Résumé

Experience

Communication Designer, Freelance

2007–Present
  • Created attractive websites easy for users to browse and for clients to maintain.
  • Independently and collaboratively designed corporate identities and websites.
  • Operated within tight, changing deadlines.

Archery Director, Montecito Sequoia Lodge

Summers 2007–2012
  • Instructed groups of guests from age 4 to senior citizens, various skill levels.
  • Trained and utilized assistants while overseeing the archery range.
  • Selected, organized, and purchased inventory within a budget.

Computer Consultant, Freelance

2006–2009
  • Repaired Windows, Mac, and Linux systems for local residents and businesses.
  • Diagnosed and solved technical problems on location quickly and elegantly.

Art Coordinator, Sabayon Linux

2006–2007
  • Worked alongside programmers in a bottom-up development environment.
  • Interacted with user community and incorporated feedback into design.
  • Harmonized interests of developers, average users, and advanced users.

Skills

Fields

  • Information Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Ergonomics
  • Typography
  • Identity Design
  • Book Arts
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Ethics

Tools & Techniques

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Flash
  • AfterEffects
  • Dreamweaver
  • Coda
  • Hype
  • OmniGraffle
  • Balsamiq
  • Rapid Sketching
  • User Research
  • Non-destructive Imaging
  • Pre-code Prototyping
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Heuristic Analysis
  • HTML5, CSS3, & JS
  • Responsive Design

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

Graduation in May 2013
  • BFA in Communication Design
  • Minor in Ethics
  • Concentration in Psychology
  • 3.720 GPAPDF

Academy of Art University

Transfer to Carnegie Mellon University in 2011
  • BFA in Web Design & New Media
  • Emphasis in User Experience Design
  • 3.814 GPAPDF

Honors

  • Dean's List, Carnegie Mellon University 2011–2012
  • President's Honor List, Academy of Art University 2008–2010
© James A. Laslavic, 2007–2013.