Raun Kercher

Raun is a very highly motivated self-starter who is passionate about creative art direction, web design, front-end web development and graphic design. His many years of experience in graphic design, web design, print, typography, illustration, corporate identity are sure to enhance your brand while maintaining the consistency of your corporate identity. In addition to the experience he brings the technical skills in software to cover many areas of media. Raun is creative, reliable and professional with the ability to multi-task with software experience in Adobe CC including; Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Sketch, InDesign, Premire Pro, AfterEffects. His responsive UI/UX design skills include the following code experience; HTML5, CSS3, jquery, javaScript, PHP, .Net framework and website management. One might consider him a forward thinker that enjoys facing the new challenges that the field has to offer both on the technical and design sides.

Specialties: Art Direction, UI/UX Design, Sketch, Responsive Web Design, Email Design, Web Development, Corporate Identity, Illustration, Graphic Design, Email Marketing, HTML5, CSS3, jquery, JavaScript, SEO.

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Extensive knowledge of Mac OSX and PC platforms as well as the programs mentioned below. Work well independently or in a group atmosphere. Always prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve. Dedicated to meeting the deadlines. Self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic.

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Skill Set

Art Direction, Graphic Design, Web Development, UI/UX Design, Sketch, javascript, jquery, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, .NET framework, XML, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, SEO, Google Analytics, Search Console, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe LiveCycle, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SharePoint, skilled draftsman & illustrator.

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Career Experience

Graphic Designer WSP (March 2013 - Present) Design responsive UI/UX layout and implement responsive front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, jquery, javascript) for external website and intranet sites. Manage web development project from start to finish. Collaborate with communications team to deliver projects with a fast turn-around time. Set standards for graphics and web development projects specifications. Retouch images. Develop a variety of electronic newsletter email template designs for use in future designs. Provide training to team. Design multiple catalogs of vector graphic icons for various functions. Coordinate and implement multiple photoshoots with employees. Design advertisements for a variety of medium/media. Create interactive PDF catalogs of design inventory. Develop and Design a variety of email campaigns. Design interactive PDF forms containing conditional content and touch pad signature area. Create InDesign template which reformats XML data to character and paragraph styles on import. Create motion graphics and edit video footage for project videos and internal videos. Lead team meetings covering curent website analytics. Design trade show booths graphics and flyers for many events.

Web Designer (Contract): AQUENT - NGS Associates: (September 2012 - November 2012) Collaborate with Art Directors. Create custom HTML templates used for eBlasts, of electronic invitations. Development of rebranding for products and services. Update client website to reflect current client objectives. Manipulate photography and create graphics. Create new design layouts while working within current client branding. Edit marketing collateral from existing design layouts and branding to reflect current client objectives.

Freelance Web Designer: Health Advocate: (February 2011-June 2012) Design and maintain graphics for website layouts. Collaborate with Art Director and Graphic Designers to create a library website that holds all sales and marketing collateral and media. Collaborate with Art Director to implement changes to existing website. Design graphics to fit new branding. Create custom HTML templates used for eBlasts, electronic newsletters to customers. Involved with the concept development, including sketches for projects created. Edit marketing collateral. Prepare files for print or output. Manipulate photography and create graphics for design layouts. Customize Blog CSS. Train employees in learning HTML.

Web Graphic Designer: Golden Laces, Inc., APEX Janitorial Services, World Fitness Systems™, Custom Laces: (April 2008-February 2011) Design and maintain graphics for website layouts. Create and Edit ActionScript and HTML content for interactive webpage layouts. Create HTML content used for eBlasts, electronic newsletters and promotions. Create web banner ads and animated banner ads. Develop and maintain multiple company identities and brands from a variety of products and services. Design packaging for products. Involved with the concept development, including thumbnail sketches and storyboards for many projects created. Work within budget. Manage company design project work flow. Design printed marketing collateral. Prepare files for print or output in a variety of mediums. Design magazine ads and release for placement. Shoot video and photos for product commercials and fitness demonstration. Manipulate photography. Edit video footage. Improve and Manage SEO. Trained co-workers on design software and design standards and good practices.

Graphic Artist: AEGON Direct Marketing Services, Inc.: (November 2005-March 2008) Worked with the marketing department to achieve an increase in company revenue. Communicated across national locations with marketers and coworkers to complete various direct mail pieces. Designed new identities and design pieces while working with the marketing department. Redesigned and edited many direct mail pieces from existing works. Created variations for direct mailing to the nationwide customers at minimal company cost. Gained solid print production skills. Converted Quark Xpress files to InDesign in an effort to streamline software used. Participated in press checks at several print vendor locations. Prepared and collected files for print by vendor. Transferred files to print vendor by FTP.

Contract Graphic Artist: Tray Business Systems, Inc.: (July 2005 - September 2005) Worked directly with Tray’s sales team to provide client with the expected results. Designed and edited Tray’s sales pieces in a fast paced work environment under extremely tight deadlines. Designed and prepared files for print on a variety of printed marketing/sales collateral promotional items. Prioritized while working on several pieces at a time. Released all completed graphic design pieces worked on to the print vendor.

Freelance Electronic Designer: Dudnyk Healthcare Group: (November 2005 - December 2004) While in the studio, I manipulated photos and illustrations for use in concepts. Created comps for client approval. Worked on refining many Quark Xpress documents in various stages of design development. Prepared documents for release to the vendor. Participated in Conceptual layout and logo development. Completed tasks under extremely tight deadlines.

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Education & Training

Kutztown University of PA, Kutztown, PA BFA, Communication Design, December 2003 Concentration in Graphic Design, Web/Multimedia Design and Illustration. Received a certificate for continued studies in Flash and Dreamweaver workshops at Maryland Institute College of Art in the summer 2005. Attended the Photoshop CS2 Power Tour 2007. Attended the Adobe Flash CS3 Workshop hosted by AIGA in February 2008. Earned a certificate in the Ektron Web Developers Course 2009.

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