RESUME

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

A fulltime or contract position to help an organization solve their visual graphic needs from the web to print. Using creative solutions based on current design trends, business objectives and user experience standards. In search of a fast-paced, challenging, and creative work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Multimedia Developer — Over 8 years of expertise in the technology industry developing websites to flash based e-learning courses for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Utilizing Flash, Action Scripting, Dreamweaver, After Effects, animations, audio editing, video editing, and Photoshop

Designer, Creative Problem Solver — Extensive experience creating digital products from concept to production that are user centric and data driven.
  • Information architecture, information design, interaction design, requirements gathering, wireframes, branding, design concepts, visual design, proof-of-concept prototypes, and UI development

Art Director and Project Manager — Two years of experience leading small to medium sized teams in the development of Fortune 500 e-learning solutions.
  • Proven track record of completing projects on time and on budget
  • Outstanding design leadership and team-building skills with solid people management experience
  • Excellent written and presentation skills interfacing with clients and colleagues to sell designs that meet both business and design requirements

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Design Lead and Information Architect - Consultant

Nan McKay and Associates - San Diego, CA
2008-Present

The leading provider of training, consulting, and products for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) public housing and section 8 / housing choice voucher programs.

  • Design Lead and Information Architect Consultant for Nan McKay and Associates. Provide innovative designs and leadership for the redesign of the company website, responsible for branding, user experience, information architecture, user interface design and design production.
  • Create various designs that meet the goals of each software package created by NMA, responsible for branding, working closely with the CTO to create an improved user experience, information architecture, user interface design and design production.

Design Lead and Multimedia Specialist - Consultant

Learning Evolution - San Diego, CA
2009 - Feb 2011

Develops results oriented technology based e-learning and management solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

  • Conceptualize, design, and create a style guide for a series of Category Management e-learning courses created for multiple Fortune 500 companies (Georgia Pacific, Anheuser Busch, Wrigley, Mars Pet and Mars Chocolate). Work closely with the Instructional Design Supervisor managing project scope and direction, responsible for branding, design, interaction design, user experience, Flash development and overseeing the development of Flash courses by 3 outside developers.

Lead Designer - Consultant

Digital Operative Web Agency - San Diego, CA
2009 - 2010

A digital marketing agency focused on bridging the gaps between creative, technology, user needs and business objectives.

  • Joined Digital Operative as an individual contributor to lead, manage, and create all aspects of the user experience and UI design initiatives and deliverables for the creation of client websites and internal projects. Interface with clients on website goals and design concepts to collaborating with team members on all aspects from site requirements, information architecture, UI design, site development and testing. Responsible for wireframes, branding, user experience, interaction design, UI designs from concepts to proof, and design production.

Art Director - Fulltime

Learning Evolution - San Diego, CA
2004 - 2009

Develops results oriented technology based e-learning and management solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

  • Managed and led a group of 10 Flash Developers responsible for defining course requirements, art/creative direction for visual graphics, development of course prototypes and Flash development of e-learning courses.
  • Served as project team leader and focal point for all design deliverables and tasks: Art direction, visual graphics standards, user experience, user interaction design, UI design, and Flash development. Also responsible for project scope, meeting with Instructional Designers on course requirements and direction, and implementing Flash development standards and reusable code.
  • Stared out as a Multimedia Developer Level 1, promoted after 2 years to Jr. Art Director, and spent the last two years as the Art Director.

Web Assistant - Fulltime

Encad Inc., A Kodak Company - San Diego, CA
2003 - 2004

A leading innovator in digital image printing technologies.

  • Brought on as an intern but was moved to fulltime web assistant after two months. Responsibilities included daily updates and maintenance of company website and intranet site, creation of graphics for company website and email campaigns.
  • Working with the Marketing Director I created a Flash promotional presentation used at the rollout for the new Encad NovaJet printer, it was also played at tradeshow kiosks and Encad dealerships across the country. Responsible for the creation of visual designs, UX and UI designs as well as the Flash development.

Assistant Video Editor - Fulltime

Media Placements, Inc. - Solana Beach, CA
2002 - 2003

A creative media company that created all TV and radio spots for the Good Feet Arch Support Store.

  • Integral team player responsible for setting up audio, video and lighting equipment when on location. Responsible for quality control checks on all outgoing media, development of a marketing CD ROM to assist in the sales of Good Feet dealerships, redesign of company website and development, worked with the Creative Director on design concepts for the various layouts in the Good Feet store catalog.

Freelance work
  • 2002: Designed visual graphics used in Emmy production, Las Vegas Stampede, aired on ESPN and Fox Sports Net
  • 2003: Next Agency: website design and development
  • 2003: Frontburner video: website design and development, and Logo design
  • 2004: Cabinet Source Design Studio, Inc: website design and development
  • 2006: Ceet Racing: flash website design and development
  • 2008: Greenball: print ad
  • 2009: GBC Motorsports: creation of flash web banners in various sizes
  • 2009: ConsumerTrack: website design concepts
  • 2009: ConsumerTrack: 15 static web banners
  • 2011: fanbox.com: 2 months of front end development

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Intermediate knowledge in Action Scripting 2.0
  • Working knowledge in HTML, XHTML, CSS
  • Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Quark, After Effects, Audition, Microsoft Office suite. Mac and PC proficient

EDUCATION

2003-2004
The Art Institute of California, San Diego, CA
  • Multimedia, Typography, Marketing, Graphic Design Theory, and Branding Classes

2000-2001
The Art Institute of California, San Diego, CA
Certification in Web Design
  • Multimedia and Graphic Design Classes

1993-1996
Cuesta Jr. College, San Luis Obispo, CA
AA Emphasis Graphic Design
  • Various Fine Art and Design Classes

Other training
San Diego Continuing Ed, San Diego, CA
  • HTML, XHTML, and CSS class. Learning to hand code a tableless website - 9 week course

AWARDS

2006 Gold Winner: Excellence In Learning, Brandon Hall Research Award
Hormel Foods Expense Reporting 30 minute e-Learning course. My role was Art direction, flash development and managing 3 flash developers in the creation of the course.