Resumé

User Experience (UX) Designer
Highly accomplished senior designer with experience creating, designing,and producing a wide variety of interactive publications, user interfaces for desktop + mobile websites and applications. Adept also at designing and producing print collateral, advertising campaigns, special-event collateral,logos and brand identities, packaging graphics, presentations, and illustrations for both promotional and technical advantage. Strengths include leadership, communication, and organization skills along with a deep passion for the craft. Noteworthy education and comprehensive experience with a wide range of software, hardware and technical implements. Seeking role with an organization that values creativity, innovation, and a fresh outlook from driven talent with a proven record of creating inspired designs.
Areas of Expertise 
CSS3/HTML5
Style Guides
Visual Brand + Language Development
Information Architecture
Wire-framing + Sitemaps
Process Flow Diagrams
High/Low Fidelity Mock-ups & Prototypes
Advanced Adobe CS User 
Professional Experience
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Philadelphia,PA | November 2015 — Present
UX Design and Development | EBS Integration - Governance

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Lockheed Martin Corporation
Philadelphia,PA | January 2004 — November 2015
Digital Designer + UX, IS&GS Creative Solutions

Responsible for wire-framing, story-boarding,requirement and end-use documentation
— Design and on-demand supply of HTML + CSS; graphical assets and prototyping for online initiatives including products for corporate teams and business areas including Space Systems Company (SSC), Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS), Enterprise Business Services (EBS),and Corporate Technology & Innovation
— Strong background in graphic and modern Web/mobile design using the latest industry techniques/software
— Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility
— Working knowledge of Web/mobile standards and trends,usability best practices, and user interface pattern standardization and trends
— Expertise in wire frame creation, low- and high-fidelity mock-up rendering in the latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite (Advanced techniques in Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver)
— Familiar with Balsamiq, Axure, and Invision prototyping software
— Currently learning web and mobile application prototyping techniques in Sketch 3.0 for Mac
— Advanced/Expert Level Adobe Systems software user.(Adobe Creative Suite)
— Expertise in creating product style guides that provide detailed, clear, and precise communication for developers and product owners
— Experience in persona creation, user process flow documentation, and visual asset creation for communication
— Working knowledge of user-testing methodology and practices
— Working knowledge of front-end design frameworks such as Bootstrap
— Experience with content management systems WordPress and SharePoint
— Empathy for end-user as well as developers
— Ability to draw onsite to rapidly present a UI or usability pattern idea for team review and collaborative brainstorming sessions
— Experienced design of responsive web applications,proficiency executing media queries via CSS
— Agile development environment experience
— Commitment to follow and protect corporate branding specifications and act as an ambassador for the brand
 
Graphic Designer/Graphic Designer Senior, IS&GS Creative Solutions
— Proposal support for Business Development Proposal Operations and other customers; Crafted detailed cover art, figures to illustrate key concepts within documentation, information graphics, charts, CD/DVD label art, and binder art within RFP specifications
— Maintain art log detailing every piece of art/figure along with version control reference
— Design PowerPoint templates and develop presentations with animated graphics
— Create and produce Web graphics, digital and printed posters, floor and window graphics,and large format trade show graphics and supporting collateral
— Expertise in designing long-format publications and books
— Led conference track for 2009 Lockheed Martin Creative Media Summit: Designing for Press
— Moderated Media Services Print Design and Illustration Collaborative Discussion Group
— Collaborated with onsite printers and external vendors to ensure product integrity while focusing on acquiring and maintaining high-quality, affordability, customer service excellence; carrying design phase of project from beginning to end without supervision
— Proactively changed working culture in department to more team collaborative environment,encouraging peer-to-peer critique and increased level of peer-to-peer brainstorming sessions
— Encourage peers to reach into local creative community through AIGA events, etc., and to foster relationships beyond corporate walls
— Shared knowledge with peers to increase design quality, offer fresh insight and new viewpoints, and mentor younger designers and illustrators
— Worked with management to maintain awareness of new technology and industry trends
— Maintained a department purchase card and followed company procedures to reconcile purchases
 
Aquent, Inc., Orlando, FL        December 2002 – January 2004
Design Consultant
— Helped produce math books for 3rd and 4th-grade students with PreMEDIA One, a large education publisher
— Produced packaging and updated catalog publications for Wuerth USA
 
Gonzalez & Gonzalez Advertising, Orlando,FL        February – November 2002
Graphic Designer
Designed recruitment advertising for such clients as Disney®, IHS, Wackenhut, The Army National Guard, Georgia Institute of Technology, DB Mart, and Marriott Vacation Club.
— Graphics and collateral materials for 2002 Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Conference
— Large-format graphics for job fair/recruitment activities
 
New Creative Enterprises Incorporated, Milford,OH        August 1997 – February 2002
Graphic Designer
Executed product development, packaging, identity, and licensing with Peanuts®, Warner Brothers, Disney®, Garfield, Sesame Street®, and NCE lines.
Product Development:
— Created digital 2-D illustrations to deliver realistic perspective for products unavailable for photography
— Conceived technical illustration for assembly instructions supporting product and customer displays
— Designed logos, developed marketing materials and large-format trade show graphics
— Designed,implemented, and maintained select customer websites
— Worked with outside printing vendors, participating in press checks and reviewing proofs for quality control
Marketing Communications:
— Created design improvement and implementation of new marketing materials for NCE
— Maintained websites for NCE, Bloominghome, and Decorative Concepts Incorporated, and developed flash animated banners
— Provided proactive art direction for photo shoots for packaging, advertising, and catalog in team collaboration with in-house photographer
— Designed and created Decorative Concepts Licensing and Square Nest corporate websites
— Creative design and consulting for NCE brand identity
— Designed and created large-format trade show graphics for Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago showrooms
— Worked with outside vendors for printing needs, proactively participating in press checks and viewing proofs of marketing materials
Education
 
BFA in Visual Communication, The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, May 1997
Professional Affiliations & Awards 

— 2012 Lockheed Martin Corporation Team NOVA Award
— AIGA -American Institute for Graphic Arts - Philadelphia Chapter Member
— NAPP -National Association of Photoshop Professionals
— 2007American In House Design Awards: Lockheed Martin Eagle Award Invitation and Program Design;  Learning Machine Poster Design; Mark IVB Poster Design
Project Achievements

Lockheed Martin NOVA Award - Corporate highest internal honor
Co-designer for 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.
Responsible for several elements of large-scale projects including four 8 x 80-foot timeline pieces hanging from ceiling of Walter E. Washington Convention Center over Lockheed Martin floor-space during the corporations' largest show footprint to date. This piece was part of a larger set of work completed by a team that resulted in the Team Nova Award
*See website for details and images
Technology Knowledge
Proficiency with HTML / CSS
Advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator,InDesign, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat
Familiarity with prototyping software, Balsamiq, Axure, Sketch 3.0 and InVision
Proficiency with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Knowledge of differences with major web browsers and development tools
Knowledge of industry standards and best practices in web design and user interface patterns
Windows and OSX User
Personal Hobbies and Interests
I like to fill my spare time with all kinds of things, but my favorite is hanging out with my wife and daughter. I can be found listening to music or playing guitar at home. I am frequently seen on long distant runs or competing in 5k, 10k, 5 and 10 mile race events. I completed my first half-marathon this past year. I love to swim and have a passion for aviation that goes back to childhood.
 

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