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

Skills

HTML5/CSS3
Javascript/jQuery
PHP
MySQL

Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe XD
Salesforce
Sketch

WordPress
Drupal
Git
Google Analytics

Work History

Web Designer

CU Solutions Group April 2018 to Present, Livonia, MI

  • Create wireframes and graphic design for websites and web applications utilizing knowledge of UX, web development, SEO, and analytics
  • Strategically design mobile-first responsive websites based on each client’s needs and goals while meeting ADA compliance requirements
  • Advise leadership and team on new technologies to stay relative and competitive in our industry including upgrading CMS features, creating more interactive prototypes, and persuading risk-averse clientele to make forward thinking design decisions
  • Communicate and translate technical issues to non-technical team members and helped web developers troubleshoot programming issues
Web Designer & Front-End Developer

Media Made Great May 2015 to March 2018, Chicago, IL

  • Created best user experience and designs via understanding of client goals and product uses, acted as liaison between clients and designers, and clearly communicated project status to creative director and clientele
  • Assessed scope to determine time and resources needed to complete exceptional 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
Front-End Developer & Web/UX Designer

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 site map 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

DEI Ambassador

Founding Member of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team at CU Solutions Group

Addressed issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibilty and acceptance within the company and its culture by leading thoughtful and respectful discussion, organizing volunteers and donations for the community, and developing a resource list of reliable DEI education material.

Education

BFA Graphic Design

Columbia College Chicago, May 2012