I’m Mark and I’m an adaptable problem solver. With over 10 years of design experience, I’ve had the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from accomplished creative and user experience professionals.
My user experience design skills include wireframing, prototyping, visual design, and design management. Each day I strive to strengthen my experience by expanding my skillsets and growing as a user-centered problem solver. My current passions include illustrating, creating valuable design deliverables, and the discovery phase of the ux process.
My Career History
CareerBuilder | Lead Designer, 2015 to Present
Managed and mentored junior to senior designers (in-house & remote) on user experience teams throughout the CB organization.
Currently leading the mobile platform team that is focused on providing native mobile applications (iOS and Android) to compliment our web product offerings (both jobseeker and enterprise).
Co-created the design standards initiative with the goal of a unified and consistent experience across the CB product ecosystem.
Led the design standards team in the creation of a design system that includes an evolving style guide, design documentation, a master design library, and partnered with front-end teams on the creation of a reusable component library using the angular framework.
Participated in user chair-sides, prepared testing requirements, and performed usability tests.
Partnered with product and engineering teams on various enterprise products that includes search, data analytics, applicant tracking, and human capital management tools.
Designed and managed a universal header component to unify our enterprise products across multiple teams and platforms.
Collaborated with the design team, design leads, and UX director to create and refine design processes within the UX team.
Worked with multiple domestic (California, Chicago, & Florida) and international teams (Ukraine, India, & Singapore).
Negotiated design subscription contracts for the Ux team that have saved thousands of dollars for the organization.
3BG | Senior Designer, 2014 to 2015
Involved with client research, brainstorming, creative, prototyping, and pitch presentations.
Created digital ad and social media campaigns for political, financial, and pharmaceutical organizations.
Participated with the creation of campaign strategies that included targeted ads and responsive websites.
Collaborated with the agency’s in-house interactive team by providing wireframes, mockups, and feedback during the development of responsive websites.
Experienced with adding and managing website content through content management systems.
Developed a working relationship with print vendors and with the production process.
FRED Agency | Senior Designer, 2013 to 2014
Designed logos, identities, and responsive marketing websites for real-estate developments and retail communities.
Wireframed and designed real-estate WordPress templates for client’s eCRM.
Illustrated floorplans, floorplates, and siteplans from architectural schematics for consumer marketing collateral.
Experienced at working with project managers and clients throughout the lifespan of creative projects.
Copeland Advertising | Graphic Designer, 2007 to 2013
Involved with the BellSouth/Cingular/AT&T Brand Consolidation.
An AT&T WebBrand Administrator whose responsibilities involve managing eCRM operations that include AT&T AdCafè, AdCustomizer and AdShells Library.
Experienced at art directing and educating new design employees on the AT&T brand intricacies and the delicate tasks of client management.
Designed AT&T trade show Installations for Walmart, RadioShack, and Best Buy shareholder events.
Worked with notable tech brands and products that include Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, RIM, Motorola, Nokia, Lenovo, Asus and Google.
Wages Design | Student Intern, Summer 2006
Designed creative concepts and helped prepare presentations for clients.
BFA | Graphic Design | Georgia Southern University | Cum Laude (Hope Scholarship Recipient)
Sketch | Invision | Zeplin | Adobe Creative Cloud | Jira | Confluence | Optimal Sort | Usertesting.com | Microsoft Office | Content Management Systems | HTML & CSS* | Quick Learner**
*I am front-end literate but would not classify myself a front-end developer.
**Comfortable to quickly learn (hands-on) new programs, processes, or workflows.