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Objective
Seeking a web design/ graphics design/ web development position with a growth oriented organization.
Skills
Web Design, Graphics Design, Web Development, Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, HTML5, CSS3, web CMS platform, MS Office, eBay
Experience
  • Tribune Media Services, Chicago, Illinois, 2006 - 2013
    Web Designer at www.zap2it.com (full-time position)
    • delivered assigned paid ad creative
    • created ad mockups for proposals
    • developed ad tags
    • adjusted ads provided by third parties
    • implemented video
    • created and implemented customized campaigns like toggle wrappers, integrated logos, interactive quizzes
    • developed Media Kit
    • developed and implemented sweepstakes promotions that assist in driving traffic to the Zap2it site
    • designed and coded outgoing AdMail
    • designed and published ad campaigns promoting Zap2it features and functionality
    • developed on- and off-line promotional materials that assist affiliates in driving traffic to their Zap2it sites
    • designed, generated, and monitored traffic reports for Zap2it’s metric and business needs
    • created, edited, adjusted and scheduled graphic items optimized for the web
    • sought customer feedback  (both internal and external customers), and implemented modifications accordingly

  • ShopLocal, Chicago, Illinois, 2005 - 2006
    Web Designer at www.shoplocal.com (full-time position)
    • designed web page layouts, banners and other promotional efforts
    • created and modified graphics and animations for web sites and other applications
    • designed application interfaces
    • developed mockups, storyboards, and prototypes to effectively communicate and validate designs
    • designed and developed internal and member communications collateral
    • designed the user interface flow and created prototypes as needed
    • contributed to the overall design efforts of the company
    • participated in site redesigns projects
    • provided creative concept development
    • ensured consistency and maximized campaign effectiveness and message recall
    • monitored the designs of competitive web sites and the efforts of other companies to help the marketing team understand how other brands approach design
    • incorporated usability research findings into design enhancements
    • researched and incorporated best practices and learnings into ongoing promotional activity
    • assured that the design and navigation of the design are usable with company tech environment
    • worked with the tech group to understand the database technology underpinnings of the site and developed efforts that leverage the existing infrastructure
    • optimized site performance
    • participated in executive staff meetings/decisions as necessary
  • Free-lancer, Chicago, Illinois, 2000 - 2007
    Web Designer/Developer, Flash Animator (project based)
  • Wisdom Consulting Group, Chicago, Illinois, 2001 – 2005
    Web Designer/Developer, Flash Animator (independent contractor)
  • Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland, 1998-2000
    Independent Engineer at Psychophysiological Laboratory
Education
  • University of Phoenix
    MBA
    June 2012
  • Columbia College Chicago
    Post-baccalaureate certificate of major in graphics design
    December 2010
  • University of Warsaw, Warsaw,  Poland
    MA, Psychology (Major: neuropsychology and psychophysiology)
    June 1999
  • University of Warsaw, Warsaw,  Poland
    BA, Psychology
Technical Training Programs 2000 - 2008
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    The Internet Technology Webmaster  Program, November 2000
    PC Essentials and  Programming Fundamentals, October 2000
  • Future Media Concepts, Chicago, IL
    Flash CS3 Complete, December 2007
    ActionScript 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS3 Professionals, February 2008
  • Allen Interactions, Chicago, Illinois
    Macromedia Authorized Flash MX Actionscript Training, May 2002
  • Wheaton Park District, Wheaton, Illinois
    Web Development and Intranets with FrontPage 2000 and Personal Web Server, November 2000
Interests
Dance, Chicago Architecture, Staircase Races in High-Rises, Travel