Co-Founder @ From March 2007 to Present (8 years 8 months) Greater New York City AreaExecutive Board Member @ Support strategic development of this fledgling cultural institution, advising on fundraising, leadership, curation, community, and brand. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Board of Directors Member @ Support AIGA NY with strategic development for a
Co-Founder @ From March 2007 to Present (8 years 8 months) Greater New York City AreaExecutive Board Member @ Support strategic development of this fledgling cultural institution, advising on fundraising, leadership, curation, community, and brand. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Board of Directors Member @ Support AIGA NY with strategic development for a two year term. Primary mission and related initiatives were in supporting and defining a new AIGA in light of Designs ever changing definition. Most critically, the design organizations relationship to web/internet/mobile technology. Led the effort to reimagine, launch and build operations for support for a new AIGA NY website. From June 2012 to June 2014 (2 years 1 month) Greater New York City AreaPrincipal, Creative Director @ Providing leadership in areas of user experience strategy, creative direction, and interaction design. From consulting to planning to implementation. We work with established companies and those who are defining new markets. From July 2004 to August 2010 (6 years 2 months) Account Director / Senior Strategist @ I work closely with clients to enable online strategies tied to realistic and attainable business goals. My personal desire is to help my clients understand the power of primary user research (observational studies, usability testing, etc) enabling creative thinking that ultimately results in powerful, and engaging experiences. From November 2004 to March 2006 (1 year 5 months) Senior Information Architect @ As an Information Architect, my responsibility centered around developing blueprints connecting web site features, functionality, and content in logical constructs based on insights from end-user research and business stakeholder input.
With a strong background in graphic design and web technology, my actions as an Information Architect centered around working with the various team diciplines and providing stronger context and direction towards a solution that was both technically feasible and and a design that was flexible.
My role internally also assumed responsibility for consultant education and mentorship of junior staff, as well as working with executive management on a number of corporate initiatives aimed at evolving our industry practice. From September 1999 to November 2004 (5 years 3 months) Designer & Site Builder @ As a Designer and Site Builder, I was responsible for translating brand and creative direction, along with site requirements into a usable and engaging design. This involved working with illustration assets, photography, typography, and style guides to represent the brand appropriately online. In addition, leveraging the latest technologies during the build process to ensure a flexible system and engaging interactivity.
Through the combination of creative design skill and engineering, I was able to understand both sides of the spectrum, as well as assume any issues or design constraints due to technical limitations of the time. From July 1995 to August 1999 (4 years 2 months)
Mechanical Engineering Technology @ Purdue University From 1992 to 1996 Charles Adler is skilled in: Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Creative Direction, User Experience, Experience Design, Business Strategy, Illustration, Digital Innovation, Art Direction, User Interface Design, Interactive Advertising, Typography, User Interface, Usability Testing, Information Design, Web Analytics, User Research, Creative Strategy, Web Design, Graphic Design, Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Digital Strategy, Product Design, Product Management, Concept Development, Digital Marketing, Photography, Web Development