Giovanni G. Gutierrez

Interactive Art Director | Front-End Developer | Web / UI Designer

Chesapeake, VA, USA
Web / UI Designer & Front-End Developer with 7+ years experience living in Chesapeake, VA. Strongly passionate and highly collaborative in designing
and developing new interactive experiences. Creates pixel accurate designs while engaged in writing clean, production-ready code. Skilled in hiring,
training, supervising and mentoring talent. Strives to learn new industry trends and emerging technologies. Flexible in working environments having held positions for startups, creative agencies, and fortune 5000 companies.

Work Experience

3 Birds Marketing

Interactive Art Director | Front-End Developer | Web / UI Designer

Lead and managed a cross-functional interactive creative team in the conception, design, and development of web and mobile based applications, responsive websites, and emails. Designs and Front-End develops interfaces for web that connect the users of an application to its back-end processes and data. Works closely with executives and product managers to review client strategies and develop strategic recommendations. Translates business objectives into interactive creative solutions. Works directly with in-house designers to translate visual components and interfaces for web, email, and software applications from concept to responsive templates.
November 2014 - Present North Carolina, United States

Big Ring Interactive

Interactive Designer | Graphic Designer | Video Producer

Cooperated with clients in designing websites that smoothly blend visual identity with user experience. Front-End developed sites with proficiency in HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Utilized Wordpress as a Content Management System. Created branded digital and print deliverables for advertising, collaterals, corporate identity, magazines, and digital media interfaces. Produced educational, promotional, and interview videos using DSLR cameras, lav mics, tripods, and sliders. Designed and implemented motion graphics, color, and effects. Edited final videos ranging from thirty seconds to over an hour. Directed client meetings and managed projects from concept to completion.
July 2011 - November 2014 North Carolina, United States

The Charlotte Burger Blog

Co-Founder | Creative Director | Writer

Creates and implements every design, interactive, and development aspect of this local burger review website. Has been featured in local & national media programs and local print publications such as Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation, The Charlotte Magazine, Creative Loafing, Charlotte Happenings, Charlotte Today Morning Show, WSOC-TV, and WFAEats. Partnered with Google, Inc to bring exclusive content to the mobile app Field Trip.
November 2010 - Present North Carolina, United States

University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer for the Student Union Marketing Department at UNCC. Created and designed new promotional marketing materials such as posters, digital signage, and web content in support of the Student Union art gallery, movie theater, and student events. Attended weekly design meetings bringing new and creative ideas in conjunction with the latest design trends in student life.
November 2010 - May 2011 North Carolina, United States

United States Marine Corps

Corporal - Honorable Discharge

Avionic Communication and Navigation Systems Technician for the U.S. Marine Corps. Supervised over 20 Marines on all maintenance activities. Planned and implemented daily workload. Tested, diagnosed, modified, and repaired communication/navigation equipment down to component level in conjunction with command missions.
July 2001 - July 2006 Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States


University Of North Carolina - Charlotte (UNCC)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media - Cum Laude

Vice President of the Digital Art Mob, Student Organization
GPA: 3.48 / 4.00
Dean’s List Fall 2010
August 2008 - May 2011 North Carolina, United States

Central Carolina Community College

Associate in Arts, Design -Honors

GPA: 3.68 / 4.00
President’s List Spring 2007
Dean’s List Fall 2006, Dean’s List Fall 2007
August 2006 - May 2008 Sanford, North Carolina, United States


2014 Creative Loafing Best Of Charlotte Awards

Best Local Blog


2013 Creative Loafing Best Of Charlotte Awards

Best Local Blog


ACUI Region 5 Conference

Outstanding Visual Achievement



Award of Excellence as Student Volunteer


UNCC Departmental Area Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Digital Media


United States Marine Corps

Navy Unit Commendation


United States Marine Corps

Meritorious Unit Commendation


United States Marine Corps

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal


United States Marine Corps

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


United States Marine Corps

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal


United States Marine Corps

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon


United States Marine Corps

National Defense Service Medal



Adobe Creative Suite, Advertising, After Effects, Aha!, Art Direction, Audition, Blogging, Bootstrap, Branding & Identity, Cli, Client Presentation, Collaborative Problem Solving, Creative Direction, CSS3, Digital Media, Email Marketing, Foundation, Front-End Development, Git, HTML5, Illustrator, Indesign, Interaction Design, Interactive Art Direction, JavaScript, Jira , Jquery, Leadership, Lightroom, Logo Design, Photoshop, Premiere, Project Management, Razor, SASS, Sketch, Social Media, Sublime, Typography, User Interface Design, Video Editing, Video Production, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress, Zoho,