Armando Garcia’s Résumé

Armando Garcia’s

Résumé

Armando Garcia’s 

Résumé

SUMMARY

What follows is a breakdown of my toolset. The lists include the applications, methods, and techniques that I confidently and skillfully employ in the design process.

User Research

  • Card sorting
  • Tree testing
  • Content audits
  • Contextual analysis
  • Surveys
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Personas
  • User journey maps
  • Emotional mapping
  • Prototyping
  • Usability testing
  • A/B testing

Rapid Prototyping

  • Adobe XD
  • Balsamiq
  • Git
  • InVision
  • Marvel
  • Sketch
  • Sublime
  • Zeplin

Composition

  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop

SKILLS

User-Centered Design

  • Affinity diagramming
  • Concept modeling
  • Concept strategy
  • Information architecture
  • Micro-copy writing
  • Product development
  • Research design & methods
  • Usability testing
  • User research

Interaction Design

  • Bootstrap, CSS Grid, SASS (SCSS)
  • CSS, HTML, JavaScript
  • CSS transforms & transitions
  • Developing for accessibility
  • Rapid & interactive prototyping
  • Responsive & intrinsic web design

Visual Communication Design

  • Brand communications (marketing, advertising)
  • Brand expression (design systems, visual identity systems)
  • Composition (layout, typography)
  • Publishing (digital & print)
  • Brand communications (marketing, advertising)
  • Brand expression (design systems, visual identity systems)
  • Composition (layout, typography)
  • Publishing (digital & print)

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Freelance Web & Visual Design, CO
Web (UX & UI) Designer

1/2017–present

1/2017–present

1/2017–present

1/2017–present

  • Establish visual style guidelines and produce templates for dozens of web products across platforms, businesses and user segments.

  • Collaborate with art directors, web developers, and founders to tailor and execute a strategy for the development and sustainability of brand expression.

  • Established style guidelines for the visual design of over 60 websites in collaboration with web designers and developers.

  • Establish visual style guidelines and produce templates for dozens of web products across platforms, businesses and user segments.

  • Collaborate with art directors, web developers, and founders to tailor and execute a strategy for the development and sustainability of brand expression.

  • Established style guidelines for the visual design of over 60 websites in collaboration with web designers and developers.

  • Establish visual style guidelines and produce templates for dozens of web products across platforms, businesses
    and user segments.

  • Collaborate with art directors, web developers, and founders to tailor and execute a strategy for the development and sustainability of brand expression.

  • Established style guidelines for the visual design of over 60 websites in collaboration with web designers and developers.

Social Solar, NY
Product Designer, Brand Strategy Consultant

Social Solar, NY
Product Designer, 
Brand Strategy Consultant

Social Solar, NY
Product Designer, 
Brand Strategy Consultant

4/2019–7/2019

4/2019–7/2019

4/2019–7/2019

4/2019–7/2019

  • Completed hand-off of the web app’s beta version, which will serve to gather research for user segmentation and evaluate their preferences.

  • Iterated the MVP (most viable product) to further develop and design user flows by evaluating the results of initial usability testing of the MVP.

  • Presented the updated prototype to initial investors group and secured funding to complete development of the beta version.

  • Completed hand-off of the web app’s beta version, which will serve to gather research for user segmentation and evaluate their preferences.

  • Iterated the MVP (most viable product) to further develop and design user flows by evaluating the results of initial usability testing of the MVP.

  • Presented the updated prototype to initial investors group and secured funding to complete development of the beta version.

  • Completed hand-off of the web app’s beta version, which will serve to gather research for user segmentation and evaluate their preferences.

  • Iterated the MVP (most viable product) to further develop and design user flows by evaluating the results of initial usability testing of the MVP.

  • Presented the updated prototype to initial investors group and secured funding to complete development of the beta version.

Social Solar, NY
Web (UX & UI) Designer

6/2018–8/2018

6/2018–8/2018

6/2018–8/2018

6/2018–8/2018

  • Recognized by Cleantech Open as one of the six finalists for innovative product design at Global Forum 2019 US.
  • Collaborated with financial engineers, web developers, and UX designers to research, define, test, and develop an interactive platform as MVP.

  • Translated the information architecture, navigation, and web design to produce models to evaluate the flows (new user registration, registered user login, a membership portal, and an analytical dashboard).

  • Recognized by Cleantech Open as one of the six finalists for innovative product design at Global Forum 2019 US.
  • Collaborated with financial engineers, web developers, and UX designers to research, define, test, and develop an interactive platform as MVP.

  • Translated the information architecture, navigation, and web design to produce models to evaluate the flows (new user registration, registered user login, a membership portal, and an analytical dashboard).

  • Recognized by Cleantech Open as one of the six finalists for innovative product design at Global Forum 2019 US.
  • Collaborated with financial engineers, web developers, and UX designers to research, define, test, and develop an interactive platform as MVP.

  • Translated the information architecture, navigation, and web design to produce models to evaluate the flows (new user registration, registered user login, a membership portal, and an analytical dashboard).

Proof Advertising, TX
Visual Designer, Production Artist

Proof Advertising, TX
Visual Designer,
Production Artist

Proof Advertising, TX
Visual Designer,
Production Artist

4/2016–3/2017

4/2016–3/2017

4/2016–3/2017

4/2016–3/2017

  • Wrote animations by applying interaction design processes and directly manipulating CSS3 elements’ transform and transition properties.

  • Produced communications and motion graphic design for clients like Subway, Mouser, and Sabre (segment markets across the US and Canada).

  • Iterated design in languages that include English, Spanish, and French–Quebec to fulfill needs from a broad range in customer segments.

  • Wrote animations by applying interaction design processes and directly manipulating CSS3 elements’ transform and transition properties.

  • Produced communications and motion graphic design for clients like Subway, Mouser, and Sabre (segment markets across the US and Canada).

  • Iterated design in languages that include English, Spanish, and French–Quebec to fulfill needs from a broad range in customer segments.

  • Wrote animations by applying interaction design processes and directly manipulating CSS3 elements’ transform and transition properties.

  • Produced communications and motion graphic design for clients like Subway, Mouser, and Sabre (segment markets across the US and Canada).

  • Iterated design in languages that include English, Spanish, and French–Quebec to fulfill needs from a broad range in customer segments.

Wyatt Brand, TX
Junior Designer

8/2014–12/2015

8/2014–12/2015

8/2014–12/2015

8/2014–12/2015

  • Led the ideation, conceptualization, and development of brand identity to communicate an event rooted in sustaining stakeholder engagement, to promote corporate sponsorship, and increase levels of support.

  • Promoted awareness and value of arts and culture programs by producing, editing, and applying redesign of multi-media branding and marketing communications.

  • Led the ideation, conceptualization, and development of brand identity to communicate an event rooted in sustaining stakeholder engagement, to promote corporate sponsorship, and increase levels of support.

  • Promoted awareness and value of arts and culture programs by producing, editing, and applying redesign of multi-media branding and marketing communications.

  • Led the ideation, conceptualization, and development of brand identity to communicate an event rooted in sustaining stakeholder engagement, to promote corporate sponsorship, and increase levels of support.

  • Promoted awareness and value of arts and culture programs by producing, editing, and applying redesign of multi-media branding and marketing communications.

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute

New York, New York

New York, NY

New York, New York

  • Master of Science in Information Experience Design

Texas State University

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos, TX

San Marcos, Texas

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

Armando Garcia’s Résumé

Armando Garcia’s

Résumé

Armando Garcia’s

Résumé