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Art Director Resume Profile

SUMMARY

Professional artist/designer for over 30 years. Since 2002, hand-coding web/multimedia design and development has become career focus with emphasis on agile methodologies, User Interface/User Experience design development, information architecture, emerging web technologies CSS3, HTML5 , cross-browser quality assurance, direct interaction with clients/stakeholders and acting as a liaison between creative and tech departments. Has worked for magazines, large corporations, advertising agencies and design studios doing digital illustration, 3D, digital audio video, motion graphics, web interactive design.

EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Lead UI/UX Designer-Developer

  • Coder for any and every aspect of the HTML/CSS/interactivity for their sites and online apps
  • Liaison between the Marketing and IT departments
  • Launch of their 1st interactive web prototype for in-store bridal registration using an Apple iPad
  • Create elegant, scalable code for an effective user experience on a site with tens of millions of hits per day
  • First Front End Developer brought on as a salaried employee
  • Software used: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Axure, CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, jQuery UI and the entire Adobe CS except Flash

Confidential

UI/HTML5 Developer contract

  • Conversion of Flash multimedia assets to HTML5 for mobile division
  • Cross-browser QA with emphasis on graceful degradation of CSS3
  • Software used: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, jQuery UI and Flash

Confidential

Multimedia Developer freelance

  • Production
  • Cross-browser QA
  • Multimedia integration and maintenance of interactive courseware produced in Flash and their BANG JS framework
  • Software used: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Javascript and SoundForge

Confidential

Lead Web/UX Developer contract

  • Design
  • Information architecture
  • Wireframing
  • Production
  • Cross-browser QA
  • Multimedia integration and maintenance of marketing micro-sites
  • Helped define client service level agreements
  • Worked with clients to refine all microsite elements
  • Refined user experience with Javascript and jQuery
  • Incorporated and troubleshot lead generation and link tracking code
  • Software used: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CSS, HTML, XML, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, Visio and proprietary software from SAP

Confidential

Lead Flash Developer contract

  • Project lead on the translation and deployment of online courses to Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish
  • Required analysis and formulation of timeline of deliverables and establishment of metrics for achieving goals as well as management of project developers
  • Software used: Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash Audition

Confidential

Lead UI/UX Designer-Developer contract

  • Designed and produced web content and CMS templates
  • CSS design and cross browser compatibility
  • Quality Assurance and oversight of remote web designers
  • Gathered requirements executed user experience/interface design of e-mail marketing messages
  • Multimedia design
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Javascript, SharePoint, Standards ADA Compliant Development

Confidential

UI/UX Designer-Developer project

  • Gathered requirements
  • Wireframed designed mock-up screens
  • Produced user interface information architecture for their Greenview web site as well as their user dashboard
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Standards ADA Compliant Development

mPower Trading Systems automated trading systems Ardmore, PA April, 2008 - November, 2008

Confidential

  • Designed and produced most of the graphic and interactive elements for the mPower Trading site
  • Exhibit graphics, e-mail campaigns and user interface for their stock trading application
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Javascript, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Standards ADA Compliant Development

Confidential

UI/UX Developer project

  • Converted complex, content-managed PHP to HTML pages with simpler CSS Javascript so updates revisions could be done in house
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Standards Compliant Development

Confidential

Lead UI/UX Designer-Developer/Art Director/Motion Graphics Artist

  • Design
  • Wireframe
  • Information architecture
  • Production
  • Cross-browser QA
  • SEO optimization
  • Multimedia integration and maintenance of client print
  • Video web sites
  • Administered archiving and back up of client/business files
  • Installed administered file server and network
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Javascript, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Bias Peak, Standards Compliant Development

Confidential

UI/UX Designer-Developer project

  • Designed and produced user interface information architecture for online salary management application
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Standards Compliant Development

Confidential

User Interface/Flash Developer project

  • Produced first phase of Brooks Instrument/Quantim Mass Flow Meter sales CD-ROM
  • UI design
  • Digital illustration and Flash animation development
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Electric Image, After Effects, Bryce

Confidential

UI/UX Designer-Developer project

  • Designed and produced new company web site
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Standards Compliant Development, Cubase

Confidential

Lead Digital Illustrator/Animator/Motion Graphics Designer/UI/UX Designer-Developer

  • Designed and produced collateral, direct mail, print advertising, packaging, web graphics and animation
  • Flightchecked digital pre-press files
  • Primarily used for hi-end digital illustration and product visualization for Mars Candies and Johnson Johnson
  • Produced all stages of digital production for the gamut of their clients
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, In Design, Go Live, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, Javascript, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Electric Image, Lightwave, Form Z, Bryce, Microsoft Office Suite

Confidential

Graphic Designer

  • Designed and produced collateral, direct mail, print, display and billboard advertising
  • Administered and troubleshot company computers
  • Archived digital assets
  • Flightchecked pre-press files
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress

Confidential

Graphic Designer

  • Designed and produced ads, collateral, directed freelance artists, administered and troubleshot company computers
  • Archived digital assets
  • Flightchecked digital pre-press files
  • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress

Confidential

Art Director freelance

Designed and produced magazine, scheduled, contracted and directed freelance photographers and artists

Confidential

Assistant Editorial Art Director

Designed and produced monthly magazine, contracted and directed freelance photographers and artists

Confidential

Assistant Art Director

Designed and produced bimonthly direct mail catalogs and collateral

Confidential

For small Tabloids in around Ocean City, NJ

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