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The Elevator Speech:
I’m a well-spoken web designer with a detailed approach to problem solving and a passion for clean, practical design. I work hard and I’m driven to improve. Sense of humor included.
The Academic Period:
American Academy of Art, Chicago IL
Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, August 2001
Associates Degree in Applied Sciences, May 1999
My Best Friends:
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premier, Flash (AS2), Dreamweaver (HTML, CSS)
The Dashiel Hermann Experience:

Classified Ventures, Chicago, IL
Senior Web Designer, February 2009 - Present


Currently working as the Senior Web Designer defining styles and design direction for the Apartments.com and Rentalhomesplus.com websites. Responsibilities also include regular interaction with project managers as well as working closely with the Director of User Experience in the creation of wireframes and preforming both multivariate and user testing.

Clients: Apartments.com, Rentalhomesplus.com


WHITTMANHART Interactive, Chicago, IL
Interactive Designer, May 2008 – February 2009


Worked in a deadline driven, interactive ad agency environment producing designs for websites, microsites, emails, and banner ads, solely for the Harley-Davidson brand. Responsible for working smoothly along side Creative Directors, Art Directors, Developers and Project Managers on all projects from concept to completion.

Clients: Harley-Davidson


Critical Mass, Chicago, IL
Motion Designer, November 2007 – May 2008


Worked in a fast paced, fully interactive agency, designing and producing animation solutions and concepts for a global brand and it’s subsidiaries. Responsible for producing motion design executions for websites, banner ads, and video presentations. Other responsibilities included storyboarding, motion timing for audio, page design, and quick prototyping. Provided quality assurance on all deliverables and work closely with creative directors, development team, copywriters, and project managers.

Clients: Pampers (Kandoo and Under Jams)
Noble, Chicago, IL
Art Director, May 2006 – November 2007


Worked in a results driven agency environment with account teams, developers, and senior art directors to design and produce intelligent, aesthetically pleasing online content. Met with offline branding teams and clients to provide insight on web standards and best practices while developing interactive communication strategy. Created online advertising including banner campaigns, email blasts, sweepstakes, promotions, websites, and microsites.

Clients: American Airlines, Borden Cheese, Campbell, Country Insurance, Gerber, Sunkist, Midwest Airlines, Pepperidge Farm, Quaker, Truitt Bros., Tyson


J.D. Technology Systems, Inc., Chicago, IL
Web Designer, January 2005 – May 2006


Worked as lead designer defining creative and design direction for the company. Lead production team while also acting as primary client contact on all design and development projects. Teamed with developers to create websites for external clients, many of who previously had zero online presence.

Clients: Accounting Associates, Bell Financial, E-Squared Engineering, Employee Legal Services, Guardian Angels Homecare, Mid-American Tape and Reel, Nuvu Builders, Waste Management Solutions

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