Raun Kercher

Raun is a very highly motivated self-starter who is passionate about UX Design. He has a solid understanding of creative design, branding and technically building out front-end web application solutions from start to finish. His many years of experience in graphic design, web design, typography, illustration, corporate identity are sure to innovatively enhance your brand while maintaining the consistency of your corporate identity. With the users experience as focus, his capabilities range from; user research, testing, preliminary design stages, paper comp, wire frames, storyboards, refined interactive prototype, front-end responsive website and website analytics. One might consider him a forward thinker that enjoys facing the new challenges that the field has to offer both on the technical and creative sides.

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Qualifications & Skill Set

Extensive knowledge of Mac OSX and PC platforms, 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. Art Direction, Graphic Design, front-end web Development, UI/UX Design, Sketch, XD, 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 & Web Developer (April 2018 - August 2018) • STUDIOetc

Managed project workflow. Worked directly with client. Designed exhibit graphics. Prepared files for output by print vendor. Ensured branding and production guidelines were met. Designed templates for other graphic designers to use. Implemented wordpress website updates to improve users’ experience. Created and edited video. Edited electronic forms. Captured photography and video. Provided technical guidance to others.

Graphic Designer & UI/UX Designer (March 2013 - May 2018) • WSP

Designed responsive UI/UX layout and implement responsive front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, jquery, javascript) for external website and intranet sites. Managed web development project from start to finish. Set standards for graphics and web development projects specifications. Developed a variety of electronic newsletter email template designs. Provided training to team. Coordinate and implement photoshoots with employees. Designed advertisements for a variety of medium/media. Developed and Design a variety of email campaigns. Design interactive PDF forms containing conditional content. Created motion graphics and edit video footage for project videos and internal videos. Lead team meetings covering current website analytics. Designed trade show booth graphics and flyers for many events.

Web Designer (Contract)(September 2012 - November 2012) • AQUENT - NGS Associates

Created custom HTML templates used for eBlasts, of electronic invitations. Developed of rebranding for products and services. Update client website to reflect current client objectives. Created new design layouts while working within current client branding.

Freelance Web Designer (February 2011-June 2012) • Health Advocate

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 (April 2008-February 2011) • Golden Laces, Inc. and related companies.

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 (November 2005-March 2008) • AEGON Direct Marketing Services, Inc.

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 (July 2005 - September 2005) • Tray Business Systems, Inc.

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 (April 2004 - December 2004) • Dudnyk Healthcare Group

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. Received a certificate for Dale Carnegie Course, Skills for Success 2013.

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