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A dedicated and detail-oriented senior designer with expertise in Visual UI Design, User Experience, Usability, Interaction Design, Product Design, Problem Solving, Information Architecture, Research & Analytics, HTML5/CSS3 and Strategy & Planning. Recognized as a talented problem solver with a unique skill-set that spans various disciplines. Over a decade of experience in designing and developing websites for both small and large sized businesses. A self-motivated professional who is always reaching out to learn new technologies.

EXPERIENCE:

Freelancer

Web & Print Designer  //  August 2004 - Present

  • Design consultant for individuals, startups and local businesses.
  • Provide services such as web design & development, logo design, business card design, email campaign design and other print related design solutions.

Achieve Agency

Senior UX/UI Designer  //  November 2015 - January 2017

  • Collaborated with project stakeholders to create design solutions based on client requirements.
  • Lead the UX/UI direction of all internal products.
  • Participated in web application requirement discussions and took ownership of all UX/UI aspects.
  • Created design prototypes using Bootstrap and HTML5/CSS3.
  • Responsible for creating wire frames, custom website designs, workflows, interactive prototypes.
  • Implemented the use of inVision (prototyping tool) into our design team's process and workflows.
  • Introduced our design team to Photoshop workflow plugins to speed up productivity.
  • Kept the in-house design team informed and up-to-date on the latest web design trends and technologies.

Creative MMS

Senior Web Designer  //  May 2015 - November 2015

  • Lead the design of responsive websites, mobile apps and print campaigns.
  • Designed and developed prototypes in HTML5/CSS3 using the Bootstrap framework.
  • Created & maintained WordPress websites.
  • Took part in project kick off meetings and conducted user testing on all projects.
  • Worked with outside vendors and contractors to develop responsive websites and other design collateral.

Forte Interactive

Web Designer  //  February 2012 - May 2015

  • Designed and developed custom websites and template systems utilizing CSS3, HTML5 and Bootstrap.
  • Edited and maintained websites using our internal CMS and WordPress.
  • Designed print materials, business cards, t-shirt designs and other internal collateral pieces.
  • Coordinated with both on site and off site project managers, developers, sales and customer support teams to design and develop websites.
  • Managed and mentored junior designers/interns.

PaperStreet

Designer  //  January 2008 - February 2012

  • Responsible for the design of both small and large scale websites while working with developers to deliver polished implemented designs.
  • Created logos, custom graphic assets, mobile apps, flash banners, email templates, corporate branding materials, billboards and other visual assets.
  • Produced wire-frames, mood boards and graphic standard manuals.
  • Acted as a point of contact for on-going projects when needed.
  • Coordinated with clients and outside vendors on various projects from concept to completion.
  • Kept the in-house design team informed and up-to-date on the latest web design trends and technologies.

World Avenue

Junior Graphic Designer  //  April 2006 - January 2008

  • Tasked with designing custom websites, interactive web banners, flash assets, corporate branding materials, collateral materials and print advertising pieces.
  • Responsible for also developing vector graphic assets for numerous flash games and other online interactive campaigns.
  • Assisted in the production of multiple high-profile online interactive campaigns.
  • Met with publisher service teams to analyze the success of online campaigns, analyze current design trends and brainstorm ideas for on-going campaigns. 

EDUCATION:

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
2004 - 2007 - Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Comfortable working on both PC and Mac platforms.

  • Adobe CC Design Suite
  • Sublime Text
  • Webflow
  • Pinegrow
  • WordPress
  • Bootstrap
  • Grunt JS
  • SASS & LESS
  • CSS3 & HTML5
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Prototyping Tools (inVision)
  • GitHub
  • jQuery/JavaScript (basic working knowledge)
  • PHP and MySQL (basic working knowledge)
  • Google Analytics
  • MailChimp

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

W3 Awards

  • DK Law  //  2012 Silver  -  Role: Lead Designer
  • Tossed  //  2010 Silver  -  Role: Lead Designer
  • LLW Law  //  2011 Silver  -  Role: Lead Designer
  • CHPA Law  //  2010 Silver  -  Role: Lead Designer

Interactive Media Awards

  • Hiltquist IP Law  //  2010 Best In Class  -  Role: Lead Designer
  • Tossed  //  2010 Outstanding Achievement  -  Role: Lead Designer

References are available upon request