JA design

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jay archambeau  :  senior ui / ux designer . art director . email marketer . creative problem solver

experience


 

follett school solutions, software group opens in new window
senior ui/ux designer / developer november 2012 – present

  • the number one market provider of eBooks for the K-12 Education sector; serving over 150,000 unique titles for teachers and students throughout north america and many parts of the world

  • web design and front end web coding in an agile development environment for education sectors. ui/ux design, planning and initiation support; including : desktop, tablet and mobile device usability considerations

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe creative suite 6, espresso, eclipse
  • technical : html 5, css 3, javascript, foundation, bootstrap, angular

 

follett school solutions, software group opens in new window
senior web designer (contractor) july 2012 – november 2012

  • web and mobile user interface design; CSS and front-end development design and support for online and mobile customer-facing sites, in an agile development environment

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe creative suite 6, espresso, eclipse
  • technical : html 5, css 3, javascript, bootstrap

 

orbitz worldwide opens in new window
senior ui designer (contractor) may 2012 – july 2012

  • site rebrand design support, ui/ux design for multi-variant testing and implementation in an agile development environment

  • technologies used: dreamweaver, fireworks, jira

  • technologies exposed: agile development methodology

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe creative suite 5 (fireworks, dreamweaver, photoshop)
  • technical : jira

 

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senior designer (self-employed) june 1995 – july 2012


 

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senior designer (contractor) april 2012 – may 2012

  • contract design work on landing pages, banner ads and email campaigns, supporting acquisition and new card member marketing efforts

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe creative suite 5 (photoshop, indesign)

 

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senior designer (self-employed) january 2012 – april 2012


 

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direct marketing strategist april 2011 – december 2011

  • marketing efforts of w.w. grainger products to and for small to mid-size businesses

  • developed email marketing campaign, based on customer buying behaviors from ground up, securing revenues over $270K within 8 months

  • promoted social media activity bringing in over $60K of revenue with same time period

  • organically grew in-house email list by over 3,000 unique new contacts through web site

  • worked with third-party vendors for print insert programs, web initiatives and social media efforts

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe creative suite 5 (photoshop, dreamweaver)
  • technical : netsuite

 

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internet design manager february 2005 – october 2010

  • directed creative for all e-marketing promotions

  • managed work and art directed projects for 3 junior level designers, 4 content coordinators

  • furnished 2 full site redesigns; including shopping cart UI [cchgroup.com]

  • designed + $5 million revenue user conference sites [5 in total]

  • oversaw 3 redesigns of + $1 million annual revenue training site

  • managed all $1 million tax legislation content updates

  • led and trained internet team on marketing pilot project management software

  • managed + $3 million annual revenue product re-categorization efforts

  • developed and maintained web style guide for internal customers

  • created best practice standards for + $2 million revenue generating email program

  • raised web metrics by +30%; 50% 1st year; ensured seo / sem design standards

  • improved design of social media ui for all community and affiliate sites

  • served as cross-promotional team lead; ensuring design continuity and quality between customer channels [web, print, email, direct mail, and video]

  • platform : windows xp
  • software : adobe creative suite 4
  • technical : html 4, css 2, marketing pilot, microsoft cms, microsoft sharepoint, robohead

 

wheaton college opens in new window
adjunct professor january 2008 – may 2008

  • developed curriculum, syllabi and projects from square one

  • instructed 200-level graphic design and creativity exploration courses

  • secured and coordinated guest speakers and led class outings and presentations

 

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senior interactive designer march 2001 – february 2005

  • established usability design standards for quill.com

  • designed weekly + $1.5 million revenue generating emails and landing pages

  • managed, built, posted and programmed site ads with microsoft adserver

  • platform : windows 95, windows xp
  • software : adobe photoshop, dreamweaver, fireworks, quark xpress
  • technical : microsoft ad server, html 4, microsoft access

 

mypoints.com opens in new window
media designer october 1999 – march 2001

  • led design efforts for 500+ unique email campaigns

  • developed, presented and maintained new email standard templates

  • worked with product team; result: most popular shopping site of 1999

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe dreamweaver, photoshop, fireworks
  • technical : filemaker pro

 

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freelance designer october 1998 – october 1999


 

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graphic designer july 1997 – october 1998

  • served as single-point of contact for all in-house design projects

  • created point of purchase and merchandising design standards for home depot account

  • worked with legal department to establish trilingual labeling, adhering to osha requirements

  • furthered branding development for : professional, painter’s touch and american accent product lines

  • implemented cross-team communication between merchandising, sales, advertising, legal and marketing groups

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, quark xpress
  • technical : pre press

 

pharmanutrients, inc opens in new window
art director and web master june 1996 – july 1997

  • wrote and secured print bids for over 20 unique product lines

  • worked to secure inventory stats with fulfillment staff and product management

  • design and development of all product labels and packaging

  • worked with 3rd party vendors for design, marketing, printing and production

  • maintained all designed forms, contracts and sales promotions material

  • secured / directed all product photo shoots

  • enacted corporate identity materials and manual

  • coordinated and designed sales-driven product literature

  • secured multi-lingual translations for all packaging, sales and marketing materials

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, quark xpress
  • technical : pre press, color separations

 

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art director june 1995 – june 1996

  • designed sales collateral, consumer packaging and merchandising support materials

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, quark xpress
  • technical : pre press

 

hager design opens in new window
graphic designer may 1994 – september 1994

  • summer internship with local design agency

  • multiple design projects; including logos, packaging and advertising

  • learned client relations and art direction from agency owner

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe freehand, quark xpress
  • technical : pre press

 

iowa state university, printing services opens in new window
desktop publishing consultant august 1993 – may 1994

  • pre-flight and pre-press desktop support for all customers of iowa state university and sponsored programs

  • film production and development

  • high-quality, high-resolution proofing

  • platform : mac
  • software : adobe photoshop, adobe illustrator, adobe pagemaker, adobe trapwise
  • technical : pre press, color separations, film developing, adobe postscript


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