Resume

AWARD-WINNING VISUAL DESIGNER

Design Director, Art Director, Innovative Visual Designer, UX/UI Designer, and Freelance-Graphic Artist with over fifteen years professional design experience

Austin, TX • Willing to relocate: Anywhere • Authorized to work in the US for any employer

 

👉SirCharles.DESIGN

✉️hello@sircharles.design (preferred method of contact)

📱850-240-9809

 

 

Work Experience 

FREELANCE ART DIRECTION & VISUAL / UI DESIGNER
SKIPCART CORPORATION - Austin, TX
April 2020 to April 2021

Our updated (2.0) product was designed specifically to target delivery drivers to enhance their money-making experience.  We organized a complex system into a very easy-to-use interface that allows drivers to safely and conveniently accept new delivery jobs.  I created multiple design directions to find the right look-&-feel for the brand.  The designs are brought to life through interaction design and rapidly-prototyped screen animations.


HYPERGIANT GALACTIC SYSTEMS - Austin, TX
August 2019 to April 2020

Working closely with an experienced development team, we designed innovative ground-control solutions for satellite operation.  In my role I explored concept art & design directions creating a highly refined visual design language modeled after futuristic, cinematic movie concepts.  I created rapid prototypes and animated visuals with detailed style-guides for an accurate hand-off to development.


CEO / OWNER
VIP IMAGE - Austin, TX
August 2018 to Present

Our creative team will handle your most challenging design, print and marketing strategies. Our designs fuse professionalism & tradition with bold & flashy concepts. We'll find the right solution for your custom project from a wide selection of products and options to create a look that is as unique as your business.


SENIOR VISUAL DESIGNER
INMOTION SOFTWARE - Austin, TX
May 2017 to August 2018 

Establish and create complete custom design languages, interactions and graphic assets for all projects web & mobile. Branding and re-branding client projects to ensure professional visibility.


FREELANCE VISUAL / UI / UX DESIGNER
SELF-EMPLOYED - Austin, TX
August 2015 to May 2017

My work is designing the entire user experience and creating initial, high-fidelity interface design concepts that incorporate user interactions into the overall user experience.  Brand-design & premium printing.


VISUAL DESIGNER
ARGO DESIGN - Austin, TX
April 2014 to August 2015 

Art Direction / design-concept exploration - User research, interface & interaction design, user experience design, and initial branding concepts for all new client projects.


LEAD UI / UX DESIGNER
AGILIX - Austin, TX
November 2012 -  April 2014 

Art Direction - User research, interface & interaction design, user experience design, and initial branding & design concepts for all projects.


FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
SELF-EMPLOYED - Orlando, FL
January 2005 to November 2012 

Art Direction - Product/Interface design, branding, print & web design.

   

Education 

ASSOCIATE IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS / GRAPHIC DESIGN
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - Orlando, FL
October 2002 to January 2005

Graduated Cum Laude with President's Honor Award

  

Technical Skills 

  • Photoshop (15+ years)
  • Illustrator (15+ years)
  • Adobe Suite (15+ years)
  • After Effects (10 years)
  • Indesign (10+ years)
  • Sketch (6 years)
  • Keynote (10 years)
  • Principle (5 years)
  • Blender (3 years)
  • XD (3 years)
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • UI / Interface Design
  • UX Design
  • Motion / Interaction Design
  • Print Design / Production
  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography

  

Awards 

MUSE CREATIVE AWARDS
Corporate Identity
October 2020

🥇Gold in Branding
🥈Silver in Logos
VIPIMAGE - Logo & branding created for a high-end print company specializing in premium features.


🥈Silver in Branding
HEART OF UX - The Heart of UX is a set of principles, techniques and teachings to help UX Researchers take their skills to the next level.


🥈Silver in Branding
LEO - Logo & branding designed for an Austin-based internet marketing agency


🥈Silver in Logos
HOPE; ALWAYS SMILE - Logo design for a care-package company primarily focussed on delivering uplifting packages to people and families currently fighting cancer.


INDIGO DESIGN AWARDS
Branding & Logos
May 2020

🥇Gold in Logos
🥈Silver in Branding
🏆Nominated for "Design of the Year"
HEART OF UX - The Heart of UX is a set of principles, techniques and teachings to help UX Researchers take their skills to the next level.


🥈Silver in Logos
🥈Silver in Branding
WEAR HYZER - Discgolf apparel. Fun Fact; a "hyzer" is a particular type of throw in discgolf. The disc will arc down and to the left when thrown up at an angle. The "swooping" shape in the center of this logo represents the path of hyzer throw.


🥈Silver in Logos
🥈Silver in Branding
NEONEX INDUSTRIES - Fictitious brand & design language. Royalty-free assets created for digital artists and industrial designers.


CSS DESIGN AWARDS
Agency Site Design
January 2018

💎Special Kudos
CSS Design Awards is proud to recognize this site with the Special Kudos Award. A special commendation for noteworthy websites.  (InMotion Software's current website does not reflect this award)


INDIGO DESIGN AWARDS
Branding, Logos & Publication Design
May 2018

🥇Gold in Branding
🥈Silver in Logos
🏆Nominated for "Design of the Year"
VIPIMAGE - Logo & branding created for a high-end print company specializing in premium features.


🥇Gold in Logos
🥈Silver in Branding
🏆Nominated for "Design of the Year"
DAMNSON - Logo & branding for a start-up trading company.


🥇Gold in Branding
🥈Silver in Logos
LEO - Logo & branding designed for an Austin-based internet marketing agency


🥇Gold in UX, Navigation & Interface Design
🥉Bronze in App Design
LEO - Logo & branding designed for an Austin-based internet marketing agency


🥈Silver in Promotional Materials
🥈Silver in Magazine & Newspaper Design
🥈Silver in Branding
SOAKED MAGAZINE - Surfing magazine geared towards the longboard lifestyle


🥈Silver in Digital Art
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - represents the human interaction with the digital realm.


🥈Silver in Typography
🥉Bronze in Logos
🥉Bronze in Branding
WOOLLYBOOGER - Logo & branding for an up-scale men's salon.


🥉Bronze in Logos
🥉Bronze in Branding
FILTHYMAMMALS - Logo & branding created for a glitch-hop music duo.

 

Publications 

Hypergiant Might Be The Real-Life Version Of Marvel's Stark Industries
https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2020/04/24/hypergiant-might-be-the-real-life-version-of-marvels-stark-industries/?sh=19bf4f1753b8
April 2020

At a time when all of the energy and resources of the planet are focused on our very real terrestrial problems, Hypergiant is a unique AI enterprise that is looking to space for the answers we need here on earth.


SPACE INNOVATION: Hypergiant's New AI-Driven Remote Satellite Operations (aka H.I.V.E) Keeps Eyes on the Sky
https://dallasinnovates.com/hypergiants-new-ai-driven-fleet-operations-platform-enables-remote-satellite-operations/
May 2020

CEO Ben Lamm says the mission control software can operate entire satellite constellations from mobile phones in the field. That remote capability is particularly important for critical operations at government and commercial flight operation centers in a pandemic.


NIMIS 350 👽Best-Selling Design Assets
https://sircharles.design/collections/all-packs/products/nimis350
July 2019

Professionally branded, design-language assets for digital art & production.


URBAN GRAFFITI 🖍Authentic Tags, Hollows & Throwups
https://sircharles.design/collections/all-packs/products/urban-graffiti
August 2019

Authentic, real-world graffiti made in the most popular styles as seen in the streets of the urban landscape. High-quality, hand-made design assets for personal & commercial use.


AV OPTICS 🎯Crosshairs & Weapons Decal Pack
https://sircharles.design/products/avoptics
August 2019

AV OPTICS is created with its own branded-design language. The logos, iconography and typographic elements all work together as one corporate identity.


AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
https://www.fastcompany.com/3045094/welcome-to-the-slow-traffic-movement
April 2015

We presented a concept for a new, high-speed transportation system that was selected as a semi-finalist.


HYPER LOOP
https://hyperloop-one.com/global-challenge
February 2015

We presented a concept for a new, high-speed transportation system that was selected as a semi-finalist.


DRONE AMBULANCE
https://www.fastcompany.com/3041696/this-drone-ambulance-is-totally-wild-and-totally-inevitable
February 2015

Near-futuristic concept for the next era of Emergency Care.


WEARABLE TECH
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3036295/4-wearables-that-give-you-superpowers
September 2014

We developed a series of concepts for wearable technology, and none of them are wrist-watches!


LOUISIANA COURSE-CHOICE
http://www.inacol.org/resource/louisianas-course-choice-program-a-model-for-other-states/
March 2013

This project was the first of its kind; Course Choice connected every student in the State of Louisiana with every teacher and school in all districts. This expanded the education resources available to every student.