MY RESUME

See below for my design experience, skill summary, and education.

Jared Gase

UI/UX Designer
San Diego, CA
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Summary

Jared has the ability to understand the needs of a client and knows how to translate those needs into a story that helps propel the design of a product through the design process. As he designs, he focus on the user’s experience and always seeks to create a product that will be simple and efficient for the user. Jared proactively seek to solve problems that a user may experience before a product is released and is able to do this through collaboration, seeking feedback, and reflecting on his designs.

Experience

Visual Designer

2016 – Present
National University System

  • Collaborate with marketers to determine site performance challenges by assessing analytics for National University and its eight affiliates
  • Solve site challenges with developers by creating, updating, and developing design layouts resulting in better site performance, more leads, and better user experience
  • Design wireframes, flowcharts, and mockups for various platforms and different devices
  • Develop a strong understanding of design thinking and UI/UX concepts
  • Provided design and coding services for a variety of responsive, mobile-friendly email templates

Major Accomplishments:

  • National University Leads: 32.61% increase from 2017 to 2018
  • Website Conversion Rate (CVR) = +85%
  • Paid Social Inquiry Volume = +413%
  • Branded Inquiry Volume = +72%
  • The new program finder is outperforming the old program finder by 64.3% with a conversion rate of 4.7%

Interactive Designer

2015 – 2016
L7 Creative

  • Solved user and business goals through use of user-centered design and delivered intuitive design solutions
  • Distilled client’s ideas into visual elements, interactive designs, and practical layouts with the use of information architecture, wireframes and prototypes, and final site mockups
  • Collaborated with team regarding ideation, strategy, creation, and development of web and print products
  • Created workflow and experience map diagrams from analytics
  • Developed creative campaigns for various companies which resulted in collateral and assets including print mail, web banners, etc.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Partner ESI: 55% Improvement in Site Load Time, 16% Decrease in Bounce Rate, 21% Increase in Page Views
  • Award from Graphic Design USA in American Web Design for Partner ESI
  • Baker- Electric Solar: 73% More Leads, 162% Lower Cost-Per-Lead, 188% More Website Sessions
  • Award from Graphic Design USA in Health + Wellness Design for Eisenhower Medical Center Recruitment

Web Designer

2013 – 2015
BOP Design

  • Honed skills in branding, UI kits, and style guides for B2B and B2C clients
  • Created responsive user interface designs for multi-page websites
  • Conceptualized and designed websites and print collateral to develop corporate identities
  • Partnered with developers to build out custom WordPress templates
  • Worked collaboratively to support the overall design effort

Major Accomplishments:

  • Directly designed and launched 30 WP websites
  • Assisted in design and launch of 70 total websites within two years
  • Awards from Graphic Design USA in American Web Design for IXI Technology & CTK Biotech
  • Award from San Diego AMA in New Campaign & Service Launch for Malk Sustainability Partners

In-House Web & Graphic Designer

2011 – 2013
National Powersport Auctions

  • Responsible for creative, branding, and design of print and web marketing, published magazine ads, corresponding collateral, and user interface for web and mobile sites
  • Responsible for full creation of creative campaigns (idea, production, design, launch)
  • Designed and coded email templates
  • Developed an understanding of the intricacies of business including but not limited to sales, marketing, and development
  • Implemented interactive design for trade shows,
  • Provided additionally creative services including photography, videography, video editing, and custom font creation

Freelance Photographer

2008 – Present
Photographer

Build relationships with clients in a variety of industries and businesses; create photographical images based on client needs including but not limited to: weddings, engagements, family and individual portraits, business headshots, landscape, real estate, architecture, scenic, nightlife, performances, events.

Clients:

  • San Diego, Hillcrest, and North Park business association
  • Union Tribune
  • Pacific Magazine
  • Cymer
  • Marriott
  • San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Spectrum
  • San Diego Brewers Guild
  • And so many more

Skill
Summary

User-Centered Methods

Design- Contextual inquiry and design, competitive research and analysis, heuristic evaluation, think abounds, brainstorming, sketches, persona development, storyboards, card sorting, task flows, empathy map, journey map, affinity diagramming, information architecture, both high/low fidelity wireframes, paper and interactive prototypes, styleguides, web analytics and metrics, A/B testing, and more.

Tools

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Xd, Adobe Dreamweaver, Balsamiq, Slickplan, Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), working knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and pattern guides and more.

Education

User Experience Design – Certificate

University of California, San Diego Extension
Completion: Winter 2018

Digital Art – Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon
Minor: Photography
School of Architecture & Allied Arts
Graduation: Spring 2011

Art Gallery at University of Oregon
Lexicon Delight (Logo Parody Store)
LaVerne Krause Gallery

Telecommunications Technology – A.A.

Cuyamaca College
School of Internet Technology
Graduation: 2009

Based in sunny San Diego, California

+1 (619) 997-2058

jdgase@gmail.com