAD
Hodgson/Meyers Advertising,
Kirkland, WA

Strategized and developed web sites, e-mail direct mail campaigns and other new media components in a fast-paced, timeline driven ad agency environment. Created design concept prototypes for web site and other new media delivery. Developed site architecture, user interface design and navigation systems deploying storyboarding & flowcharting according to specification.

Directed web production staff work flow and user testing. Developed, tested and deployed new media technologies. Conducted web and new media technology education seminars for agency senior management, copywriters and account management staff. Conducted and documented exploratory web research for senior management and copywriters. Maintained client extranet site and offsite unix mail server.

PARTIAL LISTING OF WEB SITES:

NOTABLE SITES NO LONGER ON THE WEB:

  • SAP Human Resources Executive Kit Site
  • SAP Campbell Trade Show Invite & Registration
  • Arcus Data Security/Iron Mountain Software
  • KD1 Software, now Net Perceptions
  • Index Sensors & Controls V1.0
  • IntraUSA Group V1.0
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Feb 1999 -
Feb 1999
SITE BUILDER/DEVELOPER
Web Makers,
Redmond, WA

HTML production to upgrade interactivity or design modifications to modest client sites.

Dec 1998 -
Jan 1999
WEB DESIGN & SITE DEVELOPMENT
Concur Technologies,
Redmond, WA

HTML production and web optimization of travel expense application components intended for XMS/Web Personal Trainer, an intranet user training. Duties included interface redesign, image production, page layout, javascript editing and site testing.

June 1998 -
Nov 1998
WEB SITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Boeing Commercial/ MSS Documentation,
Renton, WA

Collaborated to redesign high-traffic 300+ page Manufacturing Engineering Documentation site, archiving 5000+ documents. Conceptualized & prototyped interface design to improve user experience and facilitate content accessibility. Created all page layouts and templates. Designed/optimized all web graphic imaging for entire site.

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS: Designed and authored content for FAQ/Online Help Site for users of MSS Documentation site. Designed & built sites for outside departments based on needs. Upgraded existing document sites.

Partial listing of Boeing Intranet Web sites. (No public access)

  • MSS Documentation - Data-driven engineering documentation site.
  • PeopleWeb - Employee Services link site.
  • EDS - Employee Educational Development Services.
  • Documentation Help/FAQ - Online help for documentation processing procedures.
1997 -
1999
ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER
Continuum Design Group,
Bothell, WA

Graphic design and pre-press services for business clients, with recent addition of web page design for small businesses or other organizations. Commercial web client: NW Marine Productions/ Raceweek Online.

1992 -
1999
PRINCIPAL/ART DIRECTOR-DESIGNER
The First Impression,
Bothell, WA

Graphic design & web development services for small businesses and other organizations. Promotional products design and printing business. Managed all aspects of contract bidding, order trafficking & fulfillment, print production and outsourcing of non-garment promotional products.

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