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  • Sean Deason

    UX Designer, Art Director, Graphic Designer

    Farmington Hills, MI

As a UX/UI Designer I have experience in designing, wire framing, prototyping, and producing production ready high fidelity graphics for web and mobile applications, group facilitation, user interviews, consumer testing, heuristic evaluations, usability test design and moderation and card sorting, working within collaborative, and cross-functional project teams. Overall I have more than two decades of professional experience designing and producing graphics for print, web, mobile applications, and interactive projects utilizing Macintosh & PC platformed graphic design software titles including Axure, Sketch, Balsamiq, and the Adobe Creative Suite (CS6 & CC). I was the launch art director for Car and Driver Magazine's digital edition, and Communication World (CW) Magazine, published for the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, and Google Nexus devices. In my spare time I compose original music for film, television, internet, and interactive CD-Rom projects.

Work Samples

  • Automotive Related

  • Assorted Clients

  • Music Related

Work History

Sean Deason phone: {313} 207-2621 email: seandeason@gmail.com 5/2105 - 9/2015 DTE Energy - Detroit Sr. UX Designer (contractor) Fulltime consultant for the creative team tasked with a complete rebranding and redesigning of both the DTE web portal and the DTE mobile apps as a Sr. UX/UI designer. Duties included designing and producing wireframe concepts and hi-res layouts and facilitating monthly offsite consumer benchmarking. 4/2014 - present freelance art director/graphic designer Currently providing art direction and graphic design consulting services to a number of clients in the Detroit metro area on a freelance and contractual basis 8/2012-4/2014 Grayton Integrated Publishing - Detroit Sr. Art Director (contractor) Duties included design and production of a monthly digital publication app (CW Magazine) for the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets,using the MagPlus plugin for InDesign, the design and production of media kits, and marketing materials. 12/2010-8/2012 freelance art director 1/2010-12/2010 global hue advertising Southfield, Michigan Senior Art Director - Creative Department Duties included concepting, design and production of branding, marketing and advertising materials for both print and broadcast for clients such as Chrysler, Walmart, U.S. Navy and One Main Financial 11/2003-1/2010- freelance art director Art Director - Creative Departments As contractor, I provided art direction/design services to various clients, including the advertising agencies which comprise Team Detroit (Dearborn, MI) 4/2002-11/2003 meridian advertising Troy, Michigan Art Director - Creative Department As member of the Urban Marketing and special projects group, duties included design and production of targeted marketing materials for The Kmart corporations urban marketing initiatives 6/2000-11/2001 renaissance creative group Dearborn, Michigan Art Director - Creative Department Duties included design and production of marketing materials, media kits, brochures, and websites, meeting with and presenting concepts to clients, directing photo shoots, and conducting press checks. Responsibilities also included giving guidance to and management of creative departments three Junior Art Directors and ensuring overall departmental quality. 12/1996-6/2000 Freelance graphic designer Detroit, Michigan As a freelancer, provided design and production of marketing materials, web sites, brochures, corporate identity, promotional materials and packaging, to numerous clients in the Detroit metro area. 8/1995-12/96 mobium creative group Chicago, Illinois Graphic Designer - Custom Publishing Department As graphic designer in the custom publishing department responsibilities included design and production of various periodicals and publications, meeting with and presenting concepts to clients, photo editing, and managing freelance resources. Graphic Design: adobe creative suite axure (wireframing/prototyping tool) sketch (wireframing/prototyping tool) balsamiq (wireframing/prototyping tool) content station (iPad app development tool) Mag+ (iPad development tool) adobe indesign adobe illustrator adobe photoshop adobe dreamweaver adobe fireworks microsoft office suite keynote (presentation tool) Music Production: abelton live logic audio maschine Career Summary Extensive utilization of numerous computer graphics applications in the design and production of print, internet and multimedia graphics. music composition experience includes production of original music for numerous multimedia and commercial projects. recent projects include composing original electronic music for television, radio commercials, CD-ROMs, internet web-sites, independent films, and direct-to-video film titles. my work has been featured on MTV’s “The Real World: Chicago” and “Celebrity Undercover”, the nationally syndicated television show “Entertainment Tonight”, a BBC “MotorBike” program, featured on Rolling Stone.com and showcased on sportswear manufacturer Nike’s web site: Nike.com. Clients include Ford Motor Company, Renaissance Creative Group, and Mobium Creative Group, Intuit Solar, and Digital Detroit. My album “Allegory & Metaphor” was nominated for two awards at the Annual Detroit Music Awards in 2001: ”Best Electronic Album” and “Best Techno Artist” and listed by numerous magazines as one of the best electronic albums for the year. WEB DESIGN SAMPLES: http://www.buccilli-group.com http://www.mikkenmedical.com http://www.intlbancard.com

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • Bachelors of Fine Arts Graphic Design
    • 1986 - 1991

Specialties

Affiliations

Detroit Creative Corridor

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