Applications & Technologies
- Photoshop CS4
- Illustrator CS4
- Acrobat 7.0
- Microsoft Office, iWork
- IBM WebSphere Portal Themes & Skins
- IBM Workplace Web Content Management
Apella Design (Sole Proprietorship) - September 2008 to Present
Sr. User Experience Visual Designer
Elseiver - March 2008 to January 2011
Senior Visual Designer (UX)
Lead visual designer in the User Centered Design Group at Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science and health information.
Perficient, Inc. - 1997 to February 2008
Senior Visual Designer
Lead designer in a deadline-oriented, team-based, full service Internet graphics
department that designs, builds, and maintains web-based solutions for Fortune 500 clients.
- Creation and presentation of visual design concepts. Create high-fidelity
site composites in Photoshop based on wireframes provided by Perficient's User
Experience team and input from the project sponsor. Solid foundation of user-centered design best pratices from
years of working alongside Perficient's UX team during UI design and user testing.
- Coding of HTML/CSS web page templates. Templates are written such that the individual sections could be
drop-down menus for navigation and complex or unique layout scenerios.
- Repeated experience in developing custom themes and skins for IBM WebSphere Portal v5.x and v6.x.
This included the use of the IBM portal tag libraries and JSP scriptlets, as well as learning how to
develop HTML prototypes that maximize reuse when converting into themes, skins, and portlets.
- Sole provider of design support for Perficient's internal marketing department.
Web related responsiblities were the creation of internet and intranet corporate websites.
Additional marketing support included print, sales materials, event coordination and campaign execution.
- Mentoring of junior members of the creative team, including conducting annual performance reviews
and periodic career goal sessions.
Primary Network - 1994 to 1997
Website Design and Residential Sales
Design, build, and maintain web sites for local corporate clients. Design internal marketing
materials and advertisements for residential Internet sales.
Ameren UE, Borders, Bunge, Charter Communications, Express Scripts, KV Pharmaceuticals,
MasterCard, MetLife, Paragon Life, Pfizer, Scottrade, Shelter Mutual Insurance, and UniGroup (Mayflower/United).
B.A. Studio Art with an emphasis in Computer Applications, Webster University, 1997