DAN ARMSTEAD

Hey There!

My name is Dan & I like to design things.
Web design, magazine layouts, typography, and oil painting all excite me, but I am really passionate about user centered design.

Take a look at some of my experiences and check out my portfolio. If you have a project or a need for a creative mind, give me a call, or shoot me an email.

Education

University of Minnesota

May 2017  |  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

3.75 GPA

Deans List 2015 & 2016

Experience

Feb 2017–Present |  Graphic Design Intern

- Create mobile app layouts and designs from print versions and collaborate with editorial staff.

- Stylize and select art for articles and blog posts.

Otabo MFG.

May 2016–Oct 2016 |  Graphic Design/UX Intern

- Followed the design process established by marketing supervisor and redesigned a blog to suite the needs of Otabo. - Created lo-fi and hi-fi mock ups, and wire-frames.

Technical SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite

Google Suite

CSS/HTML

JS

VOLUNTEER

2016 & 2017 |  Creative Director

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Career Services Administration

Sep 2014– May 2017 |  Graphic Designer

- Project manager for major and minor graphic design projects for career services.

- Organized and improved work-flows for project management on Google Drive.

- Evaluated needs for a new FAQ on Job Board, researched, then designed a new page.

- Used the design process and collaborated with a diverse team to create an event identity, then presented those ideas to the board in a design brief format before production.

- Took on executive producer role for day of event, coordinating presentations and speakers to ensure a successful event.

Freelance Designer

Jan 2014-Present  | Graphic Design, UX,  and Web Design

- Created design brief and followed design process to evaluate web and print needs.

- Design, create, and maintain two websites visited by over 3,000 monthly visitors.

- Use analytics to improve SEO & marketing to appeal to more customers.

United States Marine Corps

2010–2014 Personnel Chief (Rank of E-4)

- Organized over two years of archived documents according to Standard Subject Identification Codes (SSIC).

- Designed and implemented on-boarding procedures for over 100 personnel.

- Applied initiative and implemented a new SharePoint Wiki Library for company’s staff.

"The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible."

-Hillman Curtis

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