Brad Thomas

Information Architect | Illustrator

Charlotte, NC, USA
I've been a designer in some capacity since I was very young. I illustrated my first book when I was 4-years old. I drew on the insides of the brown paper shopping bags or on the back of my dad's gray bar paper reports he no longer needed.

Some kids go through the whole stage of trying to figure out what they want to do in life -- not me. I've always known that I'd be a designer in some capacity for a living. It's just who I am.

From illustration to logo design, print or web design, I'm your guy. I think about it all day. I dream about it at night.

I've worked in positions where I've managed projects, managed people and managed expectations. I've been part of huge undertakings and made recommendations on vital pieces of software. I understand how to communicate and how to get my point across in a constructive manner.

I'm fluent in HTML and CSS, javascript, jQuery and a bit dangerous with web programming languages such as PHP and .NET. I understand blogging, most social media platforms and user generated content. I understand how to leverage them to communicate with an audience and to grow revenue by generating interest and participation.

I am well versed in Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere and Illustrator as well as most web technologies. I can shoot and edit my own photography and video, as well as direct others to capture what I want for the project at hand.

Work Experience

EPRI

Information Architect

As a part of the EPRI web and Mobile team, I work closely with stakeholders and team members to envision, design and plan the execution of new websites, new web applications and mobile apps as well as enhanced features and functionality for existing assets.
February 2016 - Present Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Ignitro Studios, LLC

Partner | Design

March 2015 - March 2016 Ohio, United States

LPL Financial

Lead Visual Designer | Sr. UX Designer

March 2014 - March 2015 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

RACERSITES

Creative Director

August 2011 - March 2014 Davidson, North Carolina, United States

LendingTree

Designer | Front End Developer

2010 - 2011 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte Hornets

Sr. Graphic Designer

2001 - 2001 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Education

University Of North Carolina - Charlotte (UNC)

August 2004 - December 1997 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, .NET, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Art Direction, CSS, CSS3, Final Cut Pro, Flash, HTML, HTML5, Illustration, JavaScript, Jquery, Photography, PHP, Print, Responsive Design, Sketch, Ux, Video,