Brandon Yowell

UI Designer/Visual Designer

Durham, NC, USA

Work Experience

Toshiba

Visual Designer

May 2017 - North Carolina, United States

Nowhere Creative

Creative Director/Illustrator/Senior Graphic Designer

Responsible for developing various marketing schemes and strategies for a small press publishing and graphic design company. Project manager for various projects, working directly with employers, and in most circumstances, responsible for designing concepts for advertisements and other promotional needs for the client(s). Examples of this include: Creating symbols for use in websites and usually corresponding logo work, creating site templates from wireframes and providing screenshots to clients of their projects, using diagramming tools like Visio and LucidChart to diagram flowcharts and detailed site plans Additionally, the position included copywriting and laying out chronological advertisement plans which explain the ongoing process of the project(s).
November 2006 - Present Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

North Carolina State Board Of Elections

Senior Graphic Designer/UX Designer

Responsible for conceptualization and implementation of print and web design for a state agency. The role includes decision-making on all aspects of projects, including the ability to analyze, plan, and create visual solutions through the application of specialized techniques within a variety of media forms (web, tablet and mobile views). These forms include concepts, comps, layouts, symbols, video, slide presentations, environmental graphics, website design, interactive multimedia, and visual design to the creation of an engaging and intuitive user experience.
June 2015 - February 2017 North Carolina, United States

Environmental Protection Agency

Digital Content Designer

Responsible for the design, development, and delivery of display materials that would be viewed on multiple screens at a number of government locations across the country. These displays posted news, important safety facts, and time-sensitive materials. Worked closely with the graphics and media team to produce daily updates.
December 2014 - June 2015 Durham, North Carolina, United States

American Board Of Anesthesiology

E-Learning Designer

Worked with the product support and training team to develop, design and deliver e-learning solutions including educational videos, web, tablet and mobile views of the self-guided learning tool, and other online educational content to support the learning of custom software products. Worked closely with subject matter experts to create and review content and manage project timelines. Developed graphics, symbols, templates, conceptual art, screenshots and additional content to incorporate into e-learning instructional design. Created scripts/storyboards when planning for a new online learning module or video.
June 2014 - December 2014 North Carolina, United States

The Creative Side

Art Instructor

Delivered curriculum with energy and enthusiasm, using structured teaching techniques. Contributed to student success by leading engaging demonstrations of art lessons. Ensured classes ran efficiently from start to end, as scheduled. Worked with children with special needs, including autistic and disabled students.
September 2010 - April 2014 Virginia, United States

Bowie State University

UX Designer/Graphic Designer

Managed print and web content for the frontend design of a university website. Designed wireframes (Balsamiq) and developed site plans (Visio), performed user-testing, created personas and their accompanying scenarios, and designed storyboards to move the project into actual site design. Once designed, the site needed to be tested for responsiveness and modified for performance across web, tablet and mobile platforms. Additionally, designed print materials used in displays, mailings, performances throughout the institution.
January 2014 - April 2014 Maryland, United States

Center For Applied Linguistics

Graphic Designer/E-Learning Designer

Developed test items for web-based technologies using InDesign storyboards, audio, HTML5 and CSS. Working in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, within a team environment, created, and modified digital illustrations for web-delivery and print. Coordinate with an ACCESS 2.0 team of language testing specialists to ensure quality control procedures were followed. Communicated with Production Team Manager about graphics and layout concerns and timelines. Created SVG files from the illustrations to be integrated into HTML5 based portal for handoff to next step of the project.
June 2013 - January 2014 District of Columbia, United States

College Of Southern Maryland

Media and Graphics Coordinator

Managed print and web content for the front-end design of large scale college web presence. Worked within a small team environment to produce books, posters, mailers, and other distributed materials for parents and students. All print content had an accompanying digital version that had to be loaded to the website and e-mailed through Constant Contact to an ever-changing mailing list. Lead weekly meetings with the Creative Director to ensure all institutional needs were being met in a timely manner and within budget.
June 2011 - August 2012 La Plata, Maryland, United States

Education

George Mason University

Bachelor in Art History

August 2002 - May 2004 Virginia, United States

Lord Fairfax Community College

Associates in Secondary Education

Warrenton, Virginia, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Balsamiq, Captivate, CorelDraw, CorelDraw, CSS, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, Muse, Powerpoint, Premiere,