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Person: Lynette Liwanag

Austin, Texas 78756

Professional Resume

OBJECTIVE

I am looking to become part of an innovative and encouraging team of creative minds who will utilize and enhance my skills as an inquisitive and fast-learning design thinker. I am currently focused on interaction and visual design for mobile and web user interfaces.



EDUCTATION

University of Houston, 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Communication, Cum Laude



SELECTED SKILLS

• Research and concept development

• Interactive and user interface design

• Print layout

• Logos and identity systems



Proficient on a Mac platform using

• Photoshop

• Illustrator

• InDesign

• Dreamweaver / Coda

• Microsoft Office.

Experience using HTML/CSS, Javascript, Jquery, PHP, OmniGraffle, AfterEffects, Flash, and Quark.



EXPERIENCE

HomeAway, Inc.

UX Designer II, 03/2010-Present

Native mobile applications for iOS and Android, UI design, web application design



NANO Fiction

Designer, 2007-Present



AIGA Austin

Email Communications Director, 2011-2012



FKM Agency/Farther

Contract Art Director/Web Developer, 11/2008–5/2009

Art direction including conceptualizing, graphic production, and logo and identity development for user interfaces such as web layouts, interactive advertising units, and widgets. Also trained and practiced development of (X)HTML/CSS and Jquery for Farther Digital, the interactive division of FKM. Occasional graphic production of direct mail, page layout and other print design work.

Worked with high profile clients such as Reliant Energy, Waste Management, Conoco Phillips, and Daisy.



Robot Agency Studios, Inc.

Art Director, 3/2008–Present

Concept development, graphic production and visual execution of print and web-based projects from start to finish, with the occasional web development in HTML/CSS and WordPress. Clients include Dance Source Houston, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, CSTEM, 97.9 The Boxx, and the City of Houston.



University of Houston

University Center Leisure Services

Student Designer, 2005–2008

Promotional design for the University Center Games Room, Cougar Bowling Club, and Shasta's Cones & More including fliers, posters, signage, T-shirts, web and e-mail design.



A&E The Graphics Complex

Intern, 2007

Assisted graphic design department in file preparation, electronic reproductions of printed material and type setting in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment. I learned how different presses required certain formats and files as well as a higher value for speed, time and accuracy.



Freelance Design/Web Development

Designer/Developer, 2006–2010

• Nano Fiction, graphic and type layout, 2007–present

• Arcade UFO, signage, print and web design/development, 2008–present

• Grayson Coffee, design & development for portfolio landing page and blog, 2009

• Hidden Treasures, photography, updated HTML/CSS functionality, 2009

• Tumbling Stars, design & development, 2009

• Shear Perfection Fabrics, identity, print and web design/development, 2008

• Carissima Antiques, identity, print and web design/development, 2008

• Mallory Ann Foreman, web design/development, 2008

• Gulf Coast Journal, promotional poster series, 2007





AFFILIATIONS

• UHGAP, University of Houston Graphics Alumni Partnership, Twitter contributor, since 2008

• AIGA, The Professional Association for Design, Houston Chapter, member/volunteer since 2005

• S{o}TA, Society of Typographic Aficionados, member since 2006

• GCSA, Graphic Communications Student Association, historian/web designer/fundraiser, 2007



CONFERENCES ATTENDED

o AIGA Design in the Fast Lane, Houston, Texas, 2007

o AIGA Design Next, Denver, Colorado, 2007

o SoTA TypeCon, Seattle, Washington, 2007

o Creative Summit, San Marcos, Texas 2006, 2007

o SoTA TypeCon, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006

o AIGA Design in the Fast Lane, Austin, Texas 2005

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