NICK DYE
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Web & Graphic Designer
NICK DYE
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Web & Graphic Designer
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NICK DYE

Web & Graphic Designer
With 15 years experience working in the industry of digital arts, information technology and communication, I have acquired many skills but the most important skills that I have are the ability to think creatively and solve problems.

Graphic Designer specializing in design for web and print
Web Developer with strong background in Wordpress environment
Multimedia production skills (Web Design, Video Editing, Audio Production, Photoshop/Illustrator and Print Production)
Excellent written communication skills with Editorial, Copywriting and Documentation/Content Management experience
Able to provide Project Management and Creative Direction on team projects

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Skill Balance

Skill Balance

  • 91%

    Web Research

  • 85%

    Web Design

  • 93%

    Graphic Design

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Ricoh
    Information Technology
    Period: 2003-Present
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    Information Technology | Account Fleet Manager
    Account Fleet Manager - Advocate Health Care (2009 - Present)
    Site Manager Level 2 - Zurich North America (2007 - 2009)
    Site Manager Level 1 - Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (2004 - 2007)
    Site Manager Level 1 - Trinity University (2003 - 2004)


    Primary Skills
    web database management, web image monitoring, project management, device networking, documentation, reporting, process training, presentations, hardware installations, highly technical written and verbal communication.

    Summary of Responsibilities
    As the multi-function device manager for the Advocate Health Care account, I currently manage a network of 4,500 print and scan devices in the Chicagoland area. I use a diverse range of technical and leadership skills that are required to maintain 6 main Advocate hospitals including over 100 Advocate Medical Group clinics and business offices.

    As an information technology leader I coordinate and implement large and small-scale device installations within the Advocate environment while calling upon resources that intermingle multiple departments. This position specializes in network configuration of printers and scanners as well as file-sharing and online database management. Generate reporting on device utilization and make recommendations on cost saving measures.

    This is a highly visible position where I work with all levels of internal and external customers; interacting in positive and thoughtful ways while delivering technical solutions to client. I look for new ways to improve workflow and document best practices. I also frequently conduct training sessions for user groups (up to 30) as well as schedule training for single end-users.
  • Inspiria Media
    Web Developer
    Period: 2009-2011
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    Web Developer
    January 2009 - December 2010

    Primary Skills
    web design and development, graphic design, project management, content management, social media integration, web research, search engine optimization, site analytics

    Summary of Responsibilities
    Developed websites for a variety of businesses in Westchester, New York. Created sales literature, web content, and other copy for clients in industries ranging from health & beauty, gourmet foods and entertainment to jewelry, real estate and finance. Worked with clients to develop a clear message and consistent image in their websites that would resonate with their target market. Worked with graphic designers and web designers to integrate copy into clients' print materials and websites. Integrate facebook, twitter, youtube and other social media functionality. A few clients included Zen Blue Spa, Westchester Pediatrics, Ed Swaby Architect, Tony Vilar

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  • Lumen
    Graphic Designer
    Period: 2007-2010
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    Graphic Designer
    2007 - 2010

    Primary Skills
    graphic design, project management, content management, print customization, web research, copy editing, content creation

    Summary of Responsibilities
    Consistently delivered creative designs and print solutions under tight deadlines. Developed themes and graphics for marketing special events and party promotions. Worked with print vendors to deliver custom designed print materials including, posters, flyers, business cards, and banners, t-shirts and promotional items. Designed special event ads for web and print including ads published in Chicago Scene, Crain's, Red Eye and Reader. Did some light web design and content management.

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  • Select Clients
    Freelance Designer
    Period: 2000-Present
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    Freelance Designer
    2007 - Present

    Primary Skills
    web development, graphic design, WordPress development, content management, content creation, web research, social media integration, custom theme edits, search engine optimization, audio production/editing, video production/editing, customer support, user training

    Summary of Responsibilities
    Provide creative solutions for web development, graphic design, print and multimedia production services to companies involved in the business of health care, education, travel, architecture, restaurant, art and entertainment.

    Select Clients
    - Chicago Outfit Roller Derby (web development)
    - Girl Group Chicago (web development)
    - Randall's Honey Badger (web development)
    - Ancient Voyages (web development)
    - Marianne Strokirk Salons (graphic design)
    - Duchamp (graphic design)
    - Natalino's (graphic design)

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Coding Languages & Software Skills

 

HTML5CSS3JavascriptPHP

MySQL

15 years web coding experience. Proficient with HTML 5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, MySQL

Wordpress

Drupal

joomla

7 years experience with WordPress and working knowledge of Drupal and Joomla.

Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Fireworks Adobe Flash Adobe Illustrator

15 years experience with design in Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator

Ableton LiveCubaseFinal Cut ProApple Keynote

10 years experience with audio, video software: Ableton Live, Cubase, Final Cut Pro, Keynote

WordPowerPointExcelPublisherAccessVisioOutlook

15 years experience using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Access, Visio, Outlook

 

Contact

Address: Oak Park, Illinois

Phone Number: (312) 513-4345

E-Mail: nick@nickdye.com

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