Ann Schecter

Graphic / UI Designer

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Profile

I provide branding and design services for organizations looking to increase their brand awareness and raise their brand quality. My design background touches all aspects of organizational design including print, web, and application mediums. I take a holistic approach to branding and design to bring the big picture to light and achieve organizational goals.


Skills

Design

Listening to my clients and getting an understanding of their business objectives is the first thing I do before starting the design process. Clean and simple are my guiding design strategies.

Branding

I believe that having a strong brand identity is the foundation of visual communication. If the consumer gets the message loud and clear, the branding has done its job.

Communication

Open and honest communication is important to me. When multiple parties work together on a project, communication is a key factor in delivering a successful project. I am a team player and I greatly enjoy working with others.


Technical

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • PowerPoint
  • Invision
  • 3ds Max
  • Maya
  • HTML / CSS
  • Wordpress
  • DotNetNuke
  • Drupal
  • Mac
  • Windows

Experience

2011 - Present
Creative Lead
Schecter & Co, Portland, OR

Act as the creative lead for all company design and user experience work in both print and web mediums. Design and implement custom responsive themes for clients for many different CMS systems. Establish brand guidelines and strategy guidance to help deliver a cohesive brand experience for clients.

2017 - Present
Creative Lead - Consultant
NetVendor, Tualatin, OR

Provide overall brand strategy guidance and direction for the organization. Create marketing and sales materials to accelerate growth and relay brand priorities. Improve overall design aesthetics and usability of main platform for application platform users.

2007 - 2011
UX/UI Design Lead
Trendcore - Atlanta, GA

Created custom themes for client sites from the ground up and implemented them for many different CMS systems. Worked with the engineering team to improve the user experience for custom modules created in house. Designed product logos, email campaigns, and print media for clients. Some of the clients included the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN), The City of Cape Coral, Florida, The Pocono Mountain School District in Pennsylvania, Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), American Society of News Editors (ASNE), Srixon/Cleveland Golf, and Blue Sombrero, LLC.

2006 - 2007
.NET Website Developer - Internship
Graystone.NET - Atlanta, GA

Developed custom web applications using Microsoft .NET. Worked with the senior software engineers and the chief technology officer (CTO) to help develop and test custom web applications to use in healthcare management systems. Assisted the lead animator as needed with animation tasks.

2006
Website Developer - Contract
Brandmovers Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Worked with the executive team and customers to develop themes using DotNetNuke (DNN), a web content management framework based on Microsoft.NET. Create themes and set up the information architecture for UMIX, an online community for dining, shopping, and other nightlife events that allowed users to earn rewards points for completing various site activities.

2004-2005
Assistant - Internship
Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV) - Atlanta, GA

Assisted the director of public relations with day to day operations. Designed and maintained the organization website. Helped coordinate and assisted an annual diplomatic event, the International Consular Ball and other organizational events.

2000 - 2001
Web Developer
Cyber Image - Bangkok, Thailand

Worked with the software engineering teams to build custom web applications such as online property listing applications using HTML, JavaScript, ASP, and SQL. Worked with marketing teams to define project requirements and created application specifications. Create data analytics and traffic reporting analysis to provide insights into customer behaviors in order to increase traffic and revenue.

1998-2000
Information System Auditor
Thai Life Insurance Headquarter - Bangkok, Thailand

Worked with the audit teams to research and identify areas of the business that were prone to human errors. Provided analysis audit reports with efficiency solutions to improve overall company workflow. Traveled to branch offices to observe the company employees as they worked and helped identify and manage various areas that presented a risk to the company.


Education

2007-2008
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Masters of Science in Applied Computer Science
2002-2005
The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Media Arts and Animation
1995-1998
Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand
Bachelors of Computer Science