Dean Meyers

New York, NY, USA
Dean combines creativity, design, and user experience with strategy and technical expertise to tell the client’s story and build the brand experience.
Skills and experience run the gamut of strategic planning and graphic facilitation, IA, UX, design and a good dose of technology.

Work Experience

Dean Meyers Inc.

Designer, UX/Information Architect, and Digital Strategist (Independent Contractor)

Independent contractor hired as a Designer, UX/ Information Architect and Digital Strategist for SMB clients. Additionally, expertise in visualization techniques are used for graphic facilitation of business planning and communications programs (Client include Rabobank, Endurance, and Kaplan Thaler Group).
August 2008 - New York, New York, United States

The Nightingale-Bamford School

Director of Communications/Director of Information Technology

Supervised and produced print/web marketing materials for non-profit institution; A cost savings
of $40K for development of the Web site was achieved through expertise at web development/
implementation. Taught blogging & social media use. Print collateral received three awards.
Skills included Project Direction, UX research, IA design and site development.
April 2005 - July 2008 New York, New York, United States

CTI Graphics

Graphic Designer (print & web - on account)

Repeatedly received corporate approval for design work/web dev skills and regular re-engagement
by ad agencies as a result of consistent quality of work and multilingual/multicultural skills.
October 1996 - April 2005 New York, United States

Nelson Communications, Inc.

Technical Services Manager (Solutions On Line) - 1995-1996

Developed new branding use of multimedia technology, interactivity (web) and graphic design.
Clients embraced use of new interactive technology, some with continued use of original web site
concepts for branding and institutional relations for over 10 years. First web sites incorporated early UX techniques to learn differentiation between print and web marketing.
March 1995 - October 1996 New York, New York, United States

Nelson Communications, Inc.

Manager Computer Graphics Lab (Graphics Corporation of America)

Significantly cut costs and speed of production using new technology in "desktop publishing" and additional skills in music and video production; increased billables by $3M in one year without increasing staff costs through improved use of technology. Introduced multi-media platforms to ad agency offerings.
February 1992 - March 1995 New York, New York, United States

Education

Montclair State University

Vocal Performance (BA program-uncompleted)

September 1986 - January 1989 Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Languages

Spanish (Fluent),
English (Native),
French (Conversational),
German (Conversational),

Awards

SHOOT! Magazine

Web design competition

1995

Meet The Composer

Grant (funding for composition for theater work)

1995

Skills

Video, Balsamiq, CSS, Drupal - Theming, HTML, Illustrator, Keynote , MySQL, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, PHP, Powerpoint, Premiere Pro CS5,

Additional Information

Speaking engagements
2011: 2nd Global Contact Forum; Mexico City, Mexico: Panel participant: ”Social Media in Customer Contact: The Good , The Bad & the Ugly”
2010: South by SouthWest (SxSW)-Austin, TX: Core Conversation Presenter: “Visual Problems Solving: 5 Diagrams in 15 Minutes”;
2010: CES/Social Media Jungle, Las Vegas, NV: Presenter: “Digital Presence in the NOW and Beyond”
2009: 140Conf/London, UK: Presenter: “Digital Presence in the NOW and Beyond”

Awards
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Accolades Awards, 2007
Shoot! Magazine - Web design competition, 1995
Meet the Composer Grant, NY State, 1995

Of Additional Interest
Contributor to “This is Service Design Thinking” (book), 2nd edition/printing, 2011 (http://thisisservicedesignthinking.com/)

Co-founder, NYC chapter of VizThink (www.vizthink.com) 2009 – Present

Board Member, NYC Chapter of Social Media Club (www.socialmediaclub.org) 2009-Present

Freelance Graphic Recorder/Graphic Facilitator; Creator/Facilitator of workshops in improving Visualization Skills for Business

Professional musician (composer/performer) (1997-2002)