CHERYL J. DeVALLANCE, UXC

 
TELEPHONE  (206) 246-3056
EMAIL cjdevallance@gmail.com
PORTFOLIO  www.devallance.com
LINKEDIN linkedin.com/in/cheryldevallance
GitHub github.com/cjdevallance
 
WEB AND VISUAL DESIGNER

Numerous years of experience in visual design, primarily focused in the digital world with responsive web design and e-commerce. My mastery in creative software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, is complimented by my front-end development skills. My intent is to leverage my expertise and certification in UX and UI design in a role utilizing the latest technologies in User Centered Design (UCD) providing end-to-end solutions.
 
SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Skills: UX/UI design, web design, responsive frameworks, branding/logo design, illustration, prototyping, wireframing, sitemaps, banner advertising, marketing design, email design, packaging, print design

Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), IntelliJ IDEA, Sublime Text, BBEdit, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Languages: HTML5, CSS3, LESS, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Marketo, Pardot

Tools: Mac, PC, WordPress, Agile process, GitHub, Jira

 
CERTIFICATION

User Experience Certification
Nielsen Norman Group, License 1010159
Starting October 2015

 
EXPERIENCE
 
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Self-Employed, Burien, Washington
2016 - present
  • Doing contract and freelance work for companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Indigo Slate, which includes creating corporate identities, designing and producing printed media, designing and coding responsive websites, coding landing pages and emails.
  • Designing digital assets for small companies and nonprofit groups.
  • Successful at managing several clients simultaneously.
 
WEB DESIGNER AND FRONT-END DEVELOPER
Dominion Marine Media, Seattle, WA
2012 – 2016
  • Responsible for designing and coding responsive websites and branding for luxury yacht dealers using Adobe Creative Suite, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, jQuery, Javascript, PHP, and within custom content management systems.
  • Implemented and customized organizational and design best-practices not utilized before: creating sitemaps, wireframes, presentation format for client-facing work, and revamped repositories of assets.
  • Mentored junior designers, giving positive and constructive feedback and sharing my expertise, helping others grow their skills and knowledge.
  • Influential in the creation, buy-in, and execution of a custom CMS for clients, saving hours of design and development time which allowed client billing within days instead of months.
 
SENIOR UI DESIGNER
drugstore.com, inc., Bellevue, WA
2004 - 2011
  • Senior Designer for family of retail/e-commerce web sites and micro sites; daily jobs included creating banner ads, designing and producing emails, creating illustrations for special projects, building logos/branding for internal identities, creating style guides, redesigning corporate intranet, producing print projects.
  • Contributed and influenced the redesign of the drugstore.com site (global navigation & shopping experience) through effective collaboration internally and externally.
  • Proficient in working in a fast-paced environment and under strict deadlines as proven by launching new marketing campaigns site-wide on a monthly basis.
  • Promoted from email designer to Senior Designer of drugstore.com. Included more responsibility, leading site design look and feel, collaborating across departments, mentoring junior designers, increasing drugstore.com’s brand value which resulted in being bought by Walgreen’s.
 
WEB DESIGNER AND FRONT-END DEVELOPER
The Cobalt Group, Inc., Seattle, WA
1999 - 2002
  • Designed and produced automotive web sites, templates, data tables, and animated banner ads.
  • Organized sales lead information into easy to understand forms and tables.
  • Worked independently and collaboratively with team members as a user-interface designer.
  • Executed two positions as both web designer and front-end developer, responsible for hand-coding HTML as well as designing web sites.
  • Effectively wrote detailed web site specifications and maintained organized timesheets.
 
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Graphic Design & Illustration
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA