Ben Swink

UX Architect

Charlotte, NC, USA
I have been working in User Experience and Design for the past 12 years. I have worked on brands like Belk, The Limited, Thomson Reuters, Cablevision, Garanimals, Scholastic, and Columbia Business School. I specialized in digital and interactive work, including web design and Flash animation, and have extensive experience in print, broadcast, and outdoor mediums.

Work Experience

CapTech Consulting

Senior Consultant

September 2017 - Present North Carolina, United States

Belk

UX Architect

• Created annotated wireframes, comps, and FSDs for Belk’ s new web platform
• Lead various project tracks, working with developers and business analysts
• Involved in requirement creation, user reviews, and QA testing
June 2015 - September 2017 North Carolina, United States

Responsive Path

UX Designer - Contract Position

• Created Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi wireframes for the development team
• Created fully functioning mock sites for testing and approval
• Wrote case/coding instructions for interactions in wireframes
September 2014 - April 2015 North Carolina, United States

10FootWave

Creative Services Manager

• Created branding platform for FanConnect, including logo and website
• Designed and animated a series of automotive videos
• Oversaw and created video backgrounds and templates for clients
February 2014 - August 2014 North Carolina, United States

Hatsoff Creative Services

Senior Art Director

• Design websites, landing pages, and splash pages
• Design print ads, brochures, and free standing inserts
• Create the look and framing for software interface
• Branding consultation and logo design
• Design post cards, mailers, and other collateral pieces
• Design email blasts and newsletters
• Design and build web banners
• Oversee and approve work from other designers
September 2013 - February 2014 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Wray Ward

Art Director - Freelance Position

• Designed/prepared assets for several websites and landing pages
• Designed/built email blasts, brochures, inserts and print ads
• Designed and collected for printing 120’ long billboard ads
• Converted blueprints into illustrations for use on websites
January 2013 - April 2013 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Gardner Nelson & Partners

Digital Art Director

• Worked on the scripts, art direction on set, and post production of television ads
• Designed print ads, brochures and free standing inserts
• Designed/built/trafficked standard flash banners and rich media banners
• Designed/built/edited websites, landing pages and email blasts
• Built and edited reels using Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro
• Designed outdoor advertisements, displays and billboards
• Photographed and edited photos for web, print, outdoor and television
September 2005 - July 2012 New York, New York, United States

Freelance

Photographer/Retoucher

• Photographed weddings, headshots, portraits, sporting events, and landscapes
• Edited photographs and created prints and posters for clients
January 2002 - September 2005 North Carolina, United States

Education

School Of Visual Arts (SVA)

Design, HTML, CSS

January 2008 - December 2011 North Carolina, United States

University Of North Carolina - Charlotte (UNC)

Biology Major, Spanish Minor

September 1998 - May 2002 North Carolina, United States

Languages

Spanish (Conversational),

Skills

Actionscript, Basic CSS, Basic Final Cut Pro, Basic HTML, Basic PHP, Flash Animation, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Axure Pro, Indesign, OmniGraffle, WordPress,