About me

Instructional Designer, 3D Generalist, UX/UI Designer and Interactive Multimedia Developer for 16 years with 12 years in management, marketing and psychology. Hands-on experience implementing adult learning methodologies, developing eLearning courseware and software for ILT, vILT, web deployment and DVD training. Experienced with web design, app design and touch screen interface design. Passion for exceeding customer expectations while managing others to facilitate success. Expert with technology and working knowledge of more than 40 programs on Mac and PC. Proficient languages: ActionScript 3.0, AfterEffects and Captivate scripting, Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML5, Lingo, Unity Scripting, JavaScript, JQuery and C#.

Programs

Adobe
  • AfterEffects
  • Flash/Animate
  • Audition
  • Illustrator
  • Captivate
  • InDesign
  • Connect
  • Muse
  • Director
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Premiere Pro
  • Fireworks
  • Soundbooth
Other Programs:
  • 3DS Max
  • Maya
  • Audacity
  • Microsoft Office
  • Articulate
  • Poser
  • Axure
  • RealFlow
  • Bryce
  • SketchUp Pro
  • Camtasia
  • Sound Forge
  • CINEMA 4D
  • Strata Design 3D
  • Crazy Talk
  • Swift 3D
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Tynker
  • FontCreator
  • Unity - Game Engine
  • Fruity Loops Studio
  • Unreal Engine
  • Hootsuite
  • Vue
  • InVision
  • ZBrush
  • Lightwave 3D
  • ZMags

experience

Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy 12/2016 - Present

Curriculum Developer Contractor

Instructor-led training and eLearning module design and development. Applying Agile Methodologies to create unique award winning solutions. UX/UI design, Motion Graphic Design, animation, game design, audio/video editing, icons, illustration, 508 accessibility, print design, LMS, Blackboard, SCORM, usability testing, design analysis and software specifications and standards documentation. Active Public Trust Clearance. Programing used: ActionScript, Captivate Scripting, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript.

Software: Adobe CC, Blackboard, Captivate, Connect, Dreamweaver, Flash/Animate, Illustrator, Photoshop, Presenter, Jira/Confluence, 3DS Max, Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya, MS Office, ZBrush.

American Public University System 8/2016 - Present

Digital eLearning Director Contractor

As a contractor I worked on touch screen eLearning training applications for the Military and Government. I designed and developed from scratch a full 3D training application in Unity 3D along with C# programing for an active shooter training. I did touch screen iOS application design and development, 3D modeling, created UX/UI design elements, used multimedia programs to create the design and implemented interactivity with programing. Programing used: C#, HTML5, ActionScript.

Software: Adobe CC, Axure, Adobe CC, Captivate, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Maya, MS Office, Unity3D, ZBrush, ZMags etc.

USPS12/2015 - 9/2016

Windows Mobile Application Developer

Designed UX/UI/GUI interfaces for software, websites and mobile applications. I implemented UX/UI user-centered design best practices, created training and usability documentation, wireframing, rapid prototyping, responsive web design and implemented 508 accessibility. Worked with various technologies including Google mapping and scanning technologies for different small scale hand held devices and large scale scanning devices. Programing used: HTML5, ActionScript.

Software: Adobe CC, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk AutoCAD, Axure, Dreamweaver, Ethos, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3DS Max, Maya, MS Office, Soti MobiControl, Visio, ZBrush.

EEOC 3/2015 - 12/2015

UX/UI Lead Designer / Developer contractor

Manager for the development of interactive interfaces for mobile and web based federal applications. Authored UI/UX best practices design document standards with developers and created diverse web interfaces, iOS app and UX/UI for each application. 3D, graphic design, prototyping, wireframing, icon themes, logos, print design, marketing, 508 accessibility, design standards and software specification documentation. Implemented Agile methodologies. Programing used: CSS, HTML, JavaScript.

Software: Adobe CC, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Axure, InVision, PrimeFaces, GroupWise, MS Office, Visio. .

r2wGames7/2014 - 11/2015

UX/UI Interactive Designer / 3D Generalist Freelance

Worked on a team remotely creating mobile and PC games in Unity. Produced interactive 2D and 3D assets, 3D animations, 2D animations and used programing to make them interactive in Unity. Also UX/UI design, web design, level design. Programing: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C# and Unity scripting.

Software: 3DS Max, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, CINEMA 4D, GitHub, Maya, Unity, ZBrush.

Vizual, Inc 3/2014 - 4/2014

Motion Graphics Designer Contractor

Designed a video presentation, animated graphics and edited audio for marketing campaign.

Software: Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop

MarCom Group7/2013 -11/2013

3D Generalist / Interactive Developer Contractor

Worked with a team and created graphics, 3D content for an interactive virtual conference hall application for the Air Force. Created 3D environment, 3D models and prototypes using schematics, trade show floor plans, photography and added programing and made them interactive within Unity. Programing used: ActionScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C# and Unity scripting.

Software: 3DS Max, Adobe CC, AutoCAD, Maya, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Unity, Vue, ZBrush.

CAL 1/2008 - 7/2013

Lead UX/UI Designer / Developer

Created multilingual web based applications, tutorials, training and researched UX/UI best practices for web, mobile and touch screens. We compiled a database of research, graphics and interfaces while we streamed lined the process of designing, programing and did usability testing. Our applications were developed using UX/UI best practices. We researched and followed USG web development standards. As a leader I helped manage and mentor the graphic design team and coordinated with several production teams on multiple projects, to create our own unique styles and brands. I took charge of all aspects of design and development including: UX/UI design, 2D/3D animations and interactive graphics, video and audio editing, eLearning modules, interactive art, illustrations, logos, icons, website design, programing, CD based training and web training, wireframing, prototyping, mockups, storyboards, infographics, presentations, branding, print design, social media marketing, Section 508 accessibility, authored design manuals and marketed our applications. Programing used: ActionScript, After Effects scripting, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery.

Software: 3DS Max, Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate, Axure, Bryce, Captivate, CINEMA 4D, Flash, Hootsuite, Illustrator, InDesign, InVision, Maya, MS Office, Photoshop, Poser, PowerPoint, Premiere, RealFlow, Vue, ZBrush.

Westat8/2006 -11/2007

Multimedia Developer Contractor

Worked on award winning U.S. Department of Education training. Did UX/UI design and programing for eLearning modules for multimedia DVDs. I created 3D graphics, interactive animations, hand coded 508 web and document accessibility, interactive game development, audio and video editing, graphic design, web design, print design.

Software: 3DS Max, Adobe Suite, Articulate, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Director, Dreamweaver, Flash.

Enterprise Solutions Inc3/2005 - 8/2006

Graphic Designer / Multimedia Developer / UI/UX Software Interface Designer

IT software and web development, CDs, email, print and marketing. Developed website and E-Commerce store, created IT software and marketed and sold it online HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript.

Software: 3DS Max, Adobe Suite, Adobe Audition, Cool Edit Pro, Flash, Strata 3D, Swift 3D.

WEB / MULTIMEDIA FREELANCE

  • 2002-2014     GordonSimmons.com
  • Web Designer / Graphic Designer
  • 2007-2007     AXIS Communications
  • Motion Graphics Designer Contractor
  • 2002-2002     Blockbuster
  • Interactive Multimedia Video DVD
  • 2001-2003     Multimedia Tutor
  • Web Design / Videography

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design — Atlanta, Georgia Master of Arts, Graphic Design August, 2015
Corcoran College of Art and Design — Washington, D.C. Web Publishing Certificate December, 2003
Pennsylvania State University — State College, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Services Education Additionally, minored in art for 4 Semesters May, 1996

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

CAL - DVD training for 3ds Max, Cinema4D, Maya, ReaMow, ZBrush.
Westat / Enterprise Solutions Inc – Adobe Suite training, IT and marketing training, E-Learning training, 3ds Max training.
MBNA – #1 on sales team, Sales training and sales mentor. Telemarketer for 5 years.
CenterPeace – Group trainer for communication training to prisoners.
Wellspring – 8 months crisis hotline training: listening skills, conflict resolution, crisis management.
Hope For Kids and NorthWestern - Communication training (80 hours)

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