Work Journey & Skills

I've produced creative solutions for the following companies.

You might recognize a few.

Do you feel that values are important for a beneficial work relationship? I do! Let's visualize aligning on professional core values together because it will lead to ongoing success. Here are some of my values listed below.

Mindfulness / Honesty / Integrity / Empathy / Trustworthy / Proficiency / Accountability / Courtesy / Organization / Progress / Candor / Inspiration / Humor / Self Improvement


I believe in creating great experiences for your target audience.

I believe in guiding your business to success through impactful design.

I believe in building visual relationships because your brand image is important.


Work Journey, Skills & Ongoing Education

Below is a summary. Be sure to get the full resume PDF download.

Various Design Software Icons

WORK EXPERIENCE

Constellation Mutual
Senior Design Technologist
UX/UI Web & Graphic Designer
10/2018 - Present (contract)

QuellierCreative.com
Freelance Multimedia UX/UI Web Designer
6/2018 - 10/2018

Best Buy / BestBuy.com
Senior UX/UI Designer (contract)
10/2016 - 6/2018

Lifetouch / MyLifetouch.com
Lead UX/UI Designer (contract)
1/2016 - 9/2016 

Mediaspace & eCapital Advisors
Freelance Digital Multimedia Designer
8/2015 - 1/2016 

Equus Holdings - CliqStudios.com, ServersDirect.com, RazyorSync.com
Senior Graphic/Web Designer
1/2012 - 8/2015 

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
Senior Interactive Multimedia Designer
11/2003 - 12/2011  


Ongoing Education & Certifications
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
The Brain & Technology
Dynamic User Experience
Emotional Design
Gestalt Psychology and Web
Creating Retina Graphics with Photoshop & Illustrator
Foundations of UX: Prototyping
Foundations of Programming: Object-Oriented Design
User Experience Fundamentals for Web Design
SEO: Keyword Strategy in Depth
Foundations of UX: Content Strategy
Responsive Design Fundamentals
Foundations of UX: Logic and Content
Online Marketing Fundamentals
Mapping the Modern Web Design Process  


Education
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Certified in Advanced HTML

School of Communication Arts Mpls, MN
Degree in Computer Graphic Design


Awards
Hanley Wood - Social Media Strategy Award: Best Use of Facebook – CliqStudios.com Before & After Kitchen Contest.

First Place, Minnesota Better Newspaper Association. Awarded Advertising Excellence for use of design and color in a full page Hewlett-Packard advertisement. 

SOFTWARE SKILLS
Windows or Mac OS

Adobe CC:
PhotoShop, Illustrator, Muse, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat
JIRA
MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
Webflow
WordPress CMS
Axure
Sketch (Mac only)
InVision
Constant Contact 

FAMILIARITY WITH CODE
HTML5, CSS & JavaScript
Bootstrap & Flexbox 


EXPERIENCE & BEST PRACTICES
Inclusive Website Design Principles
Accessibility Website Design
Atomic Design Theory Practices
Website Graphics Optimization
Hierarchical Design
Information Architecture
Iconography & Glyph Design
Wireframes with Low/High Prototyping
Responsive, Fluid & Fixed Design
User Theory & Psychology Fundamentals
Agile/Scrum Team Project Development
Search Engine Image Optimization
SEO Content Structure and Placement 


ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Animated Web Banner Design
Four Color Prepress Preparation
Image Scanning & Best Practices
Photography
Digital Photo Enhancements
Video Editing & Sound Splicing
Typography Theory & Best Practices
Illustration
3D Program Concepts & Terminology

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