Geeky Graphic Girl

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Valina Eckley, Graphic and Web Designer

Selected as a 2012 Person of the Year by Q Salt Lake.

Work Experence

Web Designer

Salt Lake County

Apr, 2013 - Present | Salt Lake City, Ut
  • Helping with the development of a new, mobile friendly, search engine optimized web site for for Salt Lake County
  • Helping maintain the current site.
  • Develioping mail templates.

Lead Designer/Creative Director

Geeky Graphic Girl

Jan, 2008 - Present | Worldwide
  • Manager and founder of the company.
  • Leads the company's 3 branches (Geeky Graphic Girl, Cheerleading Website Designs.com, Web Designer Salt Lake).
  • Highlighted clients: Cheer San Francisco, Sparky's Balloons, City of Kounosu Saitama, MyAsianFashion.com, EcoBold, Marrily Inc., Approcot Labs, The 90 Day Diet. Multi-media: Web (including design, coding and CMS integration), IOS Applications UI, Print, Brand Identity. 
  • Skills: Responsive Web Design, HTML5, CSS3, LESS CSS, Adobe Creative Suite

Program Director/Founder

Cheer Salt Lake

Aug, 2011 - Present | Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Creating the entire brand for the team, including logo, websites, stationary and recruitment material. 
  • Responsible for the overall management of the team, including recruitment, public relations, coordination, event planning, obtaining sponsors, and professional relationship building. 
  • Managing and delegating tasks to a team of 16-20 people.

Illustrator (contract)

Design Farm

Jun, 2012 - Aug, 2012 | Tallahassee, Florida
  • Creating illustrations for an online educational (k-12) web application for the State of Florida. 
  • Converted pubic domain files into assets in according to the project standards.
  • Created over 300 assets in total.
  • (The company lost their contract with the State and the contract was ended prematurely)

Content Manager (contract)

The Skoll Foundation

Aug, 2012 - Mar, 2012 | Palo Alto, California
  • Using Photoshop and Wordpress to manage the content of speaker pages for the Skoll Foundation's World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Lead Creative Designer

YoXi 123

Jan, 2011 - Jul, 2013 | Fremont, California
  • Creating vector assets for Huggy Hearts (a social greeting card application on Facebook) using Illustrator and integrating them into Flash. 
  • Leading the overall artistic direction of the project and administrating the entire flow from front end to back end of the application.Collaborated with a global team, while working solo in Japan.

Graphic Designer/Branding Manager

Be Cool Together Inc.

Jul, 2009 - Jun, 2011 | Tokyo, Japan
  • Used Illustrator and InDesign to create new logos, business cards and stationary for the company’s two separate branches. 
  • Worked with the company’s top client, Hitachi High Technology, to develop original teaching materials and course curriculum for business English classes.

Web Designer

Baby, The Stars Shine Bright

Jun, 2009 - Dec, 2010 | Tokyo, Japan
  • Designed a multi-lingual web UI under the corporate branding direction. 
  • Used Photoshop to retouch product pictures for the online store, catalogs and advertisements.

Freelance ESL Instructor


Jul, 2004 - May, 2011 | Kounosu, Japan
  • Worked with a wide variety of students, ages from 2 to 85, and helped them develop communication competence in English. 
  • Focused on every aspect of the language, from children's English, adult daily conversation, development of professional skills. 
  • Designed customized lessons for individual students and classes.

Editorial Assistant

Communication Yearbook

Jul, 2002 - Jun, 2003 | Laramie, Wyoming
  • Proofread academic journal entries under extremely tight deadlines. 
  • Coordinated the submission process with the editor, authors and international reviewers.

Public Relations Manager

Western Thunder Marching Band

Aug, 2000 - Dec, 2002 | Laramie, Wyoming
  • Produced weekly media guides in QuarkXPress.
  • Developed brochures and promotional videos to help with recruitment for the band.

Education

Master of Arts in Communication

University of Wyoming

Aug, 2001 - May, 2003 | Laramie, Wyoming
  • Presented research at the National Communication Association conference and the National Association of Broadcasters conference.
  • Thesis focused on traditional and modern Japanese values portrayed in images and lyrics of Japanese women pop stars.

Bachelors of Science in Broadcasting

University of Wyoming

Aug, 1996 - May, 2001 | Laramie, Wyoming
  • Set up the first university sponsored Internet-only radio station in the nation, which provided original, on-demand programing.
  • Internship: Promoted a small music label in San Francisco by creating a clientele database and and making cold calls to media outlets.

What can I design

  • Awesome websites with mobile designs
  • Retina Display graphics
  • Intergrating Content Management Systems
  • Mobile application UI/UX
  • E-Book Layouts
  • Icons
  • Vector Graphics
  • Printed Banners, Flyers
  • Branding and Identity

Technical Skills:

  • Responsive Web Design as Media Queries
  • LESS CSS Compiler
  • Hand Coded HTML5/CSS3
  • Onsite SEO optimization
  • Photoshop/Illustrator/ Fireworks
  • Photo restoration
  • Indesign/Quark Xpress
  • Expression Engine CMS
  • Hero Framework CMS
  • Mysql Database Management


Contact

I am not accepting clients now, but if you want to say hi...


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