Costume Company Photography Processes and Studio Design
For the past 2 years, I have been working as the Photography Department Manager for a high-end costume company, where I not only supervise the photography production workflow, but have spearheaded and implemented the creation of an in-house photography studio and streamlined and documented photography processes and procedures. Highlighted Achievements: • Outsourced repetitive photo retouching tasks to a specialist company that could offer greater value for the time spent. This saves the company on average $1225 per every 100 photos edited, and gives the in-house team 100 hours of time for other work. • Introduced Lightroom as a photo editing resource. This allows for batch editing and speedier processing to further increase the department’s photo processing capacity, as well as improving quality and allowing for more finite detail editing in RAW. • Researched, planned, and put together an in-house photo studio, adhering to a strict budget. This investment paid for itself within one month, and the department is now able to conduct more frequent and higher quality photoshoots on about 1/3 of its former budget.
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AgFind, Contact Finder Mobile App UI/UX Design for USDA
Contact Finder Mobile App Wireframing and UI Design using Balsamiq. Worked directly with Mobile Developer to manage design implementation and testing. Directed app marketing and communications efforts, including HTML email design for email campaign, articles for internal newsletters, and a QuickTime video tour of the app’s interface and functionality. The mobile app was designed to meet Section 508 requirements for accessibility.
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Designing a Business Site: the Illada Website Re-design Process
User Interface Design Process for Consulting Business Website Notebook mockup created by Medialoot.com These are some screenshots showing the iterative design process for the User Interface of a website designed for Illada LLC, a Fort Collins consulting group. Goals and Requirements Specific client requests included: Responsive Design Green + Blue Color Scheme “Submit Your Resume” function Contact Us area Ability to post White Papers More personalized and relevant photos + graphics I interviewed the stakeholders and reviewed their existing site and content to establish: a) What does the company excel at? – Program and Project Management, generally IT related and mostly for government clients, but Program Management really seemed to be the STAR of their service offerings. b) What makes Illada different? Length of experience/service in their industry; strength of their network and connections and the personalized service they offer; considerable experience and certifications Content Top Priorities: What Illada does + what value they provide Socioeconomic statuses and certifications Design Problems Based on my research and interviews, I established a few Design Problems that the site redesign needed to address. The existing site design was not an accurate reflection of their brand. The most important information was buried […]
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Case Study: DASH mobile app
DASH – Service Status Mobile App Mockups of the Dash App for iPhone 4 Project Overview “Dash” was created while working with developers, project managers, and stakeholders in an agile (Scrum) environment using JIRA project management and communication tools. I prepared the layout and visual design for this internal service status notification app, using Photoshop and Illustrator. I was responsible for designing and optimizing all icons and visual elements. Additionally, this project required the front-end development and database design for a companion administrator’s web portal (tools used: Drupal, Pantheon, MySQL, Acquia Dev Desktop, and GitHub). I prepared a centralized, shareable document repository for development documentation, and authored proposals, project plans, training and marketing plans, etc. and gave presentations to key stakeholders. The mobile app and companion web app were designed to meet Section 508 requirements for accessibility. Companion Web Portal – Sketches and Wireframes We determined that the necessary core experience for the average user was fulfilled by the mobile application, so it was acceptable and even beneficial to add in secondary functionality incrementally for larger devices. Therefore, for the Dash service management tool, the admin console is only available through the desktop web app. Of the many employees that would […]
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