DESIGN WITHOUT FOCUS IS JUST DECORATION

Throughout my design career, I have added clarity and simplicity to website, application, and other digital or print experiences. I keep my designs approachable and understandable by finding creative solutions for presenting complex information. In order to stay relevant, I constantly challenge myself by learning new skills and technologies. As an expert in both traditional and digital solutions, I can combine multiple disciplines into successful results for your brand or business.


EDUCATION

Nielsen Norman Group
UX Certification, UX/UI Design  [02/2015]

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
Behavioral Interviewing  [05/2006]
Supervisory Management Training  [07/2007]

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
BFA, Graphic Design  [1991–1995]


applicationS

Bohemian Coding SKETCH

InVision.com

Tumult HYPE

Adobe Creative Cloud

-  Illustrator

-  Photoshop

-  InDesign 

-  Acrobat

-  Animate

-  AfterEffects

-  Lightroom

-  Muse

-  Experience Design


Experience

CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
KNOWLEDGEWORKS FOUNDATION  [10/2016–PRESENT]

As the lead graphic designer, I am responsible for creative development and execution of organization-wide visual communications through graphic/digital media design and marketing communication strategies. I provide organization-wide strategic and tactical input to corporate branding and identity work. I also oversee the work of other design contractors and co-ops / interns, including production artists, photographers, illustrators, video producers and printers, and manage design and print production requirements and schedules.

 

SENIOR DESIGNER
ROCKFISH DIGITAL  [01/2016–06/2016]

Conceptualized interactive experiences for consumer focused retail spaces. Created layouts and maintained brand standards across various client and business development initiatives. Constructed and maintained interactive prototypes for mobile applications. Created and updated website graphics for various client brands.

 

FREELANCE DIGITAL DESIGNER, UI / ANIMATION
BAREFOOT PROXIMITY  [11/2015–12/2015]

Assisted the Exxon Mobil team with interactive PDF documents, UI concepts and HTML5/CSS3 animations for use in consumer-facing websites. Assisted the Children's Hospital team with HTML5/CSS3 animations for online annual report.

 

SR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER, UI DESIGNER
RUTTLE DESIGN GROUP  [08/2008–06/2015]

Solo digital designer for RDG. Developed brand visual strategies and originated design concepts including the writing of supporting text. Design and creation of interactive and print materials for P&G sales, training, and other internal functions. Helped various departments at Procter & Gamble decipher user data to improve the functionality and simplicity of their applications and websites. Worked through complex training and corporate processes by creating wireframes and functional prototypes for user testing. Designed user interfaces for training and informational systems that fulfilled or surpassed user expectations.

Other roles included:

  • 18 month on-site design support for P&G departments with direct responsibility for meeting with clients and designing creative print and digital solutions for their needs.
  • Four-time lead designer for P&G's annual year-end-meeting, responsible for the coordination and creation of all printed and digital elements required for supporting of this 3-day annual event.
  • Responsible for company IT duties including network management, IT support, data storage, etc.
  • Responsible for all company technical assistance including documents functionality, basic audio/video editing and conversion, solving cross platform compatibility issues, print to digital conversion, and more.

 

SR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
SEAPINE SOFTWARE  [12/2005–08/2008]

Responsible for art direction, coordination and production of all graphics needs. Projects included corporate and brand identity, packaging, marketing and sales publications, trade show booths, and more—from concept through completion. Developed brand visual strategies; originated design concepts including supporting text; directed junior design staff; scheduled and coordinated project timelines, managed subcontractor & vendor relationships; evaluated and recommend new software and hardware.

 

SR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
WYMORE & ASSOCIATES  [08/2003–12/2005]

Principal designer for printed media. Projects included identity materials, packaging, posters, publications, print advertising, direct mail, point-of-sale materials, FSIs, as well as websites and other Internet based materials. Developed brand visual strategies; originated design concepts; extended designs across media. Researched, evaluated and maintained studio’s software and hardware requirements.

 

SR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
INTELLISEEK  [10/1999–07/2003]

Principal designer for print and online media. Responsible for graphical duties including: corporate and division identity, product branding, sales materials, user interfaces, and web sites from concept through completion. Acted as the design conduit between sales, marketing and developer staff.

 

SR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER
OPTIMUM GROUP  [03/1996–10/1999]

Lead designer for print and new media applications team. Reported to team's Art Director. Projects included identity materials, posters, publications, print advertising, point-of-sale materials, web sites, and CD-ROM based sales materials. Developed brand strategies; originated design concepts; extended design across media; assisted junior designers; directed photographers and illustrators. Worked directly with printers and pre-press staff during final production.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
LPK - LIBBY PERSZYK KATHMAN  [06/1995–03/1996]

Entry level designer for packaging division. Took direction on branding strategy and created visual concepts for product packaging and labeling.