Freelance Web & Graphic Designer (2012 - Present)
Adrian Miller Design
Specializing in web design and front end development, UI/UX design and branding. Focused on creating effective marketing communication and brand positioning.
User Experience Developer (2013 - 2014)
Privately Held, 201-500 employees, Information Technology and Services
Graphic Designer (2011 - 2012)
Privately Held, 1-10 employees, Information Technology and Services
Principal/Graphic Designer (2009 - 2011)
Sole Proprietorship, Myself Only, Graphic Design
Fish Creative is a multimedia design studio specializing in interactive design.
Graphic Designer (2009 - 2010)
The Gridley Herald
Supervised newspaper layout, ad design, photo retouching. Included working on intense daily deadlines to produce twice-weekly paper, while also working on long-term projects.
Graphic Designer (2008 - 2008)
Created websites, identity, and branding pieces for clients including
Rossdesign, Lisa Black Ltd., Westerly School, Arts Glas and Kim Lighting.
Production Designer (2005 - 2005)
Privately Held, 51-200 employees, Printing
Quality print shop in Pasadena California. Worked on a wide variety of projects including identity systems, books, fliers and brochures. Truly my first Graphic Design job and really helped to develop a good understanding of the printing process and how to use the Adobe Suite effectively.
Skills & Expertise
HTML 5, CSS3, jQuery, jQuery UI, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Keynote, SASS, Compass, Color Theory, Communication, CSS, Web Design, Typography, Front-end Design, Data Visualization, Brochures, Front-end Coding, Graphic Design, Virtual Teams, Collaboration
Art Center College of Design (2005 - 2007)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, branding, environmental graphics, interactive design, motion graphics, packaging
Focus of study was in environmental graphics and branding with additional education in interactive web design, motion, packaging and print.
I had the good fortune to find Adrian during a challenging hiring process. I wanted someone who could serve as both a designer and a front-end developer, and it is difficult to find someone who can do both well. Though I was initially a little concerned about the fact that Adrian would be working remotely, I found that I need not worry.
Adrian was able to ramp up very quickly on our development environment, and soon found himself working on a cross-functional team developing an entirely new product. He led the design process, creating a modern-looking design using cutting-edge web technologies for our new product. These designs were very well received both across the company and with customers.
I had the pleasure of pairing with Adrian on several projects. We collaborated on redesigning existing products, as well as designing a completely new product. Adrian designed exceptional UI's, and gave our team several "Styletiles" to choose from. He was incredibly skilled with efficiently creating multiple designs for our team to choose from, while not sacrificing quality on any one. Adrian's designs are beautifully balanced, unique, minimal, and meticulously crafted. Adrian consistently impressed me by these talents while efficiently and rapidly delivering. He worked well with myself along with several other designers, knowing just how to balance the aesthetics of design with the usability of an interface. He also had an impressive proficiency with frontend development, fully seeing his own designs through. He was skilled with all the best and current technologies and libraries, which greatly helped our team to deliver projects on incredibly tight deadlines. I am looking forward to working with Adrian again, and any team or company would be fortunate to have him.
Adrian is a very talented developer with a high bar for quality, design aesthetics and great user experience. He built out new product interfaces that wowed all users and RightScale customers. As a Product Manager I learned allot of valuable UX knowledge from Adrian as well.
He's a top tier UX developer that I would work again in an instant.