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Alex Lakas

UX + Interaction Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
Hello, my name is Alex - and work in the United States, primarily in the web, mobile , print and commercial industries. Through them I explore, create, and innovate - all in an effort to deliver messages to my audience clearly and thoroughly.

I have both experience & proficiency with the entire Adobe family, along with HTML, jQuery, CSS+, and have a natural ability to illustrate, paint, sculpt, weld & even hand code. I have a lifetime of continuous involvement with computers, kilns, tablets, pencils & paint brushes and have a strong comfort level with all. I also enjoy adapting styles, twisting current trends & starting new ones. As an active member of the AIGA DC chapter & the Graphic Artist's Guild, I try my best to stay current with all aspects of the design world & try to add to my portfolio on a regular basis.
Experience
Mountain View, CA, USA
Jun 2013Present
UX, Interaction Designer
UX and Interaction Designer for Google+ Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Mar 2012
Creative Director, Sr. Product Designer
Survival of the Illest. Eat, or be eaten. DarwinApps builds progressive + intuitive user-centric applications for a variety of platforms. Doing our best to evolve the world, one app at a time.
Reston, VA, USA
Jun 2011Oct 2012
Sr. UI Designer
Creative design for award-winning e-commerce agency. We build, manage and market non-profits and heavy-hitting retail brands such as Dockers Shoes, Tory Burch, Timberland, Zippo lighters, Elizabeth by Liz Claiborne, Liz Lange Maternity, and Journeys Shoes.

I've also aided in our corporate re-branding process, along with conceptual advertising for our other top-tiered brands, Johnston & Murphy, Bakers footwear, Agaci and the west-coast reknowned Ron Herman. For over a decade, Virid's robust and well-rounded platform has helped to create an e-commercial foundation for extraordinary brands and their consumers, online and around the world.

My role also includes but is not limited to the following: brand design and development, web site drive and traffic growth, desktop and mobile web site UI, IA and User Experience design/architecture, rapid prototyping and seasonal advertising. As well as annual/seasonal branded campaign strategies, with a touch of creative copy writing.
MD, USA
Feb 2009Jun 2011
UI Designer
UI, UX design for social and mobile (primarily social desktop) application agency. My role: focus primarily on iOS and facebook application design. From discovery to quality assurance, I oversaw the vast majority of all design phases, working closely with every client (as well as our other designers), helping them to visually meet their goals, and direct them on how to marry those results with top notch development. Branded facebook applications include Sony, Nintendo, Suzuki, DaySpring, Sarah Jessica Parker NYC and Converse.
MD, USA
Feb 2005Jun 2009
Web + Mobile Consultant
Responsible for corporate re-branding, seasonal web/print advertising and company apparel for international cutlery e-tailers firm.
MD, USA
Apr 2007Apr 2008
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Sound Engineer Intern
Sound Tech Internship for multi-venue performing arts theater at the University of Maryland.
Responsible for live sound recording, ProTools sound design and equipment maintenance.
Education
MD, USA
Sep 2004Dec 2008
Bachelors of Art
Languages
 
html (Native), css (Native), actionscript (Advanced), javascript (Advanced), php (Conversational)
Skills
 
AS2, Actionscript, Adobe’s Creative Suite Including Photoshop, Advertising, Art-direction, Brand Strategy, Branding, CSS, Copywriting, Corporate Identity Development, Development, Dreamweaver, Flash, Graphic Design, IPhone App Design, Identity, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Jquery, Mobile App Design, Photo Manipulation, Photography, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing, User Interface, Web Design, X/HTML