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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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May 19, 2019

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LLEESSTTEERR C. C. JOONNEESS J

Research • Design • Documentation

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA USA 27713

470-***-**** • ac9eyn@r.postjobfree.com

When DESIGN is on YOUR mind,

YOU choose the BEST,

when YOU choose LES.

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A results-oriented, mid / senior level Information Technology, diversity professional with over 14 award-winning years of progressive experience and expertise optimizing user engagement through clear content, simple navigation and dynamic design including layout, visual / graphic design, graphic theory, typography, photo manipulation and retouching, and animation on multi-platforms and on multi-mediums

Over 10 years of experience in UX Designing

Over 10 years of experience in Accessibility / Section 508 and WCAG Designing

Over 15 years of experience in Visual Designing

Over 16 years of experience in Information Technology Industry A “people” person with consistent success in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with organization leadership, business units and external associations with client facing, customer service and vendor relations experience and expertise, US Government security clearance, BS degree with Minor in Communication, and Myers-Briggs ISTJ personality type. A multi-talented / skilled, accomplished designer and a user / accessibility advocate, focused on productivity, with demonstrated ability in creating UX design solutions in a clean, corporate design style

Agile team environment experience

Excellent written and verbal communication, proofreading and grammar skills

Ability to produce whiteboard / graph paper renderings by virtue of drawing skills

Strong interpersonal and management skills with strong work ethic and moral character

Experience with confidential and classified information / materials

Good analytical and critical thinking skills

Project management knowledge

Team lead experience

One that easily transitions between the customer / business side to the technical side to translate requirements for technical execution. Passion not only to bring people together but to leverage for businesses to increase their revenues, ability to integrate judgment, flexibility and human understanding into products

Proven ability to work with clients to determine themes and purpose of projects depending on background of target audience without benefit of established formats or clear, unambiguous visual models or samples

Takes ownership of work and delivers under tight schedules

Capable of carrying projects from concept to resolution

Proven ability to initiate, develop, and grow with emerging technologies in the rapidly changing work place

Passion for my work, willingness to learn, quest for knowledge SSUUMMMMAARRYY OOFF REELLEEVVAANNTT R S

KILLS

User Experience Design (Visual Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Usability, Layout Design, Accessibility / Section 508 Design, Information Architecture, Content Strategy (front-end only), User Interface Design, Content Management): Proficient in optimizing user engagement

Research:

Experience determining the appropriate research task and then creating the research materials, gathering and analyzing the activity results, and writing results report and conducting presentations to project team. Analyze web analytics and perform heuristic evaluation

Ability to conduct field / focus group research,remote and in-person as needed, interviews, surveys and usability testing including A / B, aka split testing or bucket testing, and Card Sort, usability evaluations, and created personas

Ability to recruit candidates, prepare participant screeners, contact potential participants and Lester C. Jones • mid / senior level designer • YOU choose the BEST when YOU choose LES schedule participants for particular research activity

Design:

Demonstrated ability in design, creating and testing website architecture

Ability to design and create the visual design of interface, pages and site

Demonstrated ability in designing the information architecture, interaction, interface and experience for a broad range of digital marketing deliverables: websites, landing pages, sub sites and more

Create strategy and design / create information schemes and structure organization; select appropriate approaches for hierarchy and navigation system to categorize content of whole site, based on hierarchy / navigation system

Demonstrated ability in design, creating W3C standard and section 508-compliant, interactive, web pages using responsive or grid systems design with focus on efficient and effective user centered design process and User Experience by considering market analysis, customer feedback, site metrics, and usability findings

Documentation:

Ability to create user flows / user flow docs, site maps, information architecture diagrams, to generate wireframes, mockups and hi-fidelity prototype designs with understanding of web design constraints

Demonstrated experience delivering quality user interface design, including specifications and wireframes that illustrate site layout, navigation, controls, and content prioritization. Create User Interface with various forms of navigation devices from hypertext links, CSS, JavaScript, and FLASH. Create wireframes using Photoshop, Gimp, Fireworks, and InDesign or MS Publisher

Demonstrated drawing skills in creating low fidelity wireframe prototyping, sketching wireframes on paper or whiteboard among other mediums

Demonstrated ability in sketching and generating big-picture ideas for early-stages of UX projects

Demonstrated ability to work directly with developers for implementation of designs

Accessibility (Web):

Section 508 requirements, W3C WAI guidelines experience. Accessibility advocate

Comprehensive knowledge of WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 compliance regulations

Advanced / Expert in manual testing regarding Information Architecture and layout and functionality

Demonstrated ability to compile and test web-based content code in relation to Section 508

Expertise in research, analysis, maintenance, modification, validation and data preparation, information and content regarding accessibility strategies based on industry trends and government mandates in information technology for the web

Ability to develop and coach accessibility implementation strategies to all business units

Web Design: Two time, web design winner of industry recognized award for creativity and design excellence in web page design in global competition of web page designers. Proficient in web page design and website creation

Web: Design and create web pages, hand code and in Dreamweaver. Create templates and style guides. Search engine optimize (SEO) websites. Create web forms and .PDF files. Write copy for websites. Content management of site and pages utilizing input from stakeholders. Work with e- Commerce websites. Design and publish website resulting in source for 50+ new patients for client. Design and create sketches, layouts, and designs for various web pages, websites, interactive dashboards, landing pages. Experience with W3C standard and section 508 / WAI compliant, web page design over cross browsers

Graphics: Design and produce banner ads, leaderboards, and skyscrapers. Create web graphics, including logo design, animated GIF, icons, favicons, Apple-Touch icons, and FLASH animations / movies. Optimize photographs for web. Conduct photo and illustration research. Strong graphic theory, layout, and design application over cross mediums. Typography specialist. Expertise in logo design, retouching digital images, creating original images, and optimizing images for the web

Image: Photoshop, edit, retouch, manipulate, photographs for web / print. Create PowerPoint presentations, advertising, product packaging, informational and instructional materials, and desktop Lester C. Jones • mid / senior level designer • YOU choose the BEST when YOU choose LES publishing. Create promotional loops. Create desktop wallpapers and icons. Create digital media, CDs / DVDs. Authored scholarly technical paper

Photography: Award-winning photographer. Georgia photographer award winner for Ujena Swimwear calendar shoot out of 5000+ photographers. Southern Living Magazine, Scenic Photography category, award winner out of 1000+ photographers. Direct and shoot photo sessions. Photographed various subjects for use on websites

Videography: Direct, shoot and edit video presentations including for web presentation. Create video title, film credits, and special effects in post editing

Management: Multiple concurrent projects, dynamic scheduling, tight deadlines. Mission critical, decision maker. Design, create, and implement weekly status reports

Recruit, select, hire, and terminate staff and contractors as determined by project needs. Train and instruct personnel. Conduct weekly meetings with stakeholders. Lead team meetings

Oversee and participate in all aspects of project design, production, and finalization including product development, vendor selection, and launch. Demonstrated ability in collaborating with clients, vendors, contract support staff, and stakeholders throughout project development and rollout

Triage incoming projects for production including delegation of work assignments Software:

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Freehand, Dreamweaver, Gimp, Blender, InDesign, QuarkXPress, OpenOffice, Dia, Aptana, Microsoft Publisher, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, Microsoft Office Suite 2003 / 2007, MS Visio 2000, Microsoft Producer, Pencil, Inkscape, familiar with Axure / Bootstrap

Programming:

Proficient in hand coded XHTML, HTML, CSS, and Accessibility / Section 508. Basic / intermediate level JavaScript skills with basics, only, in the language itself Technical Proficiency:

Skill in reverse engineering, research, and self-study

Strong cross platform expertise with Macintosh and Windows OS, familiar with UNIX PPOORRTTFFOOLLIIOO

Online: Personal website AND portfolio (abridged version of my e-Portfolio) at: https://redhawk-jones.000webhostapp.com/

CD-ROM: Digital, interactive, multi-media ePortfolio (requires FLASH player) available on CD DDEESSIIGGNN EXXPPEERRIIEENNCCEE E

Designer, Senior-Level

INFOSYS (IDC Technologies, Inc.) 3/2019 to 5/2019 Raleigh, NC Overview: Dynamic scheduling, tight deadlines. Create user centered design and create document deliverables in user experience application. Maintain a strong client satisfaction rating and consistently complete projects on time. Establish proper project procedures through knowledge and direction.

Accessibility advocate. Optimize user experience through clear content, simple navigation and dynamic design. Design and create sketches, layouts, and designs for various web pages, website, interactive dashboards, landing pages and portals

Agile team environment. Attend meetings, teleconferences with stakeholders and colleagues. Work in team oriented environment. Participate in all aspects of project design and production. Interface with clients and stakeholders to determine themes and purpose of project depending on background of target audience without benefit of established formats or clear, unambiguous visual models or samples. Present deliverables. Working experience and comprehensive knowledge of design, layout, graphic theory, and typography

Web: Create UX design solutions and website for client. Conduct UX processes of design and documentation. Create user flows / user flow docs, site maps to generate wireframes, mockups and lo / hi-fidelity prototype designs with understanding of web design constraints utilizing tools such as Pencil, Inkscape, Gimp and Bootstrap as well as hand drawings.

Design, create and test website wireframes. Design and create the visual design of interface, pages and site. Select appropriate approaches for hierarchy and navigation system to categorize content of whole site, based on hierarchy / navigation system. Design and create W3C standard and section 508-compliant, interactive, web pages using user-centered, responsive design with focus on Lester C. Jones • mid / senior level designer • YOU choose the BEST when YOU choose LES User Experience

Design and create interface layout and design. Create templates

Create .PDF files. Create icons. Proofread web pages and grammar checked Designer, Senior-Level

Team Lead, UX / UI Designer, Web Designer, Visual Designer, Layout Designer, Information Architect, Accessibility Specialist, Site / Page Tester / Publisher, Copy Writer, Project Manager, Customer Relations, Photographer, Videographer, Desktop Publisher, Vendor Resourcer / Coordinator, Instructor RED EAGLE DESIGNS 1/2007 to 3/2019 Palmetto, GA

Clients: Lockheed Martin, Pitney Bowes, Target, Natural Bridge Virginia, First Atlanta Bank, Health for Life Chiropractic, Yates Chiropractic Center, Bellamy Touch Models, JT Marketing, Marciano’s Foods, Zee's Café, Joyce & Frank's Country Kitchen, La Forge Music, Creel Properties, First On The Scene, Nation-wide Plastics, Co., Inc ... Overview: Multiple concurrent projects, dynamic scheduling, tight deadlines. Conduct user research, create user centered design and create document deliverables in user experience application

Accessibility advocate. Optimize user experience through clear content, simple navigation and dynamic design. Maintain full ownership and accountability for projects. Design and create sketches, layouts, and designs for various web pages, websites, interactive dashboards, landing pages, banner ads, computer wallpapers, and icons. Reverse engineering prowess

Agile team environment. Lead team meetings. Work in team or individual arrangements as needed. Oversee and participate in all aspects of project design, production, and finalization. Interface with clients, vendors, contract support staff, and stakeholders. Work with clients to determine themes and purpose of projects depending on background of target audience without benefit of established formats or clear, unambiguous visual models or samples. Working experience and comprehensive knowledge of graphics software and equipment, layout, graphic theory, design, and typography over cross mediums through multiple projects, dynamic scheduling, and tight deadlines

Mission critical, decision maker. Recruit, select, hire, and terminate staff and contractors. Train and instruct personnel. Design and publish website resulting in source for 50+ new patients for client. Art direct production team of nine professionals on several ongoing projects, of differing medium, with annual media budgets over $350,000

Web: Create UX and IA design solutions and website for clients of diverse industries. Conduct UX processes of research, design and documentation. Create user flows / user flow docs, site maps to generate wireframes, mockups and hi-fidelity prototype designs with understanding of web design constraints utilizing tools such as Visio, Dia, Axure, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Conduct field / focus group research, interviews, surveys and usability testing including A / B and Card Sort, and usability evaluations. Recruit candidates. Create user tests and analyze results.

Design, create and test website architecture. Design and create the visual design of interface, pages and site. Create strategy and design / create information schemes and structure organization; select appropriate approaches for hierarchy and navigation system to categorize content of whole site, based on hierarchy / navigation system. Design and create W3C standard and section 508-compliant, interactive, web pages using user-centered, responsive or grid systems design with focus on User Experience

Web design winner of industry recognized award for creativity and design excellence in web page design in global competition of web page designers. Design and create interface layout and design. Design and create web pages, hand code and in Dreamweaver. Create templates. Search engine optimize (SEO) websites

Write XHTML, HTML, CSS, and modify JavaScript code. Create web forms and .PDF files. Write copy for websites. Content management of site and pages utilizing input from stakeholders

Design and produce banner ads, leaderboards, and skyscrapers for web use. Create web graphics, animated GIF, icons, favicons, Apple-Touch icons, and FLASH animations / movies. Photo manipulation. Conduct photo and illustration research. Create digital media Image: Photoshop, edit and retouch, manipulate, optimize photographs for web. Shoot and edit video presentations including for web presentation. Create desktop wallpapers and icons. Award-winning photographer. Georgia photographer award winner for Ujena Swimwear calendar shoot out of 5000+ photographers. Southern Living Magazine, Scenic Photography category, award winner out of 1000+ photographers. Direct and shoot photo & video sessions. Create video title, film credits, & special effects

Create PowerPoint presentations, advertising, product packaging and informational and instructional Lester C. Jones • mid / senior level designer • YOU choose the BEST when YOU choose LES materials. Create promotional loops. Create CDs / DVDs Graphics Specialist Concurrent with Red Eagle Designs 2009 to 2010 LOCKHEED MARTIN (The Experts, Inc.) Atlanta, GA

Client: US Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division Headquarters (ACE-IT / Lockheed Martin) Overview: Multiple concurrent projects, many Classified, dynamic scheduling, tight deadlines. Created sketches, designs and layouts for various MARCOM components including, but not limited to, direct mail, brochures, course books, informational and instructional materials, advertising specialties, websites, landing pages, and PowerPoint presentations. Spec print jobs including stock type and bindery operations. Interfaced with client, vendors, and stakeholders including CEO.

Attended meetings, teleconferences with stakeholders and colleagues. Worked with subject matter experts, and authors to determine themes and purpose of projects depending on background of target audience without benefit of established formats or clear, unambiguous visual models or samples. Maintained a strong client satisfaction rating and consistently completed projects on time. Established proper project procedures through knowledge and artistic abilities. Maintained high level of security as needed or required

Operated and maintained all graphics section equipment; determined current and proposed need; anticipated requirements for regular and special supplies and equipment. Authored scholarly technical paper. Trained and instructed personnel in use of software and provided guidance in branding compliance. Supported community outreach programs

Web: Designed and published section intranet landing page and support pages including page templates, graphics, user interface, FLASH animation, CSS, and HTML. Wrote copy for website. Selected appropriate approach for hierarchy and navigation system to categorize content of site, based on hierarchy / navigation system to generate wireframes, mockups and hi-fidelity prototype designs with understanding of web design constraints

Conducted focus group research and usability testing. Conducted content management of section site and pages utilizing input from stakeholders

Image: Photographed various special events, meetings, individual and group portraits. Shot and edited video presentations for web presentation.

Photoshop, edit and retouch, manipulate, photographs for web and print

Optimized images for web. Created CDs / DVDs

Print: Created own design ideas through research and study of proposed projects to prepare original concepts to enhance or take place of portions of written text in executive-literature, analytical studies, program plans, etc., replacing narrative and emphasize key points

Exercised own judgment, imagination, and ingenuity in designing and selecting visual displays required for specific projects using extensive knowledge and skill in the use of, art media, materials, and reproduction processes, the wide variety of printing processes, the use of manual graphics production equipment, a variety of state-of-the-art automated equipment, and used a variety of software packages to determine the appropriate layout and design of executive publications. Designed and created large print posters, business cards, brochures, covers, directories, programs, invitations, CD / DVD labels, and catalogs

Designed logo. Created modifications of floor plan in architectural blueprint. Conducted photo and illustration research and made recommendations based upon appropriateness to project content. Preflighted and proofread jobs. Spec print jobs including stock type. Conducted press checks Intern Web Designer Concurrent with Jones Studios and while in college CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY Spring 2005 Morrow, GA

Overview: Designed & published W3C standard and section 508-compliant, website winner of industry recognized award for creativity & design excellence in web page design in global competition of web page designers

Designed and published departmental website landing page and support pages including page templates, user interface, CSS, and HTML. Designed, created, and implemented weekly status reports, wireframes, and hi-fidelity prototypes. Conducted weekly meetings with stakeholders

Designed and published college’s first website section to feature section 508 compliant, web page design and accessibility

IMPACT: created heightened awareness in lack of ADA compliant design, site wide, inspiring redesign of Lester C. Jones • mid / senior level designer • YOU choose the BEST when YOU choose LES entire campus website to meet section 508 compliant design standards and accessibility guidelines Web Designer Concurrent with Jones Studios

Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Layout Designer, Site / Page Tester / Publisher, Information Architect, Copy Writer, Customer Relations, Trainer

CYBER SPYDER 1998 to 2000 Hampton, GA

Overview: Worked with e-Commerce websites. Multiple concurrent projects, dynamic scheduling, tight deadlines. Attended meetings with stakeholders and colleagues. Interfaced with clients, vendors, & stakeholders

Worked with clients to determine themes and purpose of projects depending on background of target audience without benefit of established formats or clear, unambiguous visual models or samples

Maintained full ownership and accountability for projects. Designed and created wireframes, and hi- fidelity prototypes

Web: Designed and created web pages using hand coded HTML. Created web forms and .PDF files. Published web pages to server. Created sketches, designed layouts, and typography for web pages. Designed website architecture. Designed and created website User Interface. Optimized websites for Search Engines. Submitted websites to multiple Search Engines. Wrote copy for websites. Conducted photo and illustration research

Image: Photographed various subjects for use on websites. Created graphics including logo design, CGI, photo manipulation, and GIF animation. Designed and created banner ads AADDITIONAL DDITIONAL EXXPPEERRIIEENNCCEE E

Graphic Designer — JONES STUDIOS Concurrent with college 1990 to 2007 Atlanta, GA Graphic Manager / Printer — ATLANTA JOURNAL/CONSTITUTION 1990 to 1997 Atlanta, GA EEDDUUCCAATTIIOONN

CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY Morrow, GA

Bachelor of Science Non-traditional student earned degree 2007

Minor in Communication and Media Studies

Focus in Web Design / Multimedia

Associate of Science Non-traditional student earned degree 2006

Focus in Communication / Web Design

CLAYTON COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY Morrow, GA

Associate of Applied Science Non-traditional student earned degree 2005

Focus in Web Design / Development

ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE Non-traditional student Atlanta, GA

Studies in Commercial Art (Graphic Design, Composition, Layout, Typography, Photography and Video) AAWARDS WARDS AND ACCCCOOMMPPLLIISSHHMMEENNTTSS A

Professional:

Two time, Web Design Award Winner (for creativity and design excellence in web page design) — The International Association of Web Masters and Designers (2001-2002, 2003-2004)

Fashion Photography (Calendar) Award Winner — Ujena Swimwear (1991)

Creative Graphic Design Award Winner — Dynamic Graphics, Inc. (1990) Scholastic:

Dean’s List — Clayton State University (multiple times) (2003-2007)

Member Student Activities Center Development Committee — Clayton State University (2007)

Certificate of Achievement Award for Emerging Student Leaders — Clayton State University (2006) SSOOCCIIAALL MEEDDIIAA M

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lestercjones

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@LC_Jones7

Lester C. Jones • mid / senior level designer • YOU choose the BEST when YOU choose LES



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