John Calkins
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Professional Skills

UI/UX Design
Design Systems
App Design
Web Design

Software Skills

Figma
Adobe XD
Sketch
Webflow
Final Cut Pro
After Effects
Photoshop
Illustrator

Basic Knowledge

HTML
React
CSS
Java
Swift UI

Experience

UI/UX Engineer
Schlesinger Group • March 2021 — Present
As the sole designer on a team working on a flagship web-based market research application, I’m responsible for creating user interface designs, conducting user research, and creating and maintaining a robust design system with hundreds of components created from scratch. I’m also leading a redesign from scratch, which includes validation testing, wireframing, and high-fidelity interactive prototypes.
Freelance UI/UX/Product Designer
Schlesinger Group • July 2014 — Present
I work with several clients on a wide range of UI-related projects. Recently, I’ve designed websites for the Smithsonian Institute and created a managed a massive design system for Avid Technologies. In addition, I’ve designed and developed an online annual report for a local non-profit for several years.
Graphic Designer / UI Designer
Precision Door Service • April 2018 — March 2021
I managed the complete creative needs of more than 100 franchises, including print advertising, web design, vehicle wrap design, motion graphics, copy editing, copy writing, and more. In addition, I led the effort to create brand guidelines for all creative and managed the complete redesign of local franchise websites and the national site (including all local landing pages).
Creative Director
SalesStaff • November 2016 — October 2017
Worked directly under CEO to oversee and brainstorm all creative projects for web, print, and video. Produced videos, web ads, brochures, whitepapers, websites, and more. In addition, created from scratch two brand identities for sister companies, including promo material and website designs.
Graphic Designer / UI Designer
Precision Door Service • October 2013 — November 2016
Managed the complete creative needs of more than 100 franchises, including print advertising, web design, vehicle wrap design, motion graphics, copy editing, copy writing, and more.
Designer / Account Manager
MTN Advertising • May 2012 — October 2013
Managed the in-house creative team to develop award-winning advertising campaigns while serving as account executive for several local clients. Designed websites, presentations, whitepapers, newsletters, and more.
Communications Specialist
CareerSource Brevard • March 2009 — May 2012
Worked with Communications Director to design websites, fliers, brochures, presentations, annual reports, and more. Managed Facebook and Twitter accounts. In addition, I created and managed the art process to streamline internal requests.
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