Summary

Chris is a seasoned web, graphic and UI/UX designer utilizing the full range of Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Fireworks. He has designed style guides, wire frames, prototypes, high fidelity mock-ups and interfaces for web and mobile devices utilizing Axure, hand drawn sketches and white boarding techniques for the U.S. State Department, USMC, FEMA and GSA – all within agile working environments. He has extensive experience with WordPress and Drupal.

Additionally, Chris has twenty years of graphic design experience in Mac and PC environments for all kinds of clients – including advertising agencies, national magazines and direct mail consulting firms.

Chris has an active Secret Security Clearance and does not foresee any problems obtaining a future TS/SCI clearance.

Professional Experience

Bluewater Federal | Stafford, Virginia | Sept. 2016 – February 2017

FEMA – UI/UX Designer

  • Submitted proposals for a reorganization of the Ready.Gov website
  • Designed wireframes and style guides for the proposed redesigned of the Ready.Gov web site

GSA –  UI/UX Designer & Digital Media Specialist

Utilized Drupal, 508 Compliances and maintained GSA’s styleguide throughout www.gsa.gov

  • Redesigned the GSA Rate Per Diem table – the highest trafficked GSA web page
  • Responsible for assuring 508 compliance and style guide consistencies throughout www.gsa.gov
  • Redesigned and maintained various GSA web pages utilizing Drupal Content Management System

EDSI | Stafford, Virginia | Dec. 2015 – Sept. 2016

Head of UI/UX Design for USMC-PM Ammo
UI/UX Web and Graphic Designer

Utilizing Axure, Bootstrap, FontAwesome, Adobe Creative Suite Programs, DNN & Telerik

  • Redesigned and updated the UI/UX of multiple USMC-PM Ammo web applications\
  • Currently designs all UI/UX mock-ups utilizing hand sketches, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Creates UI/UX wireframes utilizing Axure
  • Additional responsibilities include making key design decisions while working in a collaborative, agile environment with business analysts in order to enable USMC Marines to access information more quickly and efficiently

Sevatec | Fairfax, Virginia | Feb. 2015 – Dec. 2015

Senior Web Designer
U.S. Department of State Embassy Platform Redesign Implementation Team
Web and Graphic Designer, Contractor to the Department of State

Utilizing WordPress, CSS, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator and InDesign:

  • Created the visual design of all main pages and sections of the U.S. Embassy Redesigned site – including side bars and footer designs for desktop and mobile
  • Fulfills role as Web and Graphic Designer at Department of State’s IIP Office of Digital Publishing
  • Designs all mock-ups of the wire frames for the CMS using Fireworks, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Designs the style guide that accompanies all technical documentation utilizing InDesign
  • Responsible for designing and creating all logos, headers, footers and icons needed for the new CMS
  • Documents all CSS used in creating each mock-up page to assist developers
  • Assists in the WordPress CMS Embassy migration of several countries

STG Inc./Access Systems Inc. | Stafford, Virginia | Sept. 2009 – Feb. 2015

Web Designer, Developer and Graphic Designer
Was the lead visual and UI/UX designer for five different project teams

Utilized Axure, Photoshop, Fireworks, HTML 5, CSS, Telerik, SharePoint, Wiki Pages, MadCap Flare:

  • Redesigned EES, CAMO, ABES, eQual, MAKE, OIS-MC web application and logos for the USMC|
  • Program Manager for Ammunition division using Adobe Creative Suite, hand-sketches & white boards
  • Conceptualized prototypes, high fidelity mock-ups and UI/UX interfaces using Axure
  • Designed and maintained style guides for seven different USMC-PMAmmo applications
  • Designed seven different MadCap Flare Online Help Systems

DRCS | McLean, VA | 1999 – 2009

Senior Web and Graphic Designer

Adobe Creative Suite programs: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, QuickTime, Acrobat, InDesign:

  • Was the lead designer in the creation of all international World Cancer Research Fund clients (England, France, Netherlands, Germany and Hong Kong)
  • Created and designed all corporate marketing materials including sales collateral, media kits, newsletters and PowerPoint presentations for upper management
  • Was the lead designer in the creation of all international World Cancer Research Fund clients (England, France, Netherlands, Germany and Hong Kong)
  • Designed and modified multi-language tree navigation menus in French, Dutch, German and Cantonese utilizing CSS and javascript.
    Adhered to strict corporate guidelines and budget requests for the World Cancer Research Fund
  • Created and designed all corporate marketing materials including sales collateral, media kits, newsletter and PowerPoint presentations for upper managementOther duties included:
    Coordinated all phases of French and Dutch sites for WCRF and mentored French and Dutch web project managers in all web site-related issues
  • Created, organized, and designed all marathon donation sections for the WCRF (Netherlands)
  • Designed all direct mail in-house clients’ web sites while maintaining a cohesive look that matched clients’ print collateral

Denniberg Advertising | Rockville, MD | 1997 – 1999

Graphic Designer and Web Designer

  • Worked on national campaign ads for Buick and other clients.
  • Designed and created ad agency’s first web site.
  • Designed newspaper advertising and display ads for major car dealerships in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Independent Consultant

Alexandria School System | Summer 2010

  • PDF design of Algebra I and Grade 3 Math courses designed in MadCap Flare
  • PDF design of Literacy Framework also designed in MadCap Flare

Nifty Copper Operation Birla Pty Ltd, Australia | Fall 2010

  • Illustration & design for company safety campaign, “Don’t Walk Past”
  • Promotional posters and large banners

New Riders Press | Two books published (coauthor) | 2002 – 2004

Social Media, Communication, Promotion and Trade Show Experience

Self-promotion, freelance illustration, cartooning and book design

Nov. 2007 – Present

Chris has over 3,000 Twitter followers and has used his extensive experience with social media to help promote his illustration work including his four books featuring his cartoons and illustrations. Chris has also attended several conventions along the east coast and has been a featured guest and speaker.

Four self-published books |

You Can’t Print Flick
You STILL Can’t Print Flick
THAT’S Why You Can’t Print Flick
This Fur Don’t Burn!

  • Created and designed the covers and interiors for all four books.
  • All four books collect over 200 cartoon strips and include numerous commercial illustrations and other art work.
  • All  four books feature cover illustrations with the first one featuring a wrap-around cover design.

Education

Radford University | Radford, VA | 1986 -1991

Bachelor of Science with emphasis on graphic design

Maryland College of Art and Design | Silver Spring, MD | 1985 – 1986

One year of study before transferring to Radford University.

Skills and Expertise

  • Acrobat
  • Axure Prototype
  • Collabnet
  • Deltek
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks (expert)
  • Flash
  • HootSuite
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Mac and PC Experience
  • MadCap Flare
  • Microsoft Office
  • Online Ad Systems
  • Outdoor Banner Designs
  • Podcast Recording
  • Public Speaking/Presentation
  • Photoshop
  • QuarkXpress
  • Sharepoint
  • Social Media
  • Target Process
  • Telerik
  • Visio
  • Wiki Page Designs
  • WordPress