The Résumé of Aric C. Harris

Career Objective

To use visual, audio, and interactive design with new media technologies to drive the client’s message, increase user adoption, and provide the audience with a better user experience. At the same time, continuously learn and incorporate new academic and artistic skills to apply critical and analytical thinking skills in the creative process.

Skills and Training

Front-End and UX/UI devlopment, Application Development, Information
Architecture, Digital Media Creation, Email Marketing, Creative Direction, Audio and Video production, Print Design, Research and Writing, SEO, and Social Media Engagement.

Technology Experience

HTML5, (X)HTML, CSS2/3, JavaScript, PHP, Content Management Systems, WordPress, Bootstrap, Email Template Creation, Mobile Web Design, Adobe Test&Target, Adobe SiteCatalyst, Flash (ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0), HomeSite, Adobe CCS (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, AdobeAfter Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition), Apple Logic, and Microsoft Office.

Employment Experience

2005 - Present: Founder, Artistic Director, and Lead Designer

TikiKitchen Design, Indianapolis

Provide freelance web development, logo and identity design, multimedia, visual design and artistic services and consultations to small business, and
nonprofit organizations.

Clients include:

2013 - 2015: Visual and Multimedia Designer / User Experience Manager

hc1.com, Indianapolis

Collaborate with Product Development, Marketing, Engineering, and QA to create UI concepts around data visualization as well as create cross-department marketing collateral such as email, white paper, and presentation templates.

Duties included:
  • Defining rules and guidelines for the execution of visual assets used in all
    internal and external messaging.
  • Designing and creating engaging marketing pieces from conference booths to
    customer facing videos.
  • Design and develop feature prototypes and proof of concepts focusing on
    user experience and engagement.
  • Create solid style rules for standardizing client facing, web application UI.
  • Develop and execute graphic and video assets for stronger product marketing.
  • Work across multiple teams to create a consistent look and feel that marries the client UI to the marketing website.

2012 - 2013: Senior Web Designer

Angie’s List, Indianapolis

Work with multiple teams in the marketing and usability departments to create site optimized redesigns, user test, and monitor user engagement to increase
membership sales.

Duties included:
  • Design and develop logos, email designs, testing plans, landing page designs.

2005-2012: Creative Media and Technology Specialist

Antics, Digital Marketing, Belmont, CA

Work with creative team to implement client microsites, email campaigns, and
website redesigns.

Duties included:
  • Develop strategies to produce deliverables.
  • Provide estimates, create production guidelines, and maintain production
    schedules and workflow.
  • Research new media technologies for delivering digital marketing content from mobile devices to desktop applications.

2003-2005: Student Director/ Graphic Designer

Student Media Interactive/Student Media Online

Managed Internet and multimedia projects. Designed websites, logos, and promotional materials for Student Media organizations.

Education

2003-2008: Marquette University

Broadcast and Electronic Media, MA, 2008

New Media Studies, Rhetorical Criticism

2000-2002: Indiana State University

Radio/TV/Film, BS, 2002

New Media Design, Video and Audio Production