Aaron Merritt ~ Resume

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STRENGTHS & ASSETS

  • 10+ years of Visual Design, Web Design & Production, and Branding Experience; 3 years of working exclusively on Digital Products
  • I design with the User’s Experience in mind; I design with Dev Capabilities in mind; I design with Accessibility in mind
  • Highly organized, motivated, and detail oriented. Pixel perfect attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of all aspects of the Adobe Creative Suite for all forms of media, HTML5 and CSS3, with knowledge of other languages
  • Experience working in both Agile and Waterfall development environments including collaboration and development tools

EXPERIENCE

Relay Health/McKesson
Emeryville, CA
October 2016 – Present        User Experience Designer

Designing the interface and visual design system for a pre-launch data wire monitoring service in the health care space. Working with product managers and developers to create consistent experiences, custom framework based on html & css (SaaS), Angular 2.0, and Bootstrap, with individual applications within the product.
 

Wells Fargo Wholesale
San Francisco, CA
November 2015 – October 2016        CX Interaction Designer 3 – Senior Visual Designer

Visual designer as part of the frameworks crossfunctional team, responsible for create new frameworks features, creating specs, working with FED to get assets built and delivered. Product is a commercial banking software that uses responsive code built with html and css and conforms to accessibility standards.
 

Accellion
Palo Alto, CA
February 2015 – August 2015        User Interface Designer

User Interface designer in the engineering department for the user experience team for enterprise cloud storage and collaboration software in an agile development environment. Creating and organizing user interface, icons, workflows, and product feature prototypes and storyboards. Creating visual standards and guidelines for the visual design of the software for desktop, web, and mobile environments. Some marketing work creating brand guidelines, trade show graphics, and other design projects.
 

@WalmartLabs
San Mateo, CA
August 2014 – February 2015        Senior Production Artist

In the imagery department for Walmart.com, delivered high quality photo retouching, compositing, and color corrections to photographed products to be added to the Walmart.com web site. Worked with the art director to design and create lifestyle composite images for the web site, as well as content management and error correction of the image database for the web site Walmart.com.
 

Aaron Merritt Designs
San Francisco Bay Area
Sep 1999 – Present        Production Designer

Starting from scratch, I created my own design business, and built up an extensive client list of projects I worked on over the last 15 years. This includes all contract and freelance projects filling in any gaps from longer listed positions, as well as an extensive list of clients that I created materials for directly. Over this time, I built a network of vendors I would work with consistently, as well as additional designers and artists who could create specialized artwork as needed by my clients.

Contract work was both on site and off, produced digital and print products for marketing, graphic design, and brand management. Clients included StudioMoon, Mulberry Neckwear, Williams Sonoma, Prosper.com, Young & Rubicam, 21st Amendment, Nagy Design, Luxon-Carra, and many more. Types of projects have included brand guidelines, UI guidelines, user interface, banner ads, responsive web sites, photo retouching, marketing collateral, annual reports, training materials, powerpoint presentations, brochures, catalog layouts, and much more, as seen on my portfolio at imageotter.com.

For a list of clients I have contracted with, please refer to the client list page.
 

Pearson Education
San Francisco, CA
September 2010 – January 2013        Graphic Designer

Position with the marketing department to produce marketing materials, brochures, direct mail, postcards, and other collateral delivered within an extremely tight schedule with high standards. Working with product managers, designers, copywriters, and print vendors, on production heavy designs and files.
 

Landor and Associates
San Francisco, CA
January 2008 – September 2010        Production Artist

Working as part of the implementation team on site at the Bay Area’s largest branding and identity firm to assist with the creation and delivery of brand guidelines and assets for several fortune 500 companies and technology companies, including Abbot, Coors, Chevron, Chefs Magazine, Texas Instruments, NetApp, Logitech and more.

EDUCATION

MFA
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

BFA
Ohio University, Athens, OH

COMPUTER SKILLS

Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks), Microsoft Word and Power Point, WordPress, HTML5 and CSS3, wireframing, prototyping, color profiles, font management, image preparation, file and image management, CMS, file setup, pre-press and more. Project tracking & collaboration systems such as Jira, Confluence and InVision.

REFERENCES

Available upon request