Welcome to evolvingblue, the work of Edmonton based designer Taylor Reese.

Resume

I'm a visual designer experienced in all aspects of design for web, applications and print, with the distinction of moving local and international projects from beginning to completion.

Experience

Top Draw

UX Designer, August 2011 – July 2012
  • Concept, prototype, design and front end development of responsive web sites.
  • User behavior tracking and conversion optimization.
  • Concept, design, and execution of new branding / print projects.
  • Client communication and presentation.
  • Data visualization

nForm

Designer (contract), June 2011 – July 2011
  • Wireframes, flow diagrams, interaction diagrams, mood boards and sketching.
  • User Experience Card deck redesign.
  • Remote user testing and documentation.

Incite Marketing

Web Designer, April 2010 – February 2011
  • Concept, wireframe and design web sites.
  • Concept, design, build and deploy e-newsletters.
  • Update and revise existing web sites.

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Web Developer — Multimedia Services, April 2008 – April 2010
  • Web design, Reddot administrator, interactive design, illustration and motion working within NAIT brand guidelines developing curriculum and marketing materials on a team of 6–11.

Evolvingblue

Founder, 2002 – Present
  • Oversaw all aspects of design / development on web, print, illustration, usability, accessibility, product and motion projects.
  • Managed teams of up to 5 people for a broad range of client projects.
  • Set standards and implemented web usability / accessibility evaluation.
  • Handmade Proposal Design / Development.

Invert720 Productions

2006 – Present
  • Identity, brand strategy, handmade proposal design / development, illustration, motion, photography.

Deadwear

Co–Founder, Designer, 2004 – Present
  • Identity, concepting, illustration, design, production of full line of apparel.
  • Handmade promotional book

The Gathering

Media Coordinator, 2000 – 2008
  • Oversaw all communication (web, print, presentation, video, audio recording, advertisement)
  • Assembled / managed teams of up to 6 people, including one to one mentoring
  • Visual identity / Direction
  • Coordinated all technology budgets and purchases

ACI Worldwide / Planet CT

Web Design / Development, 2006 – 2007
  • Design UI
  • Design / develop web sales tools, XHTML / CSS
  • Graphic design, page layout, cross browser compatibility
  • Usability Documentation

University of Alberta

Consultant, 2004 – 2006
  • Accessibility / usability documentation and review
  • Sessional instruction (Adobe Illustrator)

Guru Digital Arts College

Sessional Instructor, 2003 – 2005
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Acrobat.

Education

Society of Northern Alberta Print artists

2007
  • Letterpress Apprenticeship

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

2001 – 2002
  • Multimedia Technology Certificate

University of Alberta

1999 – 2005
  • Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Drawing 3
  • Design 1, Design 2

Specialties

  • Web & Email Newsletter Design
  • Responsive Design & Front End Development
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Corporate Identity
  • Illustration & Data Visualization
  • Interactive Design
  • Photography

Awards

  • Featured Photographer — schmap.com (2009)
  • Featured Contributor — Techlife Magazine (2008)
  • Featured Photographer — NowPublic.com (2008)
  • fpcbellevue.org redesign featured in nation–wide Presbyterian news publications (2006, 2007)
  • Featured Artist — The Works Festival (1998)