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Hi! I'm Mary.

I'm a UX/UI designer and front-end developer. I'm currently the lead interactive designer and front-end developer at the Bergman Group.

Education:

James Madison University, 2008 | Bachelor of Science, Media Arts and Design
2012-Present

Bergman Group

Lead interactive designer and front-end developer

I do the bulk of the UI/UX design and front-end development work on our creative team of five. I'm proud of the fact that every website created under my charge is responsive. I lead every stage of the project, from stakeholder sessions, to wireframes (both traditional Illustrator comps and those of the rapid prototype variety), to design, to development, and the corresponding client presentations. I mentor the other designers and front-end devs on my team, helping them solve problems and write the cleanest, most valid markup possible. I work closely with the developer on our team - constant communication throughout the project means no surprises during development, enabling us to meet our deadlines!

Related Languages and Programs: HTML, CSS, SASS, Git, MAMP, MySQL, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Wordpress, Foundation, MailChimp

2009-2012

Virginia Tech Athletics

Web and Graphic Designer

I was the lead designer/project manager for the hokiesports.com redesign, a site that received 29.5 million pageviews in 2011. It was the first major redesign the site underwent since its creation. I transitioned my position from a primarily print one to a web one, which included replacing printed media guides with interactive, responsive sport fan pages. I designed and coded HTML emails and microsites for marketing and athletics communications projects. I was responsible for all layout, design and imagery for Inside HokieSports (magazine).

Related Languages and Programs: HTML, CSS, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Foundation

You can also find me...

In typical millenial fashion, I'm always dabbling in this or that creative project outside of my day job. You can see some of that work here and here. When I'm not tethered to my laptop, you're likely to find me grabbing a beer with my husband or on an outdoor adventure with our two pups.

Other useful tidbits

In college, I was editor-in-chief of The Breeze, JMU's student newspaper. During my early days learning page layout, I quickly grasped the importance of information architecture and visual storytelling. I furthered those skills as a page design intern at the Roanoke Times in 2008. I ultimately taught myself HTML and moved into the world of interactive and UI/UX, but I know those early days of learning to drill down a story to its most important points, communicate that, and discard the rest had a big impact on my outlook as a designer.

Recent work


fpf

Future of Privacy Forum

The first in a digital re-brand for FPF's suite of sites. Major goals of this redesign were to make the content more accessible to users than the previous version, in addition to making it responsive and majorly elevating the overall look.

pae

Public Affairs Engagement

I was responsible for all design and front-end development for PAE's new, responsive site. On a nerdy, technical note, I got to experiment with video backgrounds and creating CSS shapes for this project.

big data

Big Data Ethics

An example of a Wordpress microsite with a quick turnaround, also for FPF. I developed the wireframe as a rapid prototype to give us a leg up on development.

mediation

Divorce Mediation

A small business site that was in major need of design assistance. I worked closely with the client to execute a design that would attract and educate potential clients.

redefine

Redefine Consultants

I did all design and front-end work for this single-page Wordpress site. I love this format for providing a quick look at a business - it keeps users engaged and provides easily digestible bits of info.

tandem

Tandem

A site I built for some of my after-hours creative pursuits. This site was my first experience playing around with flexbox, and also uses CSS3 fonts.

Contact Me

Think we should work together? Want more info? Get in touch with me here:

mary@dreamboxcreates.com