Resume

Summary

Accomplished UI/UX Designer with a proven track record of success in designing, developing, and executing world-class designs for desktop/laptop, mobile, and web applications for a wide array of global clients. Vast experience in structuring, developing, and implementing interactive websites leveraging leading-edge technologies and branding/SEO tactics to drive traffic and engage users. Solid skills in managing projects from initiation to final completion and launch with attention to detail and time constraints. A strong leader capable of motivating teams to exceed organizational goals and objectives.

 

Professional Experience

UI/UX Designer Verizon Telecom, Basking Ridge (NJ) … February 2016 – November 2017

  • Worked under executive director and executive vice president to lead a global unified user interface (UUI) of 30+ applications.
  • Created design deliverables including, but not limited to, wireframes, sitemaps, and screen flows/process diagrams.
  • Developed subject matter expertise in HTML5, CSS, JSON, CMS, and JavaScript, and leveraged Balsamiq for rapid wireframes and Sketch for high fidelity prototypes.
  • Created, maintained, and stored a component library for UI assets.
  • Worked in agile environment using tools such as Atlassian JIRA.

 

UI/UX Designer mixed interactive, Montclair (NJ) … January 2014 – February 2016

  • Co-founded, managed and created an interactive designs company from the ground up.
  • Partnered to setup an office in Montclair to gain more clients.
  • Branded and marketed the company.
  • Work one on one with clients to understand the scope of their business design needs, develop, create, and customize responsive websites for desktop and mobile.

 

Interactive Art Director/Consultant

CH News Inc., Jersey City (NJ) … February 2013 – November 2013
Publicis, Mundocom, New York (NY) … February 2013
Testa Advertising, Montclair (NJ) … October 2012 – February 2013
Echo Torre Lazur, Mountain Lakes (NJ) … May 2012 – July 2012

  • Provided art direction and web design services for a variety of New York metropolitan clients including CH News Inc., Publicis, Mundocom, Testa Advertising, and Echo Torre Lazur.
  • Reviewed business requirements and designed web banners, Flash and mobile websites, and interactive e-mail campaigns.
  • Created and/or maintained brand guidelines.
  • Designed and updated HTML prototypes, visual interfaces, and interactive web-
    based applications.

 

Web Designer GRM Document Management, Jersey City (NJ) … November 2010 – January 2012

  • Tasked by the Chief Financial Officer to build prototypes and wireframes for the Evolve Motorcycle campaign, and designed user interfaces for mobile, Flash, and websites.
  • Selected by the CEO and other executive managers to introduce GRMpedia, a web service devoted to expanding the company’s brand.
  • Developed and executed new branding initiatives for Mana Contemporary, a sister company that provides museum-quality art storage and moving services.
  • Converted visual designs to HTML and CSS.

 

Digital Imaging Specialist The Wall Street Journal, New York (NY) … December 2006 – January 2010

  • Catapulted productivity of adjusted images (e.g., color correction and image adjustments) from 10 to 35 images per day – all while upholding high quality.
  • Approached by the Color Lab Manager to test different newsprint colors based on the newspaper seeking to whiten their newsprint paper; this initiative was designed to improve legibility and overall color presentation.
  • Established and customized the GAMS (Graphic Asset Management System), which became the backbone in assigning tasks amongst 6 employees.
  • Helped to revamp the “Weekend Section” to bolster quality and aesthetics.

 

Earlier Roles

Graphic Artist Metrowest Advertising, West Orange (NJ) … 2005 – 2006

Graphic Artist / Prepress Minuteman Press, Jersey City (NJ) … 2004 – 2005

 

Education

Certificate in Advanced Flash CS5.5

Bergen Community College, Paramus (NJ) … 2012

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

William Paterson University, Wayne (NJ) … 2010

 

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

Acrobat • Dreamweaver (CSS CSS3 XHTML HTML5) • Fireworks • Flash (Action Script 2.0) • InDesign • Illustrator • Photoshop (color management, digital photography / imaging, brushes, silhouettes)

Apple
iMovie  • Keynote  • iWork • iPhone SDK (Tools)

Microsoft
Excel • PowerPoint • Word • OneNote

Additional
Omnigraffle • Balsamiq (wireframing) • Sketch (prototyping) • Zeplin • Axure RP Pro • Drupal • WordPress • Atlassian Confluence & JIRA

 

Areas of Study

Layout • Photography • Design & Production • Photo Retouching • Image Manipulation • Web & Interactive Design • Typography

 

Added Value

Branding & Corporate Marketing • Search Engine Optimization • Printer / Vendor Sourcing, Selection, & Ongoing Relations • Budget Development & Administration • Team Leadership • Project Management • Trade Show Accessory Design (Booths / Flyers / Presentations / Promotional Materials)

 

Languages
Conversational Spanish & Italian

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