Experience

Posted on: June 21st, 2012 by ValeriaP No Comments

Val Price Designs
Designer/Writer/Editor/Developer
2004 – present

For the past 8 years I have worked with a variety of clients on clarifying and expanding their brand using various media from print to digital to signage. My goal has been to help them communicate in a concise and beautiful way. I enjoy creating a visual brand, and I am deeply committed to helping clients deliver a meaningful and well written message, and feel that it is critical for the messaging and visual design to dance elegantly together.

Partial client list:
ioSemantics, Enhanced Sales Potential, Resonance Center for Bodywork, Front-End Coder, OrderStorm, Ball Aerospace, INCENTRA Solutions, Innerworks Publishing, MDC Holdings, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Sun/StorageTek, Mellon Consulting and Towers Perrin

Towers Perrin – Los Angeles, CA
Senior Designer
1999 – 2004
I am skilled in developing visual concepts and campaigns for launching and communicating employee programs for clients including Northrop Grumman, Knight Ridder, Honda and Nike. My expertise also includes employee branding, print design and layout, and design for electronic media, including e-cards and web sites. A large portion of my work has been for print, but I was also a key player in the redesign and implementation of Knight Ridder’s HR portal.

Education

Boulder Digital Arts – Boulder, CO
WordPress Workshops:
Understanding WordPress Template Files, Security Essentials, Managing Content, NextGen Gallery Plugin, Custom Fields Understanding jQuery

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – Lakewood, CO
Web Certificate Program
Covering User Experience, CSS and XHTML in Dreamweaver, Javascript, Action Script in FLASH

Towers Perrin Institute – Los Angeles, CA
Systematic Problem Solving
Team Management Skills
Presentation Skills

University of Southwestern Louisiana
(currently University of Louisiana) – Lafayette, LA
B.F.A., Advertising Design
Minor in photography

Professional Organizations

UX Book Club, Denver
Former Membership Director – AIGA Colorado (Volunteer member of Board of Directors June 2007 — May 2009)

Programs

Adobe Creative Suite (inDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FLASH), Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, CSS, HTML, jQuery, WordPress custom theme development,

Skills

Web site design and production
CSS, XHTML, WordPress Development
User Experience
Site Maps
Wire Frames
Persona Writing
Information Architecture

Communication brand development, logos, print design production and pre-press knowledge for brochures, trade show graphics/signage, presentations, proposals and business papers

Writing, editing for clarity and meaning, proofreading

Attention to detail

Calm under pressure

Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

Easy going

Confident speaker; I am comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups.