Resume

Award-winning Art Direction & Visual Design

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

Austin, TX • Authorized to work in the US for any employer

 

👉SirCharles.DESIGN

✉️hello@sircharles.design

 

 

Work Experience 

RECENT FREELANCE DESIGN

SKIPCART CORPORATION - Austin, TX
ART DIRECTION & VISUAL DESIGN
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.  New product should be launching soon! 

 

HYPERGIANT GALACTIC SYSTEMS - Austin, TX
ART DIRECTION & VISUAL DESIGN
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.

 

MOJO MEDIA PROS - Nashville, TN
ART DIRECTION / UXUI & VISUAL DESIGN
June 2019 to August 2019

High-end clients require high-end design.  We created an awesome interactive web experience for an in-demand interior designer who has been featured in magazines across the world.  The clean, traditional design enhanced with flashy interactions reflects the unique styles of our client.

 

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 DESIGN

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 DESIGN

ALAMO REALITY & IMAGINE VIRTUA - San Antonio, TX
ART DIRECTION & BRANDING
January 2017 to October 2017

A revolutionary experience in augmented reality. Users are able to look back in time using the smartphone as a looking glass. Alamo Reality recreates the Battle of the Alamo that allows users to walk around the scene as spectators to view the battle from any angle imaginable. This is a true blend of the past and future coming together today.

 

ORACLE - Austin, TX
ART DIRECTION / UXUI & VISUAL DESIGN
February 2016 to March 2017

AT&T Email Experience:
In an effort to target a younger demographic, AT&T will roll out a 3-phase implementation of this new design and experience. The first phase was a subtle update to the current interface to be more modern and to feel more comfortable for legacy users. The next phase is a complete overhaul of the UI with new design guidelines

The final phase is a totally new and updated UX & UI design putting focus on the "home" dashboard intending to create a personal-information hub allowing users to connect social media accounts and communication/messaging apps

  

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 DESIGN

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."
 

Hypergiant Industries announces the H.I.V.E. (Hyper Intelligent Vehicle Enhancement) Fleet Operations Platform for Commercial, Defense and Government Customers

https://news.yahoo.com/hypergiant-industries-announces-h-v-140000412.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMFydjS2XFVM_UyyvuzD4YgC-Fv6fE4lxjff-7HlcBv6orn-cs7U2VSCmIwpkamYBLHnEGBaAMXpEV1c8F1joM1jaNvPeI3U2onIFAdafTSE3s2Kbw8Cdl214ku7BFW_xRNALErlZ09id_6XylfNz-KKkEYHmbC3Lc91GmQo6Evq
May 2020

"AI-driven software system enhances existing ground control platforms to maximize and augment critical information flow for autonomous satellite operations and management"
 

A new way to control satellites

https://www.axios.com/hypergiant-satellite-operators-f6950989-39e1-46ae-8e79-848752b4394e.html
May 2020

"A new tool for satellite operators could allow one ground controller to keep an eye on dozens of spacecraft at once."
 

Austin’s Hypergiant Industries aims to build space supply chain

https://www.statesman.com/business/20200206/austinlsquos-hypergiant-industries-aims-to-build-space-supply-chain
May 2020

"Austin-based artificial intelligence company Hypergiant Industries is looking to streamline the business of space with its Galactic Systems division. The company is looking to launch and manage satellite systems and the resulting data for clients in a range of industries."
 

Hypergiant Unveils New Data Processing Tool for Ground-Based Satellite Control Systems

https://blog.executivebiz.com/2020/05/hypergiant-unveils-new-data-processing-tool-for-ground-based-satellite-control-systems/
May 2020

"Hypergiant Industries has launched a new product designed to help organizations augment ground control systems that deliver information to autonomous satellites."
 

Hypergiant Partners with the U.S. Air Force to Develop the Chameleon Constellation, an Updatable Satellite System

http://siliconhillsnews.com/2020/06/30/hypergiant-partners-with-the-u-s-air-force-to-develop-the-chameleon-constellation-an-updatable-satellite-system/
May 2020

“The new space race is here and is being driven by both innovations in hardware and software.  The industry is at a transition point shifting from a predominantly hardware industry to one that is being advanced and innovated through software.”
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 Assets
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 finalist.

 

HYPER LOOP CONCEPT DESIGNS RELEASED

https://www.nbcnews.com/video/concept-designs-for-musks-hyperloop-released-467612740001
June 2015

 

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.