Summary of Qualifications
Versatile and talented graphic designer with 14 years of hands on experience in visual design, with an eye for typography, usability and visual excellence. Cross-platform multimedia experience in designing for web, mobile, and print platforms, with additional skills in video and audio editing. Excellent interpersonal skills, possessing the ability to work within a team environment and interface with backend developers to facilitate smooth project implementation. Also experienced as a stand-alone, single resource with the skills to manage multiple projects, prototyping, wireframes, design and vendor management.
Web Development / Multimedia Artist, 8/2012 – Present
Capital One, Metro Richmond, VA Area
Working on RM / ERM intranet presence migration from previous web platform, to a Jive / Pulse social intranet platform. Reorganizing information architecture, and creating new visual identity for Risk Management, including web, and multimedia presence, (web, print). Evaluate content for usability, and present solutions for more streamlined content delivery. Additional responsibilities include: Omniture traffic report generation, streamlining intake, production processes and also some video production.
Senior Graphic/Web Designer, 5/2008 – 5/2012
Genworth Financial, Metro Richmond, VA Area
– Senior designer on the team responsible for the Genworth.com website that serves 15 million customers
– Engage with internal business representatives to create, static & interactive banners, Flash animations, web applications, compelling mobile friendly web site designs and marketing campaigns
– Provided input and guidance for wireframes and user interface designs
– Interface with web usability experts and information architects to combine aesthetics with ease of use
– Tools used includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, XHTML, j-Query, Content Management Systems, CSS, Actionscript, Photography, Image Manipulation and Retouching
Graphic/Web Designer, 6/2006 – 4/2008
Capital One, Metro Richmond, VA Area
Worked as a contractor for Capital One.com as a website graphic and Flash designer for web site projects and CBT modules for Capital One University. Jobs performed required team collaboration, and off-site job telecommuting.
Freelance Design, Metro DC Area – 10/2005 – 6/2006
Performed various tasks for clients like MasterCard, CSC, Hanley-Wood, L.L.C., Oasis CD Duplication, Laflammenet.com and others. Projects varied from multimedia, to print and web development. Other projects also included web page design, layout and graphic development for Landmark Communications and other clients.
Senior Designer, 12/2001 – 10/2005
The InfoWEST Group, Fairfax, VA
Senior designer and administrator for all website, printing and multimedia projects for this international public relations firm. Designed websites, and/or web artwork and promotional materials for Arianespace, Airbus, EADS, BAE systems and Sirius.
Broadcast 1 on 1, Alexandria, VA – 10/2000 – 5/2001
Lead designer for an internet start-up company, responsible for improving the overall corporate look, as well as designing HTML based software interfaces, and creating all new digital sales promotion tools.
MicroStrategy, Inc., Tysons Corner, VA – 3/1998 – 9/2000
Graphic designer responsible for producing print, web and video, as well as tradeshow signage and kiosk interfaces. Also designed flash for video presentations used at FedEx field during Superbowl party and other promotional campaigns.
Skills & Tools
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Homesite, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Quark Xpress, Axure, Sonor, Premier, XHTML, Content Management Systems, DNS administration, CSS, Actionscript, photography, image manipulation and retouching, Search Engine Optimization, Mobile website graphics, Photography and image editing. Audio editing, manipulation, and original music production. Video shooting, 3-point lighting and editing experience. Constantly learning new procedures and updating personal skills in various design applications.
CSS Training – Techead / Adobe 2/2011
Longwood College, Farmville, VA
Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, VA