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Marlene Mayman Résumé/CV

Multimedia Designer • Web Site Management

Graphic Design • Web Design • Information Architecture • Template Engineering

[email protected]

Web Design Portfolio
Graphic Design Portfolio
Artwork Portfolio


Objective

  Create graphic designs that effectively communicate. Develop user-friendly, elegant interfaces for web sites and web-based applications. Promote thoughtful and effective user-centric methodologies. Work with passionate, collaborative and earnest teams.


Key Skills

Web: After my revamp, one large site's user sessions grew over 55%
• HTML, XHTML, CSS
• Web Site Management
• UI / Interaction Design
• Usability Testing/Heuristics Evaluation
• IA and Taxonomy
• Design for Portals and CMSs
• eCommerce Design
• Graphics and Code Optimization
• Style Guides (download a sample from Chevron Texaco project)
• Template Construction
• Web Content Creation
• Project Transition: Documentation, Handoff and Training

Graphic Design:

• Print Design
• Illustration and Graphic Design
• Packaging Design
• Marketing Design
• Image Editing and Photo Manipulation
• Trade Show Booth Design
• Management of Colors, Fonts, Linked Art, Logos, Archives
• Style Guides
• Production File Preparation and Transfer

Software:

Comfortable on Mac or Windows
• Dreamweaver, BBEdit / Notepad, Web Trends, Google Analytics and other log analyzers, FTP, VPN
• Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office

Personality:

Dedicated, good-natured
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creative and analytic
• Both independently motivated and valuable team member
• Quick study; detail oriented


Experience

2001 to present

FREELANCE

Designs for diverse small to large clients.

WEB DESIGN
• site conceptualization
• template engineering
• information architecture
• graphics optimization
• user interface design
• HTML & CSS coding
• "look and feel" design
• hosting & email setup
• page editing and maintenance
(also see key skills above)

Web clients included ChevronTexaco, OpeningHorizons.com, DC-Chiropractic.com, BackCountryMassage.com, DivaCompetition.com, MountainMystic.com, AllPredictive.com, etc.

GRAPHIC DESIGN
• logos
• fliers
• patches & stickers
• business cards
• rack cards
• product design, including files for manufacturing
• brochures
• newsletters
• packaging design
• postcards
• illustrations
• counter/display design
(also see key skills above)

Graphic design clients included The Healing Arts Center of Georgetown, Political Dog, Active Life Massage Therapy, Great Balls of Fire (fire performance), Front Royal Bicycles, Kindest Cut, University Hills Community Association, Buccaneer Games, etc.


December 2002
to
November 2006


LOONEYLABS.COM

Graphic Designer, Web Developer, Contact Manager, Customer Relations, etc.

GRAPHIC DESIGN
• posters, fliers, brochures
• game component design (playing cards, rules, boards, etc.)
• packaging design
• game production prototyping / templating
• advertising
• convention booth design (backdrops, signs, displays, etc.)
• newsletters
• convention schedules and other booth literature

WEB DESIGN
• web site prototyping
• intranet & extranet process design
• content writing & editing
• template engineering
• new site conceptualization, layout and design for revamped site proposal

 

May 2002
to
February 2003

 

UNDER ONE LEAF

Graphic Designer, Webmaster

GRAPHIC DESIGN
• product design
• advertising design
• packaging design
• photography

WEB DESIGN
• information architecture
• template engineering
• e-commerce design
• site design
• HTML and CSS
• content guidance and editing

 

January 2002
to
February 2002

 

LOUIS ROSENFELD

Consultant
Author Louis Rosenfeld has written a case-study chapter on evolt.org (see below) published in the 2nd edition of his IA book(1). Provided in-depth answers on the development of evolt.org's IA; reviewed first draft of chapter and provided feedback/clarification.

1. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Peter Morville co-author, O'Reilly, 1998

 

June 2000
to
October 2001

 

CDG SOLUTIONS INC.

Web Designer, Developer, Usability Advisor

Various services for 12 clients including:
• interface architecture
• multi-nav-depth page prototyping, paper to high resolution
• final "look-and-feel" design
• on-line application UI design
• template engineering
• image and code optimization
• project transition
• coding for browser/platform consistency
• usability guidance, site reviews and test observation

USABILITY TOOLBOX:

Researched and wrote extensive set of usability guidelines and checklists; collected usability methodologies. Participated in usability testing for Fannie Mae projects.

SELECT PROJECTS FOR CDG SOLUTIONS CLIENTS:

Fannie Mae
Six syndicated home-buying calculators: design & complete HTML/CSS; style guide; usability testing. Also designs for affiliate web pages (FedEx, Sears, Walmart).

ElCid.com
Proposed site design.

NACDS.org
Proposed site design; HTML/CSS templates; style guide; usability assessment (for conference sub-site).

CarrAmerica.com
Proposed site design.

KeyBridge.com
Preliminary intranet and extranet flow and layout; service diagrams.

ChainDrugStore.net
Site design.

 

February 2000
to
May 2000

 

CIVICZONE.COM

Manager, Creative Development (Web Producer)
Directed production of web site and all visual elements for start-up (branding, marketing). Redesigned, coded and managed site front-end. Usability testing. Interfaced with back-end contractors in developing CivicFlash product. Produced imagery for marketing materials.

 

September 1999
to
February 2000

 

AMAZING MEDIA INC.

Web Manager
Rebuilt and managed web site for this dot-com startup Completely overhauled on-line application interaction design and prototype.

 

March 1998
to
September 1999

 

COLLEGE OF AG. AND NATURAL RESOURCES, UNIV. OF MARYLAND (COLLEGE PARK)

Web Developer & Site Manager
Revamped, expanded, and managed this 14,000+ page site, during which user sessions grew >55%. Coordinated efforts of more than 65 people; provided training.

 

December 1998 (inception)
to
February 2003

 

EVOLT.ORG

Co-founder
On-line web developer community at http://evolt.org/.
Cofounder and administrative member; past Executive Director and Treasurer; content, coding and design contributor. Involved in strategic decision-making from inception.

 

November 1997
to
March 1998

 

GLOBAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Web Designer
Web site design, development and maintenance

 

November 1995
to
November 1997

 

TSI TELSYS INC.

Graphic Designer and Production Coordinator, Webmaster
Hired as in-house graphic designer; instated as webmaster. Revamped and managed site. Also produced marketing materials, trade show booth graphics and technical manuals.


Articles Published

  Please note that these articles were published under my maiden name, Marlene Bruce:
  Rolling the Start-Up Dice - December 2000
Design to Realistic Window Sizes - September 2000
Accessibility: More Than the Right Thing to Do - August 1999
A Brief Introduction to Server Logs - July 1999
Optimizing Art for the Internet - June 1999
Web Site Development Tips - 1998 to 1999


Education

   
2002 Foothill College
Introduction to XML; Web Strategy and Marketing

2001

Macromedia Accessibility Seminar

2001

Fannie Mae Usability Assessment
      Four day-long sessions to assess calculator designs

1999

NIH Accessibility Seminar

1998 to 1999

University of Maryland "Web Clinics"
      Keeping on the Web Track (I co-taught this clinic)
      Web Security
      Design and Graphics on the Web
      Working with Netscape Composer

1997

Web97
      Web Design and Development Conference

1997

Edward Tufte
      Seminar: "Presenting Data and Information"

1996

EEI Training
      Macromedia Director Seminar

1991 to 1992

Bowie State University
      Teaching Certificate in Art K - 12
      "Outstanding Achievement in Art"

1987 to 1989

Washington College
      Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art

1985 to 1987

Prince George's Community College
      Associate of Arts Degree
      Honors Graduate

References and additional examples of work furnished on request.