What I can do
The majority of my professional career is in teaching web design-related topics at the college level supplemented with freelance design work. I am looking to pivot from teaching to working in industry where I can use my skills to benefit others. Here is a TL;DR list of the things I can do:
Web Design and Development
- Mobile-first, responsive design for web
- Information architecture, wireframing, and prototyping
- WordPress-based sites with custom designed and coded themes
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Graphic Design and Illustration
- Logo design and branding
- Single- and multi-page type documents (flyers, posters, postcards, newsletters, brochures, etc.)
- Vector- and raster-based digital illustration
- Traditional media illustration (pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, pen and ink)
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Interactive and Animated Graphics
- Animation via timeline with Animate CC
- Design and produce animated interactive projects
- Design and code animated effects for interface elements
- Storyboard and plan animations
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- Identify and write course competencies and learning objectives
- Research technical and design subjects
- Develop and write syllabi, lesson plans, and course materials
- Develop and write evaluation rubrics
- Present learning materials to individuals or groups
- Design projects for evaluating learning and comprehension
- Teaching portfolio materials are available upon request.
Tools I use
- Sketchpads, index cards, and most drawing implements for putting ideas to paper where we can see them
- Ears for listening
- Graphics and layout software for creating illustrations, manipulating photos, creating layouts, and building prototypes and wireframes. The most used programs are Adobe CC’ suite’s biggies (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Animate), but I also use Sketch and a few other programs that best suit the needs at hand.
- Panic, Inc.’s Coda 2 is my preferred editor for writing code, but text is text and most editors are cool. Except Window’s Notepad.
- Office-type software (Google, Apple, or Microsoft) for writing, creating presentations, and working with spreadsheets. I also do a fair bit of composing using Markdown and Byword.
Those who can…
“What really is the point of trying to teach anything to anybody?”
This question seemed to provoke a murmur of sympathetic approval from up and down the table.
Richard continued, “What I mean is that if you really want to understand something, the best way is to try and explain it to someone else. That forces you to sort it out in your mind. And the more slow and dim-witted your pupil, the more you have to break things down into more and more simple ideas. And that’s really the essence of programming. By the time you’ve sorted out a complicated idea into little steps that even a stupid machine can deal with, you’ve learned something about it yourself.”
From Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams.
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