I am a graphic designer and art director with more than ten years experience in print and interactive design. I also have experience in film/video production, photography, and other multimedia disciplines. However, I believe my real strength comes from the fact that my visual design is informed by a solid understanding of the principles and practice of user-centered design.

My approach is simple: I create great user experiences by coupling compelling visual designs with strong, user-driven information architectures. This approach has worked for me whether designing a simple on-screen form or art directing a team of designers creating a complex web application.

This site is just a small sampling of the types of work I enjoy. Please do have a look around...
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Professional Experience

IBM Security Services (Formerly ISS)
City: Atlanta, GA
Title: Sr. Visual Designer
Dates of Employment: Current
After consulting for Philips design eComm rebranding in 2008 (and again in 2009), I realized that I was happiest in a software/internet development environment. I returned to IBM in much the same role I had served a few years ago. However, this time - with a few years of management experience - I am better able to serve as an art director to the engineering teams while upholding the duties of visual designer.
Tailfin Marketing Communications
City: Atlanta, GA
Title: Manager of Internet Services/ACD
Dates of Employment: 4/07 to 10/09
I managed a team of four full-time designers, and as many as four additional freelance designers and developers depending on the engagement, number of concurrent projects, level of difficulty, etc. I also provided daily feedback on style issues to my Art Directors, and worked with account managers to ensure projects stay on time and in budget.
Internet Security Systems (now IBM ISS)
City: Atlanta, GA
Title: Sr. Designer, User Experience Group
Dates of Employment: 2/04 to 4/07
Was responsible for all UI design and style issues for ISS. Worked with all product teams and maintained an outstanding relationship with development teams and management alike. I was an original member of the usability and design concern which led to the creation of a new user experience team. Consistently received high marks for accomplishments in this area.
Mentisys, Inc.
City: Atlanta, GA
Title: Art Director/Sr. Designer
Dates of Employment: 9/01 to 2/04
Was responsible for all "look and feel" issues at Mentisys... from GUI design to defining roles and production. Design duties also included all brand and collateral materials. In the area of product development, I worked with the Sr. Information Architect to develop wireframes and define objectives for software interface and website design. I then developed comps and supervised production through completion.
ardis Media Group
City: Atlanta, GA
Title: Senior Designer
Dates of Employment: 9/99 to 6/01
I was responsible for all "look and feel" issues at ardis Media Group. We developed websites, CD-ROMs, interactive training materials as well as printed media.
marchFIRST
City: Atlanta, GA
Title: Graphic Designer
Dates of Employment: 3/00 to 10/00
I designed websites, prepared client comps, and held creative meetings with clients for m1.
USWeb/CKS
City: Atlanta, GA
Title: Graphic Designer
Dates of Employment: 8/99 to 3/00
Pre-WhitmanHart merger... see above responsibilities
Syneractive Marketing
City: Columbia, SC
Title: Production Designer
Dates of Employment: 10/98 to 8/99
I worked with a senior designer to complete graphics production for websites. I also worked with HTML techs to ensure proper execution of designs.
Self-Employed Contractor
City: Columbia, SC
Title: Freelance Graphic Artist
Dates of Employment: 9/96 to 8/99
I worked in various media to produce whatever my clients needed.

Education

University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Media Arts, 1994
Savannah College of Art and Design
Graphic Design & Video
 

References

Dick Henneman, Ph.D.
IBM Internet Security Systems
Chief Information Architect
rhenneman@gmail.com
770-630-7092
John G. Durden IV
Red One Technologies
Lead Consultant
john.durden@red1tech.com
404-307-3898
Ron Baker
Tillman Allen Greer, LLC
Web Services Manager
rbaker@tillmanallengreer.com
770-236-8703 ext. 120
Stephen Taylor
IQ Interactive
Sr. Experience Strategist
stephen.taylor@iqinteractive.com
770-329-8234 (cell)
Todd Davis
Barclaycard US
Development Manager
tdavis@barclaycardus.com
312-543-4460 (cell)
312-265-1360
 

Contact

4121 Cimarron Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
m. 404-683-0213
h. 404-508-6743
brian@isometro.com