Hello!

I’m Renuka, a graphic designer who dabbles in all areas of the tech world. Strategy is the corner stone of every design. Color and typography are only a small portion of what design really is. Design about is solving problems and communicating messages. With a strategy for both, a design will fall flat on it’s face. Adding technology only makes messages stand out more and should be treated with care.

Resume

Education

BFA Graphic Design

Columbia College Chicago, May 2012

Work History

Web and Interactive Designer

Media Made Great May 2015 to present, Chicago, IL

  • Created best user experience and designs via an understanding of client goals and product uses, acting as a liaison between clients and designers, and clearly communicate project status to creative director and clients
  • Assessed scope to determine time and resources needed to complete excellent quality projects with efficiency
  • Worked in a collaborative environment creating wireframes, interaction maps, visual design, and web development; as well as providing quality analysis via cross-platform testing, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.
  • Led a team of four designers, providing visual design and coding task management, training on topics including best web practices, creating HTML5 ads, and creating dynamic websites in WordPress, and assisting with ad-hoc requests
  • Designed and developed marketing material including websites, HTML5 banner ads, apps, and printed collateral
Associate Digital Designer

Tribune Publishing June 2014 to February 2015, Chicago, IL

  • Designed optimized rich media banner ads, landing pages, and email marketing for a variety of clients for display on major online news sources
  • Collaborated with account managers in an agency environment
Web Designer & UX Specialist

George Street Photo & Video April 2013 to March 2014, Chicago, IL

  • Designed new websites, web apps, and updates to existing sites using current design and UX practices
  • Communicated design and interaction needs to outside developers
  • Created the sitemap and wireframes, and provided HTML support for WordPress CMS sites, and Salesforce Apps and Portals
  • Provided all web development support, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and WordPress development
  • Led user testing for beta versions of web apps to test effectiveness in design and usability
Web Designer & Front-end Developer

The Field Museum June 2012 to March 2013, Chicago, IL

  • Designed digital graphics for websites and social media using photography original illustration
  • Created responsive web pages from wireframes and mock-ups in a Drupal CMS environment using HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Created iPad web application for use as a digital interactive exhibit kiosk using front-end web development languages
Junior Designer

Circle Imagine August 2010 to June 2012, Chicago, IL

  • Created graphic material for print publications, web design, online application design, and promotional collateral
  • Prepared mobile and desktop wireframes for use in design mockups