Daniel Chittum

Freelance Website Designer & Graphic Designer

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Location:Redondo Beach, California, United States
Website: http://www.danchittum.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/danielchittum
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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Visionary and award-winning designer dedicated to producing cutting-edge web sites, corporate/brand identities, marketing collateral, multimedia presentations, and print materials. Known for exceptional front-end development and web site improvement. Track record of meeting the most demanding deadlines, communicating effectively with cross-functional teams, and finding creative solutions for all challenges. History of taking a hands-on approach when collaborating with clients and bringing creative concepts to life. Proven talent for optimizing communications, generating significant website traffic, and translating complex concepts into dynamic designs.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

User Interaction (UI) Improvement • Multimedia & Graphic Design • Illustration & Typography • User Experience (UX) Design • Website & Interactive Design • Front-End Development Content Management Systems • E-Mail Graphics & Banners • Information Architecture • Usability Standards & Testing • Site Maps & Process Maps • Navigational Structures • Photography & Photo Editing • User Flows Enhancement • Logos & Icons • Project Management • Wireframe Creation • Video Promotions • Client Interface

CAREER SUCCESS:

• Senior UI/UX Web Designer | Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA | 2001 to Present: Design highly effective corporate intranet websites. Establish online branding standards, integrate interactive content, and comply to stringent programming standards. Develop powerful content including web/email graphics, video promotions, logos, and icons. Provide exceptional designs for corporate communications, branding initiatives, and enterprise-wide CMS integration using a WordPress driven web-publishing system. Implemented uniform branding process for all intranet sites. Designed 50+ custom websites from scratch.

• Creative Consultant | DC-Designz, Redondo Beach, CA | 1987 to Present: Provide expert creative/art direction and design services. Generate compelling websites, print collateral, packaging, logos, and tradeshow graphics. Collaborate with advertising agencies, marketing firms, and design teams to meet tight deadlines; produce creative solutions under budget.

• Senior Web Designer | Creative Computers, Torrance, CA | 1997 to 1999: Designed impactful online promotional graphics, banner ads, and logos for MacMall, PCMall, and DataCom Mall. Supervised junior designers in web graphics production.

• Freelance Web Designer | Motorcycle.com, Redondo Beach, CA | 1997: Redesigned homepage, effectively increasing site traffic by 17%. Designed promotional web graphics, developed HTML, and created vendor web site comprehensives.

• Past Success | Senior Graphic Designer for Directware and Creative Computers: Produced direct mail, catalogs, logos, promotional graphics, and advertisements. Scanned, edited, and retouched photographs for reproduction.

AWARDS:

2001 - Golden Web Award: antiagingforme.com, 1999 - Academic Scholarship, Otis College of Art & Design,
1999 - Golden Web Award: descomproductions.com, 1998 – Int’l Surf Festival, Logo Design Contest Winner

TECHNCAL SKILLS:

Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects), QuarkXPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, WordPress, Facebook, Transmit, Firefox, Camtasia Studio

ACTIVE URLs:

athertonbc.org, danchittum.com, daugerresearch.com, antiagingforme.com, planetarydefense.info, fairbornbakerclassof77.com

EDUCATION:

Academy of Art University, MFA Graduate studies, Web and New Media Design, 27 credits, San Francisco, CA

Thomas Edison State College, Bachelor of Arts, 2006, Trenton, NJ

MILITARY:

United States Navy, Honorably Discharged, Secret Clearance
Skills (2) Rating
Website Design
Graphic Design