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Justin Vachon

Product Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
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Work Experience
Mountain View, CA, USA
Dec 2012
Freelance Designer
Proprietary assignment. Designed an internal award to recognize impact of a team member at Google. Information provided based on Non Disclosure Agreement.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Jun 2012Aug 2012
Design Intern
Led an internal re-branding project for upcoming olympic logos including London, Sochi, Pyeongyang and Rio. Completed web design projects for the Associated Press and Alterstudio (architecture firm). Wire-framed, concepted and designed layouts for both projects. Worked cloesely with developers to ensure efficient UX.
Sarasota, FL, USA
Aug 2012May 2013
Design Intern
Through a competitive portfolio review I was chosen to work as an intern for the Ringling College Design Center, the in-house design agency for the school. Redesigned and rebranded the current Alumni print publication Perspectives, renamed the magazine, came up with new features & titles as well as a new internal grid system. Used the digital publishing service Mag+ to create a fully interactive version of the magazine available on the app store.
Sarasota, FL, USA
Oct 2010Nov 2010
Freelance Designer
Developed brand identity variations for The Honour Society, an upscale collegiate clothing company. Took the lead in discussions of brand identity with the company’s two partners.
Sarasota, FL, USA
Jan 2012May 2012
UI/UX Designer
Worked on redesigning and improving Cirque Du Soleil's existing iphone application to create a more enriching experience more tailored to Cirque. Worked as a group of 4, designed the UI/UX of our product called Cirque Universe, a community gaming experience. This was a project done in collaboration with The Cirque and Ringling College of Art + Design
Sarasota, FL, USA
Aug 2012May 2013
Art Director
As Art Director I oversaw all promotional material for AIGA Ringling’s events and presentations. I designed and assisted in the creation of posters, buttons, presentations and branding for shows/events. Co-planned a student trip to San Francisco to visit design studios (R/GA, Linkedin, Interbrand, Landor to name a few) over a week long period.
Sarasota, FL, USA
Jun 2011May 2013
Design Assistant to Department Head
I work closely under the direction of the head of Graphic Design and the other professors. I designed posters, promotional material and helped with other design related tasks.
Sarasota, FL, USA
Aug 2011Aug 2012
Art Director
In my role as Art Director I designed posters, buttons and other promotional material for Type Club events/presentations. This was a collaborative process with the other Type Club officers on designs, typography, layout and color for promotional use.
Venice, FL, USA
Jul 2010Present
Founder, Editor In Chief, Designer
Through my passion for video games I created a blog where I could combine my love of gaming and journalism. As the founder and designer for PSTB (a gaming/entertainment blog) I created the brand and helped craft the editorial style of the reviews, features and news. I Managed a team of writers who contributed reviews & feature articles.
Mountain View, CA, USA
Jul 2013Dec 2013
Associate User Experience Designer
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jan 2014Present
Product Designer
Education
Venice, FL, USA
Aug 2006May 2009
High School Diploma
Sarasota, FL, USA
Aug 2009Present
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Keynote, Branding, Editorial Design, Icon Design, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, UI/UX
Awards
2013
American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards
4th District Silver ADDY for Social Media - Brink
2013
Gold Addy for Social Media Network - Brink
2013
Silver Addy for Non Traditional Advertising - LEECH
2012
Silvery Addy For Interactive Mobile Design - SRQ Food Summit