Dave Gillem

Interactive Art Director & Front-End Developer

North Richland Hills, TX, USA
I am an Art Director, Interactive Designer/Developer and Digital Artist. I am a "UI-Guy" by choice, it's what I like, it's what I do. I am well versed with any aspect of the user experience whether that be from a design, development, direction, management or marketing perspective. I pride myself on being able to see the big picture without losing the details and feel there is a place for both pragmatic and creative thinking with every project.

Work Experience

IBM

Interactive Art Director / Lead Front-End Developer

(Acquired Lighthouse Security Group in August 2014)
Designs and implements interactive layouts, user interface graphics, icons, color schemes, content, and supporting infrastructure for product releases and updates. Supports engineering team with user interface mock-ups, front end code, and prototype development as needed. Maintains a working knowledge of current and evolving technical and design processes to keep pace with innovation possibilities.
August 2014 - Present North Richland Hills, Texas, United States

DaveGillem.com

Owner / Designer / Developer

·Design and develop interactive web experiences for a diverse client base, with the use of Flash, HTML, Javascript, XML, CSS, PHP / MySQL, and AfterEffects. Create interface designs and concepts using Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator. I have created content management systems using PHP/MySQL and XML for Flash based websites. Create advertising material such as business cards, stickers, logo design, desktop wallpapers, screen savers and motion graphics.
1998 - Present North Richland Hills, Texas, United States

Lighthouse Security Group, LLC

Interactive Art Director

(Acquired by IBM - 8/2014)
Designs and implements interactive layouts, user interface graphics, icons, color schemes, content, and supporting infrastructure for product releases and updates. Supports engineering team with user interface mock-ups, front end code, and prototype development as needed. Maintains a working knowledge of current and evolving technical and design processes to keep pace with innovation possibilities.
January 2012 - August 2014 Keller, Texas, United States

Sabre Airline Solutions

Principal Solutions Manager / Designer

Responsible for the solution definition and delivery for new or existing products based upon the strategy and business needs. Designs, develops, directs and executes against a defined solution strategy, including the multi-year roadmap based on product strategy. End to end accountability for the product, from inception to deployment to performance over lifespan, including user experience, functionality, determination of performance and profitability. Provides direction to and ensures development meets market requirements; manages product release schedule and prioritizes opportunities. Manages the annual investment plan (including capitalized investment, maintenance, etc.). Acts as the subject matter expert on a consulting basis on multiple projects. Manages delivery and resource capacity, writes business requirements (vision documents), epic stories and user stories and understanding solution alternatives. Responsible for managing product/projects/programs involving cross-functional teams. Monitors and tracks product adoption and performance. Interfaces with external customers to validate requirements, development teams to ensure technical solution meets business objectives, and is the initial point of contact for teams requesting modifications or new features to existing systems. Provides guidance and art direction in designing and developing functionality that matches current system features and interface standards.

Other Positions Held:
• Principal Designer and Technologist (UI/UX Designer/Developer)
March 2011 - January 2012 Southlake, Texas, United States

Travelocity

Interactive Creative Director

• oversees interactive projects and staff (innovation design team)
• responsible for the overall quality of work produced by the innovation design team
• manages creative projects from concept to completion
• translates marketing objectives into creative strategies
• directs the innovation design team in the production of interactive projects
• provides leadership and guidance to the innovation design team
June 2000 - Southlake, Texas, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Dallas

AA - Multimedia / Computer Animation

September 1998 - September 2000 Dallas, United States

Awards

Travel Weekly

Gold Magellan Award for Travelocity ExperienceFinder

2008

Travel Industry Association

'Innovator of the Year' Award from for Travelocity ExperienceFinder

2008

Skills

After Effects, Art Direction, Articulate Presenter, Bootstrap, Complex Problem Solving, Creative Direction, Creative Strategy, Critical Thinking, CSS, Handlebars, HTML, Information Architecture, Innovation Management, JavaScript, Jquery, Less, Motion Design, Photoshop, Project Management, Responsive, SASS, Scss, Team Oriented, Web Design,