Justin Nash

Front End Developer / Art Director

Dallas, TX, USA
For over a decade, I have been helping clients big and small, by creating: logos/brand guidelines, exhibition graphics, environmental design, marketing materials, marketing strategies/communication plans, websites, mobile/web apps and more.

My combination of design and development experience gives me unique perspective when it comes to problem solving. I leverage current technologies and frameworks including: jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation, Ember, Handlebars, Bourbon, LESS, SASS, and SCSS just to name a few.

Work Experience

Mary Kay Corporate

Front-End Web Developer

Results:
• Awarded a 2015 "WOW! Best of the Best" award.
• Recognized for contributions to projects or initiatives more than 20 times with "WOW! Awards" during my tenure.
• Implemented process improvements for production of email campaigns, creating a savings of more than 20 hrs of staff time per week.
• Pushed for a change in how files are handled in web projects that created efficiencies and a substantial cost savings in CDN services.
• Found ways to automate several common tasks that are time consuming and have a high probability of human error inside and outside of my group.

Contributions:
• Provide front-end business analysis, approach creation, development, testing and release of Mary Kay US consumer and Sales Force facing websites, micro-sites, blogs, communications and e-mail.
• Lead new projects and fill the role of a Business Analyst, defining project scope, creating schedules, designing workflows and processes.
• Collaborate with US and Global design teams to create cutting edge digital solutions and interactive content.
• Develop advanced functionality and configure it to work within existing (many times older more rigid) frameworks.
• Oversee day-to-day work and schedules of contract developers.
• Use expertise to guide current initiatives and identify future digital strategies/solutions that will improve Mary Kay's profitability and the perception of its brand.
August 2013 - Texas, United States

Mary Kay Corporate

Contract Designer/Web Developer

Contributions:
• Developed new pages for marykay.com site.
• Designed/developed promotional emails, eNewsletters, web advertisements, and internal/external micro-sites using emerging technologies and concepts; such as mobile-first and responsive design.
• Designed materials for trade show/events, print materials, etc.
April 2012 - August 2013 Texas, United States

The BOSS Group

Designer / WordPress Developer

Key Clients:
Mary Kay Inc., The Container Store, Cheddar's Country Kitchen.

Contributions:
• Provided front end development and design support for projects.
• Built HTML prototypes for customer approval in a forward facing way that would be easy to implement on the back end.
• Consulted on projects as an expert specializing in WordPress development.
October 2010 - August 2013 Texas, United States

Shipley & Associates

Graphic Specialist/Desktop Publisher

Key Clients:
AECOM, General Dynamics, Raytheon, L-3 Communications.

Contributions:
• Consulted as a content editor, content interpreter, and graphic design expert in proposal production for Aerospace, Homeland Security, Satellite Communications and other DoD projects.
Texas, United States

LifeSynch/Humana

Creative Developer

Results:
• As part of a two man team, I personally provided or acted as a consultant for all design, photography, videography, and development tasks for the corporation, resulting in more than $100,000 in savings.

Contributions:
• Developed proposal graphics, flowcharts organizational processes, and presentation graphics. Coordinated with print and warehouse vendors, vendor selection, obtaining quotes.
• Designed and managed printing and distribution of internal and external publications including a provider newsletter with 50k recipients.
• Designed and coded several web portals for and web sites including the public facing company web site targeted at members, providers, employers, brokers, and consultants.
• Developed the marketing materials that reflect LifeSynch’s new look including the capabilities brochure, sales sheets, and new templates for PowerPoint.
• Lead departmental trainings on Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and InDesign. Organized and facilitated brain storming sessions for new products. Project managed member education materials for topics such as ADHD and Depression in the Elderly.
September 2008 - May 2010 Texas, United States

L-3 Communications / MID

Industrial Graphic Artist

Designed and provided input for collateral associated with company programs, and marketing strategy concepts. Worked with top Department of Defense (DoD) companies (foreign and domestic) on public, proprietary, and government secret proposals.

Taught weekly classes consisting of tips and techniques for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Strata 3D CX.
July 2006 - September 2008 Greenville, Texas, United States

Southern Arkansas University

Marketing/Promotions Jr. Designer

Results:
• Led the proposal design effort for several contracts resulting in wins totaling more than $2B.
• Tribute to Excellence Award - Outstanding Performance (2007)
• Tribute to Excellence Award - Outstanding Performance (2006)

Contributions:
• Designed collateral associated with company programs.
• Came up with new design ideas, marketing strategy/concepts.
• Worked with domestic and international customers on proprietary and government secret proposals.
• Taught weekly classes to consisting of tips and techniques of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Strata3DCX.
August 2004 - December Arkansas, United States

Education

Southern Arkansas University

Bachelors - Graphic Design

August 2001 - December 2005 Magnolia, Arkansas, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Mary Kay Inc.

"WOW! Best of the Best" award

2015

L-3 Communications

Tribute to Excellence Award - Outstanding Performance

2007

L-3 Communications

Tribute to Excellence Award - Outstanding Performance

2006

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Html And CSS, Strata3DCX,