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Web and Print Designer
With an eye toward usability as well as pleasing aesthetics, I take special care to ensure the pieces are harmonious and fulfill objectives.
Redwood Credit Union
Innovative problem solver with unique ability to pursue creative solutions to a variety of issues and concerns. Work experience in both the public and private sectors and a keen understanding of how both business models run. Demonstrated skills in project management. Design sensibilities cover aesthetics, function and accessibility.
Innovative problem solver with unique ability to pursue creative solutions to a variety of issues and concerns. Work experience in both the public and private sectors and a keen understanding of both business models. Demonstrated skills in project management. Design sensibilities cover aesthetics, function, usability and accessibility.
Redwood Credit Union
Key stakeholder in several eCommerce projects for this $1.7B credit union. Research and develop strategy for public website, including usability enhancements, search engine optimization and social media strategy. Manage projects for all of RCU's public online channels, which receive well over 300,000 hits per month on average. Create wireframes and design prototypes. Develop sites for internet and online banking. Manage employee intranet, including developing and delivering inhouse training to content managers. Create and coordinate delivery of email blasts. Complete other special projects as needed.
2007 – Present
Design brochures, web sites, logo design and online forms for end clients as well as web development firms. Designed site look for independent film; design submitted for an award.
County of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA
Developed and maintained Regional Parks website, which receives over 17,000 hits per month on average. Designed full-color brochures, flyers and other marketing materials for various park projects . Created PowerPoint presentations. Designed the Regional Parks Department’s annual holiday card.
Santa Rosa, CA
2001 and 1998-2000
Recruited, interviewed and placed software engineers, hardware engineers and technicians for privately and publicly held companies, such as Agilent and Autodesk. Created logo for Hamilton Software’s company softball team, Hamilton Softball. Wrote and coordinated publication of articles for SofTECH’s monthly newsletter.
San Francisco, CA
Contract through Management Solutions
San Francisco, CA 2000
Recruited, interviewed and hired software engineers, hardware engineers and technicians for privately and publicly held companies. Posted job openings to company website.
Search Engine Optimization
SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY
BA, Visual Art
Specific courses include: Visual Literacy, Photography, Digital Storytelling, History of Science and Technology, Arts Management
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
Specific courses included: Art History, Three-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, Drawing, Painting, Computer Graphics, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Telecommunications, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Online Resources for Graphic Designers, Adobe Acrobat, Advanced Web Design, Advanced Web Graphics
Usability Week, San Francisco – June 2009
An Event Apart, San Francisco – December 2009
Prototyping tools (Visio, Gliffy)
Web design and development
Graphic design and production
Section 508 and WCAG
Copywriting and editing
Adobe Creative Suite CS - CS5
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Outlook)
IxDA, IAI, ASI&ST, BayCHI, IWA-HWG, Santa Rosa Young Professionals Network, Toastmasters
State University of New York
Redwood Credit Union Community Heart Award, 2009, 2010
Sonoma County Regional Parks Department Employee Recognition Program - three-time winner (2002, 2006, 2007)