About Brandon

Education

Western Washington University
516 High Street, Bellingham, WA
Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design

Skills & Proficiencies

  • UI/UX Design
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Branding
  • Front-End Development

Languages

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Hubspot
  • Shopify

Programs

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Mira
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Visual Studio
  • CodeKit
  • MAMP

Profile

  • Designer with extensive industry experience working in visual design and front-end development
  • Multifaceted creator with a skillset focused around UX/UI and branding
  • Innovative thinker with the ability to identify and distill key audiences
  • Clear communicator that can effectively integrate with both design and development teams
  • Collaborative contributor with teams and brands of all shapes and sizes
  • Lifelong learner motivated by current trends and technologies

Experience

UX Designer

Step Ladder (Amazon Contract) – Seattle, WA

April 2022 – June 2022

  • Worked as a contractor with Amazon on the Books Design Team (Guide Pod)
  • Developed end-to-end CX around email subscription onboarding
  • Conceptualized a new robust email templating system for the Customer Lifecycle Team
  • Collaborated with multiple teams to develop a consistent CX around credit reminders

Principal / Creative Director

Decode Creative – Bellingham, WA

March 2015 – April 2022

  • Designed and implemented UX/UI and developed front-end systems for websites for multiple brands and audiences
  • Created and produced a broad range of print and digital assets for myriad brands including those inside the healthcare, financial, outdoor recreation, and food service industries
  • Recruited and managed multiple contractors on numerous projects that resulted in award-winning deliverables

Senior Designer / Creative Director

Variant – Bellingham, WA

April 2017 – December 2019

  • Oversaw and art-directed teams that conceptualized design systems and assets for brands
  • Implemented UX/UI and front-end development of websites for multiple brands and audiences
  • Led the UX/UI and front-end development process for an internal project resource management application for a healthcare IT team

UX Designer

Comr.se – Seattle, WA

September 2015 – April 2016

  • Managed a full product design cycle including the merchant dashboard, website, developer portal and onboarding wizard
  • Strategized, designed, and executed the UX/UI for a multi-channel, fully transactional ad unit
  • Strategized, designed, and executed the UX/UI for a native storefront environment
  • Conceptualized and built the end-user customer experience

Senior Designer

Superfeet Worldwide – Ferndale, WA

August 2012 – March 2015

  • Designed and implemented visual strategy for multiple brand assets
  • Worked with sales and design teams to develop international sales and educational assets
  • Created supporting print and digital materials for multiple product launches

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