VP Product Design @ From March 2015 to Present (9 months) New York, NYDesign Director @ As the Design Director at Librify, I live where business goals and user needs connect, synthesizing the needs of both to establish a feature set and design system that makes reading together fun and easy. My work has spanned
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VP Product Design @ From March 2015 to Present (9 months) New York, NYDesign Director @ As the Design Director at Librify, I live where business goals and user needs connect, synthesizing the needs of both to establish a feature set and design system that makes reading together fun and easy. My work has spanned all aspects of the design process, from establishing a new UX architecture and visual system all the way to designing user story flows, writing and running guided user tests and incrementally improving upon the work in an agile environment. From May 2014 to February 2015 (10 months) New York, NYSenior Creative Strategist @ Help clients refine business goals by illuminating the needs of their users through design research. Create user experience concept, design features and product requirements that define the design solution and a narrative that communicates the vision. Lead the design team to ensure that the design execution meets the strategic objectives. Clients include but not limited to: Vogue.com, Time, Inc; Maybelline New York; SiriusXM Radio. From August 2013 to May 2014 (10 months) new york, new yorkCreative Strategist @ From July 2012 to July 2013 (1 year 1 month) greater new york city areaVisual Interaction Designer @ As a Visual Interaction Designer on the product team at SYPartners, I collaborated with interaction designers and developers on Teamworks, a soon-to-be-released set of online tools to help teams within companies and institutions maximize their full potential.
I helped to establish the foundational strategy, voice, and visual language for Teamworks as a whole, as well as contributing specifically to the interaction and visual design of individual tools contained within. In addition, I designed newsletters and webpages for Unstuck, SYP's award-winning iPad app, which is designed to help individuals overcome the stuck moments they face in everyday life. From June 2011 to July 2012 (1 year 2 months) Greater New York City AreaBrand Communication Designer @ Strategy, information architecture and design in products, packaging, websites & brand experience systems for Fortune 50 companies in home goods and financial sevices From September 2010 to June 2011 (10 months) Contract Designer @ Concepted & designed websites, logos and branding From March 2010 to May 2010 (3 months) Graphic Designer @ Concepted & designed websites, animations and motion pieces From September 2009 to March 2010 (7 months) Intern @ Designed five graphic ts sold by the Gilly Hicks brand From June 2008 to September 2008 (4 months) Graphic Designer @ I worked on campaigns for Kelloggs, AT&T, Michael Barrett and other Fortune 500 clients to design sporting event related promotional materials for the Super Bowl, NASCAR and Girls on the Run. From January 2006 to September 2007 (1 year 9 months) Office Assistant @ Made a lot of spreadsheets and entered a lot of data. Also some filing. From December 2004 to June 2005 (7 months) Bartender @ Deciphered drunken British drink orders and cleaned up broken glass From December 2004 to June 2005 (7 months)
Master's Certificate, Graphic Design @ The Portfolio Center From 2009 to 2011 2004 Bachelors, Art; Business Administration @ Furman University From 2000 to 2004 University of Georgia Cortona From 2003 to 2003 Pope High School From 1996 to 2000 Melissa Cullens is skilled in: Design Strategy, Systems Thinking, Experience Design, Web Design, Interaction Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Packaging, Logo Design, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Illustration, Art Direction, Graphics, Branding & Identity, Integrated Marketing, Concept Development, Creative Strategy, Typography, User Experience, User Experience Design, Product Design, End User Research
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