.Resume {

Design Technologist/Sr. Web Designer

Tirebuyer

Sep 2015 – Present

Student at a two-stack program (MERN) at Coding Dojo. Web fundamentals exam: 9.9/10. MERN final exam: 9.5/10 (Black Belt).

Key skills: React; JavaScript; Node.js; HTML; CSS; SAP Hybris CMS management; Sketch; Figma; Adobe Suite; UI/UX.

  • Quickly prototype user experiences to the fidelity required to gain insight into user testing.
  • Design, code, post and manage responsive landing pages with cross-browser capabilities, allowing our marketing team to increase organic SEO and to test messaging and imagery.
  • Help assess the technical impact of design decisions.
  • Provide in-browser proof of concept.
  • Ensure that designs and the code provide progressive enhancement and accessibility for all users.
  • Support and enhance reusable components to ensure a comprehensive design system for each site.
  • Code and develop most of the pages on tirebuyer.com, tirepros.com, atd-us.com, and ntd-canada.com.
  • Collaborate closely with front end and back end developers to ensure a smooth transition from design to build to maintenance.

 

Design and Brand Consultant

Paul Morgan Designs

Jul 2014 – Sep 2015

Key skills: Brand strategy; logos; WordPress site design, setup & customization; CSS modification; SharePoint site customization; video editing; PowerPoint design; collateral design; social media content/design.

 

Senior Graphic Designer, Safeco Insurance Brand and Advertising

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Nov 2008 – Jul 2014

Key skills: Adobe Creative Suite; brand building; brand messaging; motion graphics; video editing; collateral design; client collaboration; social media content creation and management; clear communication with developers.

  • Lead designer and steward of the Safeco brand. Created communication that strengthened and advanced the brand; ensured that all communications met our color, typography, messaging and photo guidelines.
  • Worked with clients and business partners to determine the essence of each message, then built compelling communications to engage the audience.
  • Designed for print, web, video and motion graphics, with the goal of a clean, friendly and memorable user experiences.
  • Co-managed social media sites; conceptualized, designed and wrote posts, and tracked effectiveness. Facebook page grew from 0 followers to more than 80,000 in 4 years.
  • Designed and co-authored brand guidelines.

 

Visual Communications Specialist

Safeco Insurance

Aug 2007 – Nov 2008

Key skills: User experience design; user interface design; client collaboration; employee communications; executive communications; intranet management.

  • Designed and coded informative, immersive web experiences to facilitate Fortune 500 company’s employees’ understanding of the organization’s overall mission.
  • Collaborated with business partners to create communications strategies that motivated employees and ensured their success within the company.
  • Introduced many different interactive elements to the company’s intranet.
  • Helped company executives by adding visual impact to presentations to external and internal audiences.

 

Education

Codo Dojo Bootcamp

Jan. 2022-June 2022

  • Two-stack program
  • React
  • Mongo DB
  • Node.js
  • Express
  • Advanced JS
  • NPM
  • Socket.io

University of Oregon

Bachelor of Arts

Journalism, 1993

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I had the pleasure of being Paul’s manager for several years during his time at Safeco Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance. From Day One, he established himself as one of the most uniquely valuable and versatile members of any team he was on.

Andrew Winstanley

Sr. Director, Marketing Strategy and Integrated Marketing, Zillow

Skills

HTML/CSS

Sketch

Photoshop

Illustrator

After Effects

InDesign

Hybris Content Management