Ryan Young • Web Designer

Des Moines, Iowa
hello@ryancyoung.com

Career Summary

Designer with more than 7 years of experience working in online and print. Focused on bettering the user experience, accessibility, and performance of websites, web apps, and digital interfaces. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Able to clearly communicate complex concepts and bridge gaps between developers, designers, and clients. Continuous learner; curious about how things work and human behavior.

Employment History

Experience Designer

Pillar Technology
1420 Locust Street, Suite 200 Des Moines, Iowa 50309
+1 (888) 374-5527
January 2019 to Present

Description coming soon.

Project Lead

Visionary Services
300 E Locust Street, Suite 250 Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 369-3545
February 2014 to December 2018

Acted as designer, front end developer, and project manager for roughly 3-6 small business projects at a time. When working as part of larger teams, duties relegated to specifically design or front end development.

Oversaw projects from start to finish, including pre-sales pitch meetings and final project launch. Frequently collaborated with developers to clarify and enhance design of final product.

Design duties include facilitating design meetings and brainstorm sessions with team or clients, wireframing important tools and user flows, user interface design, and creating HTML prototypes. In many cases, responsible for implementing finalized design.

Design & Front End Development, as well as the Learning and Professional Development Committee. Directly responsible for the creation of the Design & Front End Development committee. Given several internal Lunch & Learns related to design and front end development topics. Started Web Wednesday, a weekly lunch hangout centered around design education.

Designer

ABC Sign & Display
3300 101st Street Urbandale, Iowa 50322
(515) 270-8200
July 2011 to February 2014

Created designs for a variety of client projects, including apparel, marketing materials, building signage, vehicle wraps, and commemorative coins. Also designed logos for startup and rebranded businesses. Worked closely with sales staff to understand full scope of design needs and collaborated with production crew to fulfill vision for design concepts.

Media Relations Coordinator

Perfect Game USA
850 Twixt Town Rd NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
(319) 298-2923
June 2010 to July 2011

Created designs for print marketing materials, including web graphics, signage, event programs, and advertisements. Also managed company social media accounts, posting live updates at events and writing blog articles.

Education

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
Class of 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communications
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art