Graphic / Web Designer

Work History:

Contract Work

Web Designer / Graphic Artist

October 2012 - June 2015

  • Created and maintained web sites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery. UI Design and implementation of interfaces, navigation and site layout.
  • Worked with Visual Studio as well as simple code editors like Dreamweaver.
  • Utilized Foundation in creating Responsive Designs for sites.
  • Designed and developed Email Campaigns and Newsletters.
  • Designed for print including: logos, sell-sheets, video graphics, branding guidelines, signs and posters.
  • Implemented SEO throughout sites. Utilized analytical tools to pinpoint bottlenecks and improve conversions.


  • Clients include: NC Community College System, Metro Productions, BTB Marketing, MedThink Communications, Southern Tree and Landscaping, The Body Shop, Convergenz, LLC, Rival Health and The NCDOT.

CISCO

Web Designer / Graphic Artist

December 2014 - October 2015

  • Maintained and built out the CIN agent corner web sites (6 sites) using HTML, CSS and JavaScript libraries including JQuery.
  • Created a Communication Portal in WebEx Social CMS for the GTC + TSPM Organization. This is an instructional portal helping Directors and above communicates with their teams using Email, WebEx Social, Power Point, and Show and Share video using HTML, CSS and JavaScript libraries including JQuery. Created Email and Newsletter templates using tradition markup, HTML and CSS.

Scandinavian Child

Web Designer / Graphic Artist

September 2010 - October 2014

  • Maintained and designed ecommerce site using NetSuite, as well as monitored order processing and integration of EDI software.
  • Maintained and designed 5 micro sites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Designed sites using current UX standards: wire-frames, user scenarios to mock-ups while maintaining business requirements.
  • Utilize analytics to adjust designs and architecture of sites.
  • Created and monitored email campaigns for 5 brands.
  • Design and produce all print media from posters to trade show material to sell sheets including info graphics.
  • Designed and created logos and icons.

BBH Media

Software Tester & Web Quality Control

December 2003 - June 2010

  • Verify all web sites, mobile sites and applications across all platforms and browsers.
  • Usability recommendation. Created and conduct usability tests and document results.
  • Tested all CSS¬, HTML, and JavaScript for errors. Made semantic code recommendations ensuring all code is lightweight and loads fast without errors.
  • Used SharePoint to collaborate with team members as well as share documents and track projects. Utilized Jira for project management.
  • Implemented and tracked web statistics using Web Trends & Google Analytics.
  • Implemented and verified SEO of all web pages.
  • Created test plans and test cases.
  • Performed regression and smoke tests with each deployment.

  • Before moving to the Testing Team I was a web production specialist creating animated banners, created ezine headers for magazine articles, processing client photos and creating html pages to build out main site and ezine.

Harbor Freight Tools,
Diamond Back Bicycles,
USPE,
Aquaria Inc.

Graphic Artist
  • In house graphic artist for: Harbor Freight Tools, Diamond Back Bicycles, USPE (US Purchasing Exchange) and Aquaria Inc. (Marineland).
  • Responsibilities included art direction of digital and traditional photo shoots, photo retouching, color correction, and final artwork production.
  • Designed direct-mail pieces for national distribution including sweepstakes packets and direct mail pieces as well as catalogue production.
  • Worked with outside vendors and printers to coordinate job completion.
  • Designed and produced packaging, catalogues, ads, manuals, scientific charts and graphs, tradeshow graphics, in store displays, and posters to name a few.
  • Designed and laid out industry magazines and ads.
  • Designed and produced sell sheets for sales teams, info-graphics and training materials.