Senior-Level Web Designer with 20 years of experience in all aspects of web development and marketing including project management across multiple groups to ensure timely delivery of products. Grew in responsibility to become a leader and creative designer of the overall user experience as the company embraced digital tools to grow its business. Understands how people think and interact with technology. Reputation for skill in listening and conceptualizing to achieve stakeholder expectations. Exceptional ability in wireframing, sketching and prototyping to ensure clear communication with stakeholders and user interface designers and developers.
- UX/UI Design
- UI/UX Design
- Bootstrap (Responsive)
- Agile Methodology
Septemnber, 2016-March, 2018
Signature HomeStyles, Glendale Heights, IL
Signature HomeStyles provides organizing and decorating essentials to help customers Organize, Colorize & Accessorize their homes.
Freelance Web Designer
Projects include the following:
- Redesigned Personal Web Pages for the Representatives
- Updated Shopping cart landing page
- Created Banners/sliders
- Designed/Built Evites
- Designed/Built New Representative Emails
- Updated Auto-Emails
- Updated various parts of the New Virtual Office (Firestorm Software)
Member of the Launch Core Group responsible for the transition from the AS/400
(a middle-size server designed for small businesses) to Trinity’s Firestorm Software.
March, 1997-July, 2016
Pampered Chef, Addison, IL
A global multi-level marketing company that offers a line of kitchen tools, food products, and cookbooks for preparing food in the home. Worldwide direct sales force of about 50,000 in addition to 500 corporate staff. The company is headquartered in Addison, Illinois and operates in three countries: USA, Germany and Canada.
Senior Digital Designer
- Maintained the monthly marketing schedule and layout plan to ensure the digital team members were on track with high promotion-based projects.
- Concept/Art directed photo shoots for the digital team.
- Collaborated across teams, sharing information and creative ideas.
- Provided creative direction to digital team members for a variety of online campaigns.
Sixteen years experience in digital marketing.
Three years experience in print communications.
Responsive re-design of the corporate site for US/CA.
Planned, built and maintained the .com components utilizing the Hybris Content Management System while also updating the legacy site. Ensuring that the proper cadence for each of the monthly promotions are consistent on both platforms.
First runner-up to the Quasar Award in 2012
for creative and strategic excellence in designing marketing areas of the
(pre-responsive) web site and in supporting legacy site to same level of
Corporate Homepage Redesign
Created and utilized wireframes, mockups to communicate the new look for the homepage. The goal was to have the promotions rotate among banners from the top large banners to the bottom two banners. This was done when the end-user views and refreshes the page in the same browser.The purpose of this rotation is to ensure the promotions are equally highlighted.
Consultant’s Corner Site Redesign
Developed the new look and feel. Created the wireframes to illustrate the site flow, page layouts and site navigation to ensure the user experience is consistent throughout.
Consultant’s Personal Website
Developed the concept and created the wireframes and mockups for the homepage as well as 8 secondary pages. Led the concept and brainstorming meetings.
Designed and worked with the developer/vendor with the implementation of the layout of the eNewsletter and wireframed how the banners and articles will link back to the various pages within the Consultant’s Personal Website. Ensuring that the promotions are highlighted from the newsletter to the web pages.
Doris Christopher’s Come to the Table book tour.
Collaborated with the PR team on the online promotion. Utilized wireframes to show how the book was promoted throughout the site.
United States Marine Corps Reserve, Joliet, IL
Supply Administration and Operation Specialist
- Responsible for every facet of ground supply administration and operations for a unit of 200 Marines.
- Responsible for the training and welfare for a team of 4 Marines.
- Honorably discharged with the rank of corporal.
- Active duty service during Operation Desert Storm.
Associate Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design
American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Undergraduate study in graphic design
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL