Amanda Nelson

Senior UX/UI Designer
Rocky Mount, NC / Raleigh-Durham, NC

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Senior UX Designer
Intelligaia, LLC. (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
October 2014 - Present
Ideating rough concepts and turning them into works of art. Designing, prototyping, and usability testing for complex issues within mobile, tablet, and desktop applications. Oversee multiple projects while collaborating with co-team members to ensure design vision is maintained, final markup is compliant with brand standards, and deliverables are completed on time. Explore new technologies, industry trends and technical innovation on a daily basis. (NDA Protected)

Freelance Designer
Adverteased.com (Rocky Mount, NC)
July 2012 - October 2014
Produced quality graphic, print and web design solutions for freelance clients throughout the USA. Specialized in responsive web and software design, user experience, front-end visual solutions, and branding. Some clients include Boddie-Noell Enterprises, The Town of Wake Forest, Fujitsu America, Davenport Autopark, John's Gifts & Reproductions, Bootstrap Advisors and more!

Contract Web Designer
SAS Institute (Cary, NC)
August 2012 - August 2013
Worked internally with the Corporate Creative team designing web pages and graphics for the SAS Corporate website, Technical Support website, and the Intranet. Developed and produced visual solutions including, but not limited to, web design, social media, and mobile application design. Constructed responsive and non-responsive web pages using HTML & CSS.

Web & Graphic Designer
Bijur Delimon International (Morrisville, NC)
October 2011 - August 2012
Responsible for generating artwork, presentations and graphics utilized in industrial-based sales and marketing efforts. Provided timely feedback to supervisor, sales and marketing product managers on all aspects of the projects; including knowledge of competitive activities. Assisted in the development of trade show exhibits and affiliated company websites, including participation in ongoing dialogue with internal and external subcontractors and customers internationally. (NDA Protected)

Web & Graphic Designer / Print Management
IMP Designs, LLC. (Raleigh, NC)
November 2008 - September 2011
Daily work in commercial website, print and branding design. Specialized in website design, icon development, and print production. Organized and prioritized up to ten or more projects at a time; to meet the requirements of the job at the standards of each brand's style guide while communicating directly with clients and marketing departments to discuss strategy, target audience and creative direction within the given timeline.

Skills
User Research & Personas
User Stories & Scenarios
Information Architecture & Site Maps
Sketching, Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping
Moodboards & Brand Identity Style Guides
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Interactive Prototypes & Task Flows
Basic HTML & CSS Frameworks
User Testing, Reviews & Feedback
Corporate & Small Business Branding

Tools
Proficient on both Mac and PC devices;
InVision Web & Mobile Prototyping
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Fireworks CC 2017
Adobe Experience Design CC (Beta)
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017
Adobe InDesign CC 2017
Adobe After Effects CC 2017
Also proficient in Axure, Balsamiq, GitHub,
Basecamp, Microsoft Office Products, etc.

Honors
2014 | Graphic Design USA presents an American Web Design Award for Indie Back Office of Santa Monica, CA
2014 | Graphic Design USA presents an American Web Design Award for John's Gifts & Reproductions of Rocky Mount, NC
2014 | Graphic Design USA presents an American Web Design Award for Stratagon. Inc. of Charlotte, NC
2013 | Graphic Design USA presents an American Web Design Award for Boddie-Noell Enterprises (Hardeeā€™s Recruitment)
2012 | Featured in AutoInc. Magazine's Top 10 Automotive Repair Websites for Motorworks of Dekalb, IL
2010 | Featured at Fujitsu / Microsoft Partnership Conference for Fujitsu Self-Checkout icons in San Antonio, TX
2006 | Became a member of the National Dean's List from the School of Communication Arts of Raleigh, NC

Education
School of Communication Arts (Raleigh, NC)
Associate in Applied Science in Digital Advertising & Design - September 2008
Coursework in Print, Web, and Photography with a 3.45/4 GPA