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  • Senior Graphic Designer
    SIGNARAMA-DistrictofColumbia — Germantown, MD, USA
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PO Box 5770 ● Derwood, MD 20855 ● 678.439.6082 ● contact@derrickdouglassdesigns

UX, GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER

Highly motivated UX, Graphic and Web design professional would like to join your team to provide customers with easy to use interfaces, work in a collaborative teams and increase profits.

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PO Box 5770 ● Derwood, MD 20855 ● 678.439.6082 ● contact@derrickdouglassdesigns

UX, GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER

Highly motivated UX, Graphic and Web design professional would like to join your team to provide customers with easy to use interfaces, work in a collaborative teams and increase profits.

Qualifications Summary

• Develops innovative user experiences that solve real-world problems
• Creates design briefs; workflow diagrams; low and high-fidelity wireframes and proofs
• Plans, coordinates and manages multiple design projects and delivers them on-time and under budget
• Collaborates with cross-functional teams to elicit user interface requirements
• A strategic, conceptual and detailed thinker who solves complex problems
• Demonstrated strong leadership abilities with excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills


SKILLS PROFILE

UX/Graphic Design: Interface Layout, Interaction pattern and feature development, Interface behavior
Web Design/Development: HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, XML, Wireframes, JQuery
Software Applications: Adobe Suite CS5+ (Photoshop, InDesign, Fireworks, Illustrator & Dreamweaver), Visual SourceSafe, Firebug, Chrome Inspector

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Certificate in Graphic Design (fulltime) | Exp. 2013 | Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Master of Business Administration (fulltime) | 2009 | Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA Certificate in International Marketing | 2008 | Capital Normal University, Beijing, China Certificate in Interactive Media | 2005 | Pennsylvania State University, Malvern, PA Bachelor of Computer Science | 1999 | Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sign-A-Rama (District of Columbia) 2012 - Present

Designer

• Elicits customer requirements, creates proofs and develops impactful graphic designs.
• Partners with designers to develop user requirements in collaboration with clients and cross functional teams.
• Conceptualizes and produces logos, style guides, packaging, large format graphics, signs and retouched images.
• Drives due dates, edits, proofreads, as well as, obtains approvals under tight deliverable dates.
• Champions creative thinking and process reengineering to ease customer pain points while delivering innovative designs.

Key Accomplishments

• Led a project whose designs helped my company realize over $63,000 in revenue.
• Designed graphics for clients including American University, Verizon and Kellogg Collection Furniture.

Randstad, USA 2010 - 2012

Lead Analyst (Contractor) – Assigned to Equifax Incorporated

• Elicited customer business requirements, created systems development and project plans, and developed and implemented computer software.
• Presented software systems to senior management and peers for review and feedback.
• Developed world-class software systems while working in a fast-pace, deadline driven environment.

Key Accomplishments

• Decreased data integrity problems 5.5%.
• Produced applications that increased problem identification efficiency 11.3%.

Plaza Presenters Toastmasters, Atlanta, GA 2009 - 2010

Vice President Public Relations and Social Media

• Created strategies that communicated the brand to identified target groups.
• Created strategies that engaged target audiences utilizing social media (including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace).

Key Accomplishments

• Developed email marketing promotions that increased new member enrollment 23%.
• Increased brand awareness 19% by maintaining the organization's website and publishing its newsletter.

Target, Lugoff, SC 2009

Group Team Manager

• Led, designed and executed technical systems projects.
• Analyzed complex issues and created strategies to fix each one.
• Mentored and developed direct reports.

Key Accomplishments

• Analyzed processes and created program metrics that increased process efficiency 7%.
• Designed a quality assurance process to better serve customers. Quality immediately increased over
3% resulting in increased customer satisfaction.

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 2005 - 2007

Manager of Technology

• Redesigned the Temple’s website to reflect a new brand identify successfully communicating the schools position in the marketplace.
• Developed high-impact graphics and layouts utilizing hierarchy, typography and color selection.
• Directed the design and development of graphical user interfaces and web tools.

Key Accomplishments

• Increased brand awareness 45% by developing a website that improved the brand image and brand identity.
• Significantly reduced project execution time 23% by developing a user friendly website that captured over 30 unique workflow activities.

ACCOLADES
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member
Deans Distinguished Academic Award Recipient Read Less
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