My main goal in looking for a new primary hobby (job) is to find a company and group of people who are creative and fun to be around.
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September 2015 - Ongoing
Working as a contractor/freelance employee on product, lifestyle & action photography for catalog, web marketing campaigns and on transactional email design and web development build. Duties include, working in tandem with the Creative Director to produce high-quality photo assets, retouching of images, creation of swatches and image masking, maintaining consistency of colors, color correction and cleaning up of images, delivering high volume of images while adhering to strict timelines.
August 2005 - Ongoing
Haldane Design was established after college in order to branch out in and explore new theories and new techniques. I have designed and built websites, produced identity systems, developed brand strategies and even designed and constructed video production sets under this name.
March 2016 - June 2017
Northwest Cosmetic Labs
Responsible for content acquisition and development, project management and supervision of creative staff. Mentored junior designers and led peers/partners on project assignments. Oversaw all UI/UX storyboarding of the website, product packaging, presentation design and label design. Developed marketing strategies based on current and future trends using several tools including Mintel. Developed creative strategy, attended key trade show events, and addressed the concerns of several major cosmetic brands; building successful vendor and client relationships. Head in-house photographer for product studio shots, branding solutions and environmental visuals, including editing and retouching of assets for use in press releases, marketing collateral, social media, desktop and mobile.
August 2005 - September 2015
Motorcycle Superstore / Motorcycle USA
Managed in-house creative staff, while executing hands-on design. Successfully streamlined department processes, leading to increased productivity and efficiency. Played an integral role bridging gaps between Marketing and IT departments. Oversaw A/B testing of UI elements and UX strategies.
Produced catalogs, UI/UX designs, environmental designs, and acted as the in-house photographer for both action and product. Developed strategic solutions from concept to completion for environmental designs of video sets and trade show booths.
July 2004 – August 2005
Passey Advertising Inc.
Responsible for design conception, development, and implementation in multiple medias including magazine ads, direct mail, and television. Led a team of three designers to expand the reach of clients including automotive dealerships, hotels, boat manufacturers and the Medford City's Urban Renewal Agency.
June 2002 – May 2004
Matrix Digital Media Inc
Designed and maintained user interfaces and experiences for several websites, as well as producing much of the front end development (HTML/CSS). Gaining a greater understanding and more knowledge of the workings of creating websites.
June 2001 – July 2002
Oregon State University
Developed and taught a summer curriculum for a middle school talented and gifted program in web design and basic front end development.
BFA, Applied Visual Arts (Graphic Design)
1998 – 2003
Web Design Category
Environmental Design Category
Guest speaker and portfolio reviewer for graduating graphic design class.