My Resume

"There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence."

—Massimo Vignelli

Artistic yet practical and collaborative UI Designer, with 7 years of front end design and development, 19 years overall design experience. A highly skilled expert, committed to craftsmanship, used to jumping into new situations and getting up to speed quickly.

Skills

  • Advanced: HTML5 & CSS3; Adobe Creative Cloud: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop; Balsamiq; Wire Frames; UI; Responsive Design and Design Patterns; MS Office 365; Windows and Mac
  • Intermediate: SASS; JavaScript; PHP; WordPress; Visual Studio; SharePoint Online; SharePoint Designer 2013; User Centered Design; UX; Google Analytics; SEO; Agile;

Qualifications

  • Front end web design and development, UI and graphic design skills
  • Created wireframes, screen-flow diagrams and UI spec documentation
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Able to see most projects from start to finish with minimal oversight
  • Excellent written communication skills and talk like a nerd

Accomplishments

Graphic, Web and UI Design

  • In house and freelance graphic and web designer who has created everything from logos to wireframes to websites through advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver for various clients.
  • Created media campaigns, both print and digital using coding and graphic design skills, email campaigns, social media, print ads, brochures, catalogs

Awards

  • Director’s Certificate of Excellence, Art Institute of Colorado 2013

Experience

Freelance Web, UI and Graphic Designer 2010-Present
Various Clients—Links available upon request

  • Wireframes for websites and apps in Adobe Illustrator
  • MailChimp integration to capture email in exchange for eBook
  • WordPress store with WooCommerce storefront
  • Custom assets using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Logo, catalog and eBook design
  • Image manipulation, correction and curating
  • SEO and social media integration
  • Usability best practices
  • Designed and built custom UI for SharePoint Online site collections
  • Created SharePoint workflows with SharePoint Designer

Nelnet, Highlands Ranch CO - UI/Frontend Designer
AMay 2017—Present

  • Member of small entrepreneurial team in an Agile environment that created a new donation management system
  • Work closely with developers, providing Balsamiq, Illustrator and Photoshop wire frames and HTML/CSS/SASS code
  • Became Tableau Desktop and Server SME, and designed dashboards embedded in web page displaying donation data from SQL query on a custom spatial map embedded in web page

SharePoint Consultant

  • Consulting opportunity to help clients migrate on-premise Sharepoint site collections to SharePoint Online
  • Designed and built custom UI for SharePoint Online site collections
  • Created SharePoint workflows with SharePoint Designer

Primal Wear, Denver CO – UI/Frontend Designer & Developer May 2015—March 2016

  • Collaborated with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience;
  • Executed all visual design stages from concept to implementation;
  • Created wireframes, user and process flows to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas;
  • Conducted user research and evaluated user feedback;
  • Established and promoted design guidelines, best practices and standards;
  • Redesigned site with HTML, CSS and JavaScript using responsive design patterns;
  • Performed updates via Sitefinity, and AbleCommerce CMS platforms;
  • Modified page templates and widgets in C# and ASP.net.

MAXIMUS, Denver CO – Front End Designer/SharePoint Branding Consultant November 2014—March 2015

  • Branding and web design to create standardized interfaces for SharePoint 2013 Intranet sites;
  • Created Composed Looks, with master pages imported from HTML/CSS pages;
  • User Interface Design using design patterns;
  • Communicated branding and design concepts with hi-res wireframes.

ViaSat, Englewood, CO – Graphic and Web Designer November 2013—April 2014

  • Updated and maintained website hosting collateral available for dealer downloads;
  • Created wireframes and page mockups for web site;
  • Custom icon font set and corresponding SVG icon files to solve font substitution issues with website;
  • Designed new header and profile art for social media sites to maintain brand consistency;
  • User Interface for training site landing page;
  • Created swag art for online store;
  • Designed and prepared for production print ads, direct mail pieces;
  • Designed art for installation truck and van wraps; Retouched and created install truck images;
  • Ensured brand consistency of dealer art for co-op reimbursement.

Small Business Ownership June 2006 – August 2010

Graphic Designer and Production Artist March 1998 – June 2006

Education

  • Diploma, Web Design and Development, Cum Laude, Art Institute of Colorado, June 2013
  • BA Journalism, Colorado State University, May 1990

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