ABOUT ME

A small introduction about myself

Ashley Ryan

Web & Graphic Designer

New Jersey based UI UX Graphic Designer  specializing in brand identity, web design, and logo design.

I am an experienced designer with 10+ years in the graphic field, 3+ in web, working from logo design and brand identity development to signage (big and small!) and web design. I strongly believe in the use of research and objective thinking to take the client's needs to the next level and produce a creative solution.

Application Skills: Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Acrobat, G Suite, WordPress, HTLM5 & CSS3, a bit of JavaScript

Skills: UX & UI design, Web design & development, Mobile & responsive design, Product management, Brand strategy, Logo design, Corporate identity, Info(graphics)

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WORK EXPERIENCE

My previous associations

July 2010
Present

Mantua Sign & Lighting

UI UX Graphic Lead

  • Provide UX Design and Research - user personas, work flows, wireframes
  • Internet Marketing services based on Google Adwords, Remarketing, Facebook Promotions
  • Manage resources and provide technical support for customers and internal personnel, sales, project management, graphic design, accounting, and social media content creation.
  • Coordinated the involvement of company personnel, including support, service, and management resources, in order to meet performance objectives and customers’ expectations.
KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:
  • Worked with client to implement entire building identification package and architectural drawings and documentation to be used throughout project to coordinate all sub-contractors. Turned one project into a long-time customer with large, repeat sales, upping annual revenue by $100k
  • Revamped company WordPress website, added in tracking software, revised SEO and analyzed web traffic with revisions. Started marketing campaigns through Google and Facebook and started the company path for Google Partnership
  • Added key services such as User Experience and Design, Web Site Development and Internet Marketing strategies

Aug 2017
Dec 2017

Creatella (Bilingua)

UI/UX Designer Intern

  • Worked with a large international team of designers, marketers and developers in a remote, agile, environment
  • Conceptualize user experience design solutions for mobile applications and online web solutions.
  • Work on user interface wireframes for MVP
  • Research and development for user experience best practices.
  • Graphic design of mobile applications interface as well as design collateral for upcoming crowd funding
  • Provided high commitment in a highly entrepreneurial environment.
  • Worked on mobile app solutions

June 2008
July 2010

Sunrise Signs

Senior Graphic Designer

  • Conceived and implemented concepts, guidelines and strategies in various creative projects and overseeing the completion; collaborating with account executives to obtain knowledge of the clients’ requirements.
  • Led solution development efforts that best address target needs, while performing content creation, sales & customer service management, social media services, product manufacturing, research & development, and graphic design.
  • Directing and motivating teams of art directors, illustrators, copywriters to help to use the talents effectively in blog article writing, large format printer operating, purchasing, website maintenance, and content creation.
KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:
  • Met with executives from regional water supply company to strategize and develop new fleet branding campaign.
  • Formed company branding that is still utilized in major ways today.
  • Developed procedures for customer contact

November 2007
June 2008

Sign-A-Rama

Graphic Designer / Operations Manager

  • Provided strategic leadership in day-to-day operations of sales, customer service, product manufacturing, research and development, and graphic design.
  • Keenly evaluated operation results as well as formulated and implemented strategies and plans for improvement in website maintenance, content creation, and advertising.
  • Envisioned, developed, and implemented innovative and effective business development strategies to strengthen and extend existing client relationships while expanding growth into new areas.
KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:
  • Exceeded quarterly sales goals by 120%+ for three quarters in a row

EDUCATION

What I have done in my academic career

August 2016
Present

B.S. Information Technology

Western Governor's University

      User Interface Design
      CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Certificate
      Web Development Applications
      CIW User Interface Designer Certificate
      Web Development
      Built from ground up website, graded at highest score
      IT Foundations and Applications
      Resulted in CompTIA A+ Certification

October 2006

A.S. Computer Science

Full Sail University - Computer Animation

      Fine Arts & Storyboarding
      Worked with Team to build individual characters, story line and final storyboard
      Motion Study & Control
      Demo Reel Creation
      Collaborated with members from different departments to help create a finished project which included 3D models, character riggs, and animation

August 2016

SkillCrush - Front End Developer Blueprint

Front End Development Intensive

      HTML5 & CSS3
      Coded 4 page static website and shipped product
      Responsive Web Development
      Implemented responsive design to original static website
      Introduction to JavaScript
      Git, GitHub, and the Command Line

CERTIFICATIONS

November 2016

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA

CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.

CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.

October 2017

CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist

CIW - Certified Internet Web Professional

The CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist course tests essential HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript knowledge. These technologies, known as the Web development trifecta, provide Web pages that easily adapt to smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and smart TVs, as well as to traditional PCs.

December 2017

CIW User Interface Designer

CIW - Certified Internet Web Professional

PORTFOLIO

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GET IN TOUCH

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CONTACT DETAILS

Cedar Brook, NJ 08081 USA

856 343 9352

hello@ashleyryandev.com

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