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Dave Riensche

Creative Director

Seattle, WA, USA
Bellevue, WA, USA
Dec 2011Present
Senior Web Designer
Currently working on the hotels shopping path in the UX Department alongside content strategists and information architects to achieve business goals as well as an overall UX initiative to improve and unify shopping experiences across devices.
Kirkland, WA, USA
Jun 2008Dec 2011
Creative Director / Art Director
Lead collaborative meetings with clients to determine online creative strategy.
Create user paths and information architecture of online applications/websites through sitemaps and wireframe prototypes.
Create and develop concepts for websites based on client strategy meetings and creative brief.
Develop color palettes, graphical elements, and overall creative direction of websites.
Develop style and functionality of user interface.
Lead concept review meetings with clients.
Art direct Graphic Designers and Flash Developers once creative direction has been established.
Seattle, WA, USA
Jun 2006Jun 2008
Collaborated with clients to determine print and interactive strategies.
Developed site maps and information architecture.
Art directed and designed: logos, print collateral, websites, and motion graphics.
Programmed XHTML and CSS driven websites in both static form and integrated into a Content Management System.
Managed Projects from start to finish.
Moscow, Russia
Sep 2005May 2006
Year Leader, Graphic Design and Illustration
Managed GD & I Degree Program and Instructors.
Instructed Design Studies and Imagery modules.
Linked communication between Moscow and parent institution, University of Hertfordshire, London, UK.
Seattle, Moscow
May 2003Sep 2005
Freelance Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Projects include:
Motion Graphics for The Family Guy - MTV Music Awards two-minute animation.
Motion Graphics for American Dad concept pitch to FOX.
Editing Assistant and Post-Production Coordinator for Dixie Chicks - Top of the World DVD.
Storyboarding for Mattel Tradeshow Video.
DVD Interface and supporting Poster Graphics for U.S. Marine Corps internal anti-drug campaign.
Illustrations for G-Rated Playboy TV television commercial.
Storyboarding for feature movie Cry Wolf.
Pullman, WA, USA
Aug 2001May 2003
Graphic Designer
Created brochures and tradeshow materials for conferences and events.
Designed and managed company web site.
Bellevue, WA, USA
Oct 1999May 2001
Graphic Designer
Created collateral materials for Marketing Department.
Designed/managed projects from conception through production.
Art directed projects outsourced to creative firms.
Seattle, WA, USA
Apr 1999Oct 1999
Transportation Displays Incorporated
Graphic Designer & Production Coordinator
Managed print production of projects for third-party design firms.
Created materials promoting firm’s services, events and local sales market.
Seattle, WA, USA
Jul 1997Mar 1999
AAA Visual Communication
Pullman, WA, USA
Aug 2001May 2003
Adobe CS4, After Effects, CSS, DVD Studio Pro, DirectSmile, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Fireworks, Illustrator, Indesign, Mac, PC, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, XHTML