Work History

Work History

Freelance Designer

Oncology Therapeutics Network:

Redesigned corporate web site, company intranet, and marketing email templates.

National Geographic:

Developed wire frames, taxonomies and classifications of web content for site index tool.

The Diversity Channel:

Coded HTML for web templates.

Jul 2009 - Present

Web Graphic Designer

AARP
Jun 2005 - Feb 2009

Design Lead

SmartBrief

Structured and implemented design process and workflow system.  Established organizationalguidelines and standards.  Provided art direction and supervision of in-house design team. Oversaw brand standards and freelance contracts. Managed incoming design requests and established time lines for deliverables. Collaborated with business leaders to cultivate new projects and was appointed hiring manager for the design team.

Day to day duties encompassed designing advertising graphics and page layouts for print and web usage including marketing materials, media kits, email blasts, banner ads, print communications and campaigns for internal and association clients. Creating and managing over 100 design templates and custom layouts for e-newsletter publications.  Providing information architecture guidelines and wireframes for web site development.

Clients Include:  Culinary Institute of America  United Nations Foundation  National Restaurant Association  Shop.org  AARP  Ingenix  USTelecom  Fidelity

Jun 2001 - Jun 2005

Graphic Designer

E*TRADE Financial

Developed a user centered design for all transactional level applications. Responsible for all graphicaldesign treatments and information architecture for online banking interface.  Designed interface forMortgage Loan Status application, Credit Card Online Access and Online Check and Deposit Images.Served as a liasion between product and business development teams. Designed online and offlinedisplay of all account records, statements and tax reports. Redesigned centralized online servicecenter and security awareness hub, successfully diverting calls and emails to customer service representatives.  Created corporate identity graphics, logos, environmental signage, and brochure design. Designed corporate marketing collateral; promotional email design, banner advertisements, and website design.

May 2000 - May 2001

User Experience Developer

marchFIRST

Designed graphics and layouts for web pages.  Coded HTML templates. Assisted inthe development and production of client style guides, multimedia presentations andcorporate marketing materials.

Education

Education
Sep 1996 - May 2000

BA Visual Media

http://www.american.edu

Major: Visual Media Studies

Minor: Computer Information Systems

Skills

Skills

Software Experience

Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe ImageReady Adobe Illustrator Adobe Acrobat Flash Fireworks QuarkXPress Microsoft Office Suite HTML CSS

SmartBrief Portfolio Samples

E*TRADE Portfolio Samples

Miscellaneous Design