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Design Portfolio of Robbie Michael




Professional Summary

(Marketing Jargon)
Interactive Creative Director / UX Designer with 20 years of experience producing award-winning creative across multiple channels, displaying dynamic leadership, and exceeding client expectations. Dedicated and motivated, with exceptional conceptual, communication, and project management skills over a variety of mediums. Proven to build and inspire collaborative and talented teams, delivering multiple projects from concept to completion under tight and changing deadlines.

Personal Summary

(Regular English)
Hi! My name is Robbie. I am a father of two young girls (four year old and a four month old), and husband to a wonderful wife. I currently live in Richardson, Texas and have been a resident of North Texas since 2001 by way of Austin and ultimately Las Cruces, New Mexico. I was an avid art student geek going back to Junior High and knew I wanted to be a graphic designer as soon as I got into skate boarding, BMX and motocross. I received my Graphic Design BFA in 1997 and have been trying my best to make an impact on client projects as well as philanthropical projects for my community ever since.

Work History

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Interactive Creative Director

06/2011 - Present
Addison, Texas

Primary Role: Aid in the development and oversee creative and UX strategy for B-2-B and ecommerce cleints by working closely with the executive and new business teams to estimate and scope interactive projects, implement new and emerging technologies and identify innovative ways to elevate market positions.

Present UX documents and creative concepts to internal and external stakeholders. Direct, mentor, evaluate and provide consistent feedback to a growing creative team, marketing professionals and account executives. Collaborate closely with the internal development department to ensure all projects remain in scope, on budget and ensure quality throughout the project lifecycle.

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Senior Interactive Designer

01/2008 - 06/2011
Dallas, Texas

Primary Role: Designed large and small scale web sites, dynamic community applications and traditional print and branding collateral. Collaborated with the internal development team to explore innovative interactive solutions. Worked closely with project management to stay within scope and budget. Presented design concepts and UX documents to internal and external stakeholders.

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Senior Art Director

06/2006 - 01/2008
Dallas, Texas

Primary Role: Designed websites, branding and marketing campaings for B-2-B and consumer clients. Directed, mentored and provided consistent feedback to junior staff.

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Senior Designer

02/2002 - 06/2006
Dallas, Texas

Primary Role: Design, develop and maintain websites for five luxury interior and exterior furniture and textile manufacturing brands. Additional duties included showroom signage, traditional print and branding design as well as custom packaging solutions.

Express Digital Logo

Web Designer

03/2000 - 02/2002
Austin, Texas

Primary Role: Design, develop and maintain custom digital storefronts for a photography software company.

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Graphic Designer

01/1998 - 03/2000
Austin, Texas

Primary Role: Create compelling sales and marketing collatoral to support sales and marketing for a medical malpractice insurance corporation.

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New Mexico State University

01/1993 - 12/1997
Las Cruces, New Mexico

BFA with emphasis in Graphic Design
Other areas of study: Screen Printing, Print Making, Illustration, Drawing, Photography and Art History.

Software

Adobe Creative Suite
Axure
Sketch
Invision
Hubspot
Dreamweaver
Final Cut Pro
Microsoft Office

Skills

Interactive Design (web & app)
Responsive Design
Traditional Print & Branding
Project Estimates
Internal & External Presentations
Mentorship
UX Research & Strategy
Sitemaps
Wireframes
Personas
Use Cases
Social Media Platforms
Hubspot
Agile
Waterfall
Drupal
Wordpress
HTML
CSS

Awards

Dallas National Golf Course
2016 Silver Addy

Waldman Bros
2015 W3 Silver Award

Amend Group Website
2014 W3 Silver Award

Marazzi USA
2014 W3 Silver Award

Marazzi Architectural
2013 International Davey Silver Award

Asian Film Festival of Dallas
North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts 2011 Obelisk Award

Nuts About Southwest
2010 PR News Hall of Fame award
2008 & 2009 PR News Best Corporate Blog

Art Conspiracy 2 Poster
2007 Silver Addy & also accepted into the DSVC Professional Show

Philanthropy

Art Conspiracy
(5 time participant,3 time collateral designer)

Shakey Amy
(Dystonia Medical Research Foundation)

Ultraviolet
(Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)