ABOUT ME

WHO AM I?

In the first grade I was introduced to Adobe Illustrator and immediately knew that digital art would be my profession. Thirty-one years later I'm a graphic designer, illustrator, multimedia artist, web & social media designer and front-end developer. Now I'm looking for my next challenge/professional home.

I enjoy creating an experience, making something memorable and realizing my own and other people's projects and ideas. One of my favorite things to do each day is to solve a puzzle or learn something new in design or development. Beauty surrounds us and I love the small part I play in adding to it.

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TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Acrobat); Microsoft Office; WordPres; Drupal; Composer; Movable Type; Joomla; Bootstrap; EveryAction; Blue State Digital; NationBuilder; MailChimp; Text Wrangler; Sublime; Coda; GIT/Gitbox/Bitbucket; HTML; CSS/Sass; Javascript; Twig; XML; PHP editing; Sketch; Invision; 503 Web Accessibility; SEO; Motion; Asana, JobTraq, Slack and Jira.

WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA DESIGN

90%

GRAPHIC DESIGN

90%

WEB DEVELOPMENT & UX

90%

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN

80%

ILLUSTRATION & FINE ART

80%

EDUCATION

1999-2002

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Art and Academic Scholarship Recipient; MU Student Leader Award

2011

CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Continuing Education Course

EXPERIENCE

November 2017–Present

NGPVAN | EveryAction

Front End Web Developer and Designer

• Develop and design Drupal 8 (mobile-first/responsive) custom themes and websites; including complex logic mapping and unique functionality. Setup site that allow for EveryAction tool integration. Test and modify modules to enable client requested site features. • Enhance the functionality and aesthetic of EveryAction themes and forms while staying informed of newest product features. Provide UX feedback to product team. • Provide a portfolio of progressive clients each with project consultation, wireframe/mockup/UX design, best practices advice, project management, digital training, ongoing support and site maintenance. • Manage the full lifecycle of websites from migration, creation, publishing, securing, updating, troubleshooting and decommissioning.

June 2012–October 2017

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Washington, DC

Senior Front End Web Designer and Developer

• Held lead role designing, developing, troubleshooting and strategizing (wireframing, UX mapped) for SEIU International as well as SEIU Locals and online campaign properties utilizing Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Movable Type, Craft, Squarespace, Weebly and Nationbuilder. • Executed expert level Wordpress installation (for stand alone and cluster sites), theme customizing, site & database migrating, troubleshooting/updating and script conflict resolving, implementing SEO and accessibility, training and writing user guides. • Designed and built complex forms (including features: hand-coded live validation and input autocomplete), online tools (such as interactive maps and pre-populated Tweet generators) and emails (using Craft, MailChimp and Blue State Digital). • Created shares and graphics for a wide range of social media platforms, sites, emails and mobile devices.

December 2007–2012

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Washington, DC

Senior Graphic Designer

• Managed and serviced SEIU Local and International client’s complete print/multimedia design needs. • Utilized Adobe Creative Suite, Motion and Microsoft Office to design and track production of a full array of materials (such as: reports, flyers, banners, logos, apparel designs, promotional materials, advertisements, animations, presentations, posters, invitations, conference room design, maps and illustrations) • Adhered to union-wide quality standards and technical production guidelines. Assisted in training SEIU local union and international staff and offered advice on best design and branding practices.

July 2007–2008

American College of Preventive Medicine; Washington, DC

Contract Graphic Designer

• Custom Designed: Created brochures, conference booklets, advertisements, postcards and logos. • Assisted with a variety of corporate identity pieces, completed magazine advertisement designs, performed research on human trafficking and editing of marketing materials.

September 2005–2007

Families ONLY Publishing and Marketing, Bethesda, MD

Creative Director

• Custom Designed and Managed: Developed creative concepts, constructed advertisements and magazine layouts. Custom designed logos, booklets, brochures, media kits, self-promotional materials and other company branding materials. Contributed to the update and re-design of the company’s website. • Workflow Organization: Oversaw staff workflow including editor, sales representatives, designer, photographer, staff writer, and printers. Tracked the efficiency of most production processes. • Client Relations: Listened and advised clients on branding and advertisement design.

August 2003–2005

Atlantic Direct Marketing/Valpak of Maryland, Rockville, MD

Graphic Design Director

• Custom Designed and Managed: Drafted concepts and designed printed materials. • Established corporate identity/branding and enhancement. Regularly selected and purchased stock photography for company use. Client range included service, retail, educational, and fitness industries. • Managed client and printer relations: Developed and maintained positive and professional relationships with clients. Managed print job workflow including scheduling, proofing, pricing, and execution. • Administrative Responsibilities: Generated ad and font archives, maintained hardware and software.

January 2003–August 2003

The Capital Newspaper, Annapolis, MD

Graphic Designer

• Designed retail and classified advertisements, flyer and group page designs, selected and adjusted digital images. Proofread advertisements created by other members of the design department.

HIRE ME FOR:

WEB DESIGN & UI

Website Migration, Website Redesign, Search Engine Optimization, Website Building, Online Store Setup, E-Newsletter Template Creation, Section 508 Compliance Testing, Mobile Device Testing

USER FLOW & WIREFRAMES

Full Site Wireframe Design, Complete Online Presence Campaign Creation (Site & Social Media Profiles), Site Mapping and Strategy

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Full service print design, fine art, digital photo enhancement, illustration, and animation and brand creation

MOBILE APP DESIGN

Web and mobile device app brainstorming, mapping and creation

LOGO DESIGN

Logo redesign and design for personal and professional use

Visual Arts & Crafts

Painting, Illustrations, Comics, Custom Painted Sneakers, Apparel, Jewelry, Props, Event Staging

CONTACT ADDRESS

1354 Taylor Street NW, Unit B

sa.callahan@gmail.com

240.643.7257