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Gretchen Williams

Freelance UI Designer, UX Designer, & More

3501
Location:Boulder, Colorado, United States
Phone: 3034436446
Website: http://www.gtdigitalstudio.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/gretchentroop
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Kudos
4.5
12 Skills
$80
Rate/Hr
Gretchen Throop Williams
Boulder, CO 80301
gretchen@gretchentroop.com
http://www.gtdigitalstudio.com

Profile:

Digital designer who has worked directly with some of Silicon Valley's top executives to improve communications by creating informative and eye-catching graphics. Proven experience with user interface, web and animation design. Unique candidate with solid CSS, HTML and JavaScript programming skills complimenting extensive design experience.

Professional Experience:

Lead Designer, Knowledge Factor (Amplifire), Boulder, CO 01/2016- 05/2017
http://www.amplifire.com

Initiated and established an in-house graphics department for the company
Designed and developed HTML5 animations
Created and managed 5 company websites
Implemented current SEO practices to increase web traffic by 400% over 3 months
Collaborated with employees and clients to generate custom graphics
Spearheaded social media campaign
Designed a user interface for the company's authoring system
Photographed custom stock photography and video for use in software
Spearheaded and implemented standards and systems for content
Trained employees to create basic content within defined parameters
Presented improvements to software's interface design to entire company
Organized all digital assets into efficient, accessible library
Eliminated redundancy in work flow

Digital Graphics, Manager, Dragonfly Design, San Francisco, CA & Boulder, CO 03/1996 - 01/2016

Translated Fortune 500 company executive's ideas into visuals
Exceeded deadlines at high-stake, high-pressure multi-million dollar corporate events
Operated event graphics for Executive and Sales Team trainings of 10,000-150,000 attendees
Mastered multiple graphic design programs through constantly changing landscape
Recruited new and maintained top clients over 20 years in business
Performed with customer service forward approach under extreme pressure

Clients:
Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, Oracle, Amgen, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, BMW, Hyundai, Chevron, Conoco, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo, Clorox, Dish Network, Estee Lauder, GAP, Hunter Douglas

Education:

Bachelors of Science in Illustration Photography 1988
Syracuse University,  S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, NY ?

Additional Training:

UI/UX Design Certification, Boulder Digital Arts, Boulder, CO 11/2017
Will achieve certification in training for UI/UX Design

Digital Project Management Certification, Boulder Digital Arts, Boulder, CO 09/2017
Achieved certification in training for Digital Project Management

Multiple Digital Design & Photography Classes, Boulder Digital Arts, Boulder, CO 2005–2017
Completed 19 classes in coding, web design, marketing, technology and photography

Spanish 1&2 Intensive, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Fall Semester 2016
Achieved a 4.0 in Spanish Intensive 1 & 2 at CU Boulder on campus.

KelbyOne/NAPP 2013–2016
“Lightroom on Tour”, “Scott Kelby's Shoot Like a Pro”, “The Photographers Creative Revolution”, “One Flash, Two Flash”, “Photographic Artistry with Adobe Photoshop”, “Photoshop for Photographers”, “Photoshop Compositing Secrets”

Macromedia Flash Certified   2003-2005