Experience

Contract Web/Graphic Designer / Mount Dora, Florida  (11/13 – Present)

  • Designs the following:
    • Web Design: WordPress websites/blogs, traditional websites, and social media pages
    • User Interface designs
    • Digital advertisement designs
    • Graphic Design: layouts, digital publications, logos, identity systems, and pamphlets
  • Photo-editing
  • Prepress file preparation

UrbanCode, IBM / Cleveland, Ohio (06/12 – 11/13)
In July 2013, UrbanCode was acquired by IBM. Roles and Responsibilities remained the same.

  • Lead User Interface Designer
    • Web/Software Design
      • Designed the style for UrbanCode’s pre-acquisition software
      • Restyled UrbanCode’s Release software to IBM’s branding standards
      • Illustrated iconography and symbol artwork

The Adcom Group / Cleveland, Ohio (02/11 – 06/12)

  • Senior Designer, Web Production Manager / New Technology
    • iPad Digital Publications & Web Production
      • Responsible for the release of online advertisements through production
      • Beta tested Adobe’s InDesign Digital Publication Software
      • Created a promotional iPad digital publication for The Adcom Group
      • Researched, lead, and created a digital publication for the Cleveland Clinic’s nomination of Fortune: 100 Best Places to Work For
      • Produced Flash advertisements for KeyBank and The Cleveland Clinic
      • Designed 40 online documents for GE Lighting

American Greetings Corporation / Brooklyn, Ohio (05/96 – 02/11)

For 15 years, David worked at American Greetings Corporation – a consumer products company specializing in paper cards, digital ecards and children’s entertainment. He started in Prepress and QA then transitioned to Web Design, Advertising Design, and User Interface Design for the Interactive and Properties divisions. During his time at American Greetings, he was nominated four times for the Chairman’s Award. In addition to AGKidZone.com, AmericanGreetings.com, BlueMountain.com, JacquieLawson.com, PrettyFreekinScary.com and Madballs.com, he also designed and coded online business reporting systems, the corporate intranet and Chairman’s Award website.

  • Senior Web, Email & Ad Designer /  (06/06 – 02/11) / AG Properties/Entertainment Division  and Ecard/Interactive Division
    • Designed AGKidZone.com – American Greetings children’s character website for Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears and Holly Hobbie
      • Styled AGKidZone.com, StrawberryShortcake.com, CareBears.com and HollyHobbie.com
      • Art directed the AGKidZone.com Parents section
      • Designed AGKidZone’s COPPA compliant registration system
      • Created and edited art assets, activities, and games for AGKidZone.com
    • Animated the Flash site, PrettyFreekinScary.com, and the registration process
    • Designed email campaigns, advertisements, website promotions, and landing pages for Strawberry Shortcake, CareBears, Holly Hobbie, Maryoku Yummy, Madballs, Tinpo, Sushi Pack, Pretty Freekin Scary, and Twisted Whisker
    • Designed BlueMountain.com and JacquieLawson.com
      • Lead designers for email marketing and advertising campaigns for BlueMountain.com and JacquieLawson.com
      • Created updated look-and-feel for BlueMountain.com
      • Designed BlueMountain.com branded pages for Facebook and YouTube
      • Maintained daily, holiday, and seasonal updates
  • User Interface Designer / (04/04 – 06/06) / AG Interactive Division
    • Lead the UI design and styling of BloombyAG.com, advertisements and emails
    • Designed UI for AmericanGreetings.com, BlueMountain.com and Egreetings.com order paths
    • Designed emails, advertisements and landing pages for American Greetings eCard brands and partners including Yahoo, AOL, and MS
  •  ColdFusion Programmer & Web Designer / (11/99 – 04/04) / AG Creative Division
    • Programmed applications using ColdFusion, HTML, SQL, Sequel Server, and Microsoft Access
    • Streamlined data reporting processes and workflows
    • Pioneered systems used to track production
    • Designed, and maintained corporate intranet
    • Trained and mentored new Intranet Developers
  • Pre-press Production Artist & Team Leader / (05/96 – 11/99) / AG Corporation, Operations Division
    • Scanned, built and corrected digital design files
    • Color corrected and edited photographs and artwork
    • Imposed digital cards on a single sheet for printing
    • Responsible for production and quality totals for Production artist as Team Leader