Resume

Radik Shvarts

(917) 743 6005  •  Brooklyn, NY 11235  •  www.comradik.com  •  comradik@gmail.com


Visual Designer: Web Design & Graphic Design

With a blend of visual/graphic design and web animation experience at the service of re-branding for global technology non-profit and designing online presence of award-winning animation series.

Achievements

  • Played a key role in re-branding of ASME Training & Development Courses, which led to higher click-through and purchase rates, and increased sales to about 22% in 5 years, to over $7 million.
  • Won several awards as lead designer for channel Thirteen’s Cyberchase Online, including: Japan Prize, EPPY Award, Prix Jeuxnesse, Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) ‘Digital Dozen’, and Parents’ Choice Award.
  • 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.
  • Featured in the Design Category of “Taschen’s 1000 Favorite Websites” book for creating and designing Ycrop.com, a web portal that promotes events and showcases creative Russians in the US.

Expertise

  • Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver. Trained in After Effects.
  • Hand-coding HTML, CSS, interactive web animation with GSAP 3.
  • Clear understanding of responsive web design, website functionality and usability.
  • Proficiency in building CMS websites using pre-made WordPress themes.

Professional Background

2010–2020 Visual Designer — American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), NYC

  • Instrumental in the launch of the revamped website in 2012, and then again in 2019: Created internal pages of ASME.org including the entire ‘Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks’ section.
  • Expanded content engagement by creating infographics and listicles and increased the frequency of web publishing by crafting engaging digital illustrations for daily articles published on ASME.org and its subsections AABME.ASME.org and EFests.ASME.org.
  • Developed a branded look for engineering events landing page images.
  • Advanced company’s social media engagement by creating dynamic imagery targeting a younger audience.
  • Played a key role in visual makeover effort of mass emails: attractive headers paired with clean responsive HTML templates contributed to revenue increase of marketing mailers, and gave a click rate boost to Mechanical Engineering Magazine newsletters.
  • Streamlined the entire graphics production process by creating event and program logos, icon sets, and technical drawings, eliminating the need for outside contractors.

2008–2010 Freelance Designer

Created websites, Flash intros, DVD covers, logos, and flyers for various clients.

2001–2008 Senior Web Designer — Thirteen/WNET, NYC

  • Designed websites and landing pages for films and TV programs produced by Thirteen/WNET and PBS. Created animated screensavers, games, and other interactive features. Produced illustrations, logos, icons, banners, and collateral materials promoting WNET/PBS programming.
  • Promoted to lead designer on most of the Thirteen.org projects in 2006, managing production artists, and working directly with content producers.

2000–2001 Web Designer — Promotions.com/Webstakes.com, NYC

Designed landing pages, mini-games, HTML e-mails, animated intros and scratch cards for online sweepstakes and promotions hosted by Webstakes.com and external clients.

1996–1999 Graphic Designer — Freeze, Division of Central Mills, NYC

Designed screenprints and embroideries for ladies’ and girls’ T-shirts and sportswear; in-store displays and page layouts for trade publications. Licenses included: Looney Tunes, Rugrats, and more.

1994–1996 Graphic Artist — Digital Product Art, Valhalla, NY

Produced variety of illustrations from simplified line art to a photo-realistic look for product manuals and promotional materials. Clients included: Anheuser Busch, Texas Instruments, Norelco, Timex.

Education:

1991 Bachelor of Arts — College of Visual Arts & Design, Minsk, Belarus.