www.linkedin.com/in/radikshvarts
email: [email protected]
Brooklyn, NY

NY-based Visual/Digital Designer. Creative professional with 20 years of industry experience and strong production skills. Looking for a Visual, Marketing, Editorial, Junior UX/UI, or hybrid Designer role.

TOOLS

  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, InDesign, PowerPoint. HTML, CSS
  • Trained in Figma, Sketch, After Effects, Blender
  • Proficient in building dynamic CMS websites on WordPress platform with Elementor and JetEngine
  • Familiarity with hand-coding interactive animation with JS and GSAP

EXPERIENCE

03/2021 – 11/2022 
GRAPHIC DESIGNER – CareAR, a Xerox Company, remote

An augmented reality support app company, part of the Xerox Corporation software unit

  • Responsible for building a library of design assets: including page layout and content of playbooks, white papers, and slide decks; creating static and animated social media and website images, trade show booth banners, infographics, illustrations, and icon sets.

07/2020 – 03/2021
WEB DESIGNER – Self-employed

  • Creating WordPress websites. Have taken Interaction Design Foundation bootcamp, learning UX/UI tools and processes: conducting user research, creating personas, designing user flows, site maps, UI kits, design systems, wireframes, and prototypes.

05/2010 – 06/2020
VISUAL DESIGNER – American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), NYC

International non-profit membership and standards-setting organization, formed in 1880

  • Instrumental in the launch of the revamped website in 2012, and again in 2019. Created internal pages of ASME.org, including the entire ‘Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks’ section.
  • Played a key role in re-branding of ASME Training and Development Courses, which led to higher clickthrough and purchase rates, and increased sales to about 20% in 5 years, to over $7 million.
  • Expanded content engagement by crafting illustrations and infographics for articles published on ASME.org and its subsections: biomedical at AABME.ASME.org; student competitions at EFests.ASME.org.
  • Developed a branded look for events landing page images.
  • Advanced the company’s social media engagement by creating dynamic imagery targeting a young audience.
  • Played a key role in the visual makeover effort of mass emails: attractive headers paired with clean responsive HTML templates contributed to a revenue increase of marketing mailers and gave a click rate boost to Mechanical Engineering Magazine newsletters.
  • Streamlined the entire graphics production process by creating UI components, event and program logos, and technical drawings, eliminating the need for outside contractors.

04/2008 – 05/2010
FREELANCE DESIGNER – Various Clients

  • Featured in the Design category of “Taschen’s 1000 Favorite Websites” book with Ycrop.com, a web portal that promoted events and showcased creative Russians in the US.
  • Created websites, Flash intros, DVD/CD/book covers, and logos.

06/2001 – 04/2008
SENIOR WEB DESIGNER – Thirteen WNET, NYC

Primary PBS member television station for the NYC

  • The lead designer of an award-winning team for Thirteen’s Cyberchase Online.
  • Grew Cyberchase Online from 20 million to 30 million page views per month in just one year, making it the most visited of all Thirteen.org websites.
  • Designed websites and landing pages for films and TV programs produced by Thirteen/WNET and PBS. Using Flash, created animated screensavers, games, and other interactive features. Produced illustrations, logos, icons, banners, and other creative assets promoting WNET/PBS programming.
  • Lead designer on most of the Thirteen.org projects since 2006, managing production artists and working directly with content producers.

01/2000 – 03/2001
WEB DESIGNER – Promotions.com/ Webstakes.com, NYC

  • Created landing pages, mini-games, HTML emails, animated intros and scratch cards for online sweepstakes and promotions hosted by Webstakes.com and external clients.

EDUCATION

09/1987 – 05/1991
BACHELOR OF ARTS – Minsk School of Visual Arts, Minsk, Belarus