Adam Zaske

Senior Digital Designer

Saint Paul, MN, USA

Work Experience

Best Buy

Senior Digital Designer

Design and execute custom solutions for BestBuy.com. Responsible for supporting major game and movie releases, brand stores, and also product feature pages with unique content. I am the UX Lead on projects and I ensure we feature every unique product to fit within brand guidelines by interacting with Copywriters, Project Managers, Web Planners and SEO team members. I also present my work to vendor partners and internal executives. Along with my design responsibilities I have been tasked with training designers on our video publishing tools and production on various pages of the site.
June 2001 - Present Minnesota, United States

Marchfirst

Web Designer

Built Flash presentations for major corporations. Collaborated with Business Development team to create and present an online marketing plan to a new client. Art Directed a team of designers to carry out my original design across an entire teen portal website.
July 2000 - March 2001 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Star Tribune

Web Designer

Concepted banner advertising campaigns for internal and external clients, upheld strict global standards on size restrictions. Solely responsible for creating custom websites, pitching ideas to the client, creating site architecture, managing schedules and building sites.
June 1999 - July 2000 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

EHovland

Web Designer

Worked in a group environment to concept unique web site interfaces using basic knowledge of HTML, DHTML and Javascript. Created prototypes for client presentations. Worked simultaneously with Senior Designer to optimize graphics and build html templates.
November 1998 - June 1999 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Simitar Entertainment, Inc.

Senior Designer

Hired as the company’s first music designer, I created brand identity for two of their premier labels: Beast and Plum records. Concepted packaging, sales materials and print campaigns with A&R and copywriters on all major releases. Responsible for meeting tight and fluctuating deadlines, Art Directing photographers and illustrators and overseeing Junior Designers.
March 1996 - November 1998 Maple Plain, Minnesota, United States

K-Tel

Junior Art Director

Collaborated with Artists, A&R and Creative Director to produce music packaging and sales materials including CD’s, cassettes, posters, sell sheets, catalogs and P.O.P. displays. Organized files for film output, checked and approved film for 4 color, 2 color and spot color press runs.
November 1995 - March 1996 Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

Education

Brown College

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Advertising Design

Studied: advertising, illustration, photography, design
September 1993 - June 1995 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Awards

Brown College

MERIT AWARD FOR PORTFOLIO DESIGN EXCELLENCE, First Place & Best of Show

1995

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, HTML,