Dynamic website designer and illustrator looking for new opportunities and projects.

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Work History

PMD Creative LLC, Chandler, Arizona Owner/Creative Director, 2003 - Present • Web site design with high quality aesthetics balanced with sound usability, functionality and browser compatibility. • Business development including proposal creation, project estimates, sales and advertising. • Serve as main point of contact for clients managing all projects, communication, schedules and timelines. • Graphic, icon and user interface design for iPhone, iPad and Android OS. • Design and development of eCommerce web sites with shopping carts & product catalogs containing thousands of items. • Implementation and customization of open source Content Management Systems such as; Joomla, WordPress, ZenCart. • Maintained project collaboration and communication with offshore programmers and developers in Russia and India. • Search engine optimization and keyword management for clients. • MySQL database set up and management with phpMyAdmin for open source web based applications and technologies. • Implementation and strategy with Web 2.0/Social networking technologies including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. • Developed logos and identities for a wide variety of clients in diverse markets such as; technology, restaurants, real estate, retail and sports and recreation, for HP Logoworks. Canyon Communications, Mesa, Arizona Senior Graphic Designer, 2004 - 2008 • Designed and produced corporate printed collateral materials, direct mail, tradeshow booth exhibits, packaging, Web sites and advertisements. Partial project list: Toro, RSC, Agrium and Simplot. • Email blast, newsletter, landing page design. Responsible for developing driving principles of eMarketing. • Brand development and strategy - design of new brand identities, including logos, business cards, letterhead. • File preparation for print production and responsible for overseeing final proofing and press checks on print runs. • Worked directly with clients to ensure vision and messaging were implemented to specifications and corporate guidelines. • Prepared client presentation materials including design comps & packaging for sales, marketing and ad campaign pitches • Responsible for staying current with design and internet technology trends. • Illustration of graphics, icons and character design for use within printed collateral, online or across multiple media. • Led the direction, task distribution and management of various freelance contractors. • Created concepts, ideas and content for advertising campaigns consisting of both print and online media. Go Daddy.com, Scottsdale, Arizona Senior Graphic Designer, 2003 • Designed multiple identities and web sites for Go Daddy and it’s subsidiary companies. • Illustrated icon sets for use across various Go Daddy’s web sites. • Created customer domain management interface and contributed to it’s development and launch. Succeed Corporation, Chandler, Arizona Senior Graphic Designer, 2001 to 2003 • Led team that designed a multi function online business management application and eCommerce product warehouse. • Designed interfaces for online product warehouse, auction tool, web site builders, online banking. • Designed corporate logo and company wide identity systems including letterhead, business cards, tradeshow materials • Managed design team workload and served as contact person with offshore developers in Russia. • Responsible for a variety of print materials including magazine ads, business cards and tradeshow graphics. Integrated Information Systems, Tempe, Arizona Senior Graphic Designer, 2000 to 2001 • Designed and developed client Web sites from concept through completion and evaluation. • Developed information architecture with wireframe layouts, site maps and process flow diagrams. • Managed junior staff and project teams consisting of junior designers, programmers and copywriters. • Designed identities and brands for internal use and external clients. • Assisted in sales and marketing efforts by producing spec work for potential clients. Borders.com, Ann Arbor, Michigan Interactive Designer, 1999 to 2000 • Designed, developed and programmed online features, contests and reviews for the Borders.com Web site. • Developed national branding solutions for interactive newsletters and print materials for all Borders stores. • Collaborated with diverse internal departments including marketing and editorial groups to produce concise content and site architecture. • Collaborated with designers and programmers to produce in-store inventory searching kiosk name “Title Sleuth”. Bowne Internet Solutions, Ann Arbor, Michigan Site Developer, 1997 to 1999 • Designed and developed Web sites and Intranets for Fortune 500 companies including Cadillac, Chrysler, Buick, General Motors China, Merrill Lynch, Masco, Mitsubishi, Delta Faucets. • Managed and maintained multiple client Web sites including design, development and content population. • Responsible for quality assurance and browser testing for client projects Netimation, Inc., East Lansing, Michigan Graphic Designer, 1995 to 1997 • One of four founding principles of the company. • Helped grow business from a small Web design boutique of four employees to an ISP with more than 2500 customers and eleven employees. • Led the design and art direction of all internal corporate and external client Web sites. • Participated in marketing, sales and strategy meetings effecting corporate goals and direction. SOFTWARE & TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE • Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Macromedia Dreamweaver CS5, Flash CS5, Quark XPress Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, knowledge of CGI, PERL, ASP, Mac/PC proficiency. EDUCATION • Michigan State University - Bachelor of Science: May 1996

Education

Michigan State University

Specialties

Affiliations

Arizona Internet Professionals Association

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