Professional Experience
UI/UX Designer, Frontend Developer
RTI International
06/2018 - present

Design responsive landing pages and interactive applications using Figma, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and relevant code libraries. Draw and design supplementary assets such as infographics, vector artwork, and branding materials to promote RTI to potential clients. Champion accessible web standards and communicate brand value to clients.
• Designed Graphic Design USA award-winning website to engage 6,000+ employees, dispersed over 75+ countries, in the RTI 60th anniversary celebration.
• Designed and developed interactive, responsive survey application using React and Material Design that resulted in a 78% response rate.
• Wrote text and designed mockups to champion user-centered design and 508 compliance for a $1.3 million winning proposal.

Visual Arts Specialist
University of North Carolina Greensboro
11/2016 - 09/2017

Photographed campus events, staff portraits, and creative editorials under tight deadlines. Assisted graphic designers with magazine layouts, ad campaigns, and social media posts. Maintained file management system and trained coworkers to use digital assets appropriately.
• Photographed ad campaign and editorial photos for university’s 125th anniversary edition of alumni magazine.
• Designed map visualizations and one-sheets to present campus expansion projects to community stakeholders.
• Acquired FAA drone pilot license to take aerial campus photos for use in ad campaigns.
Photographer
Katie Irene Photography
05/2011 - 11/2016

Built an event and portrait photography brand. Wrote copy, designed ad campaigns, and maintained business website. Used Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to deliver high quality products.
Executive Assistant, Visual Designer
Casa Esperanza
04/2014 - 09/2015

Managed donor communications, marketing, and brand guidelines for small non-profit providing accommodations for cancer patients. Assisted Director of Development in planning and promoting fundraising events.
• Maintained database of 25,000+ donors and reported to Board of Directors on fundraising effectiveness.
• Designed digital and print marketing materials for inaugural gala event that raised $40,000+.
• Defined brand guidelines and redesigned brochures, web pages, and reports to present a consistent image.
Education
Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts and Entertainment
Elon University, 05/2011

Certifications
Product Manager Nanodegree
Udacity, 06/2020
 
Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree
Udacity, 12/2017


Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop CC
Adobe, 06/2015

Skills
Design Software: Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Programming: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, React, Wordpress

Design: Marketing Design, Brand Design, Print Design, Web Design

Other: Photography, Illustration, Google Analytics, A/B testing, copy writing

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