[vc_row margin_top=”-50px”][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1526682369610{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”ASHLEY LAUGHLIN” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:32PT|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]UI/GRAPHIC/WEB/PRODUCT DESIGN
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/ashleylaughlin[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15″][dt_button link=”http://ash-creates.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Laughlin-Resume.pdf” smooth_scroll=”true”]Download or Print Resume[/dt_button][vc_empty_space height=”15″][vc_column_text]I’m a well-versed designer with experience in multiple design fields. I’ve worked for large corporations, startups, and built a website design and development company: Superabundant Creative. Throughout my professional career, I’ve been a part of successful rebrands for both online and retail operations, website designs that premier new brands for clients, and user interface design projects that streamline the user experience. I’ve managed clients and delivered design solutions that grow the client’s business and drive client engagement.

As a designer ready to make a positive impact within an organization and join a team, I take initiative with the design process and have a strong understanding of a diverse set of design skills.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”EXPERIENCE” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Visual Designer, Superabundant Creative. Jan. 2013–Present. Los Angeles, CA.

  • Bring ideas from concept to production in a visually cohesive and aesthetically pleasing presentation across interfaces: web, apps, print, and environmental.
  • Provide strategic design that reaches consumers and expresses the brand message all while growing client relationships and working on multiple projects at a time.
  • Provide user interface design solutions that focus on a coherent and positive user-experience.
  • Work with multiple departments through the development process, providing research, sketches, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.
  • Create brand identities from scratch and work consistently within existing identities.
  • Translate business needs and requirements into creative and impactful design solutions.
  • Grow client relationships and working on multiple projects at a time.

Production Graphic Designer, Indigenous Software. Oct. 2017-Present. San Diego, CA.

  • Assist with updating the user interface of Indigenous’ desktop and mobile product suite. Designed prototypes and provided specifications for the development team to build.
  • Create engaging and responsive websites designed to engage customers and generate leads for clients.
  • Build websites using Indigenous Software’s proprietary platform and HTML/CSS.
  • Update existing websites with regard to existing company brand guidelines and website goals.
  • Perform QA testing on website builds to assure that websites are high quality and fully responsive.
  • Assist marketing campaigns with ongoing branding and social media support to drive brand engagement.
  • Create branded email templates to support marketing campaigns.

Visual Designer, Rove Design Group. Oct. 2012–Aug. 2015. Rochester, NY.

  • Worked with clients to deliver user–centered mobile experiences and print materials that grew client’s businesses and increased revenue.
  • Collaborated with creative director and multi–departmental team members.
  • Brought ideas and concepts from beginning to production, managed assets, and set up small businesses with designs that reached customers.

Exhibit Designer, Gallo Displays. Sept. 2011–Sept. 2012. Rochester, NY.

  • Created persuasive and immersive trade show experiences and environmental graphics.
  • Worked with vendors to manage graphic production for large events, consistently meeting tight deadlines and making sure there were no errors.
  • Collaborated across multiple departments to deliver detailed specifications for trade show booth designs.
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”Skills & Software” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Visual Design + UI Skills

Creating new visual brands/updating existing brands, Designing for consistency across mediums and platforms, Identifying and communicating values through graphic and web layouts, Designing for responsive and mobile web, UI design practices including research and prototyping, Proofreading and writing copy, Graphic and web production.

Business Skills

Creative Thinker, Agency Experience, Freelance Experience, In–House Experience, Flexible, Project Management Skills, Positive Attitude.

Software + Technical Skills

Creative Cloud License: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, WordPress, Axure, Sketch, InVision, Microsoft PowerPoint.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][dt_fancy_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”Education” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Industrial Design: BFA with High Honors,

Graphic Design: AAS with High Honors.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Minor in Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Environmental Studies.

Participated in student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Secretary of Industrial Design Student Organization.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1526682376402{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”8px”][vc_custom_heading text=”FAQ” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_toggle title=”How can we work together?”]I can help out with your design projects.

My recent projects have included moving into the industrial design field. I’ve been working on concept and product development projects in addition to building brands, websites, and user interfaces.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is my availability?”]My availability varies, but I’m always open to the possibility of collaborations. Please contact me to find out how we can work together.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is my favorite part of the design process?”]Possibilities are my inspiration for life. I don’t say that lightly. I enjoy thinking of possibilities and figuring out to creative problem-solving solutions.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Am I a virtual nomad?”]Basically, yes. Asana, Slack, G Suite, Trello, and Dropbox are my friends.

I’m both a team player and an autonomous worker. I travel frequently. A remote working arrangement allows for the best creative solutions. It also allows visits to important family and friends.[/vc_toggle][dt_fancy_separator][vc_custom_heading text=”SKILLS & SOFTWARE” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Visual Design Skills

Creating new visual brands/updating existing brands, Graphic Layouts, Web Layouts, Responsive Design, UI Design, Design Research, Information Architecture, Asset Creation.

Business Skills

Creative Thinker, Agency Experience, Freelance Experience, In–House Experience, Flexible, Project Management Skills, Positive Attitude.

Software & Technical Skills

Creative Cloud License: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop. WordPress, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, Axure, Sketch, InVision, Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]