I'm a designer with more than 10 years of combined agency and corporate experience in both print and web media design. Starting out with an education in print design, I stumbled upon the web and quickly escalated my knowledge of HTML & CSS. Along with my technical skills, I have great social and communication skills.

For the past 3 years, I've been a Web Designer at Royall & Company, working with colleges and universities to achieve their enrollment and advancement goals through comprehensive, customized online direct marketing programs.

Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • jQuery
  • Flash
  • JavaScript
  • ActionScript
  • TextMate
  • DreamWeaver
  • GoLive
  • QuarkXPress
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • ImageReady
  • Illustrator
  • Freehand
  • Acrobat

Experience

Royall & Company
Richmond, Virginia
Web Designer

July 2009 – Present

Web Strategies Inc, WSI
Richmond, Virginia
Contract Web Designer

February 2009 – July 2009

  • Concepted, designed and developed websites for the various clients of WSI
  • Created and coded emails for customer retention program that drove annual revenue of $200 million.
  • Consulted with clients
  • Acquired skills in various CMS platforms including Business Edge and eFusion

Circuit City Stores, Inc.
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Web Designer, circuitcity.com

September 2004 – March 2009

  • Concepted, designed and developed landing pages for circuitcity.com, a website with over 400 million visits and $1.5 billion in annual sales.
  • Created and coded emails for customer retention program that drove annual revenue of $200 million.
  • Redesigned Circuit City’s online customer newsletter. New design outperformed the previous format and sales rose four-fold—to $1.3 million—in the first year.
  • Created Flash and static marketing banners for direct display program. A 260% year-over-year increase in click-through rate attributed to improved creative.
  • Trained new associates and contractors in BroadVision content management system, DREAM email platform and internal processes.

Contract Technical Writer

August 2003 – March 2004

  • Wrote and designed setup guides and other instructional materials for store associates to communicate assembly and placement of in-store signage and displays.

Freelance Design
Richmond, Virginia

August 2002 – Present

  • Designed and developed websites and print collateral for local businesses and organizations.
  • Clients: Siddall, Riddick, Beatley Gravitt Inc., PowerPact, Vatex, Wachovia Securities, Blue Heron Executive Search, Cloud Consulting, Trading Circuit, RitzyResume.com, Virginia Capital Partners, Two Wine Guys, 2001east, Spy Rock and The Richmond Ad Club

Signature Advertising
Memphis, Tennessee
Designer/Art Director

January 2002 – August 2002

  • Concepted and designed direct mail, business collateral, invitations, posters, brochures, websites, PowerPoint and Flash presentations.
  • Clients: FedEx, Thomas & Betts, NBC Bank and Morgan Keegan

Good Advertising
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Art Director

October 1999 – January 2002

  • Managed junior designers on the Accenture account, overseeing the development of web pages, case study documents, brochures and other print collateral.
  • Concepted and designed direct mail, business collateral, invitations, posters, brochures, websites, PowerPoint and Flash presentations.
  • Clients: FedEx, Accenture, The Brooks Museum, The Memphis Zoo, University of Memphis

Cook Systems Consulting & DCR SystemHouse
Memphis, Tennessee
Web Interface Designer

February 1999 – October 1999

  • Created the look of online applications and assisted in the concepting and design of in-house business collateral.

Education

Bachelor’s of Fine Art
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Graphic Design concentration

June 1998

Awards

www.aaronmay.com
Bronze Award — Richmond Show 2004

Office Sno-Fun Starter Kit 1.0
Bronze Award — Richmond Show 2003