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Steve Dell

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Summary

Interactive designer and front end web developer with a strong creative portfolio seeking a web design position where I can apply my digital skills and creative abilities in interactive design. Solid hands-on experience in all aspects of visual and interaction design for high tech and other commercial and interactive agencies. Solid design skills and broad understanding of web development, print media, interactive design and motion graphics. Goal-oriented, excellent organizational and prioritization skills, and strong team player. I am passionate about design and user experiences.

Exceptional design and graphics skills, 10 years experience as a graphic production designer in Ad agencies, 3 years of training in web design and development, and 5 years of practical experience in html email, flash and web design and development. Able to meet tough deadlines and get the job done.

Experience

2012–present Giant Creative Strategy

Senior Studio Artist

Working full time as a hybrid of designer and developer, on a myriad of projects such as flash display panels, flash web banners, html emails, ipad apps, and websites as well as traditional print work with the very best creative in the world of pharma advertising.

2003–present Freelance

Print and Interactive Designer and Developer

DraftFCB. Worked for 6 months solid as an html front end developer for Electronic Arts game email newsletters in 2011. From 2003—2011 I have worked there often as a production designer for Dockers, Levis, PG&E, Lucas Arts, Blue Shield, and Hilton brand.
Future US. Work for World of Warcraft including email newsletter design and production, and French and German magazine translations.
North Berkeley Imports. Create monthly interactive pdf newsletters, flash banners, order forms, postcards, and wine club communications.
Tendo Communications. Design and production for html email newsletters for Bishop Ranch and Tendo Communications, bi-monthly printed newsletters for Bishop Ranch Office Park.
Nitrogen. Healthcare advertising design, production and photoshop concepting work for Edwards, Ipsen, Guidant, Cyberonics, Intermune, Gammagard, Abbott, Maquet and Pathwork.
Winning Directions. Front end development on the website for Margaret Brodkin.
Giant. Healthcare advertising design, production and photoshop concepting work for Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Neutragena, and Gilead.
Rivet Global. Design, production, direct mail and photoshop concepting work for Visa, PG&E, and Blackhawk Gift Cards.
Additional clients include Pereira & O’Dell, Jewish Community Center, Elsewhere Advertising, Kane & Finkel, Moa Catering, JimmyJane, Worksite Wellness LA, LakeHouse Dry Goods, and Complete Web Presence 4 All.

2008–2009 Miami Ad School

Teacher

Taught a visual presentation class that emphasized Adobe InDesign, and also covered the basics of typography, design and layout.

2003–2004 DraftFCB

Digital Production Artist

Design and production work for Levis Signature including point of sale, packaging and newspaper ads. Also worked on Taco Bell, Fujitsu, Blue Shield, Dockers, SFMoma and new business presentations.

1994–2002 Foote, Cone & Belding

Imaging Studio Director

Managed a group of digital artists who worked on scanning, presentations, archiving, mounting, trouble shooting and assisting in printing for a large advertising agency. Duties included researching and purchasing scanners, color copiers and large format inkjet printers and rips. Implemented a color management system and calibrated monitors. Archived and catalogued digital production work, set up and maintained the mounting studio, and created a billing system for digital prints.

Skills

Web Technologies

HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, jQuery, PHP, Content Management Systems (Wordpress and Joomla!), iPhone web apps, search engine optimization and cross-browser compatibility.

Design Applications

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, Flash/Actionscript, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Microsoft Office and iWork. Equally proficient in Mac and Windows.

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA, Illustration and Photography

City College of San Francisco

Classes in Flash, ActionScript Gaming, PHP, Javascript and Unix.

Bay Area Video Coalition

Classes in After Effects, responsive web design, and Cinema 4D

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