AndersonsArens

andersonsarens.com
arendavidanderson at gmail.com
951.897.2955

Aren Anderson / andersonsarens.com

I'm an interactive designer and developer with an emphasis on simple and intuitive experiences. I take pride in being able to adapt to the growing needs of our digital landscape.

References are available on request. Download resume as PDF.

Education

The Art Institute of California Orange County
Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media Design December 2007

Skill Set

  • Visual Hierarchy
  • Layout
  • Typography
  • UX/UI
  • Prototyping
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SCSS

Basic Knowledge

  • Invision
  • Premiere
  • After Effects
  • InDesign
  • Keynote
  • Git
  • Django
  • Jinja2
  • jQuery

Experience

  1. Interactive Art Director @ We Are Envoy Irvine, CA (November 2015 - Present)

    Concept exploration, UX/UI design, and prototyping using HTML and CSS, Invision, After Effects, and Keynote. Along with the wide range of digital projects, my other responsibilties include brand & campaign development, pitch decks and documentation. I collaborate closely with creative directors, art directors, designers, copywriters and the dev team to bring interactive experiences to life.

  2. Senior Interactive Designer @ Side Studios Irvine, CA (August 2013 - October 2015)

    Art direction, information architecture, layout, design, CSS, HTML and other front-end duties for a wide range of clients including DVS Shoes, Vissla Clothing, D’Blanc Eyewear, among others. Project responsibilties include wireframing, designing, and developing websites from the ground up, or taking existing design ideas and concepts from the creative director and developing the website from there. All projects include interaction with the clients, and figuring out the best way to implement their requests without sacrificing design aesthetics and usability.

  3. Interactive Art Director @ Sole Technology, Inc. Lake Forest, CA (November 2008 - August 2013)

    Art direction, information architecture, layout, design, CSS, HTML and other front-end duties for the Sole Technology websites (etnies, Emerica, Thirtytwo, Altamont Apparel, etc.). I collaborate closely with the brand directors and designers to maintain the aesthetic of their respective brands for the digital platform. I've managed junior designers, temps, production artists and interns. Projects range from standard websites, ecommerce, microsites and brand driver campaigns, mobile sites, email newsletters, web marketing, among others.

    Previous titles: Web Designer, Visual Web Developer

  4. Web Designer @ 4Over, Inc. Glendale, CA (March 2008 - October 2008)

    Redesigned and developed the official company website. Worked on a team to design and develop the trade site. Updated the look of the company Intranet. Designed web mockups for several different site ideas within the company including “Business to Customer” Print sites and blogs. In charge of recreating video tutorials which included writing a script, recording and editing video, and compressing video for the web.