Resume

web designer, developer

As a seasoned multidisciplinary designer, developer and owner of Manna Studio for over a decade, I designed and built products for hundreds of clients. The bulk of my work has been focused on the web for years. I create aesthetically pleasing images that transmit messages. My experience in graphic design alone covers a range of skills; I’ve developed corporate brands and designed websites for individuals and large companies and created marketing tools using CSS, HTML, Flash and Adobe Creative Suite. I’ve been responsible for site maintenance, editing, and search engine promotion. I’ve created interactive forms, emails, and presentations for sales and services. While I perform well in various areas, I am most passionate about visual UI and identity design, maintaining consistency throughout the heuristic design and developmental processes.


expertise

  • Web design, development, UI/UX
  • Identity design/development
  • Print design
  • Interactive design, animation
  • Project/team management
  • Creative direction
  • Wireframes and sitemaps

technical skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Flash
  • HTML & CSS
  • WordPress/PHP
  • Photography

experience

Owner, Web Designer, Developer, Manna Studio | 1999 to present
Primary Focus: Web Design/Development, UI Design, UX, IxD, Brand/Identity Design

Plan, design, develop, deploy and maintain web and interactive products. Design promotional advertising, packaging, collateral, signage, vehicle art, and event print materials. Create and manage teams for specialized projects: cost estimation, contracts, budget, team/client interaction. Other creative projects: logo design, photography, advanced photo manipulation.

Flash Instructor, Electric Easel, Miami Ad School | 2002-2003
Taught Macromedia Flash I classes. Created course materials and work examples.

Freelance Designer | 1997-1999
Provided identity, print and web design to individuals and small businesses.

strengths

For those that appreciate the value in research-based assessments, here are the results from my Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment report. My top 5 strengths are Strategic, Intellection, LearnerDeveloper, and Connectedness. How these apply specifically to me is posted here. It gets close and personal, and that’s why I think it’s useful here.

education

Bethel College, University of Minnesota – B.A. Psychology
Hennepin Technical College, Minneapolis – Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator, Flash