Resume

CREATIVE GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGNER

with hands-on experience integrating design concepts to fruition. Demonstrated ability in web design, information architecture, usability, and developing collateral materials such as wireframing, site maps, process flows, personas and scenarios.

Strong multitasking, creative thinking, and problem solving skills while managing tight deadlines.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Web Design/Publishing, E-mail Campaigns, Information Architecture, Wireframes, Interface Design, Print Design, Package Design, Marketing Collateral, Digital Photography/Retouching, Trade Show Booths, Logos, Brand Identity, 3-D Exhibits, and Event Design.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

HTML5, CSS3, Axure, Responsive Design,JQuery, Adobe Creative Suite (Including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign),Visual Studios, Dreamweaver, Tobii, Morae, Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Strongmail, WordPress, PHP and MySQL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Front End Web Developer/Graphic Designer :: 2013 – Present

McCormick & Company, Hunt Valley, MD

New Media Specialist :: 2011 – 2013

T. Rowe Price, Owings Mills, MD
- Build, Manage and execute targeted email marketing campaigns to 200,000+ recipients.
- Optimization of communication and email delivery by researching bounce rates, email capacity issues, web-tracking and click-through rates.
- Design and Develop HTML hand-coded structure for cross platform devices.
- Utilize, Implement, and Hand-code HTML with 508 compliance.
- Recognize and Revise code for browser incompatibility issues.
- Collaborate with systems engineers and designers to achieve translate concepts to engaging user experiences.
- Communicate effectively with clients to ensure quality experiences.
- Employ and Integrate latest CSS3 capabilities.
- Manage client databases to ensure email delivery.
- Train new team members and associated departments in skill building, best practices and our departments production processes.

Freelance Graphic Designer :: 2010 – 2011

Stanley Black and Decker, Towson, MD
- Design and Develop Package Design and Brand Identity internationally for Black and Decker and Porter-Cable product packaging.
- Design and Execute projects from concept to factory-ready files.
- Creation and execution of packaging, merchandising designs, point-of-purchase displays, and web executions to brand guidelines (including mock-ups, renderings and preparation of files, etc.)
- Fulfill requests for creative design work for Logos/ branding.
- Assist in ideation for development of new packaging/ merchandising/ rendering/ web designs.

Senior Designer :: 2006 – 2010

Diamond Comics Select Toys & Collectibles, Timonium, MD
- Design and Develop from Marketing Communications and Brand Identity to Package Design and Trade Show Signage for licensors such as Marvel and SyFy.
- Design and Execute projects from concept to factory-ready files.
- Design layout and advertisements for direct to consumer and direct to market publications.
- Develop and Publish Online materials such as animated product updates, targeted blog posting, and animated advertisements with an average of 800,00 weekly hits.

EDUCATION

M.S., Interaction Design and Information Architecture,
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 2012

- Main concentration in technical and design aspects of Web Design; primarily, design functionality and visual presentation using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web coding technologies.
- Focus on organizing and shaping the Web with a solid academic foundation in principles of interaction design, information architecture, human/computer interaction, and user research and participatory design methods.

B.S., Industrial Design, Minor: Multimedia Design,
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA 2000

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

- Spotlight on Excellence, T. Rowe Price 2012
- Shine Award, T. Rowe Price 2011, 2012
- Designs Published in Brides Magazine 2011
- American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA 2008
- Best Designer, City Paper Best of Baltimore 2006

WEB FREELANCE CLIENTELE

- Man Alive and Lane Treatment Center
- Healthy Stores, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Seeds Center for Whole Health
- Jasmine’s House
- Bubbaville Firetruck Parties

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