Studio-Ryu, LLC.
UI/UX Design / Development
New Media Development
Graphic Art / Design &
Illustration

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Studio-Ryu, LLC.
UI/UX Design / Development
New Media Development
Graphic Art / Design &
Illustration

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

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Visual Communication Resume for

Rudy Rogers

Web Designer/Multimedia Developer/Visual Communicator

SUMMARY

I am seeking full-time long-term employment with a forward-thinking company. I bring over 20yrs of experience working in the creative space, from pre-press (ad work), to educational gaming, chat-room and video web-casts. I have a wide base of experience in online multimedia (Web 2.0), digital pre-press, UI/UX design and development, using the latest in HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript/jQuery, and responsive design. I can also demonstrate strong traditional fine art and illustration skills. Lastly, I am a very hard worker, and a staunch team player. I have been employed both full-time, and free-lance for almost 20 years, so I hold a vast portfolio of work samples, and references. I can be contacted via LinkedIn.

EXPERIENCE

User Interface Developer (Temporary/Contract)

Medica

10/24/2016 - Present

Collaborate with developers, business analysts, product managers, clients and end users to build proof-of-concept prototypes for highly innovative, user friendly, best-in-class visual interfaces and artifacts. Solve complex problems in a fast paced, iterative, and multi-release environment.
Work closely with the business, various Information Technology teams and the Software Development team to continually drive innovation for new product launches as well as sustaining, improvement and maintenance work.
Collaborate and assist with user studies and usability testing with existing users and prospective customer base to include testing of prototypes and existing systems, and make recommendations based on an understanding of the end-user's perspective of a given design.
Work closely with development teams to build a re-usable design infrastructure (technical and visual components) that can be leveraged across organization.
Work in partnership with the Marketing & Communications department to Create/Implement/Update style-guides. Create processes for UI Design for re-use across teams within the company.

UX Developer (Temporary/Contract)

Securian Financial Group

10/22/2015 - 09/02/2016

Develop enterprise UX components for a common look and feel across Securian websites
Primary responsibility is to translate UX flat designs into functional prototypes and updating the site that hosts the functional prototypes.
My contributions to their internal Application Development team lead to, '15,000hrs under original estimate, a savings of 30% due to [greater] design efficiency and [better] developer efficiency (development of reusable components)'
Primary technical skills used are Responsive-Design Principals & Practice, HTML5, SASS/CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery-Mobile, jQuery-UI, and AngularJS.

Front-End Developer (Temporary/Contract)

Thomson Reuters

06/16/2015 - 10/01/2015

Developed for mobile and tablet device using modular CSS/SASS mixins functions, as well as adjusting layout to to update and and adhere to current UX standards for multiple online product platforms.

Responsible for working with designers, information architects and a team of developers to define HTML markup and create CSS stylesheets for complex, information-rich web and mobile applications.

Following coding standards already in place while implementing up-to-date on technology to help improve the code base, as well as current accessibility standards.

Front-End UI Designer/Developer (Temporary/Contract)

The BARBRI Group

09/15/2014 - 02/01/2015

I assisted as part of their UI Development team, due to my combination of creative and programming expertise in the development of web application user interfaces for an online testing firm that facilitates the Bar Exam for graduate students of law.

My responsibilities included creating mark-up from wire-frames, and implementing that code into the application framework via a Java-based IDE (InteliJ) as well as maintenance and enhancements to existing applications targeted for desktop, web and mobile platforms. Using HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery, and KendoUI.

I collaborated with team members on functionality, design and implementation processes. I also worked cross-functionally with other teams such as QA, product management and field engineers as needed.

Front-End UI Designer/Developer (Temporary/Contract)

General Mills Inc

04/2014 - 06/2014

Principle designer of a new intranet site’s UI/UX for company initiative to streamline product information to online vendors such as Walmart, Amazon, and Target for their principle brands. I created graphical wireframes for site architecture development and presentation. In addition, I worked closely with General Mills Gobal Business Systems (GBS) IT team to ensure corporate brand integrity (look and feel), as well as facilitating the smooth integration of my HTML/CSS, AngularJS, & Bootstrap markup converged into the team’s .NET framework for the site.

My traditional design skills were also employed to create a custom animated logo for this internal online resource.

UI/UX Designer/Developer (Full-Time)

TekSystems

03/2014 - Present

I am a full-time front-end UI/UX Designer/Developer for their clients such as Cigna and General Mills, creating online marketing collaterals, interactive online applications, and responsive web sites. I enjoy lending my visual communication background and experience as a key resource or liaison between client-facing front-end BAs and designers, and hardcore back-end server-side developers in both open-source and proprietary platforms and IDE's such as .ASP.Net MVC framework.

Front-End UI Developer (Temporary/Contract)

AmeriPride

02/2014 - 03/2014

Worked in collaboration with company's IS Department and senior UI Developer in the desktop -to-mobile responsive implementation of its B2B eCommerce portal using HTML5, CSS3, within a C#/.Razor ASP.Net MVC framework using Visual Studio Pro; Agile project management environment.

Front-End UI Developer (Temporary/Contract)

Protolabs

10/2013 - 01/2014

Worked collaboratively with company's Marketing Dept. and senior developers in the responsive-redesign of company's web-sites using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, & jQuery within a C#/.ASP MVC framework using Visual Studio Pro. Agile project management environment; Code reviews done with Collaborator.

Developed responsive company-branded landing pages from strict design parameters and guidelines that optimized [Google] SEO, and were platforms for successful click-through conversions.

eLearning Developer (Temporary/Contract)

MNDHS - MNChoices Project St. Paul, MN

04/2013 - 06/2013

Facilitated modification, and updates to online learning modules with the Minnesota Dept of Human Resources using XHTML, JavaScript, XML, Flash Actionscript 2.0, and SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) API methods to communicate with their third-party LMS PathLore that records scores, mastery, and completion of 9 required online learning assessments.

Visual Communicator (Full-Time)

Cigna - Web IT Dept.

05/2011 - 02/2013

In charge of crafting and delivering solid markup assets for a of web applications using HTML5, and JavaScript/jQuery. I was an integral part of an AGILE design and development team and took visual design concepts and converted them into high quality UI/UX prototypes; Utilizing a thorough understanding of modern front-end development techniques, and back-end application integration to produce accessibility-compliant code.

Developed front-end/presentation layer code, specifically HTM5, CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery.

Translated visual designs into complete, multi-layer HTML5 pages while adhering to design specifications, pattern/module libraries, newly launched brand-compliant specifications.

Collaborated with back-end developers to ensure the integrity of the UI/UX is maintained throughout the development life-cycle.

Ensured cross-browser compatibility, and resolved presentation and DOM-manipulation issues.

Created on-demand graphics, and icons to assist in UI/UX design and development

New Media Designer/Developer (Full-Time)

Eniva Corporation

07/2008 - 07/2010

Built and maintained dynamic web sites with custom-built CMS administrative SSL-secured back-ends. Some with ecommerce capabilities for multi-level marketing company that produces in-house all-natural liquid health & wellness products

Integrated and maintained social networking media channels such as Facebook and Twitter; facilitated integration and distribution with company's online brands

Developed, maintained and trouble-shot sites that utilized XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL Database, Adobe Flash-based applications, and AJAX

Enjoyed working in a flexible environment by facilitating pre-press, new-media, social-media, and eMarketing objectives

Web Design Community Education Instructor (Temporary/Contract)

Minneapolis South High School

01/2008 - 03/2008

Facilitated the development of a small web site using the basics of HTML and CSS

Created lesson plan for beginning web design class for adults in Minneapolis Community Education Program

Web Site Designer/Administrator (Full-Time)

Digital River

07/2006 - 05/2007

Maintained and trouble-shot client sites that utilize XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS

Developed web sites using existing client motifs to fit proprietary eCommerce engine (checkout/shopping cart) using semantic/accessible XHTML and CSS

Flash Developer/Animator (Temporary/Contract)

Plato Learning c/o DigitalPeople

03/2007 - 05/2006

Animated and programmed interactive slid shows, and CD-ROM presentations introducing new client products, and brands using Macromedia [now] Adobe Flash

Developed cross-OS-platform (PC/MAC) CD-ROM presentations introducing new client products, and brands using Macromedia [now] Adobe Flash

Web Designer/Developer (Full-Time)

PR Productions

02/2002 - 10/2004

Principal graphic designer for online dating service web site with over 200,000 member database

Responsible for over-all UI/UX of web site and its assets utilizing CRM (Customer Relationship Management) principles and techniques to UX and customer service

Developed, animated and programmed various amenities, such as multi-user games and other interactive assets using Macromedia [now] Adobe Flash

Flash Developer/Animator-Contractor (Temporary/Contract)

LogicBay Corporation

07/2001 - 09/2001

Macromedia [now] Adobe Flash programmer of interactive educational games

Animated and programmed various educational assets using Macromedia [now] Adobe Flash

Shockwave Programmer (Full-Time)

Learning Outfitters

05/2000 - 11/2000

Animated and developed educational interfaces using Macromedia [now] Adobe Flash and Director

Programmed educational games for K - 6th grade target audience using Director/Lingo, Flash, for delivery via Shockwave technologies

Web/Multi-Media Developer (Full-Time)

Private Networks - Tempe, AZ

05/1998 - 01/2000

HTML and [then] Macromedia Director Lingo developer

Implemented and developed interactive learning applications, using Director Lingo, Flash, for delivery via Shockwave technologies

Graphic Designer/Developer (Temporary/Contract)

Interactive Personalities

01/1999 - 01/1999

Freelance technical and design advisor

Designed, and programmed various attract loops using Macromedia [now] Director and Flash technologies

Designed, developed, and animated visual motifs for various high-end clients such as Elizabeth Arden, NY

Instructor of Web-based Applications (Full-Time)

Minnesota School of Business

01/1999 - 01/2000

Instructed post-secondary web-design classes for adults

Created and facilitated lesson plans that taught Flash, Director, and Multimedia development

Computer Illustrator/Graphic Designer (Full-Time)

Jostens/Promedia - Recognition Division

07/1995 - 05/1998

Created and first implemented Josten's digital photo-realistic presentation process for jewelry designs, and concepts using Macromedia Freehand, and Adobe Photoshop

Website Image Technician for company's Intranet

Illustrator of jewelry and ring designs for sales shows and presentations

Facilitated visual and design assets in collaboration with internal design team

Initiated Photoshop training and tutorials for elder members of division team

Created innovative custom design concepts emulating the internally famous

EDUCATION

AGILE Development Methodology, Responsive Design Principles, HTML5, CSS3 (LESS, Sass, SimpLESS, Bootstrap), Android SDK, Eclipse IDE, Visual Studio Pro IDE, JavaScript, and JS-frameworks/libraries such as jQuery, jQuery-Mobile, jQuery-UI, and AngularJs, AJAX, Visual Studio Code, Axsure, PHP/MySQL, Flash/Flex (Action Script 2.0/3.0), SwfDesktop (Flash-Based Dynamic Desktops), ScreenTime for Flash (Flash-Based Dynamic Screensavers), PhotoShop, ImageReady, Fireworks, MicroAngelo (Icon & Favicon maker), PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, SoundEdit (Mac-Based Sound Editing Prog.), CoolEdit (Windows Sound Editing Prog.), Audacity (Sound Editing Prog.), FullShot (Screen-Capture Prog.), Illustrator, FreeHand, FrontPage, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver, Authorware, QuickTime (web-based video), Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro (DVD/CD Rom creation), Director and advanced Lingo. I am also familiar with working in .NET or Java-based environments.

A.A. in eCommerce

Brown College - Mendota Heights, MN

2002

Fields of Study: • eCommerce Marketing • Web Server Design • Visual Basic • C • Java

B.A. in Visual Communication

Al Collins Graphic Design School - Tempe, AZ

1999

Fields of Study: • Web Design • Multimedia Design and Development • Animation and Motion Graphics • Flash and Director Programming • 3-Dimensional (Package) Design

A.A. in Advertising Design

Brown Institute - Minneapolis, MN

1994

Fields of Study: • 2-Dimensional Design and Layout • Pre-press Production • Digital Illustration • Typography

Diploma/Certification in User Experience (UX) [Pending]

The Team-W

2015

Fields of Study: • Courses on applying psychology to design • User Experience Fundamentals • Designing so People Take Action & Intuitive Design • Lean UX • User Testing

SPECIAL NOTE(S):

Fluent in spoken Japanese, familiar with Chinese (Mandarin), and Spanish; my logo represents the Japanese character for dragon; (pronounced ree-you).

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