Matt Brooks

UI/UX Designer

QUALIFICATIONS

– Experienced UI/UX designer specializing in consumer-side products, research, and design

– Proficient in mobile UI/UX design, web/graphic/logo design, motion graphics, creative consultation, and brand development.

– Expertise taking ideas from concept to development

– Fast worker and adaptable to change

– Passion for great usability

SPECIFIC SKILLS

UI/UX Design

HTML/CSS/JS

Wordpress

Mobile Prototyping

Usability Analyzation

Github

Mobile App Design

Adobe Creative Suite

Branding

Logo Design

Motion Graphics

Video Editing

EXPERIENCE

Senior UI/UX Designer

Qonceptual

May 2016 – Present

After years of learning the intricacies of commercial UI design and development at a corporate level, I decided to venture into the world of startups in order to learn how things work on the ground level.  Utilizing my years of multidisciplinary design experience, I helped Qonceptual and it’s clients get a head start on the market with high quality UI/UX design, branding, and creative consulting.

– Designed and stylized analytics dashboards for a major Fortune 500 company.

– Designed and developed custom Wordpress Themes for multiple startups.

– Consulted the Senior Team on design direction, marketing, and all creative matters.

– Utilized years of UI/UX experience to create layouts and clickable prototypes of mobile applications for multiple platforms

– Created animated motion graphics for mobile mockups and company logos.

– Worked closely with and assisted the software engineers by styling and developing layouts using HTML, CSS, and JS and using GitHub, and JIRA for project management.

– Oversaw the design products from concept, wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and finally production.

– Oversaw the branding of multiple companies, as well as the rebranding of Qonceptual.

Lead UI/UX Designer

SPARC/Booz Allen Hamilton

January 2012 – May 2016

SPARC is a software development shop that is famous for it’s work on VBMS, a system intended to streamline the veterans disability claims process.  However SPARC was much more.  I had a key role in designing many commercial products for both new startups and major players as well in-house products that have since gone on to be successful ventures.  In the 4+ years I spent at Sparc I evolved from a junior designer to a lead UI/UX designer/developer, utilizing my create experience from multiple disciplines.

– Conceptualized designs from concept, through wireframes, static and animated mockups

– Oversaw and personally stylized numerous websites utilizing HTML, CSS, and Javascript

– Provided precise graphical interfaces and assets ready for development

– Customized Wordpress theme for clients

– Applied a strong expertise using and teaching Adobe Creative Suite, Github, InVision, After Effects/Keynote (for animated mockups), and Sketch.

– Stayed current with usability trends and communicated these to the client and team

– Well-versed in design fundamentals and concept development

– Consulted and advised the CEO and senior team on creative matters and design

– Experience working on evolving teams from small to medium-size

Multimedia Designer/Artist

BrooxVisions, LLC

January 2004 – Present

Freelance work was the dawn of my career in the creative world.  For well over a decade I have been creating logos, custom illustrations, branding, websites, mobile design, motion graphics and consulting with clients.

– Developed numerous logos and identities for small businesses, charity events, and personal requests

– Worked extensively with clients to understand their company and product in order to provide the best possible designs

– Heavily used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Lightroom to accomplish complex and detailed projects and goals

– Provided professional artistic services to clients as the projects require, including painting, detailed sketching, conceptual art, and photography

Intelligence Analyst

US Army, 5th Special Forces Group

January 2006 – January 2010

– Deployed with combat teams to provide analysis of intelligence gathered locally

– Created over 100 detailed analytical presentations based on extensive research of enemy activity.  These presentations were assembled from various daily reports and assisted my superiors in reaching many short and long-term goals.

– Created and maintained a security clearance database for over 60 employees in order to track and determine which departments were not operating at full capacity

– Was responsible for the monthly and quarterly detailed evaluations of up to five subordinates at a time, resulting in their recommendations for promotion

EDUCATION

Mississippi College

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design

2000 – 2005

Activities and Societies: Circle K Service Organization (President), Inter-Service Executive Council (ISEC), Collegian (School Paper) Contributing Cartoonist

Trident Technical College

Certification, Internet Programming and Web Design

2010 – 2011

Consistently maintained a 4.0 GPA in multiple disciplines from basic computer programming to web design

REFERENCES

“I’ve known Matt Brooks since 2003. He was President of the Circle K Collegiate Service Organization when I joined. He is, by far, the most creative, intelligent, and artistic person I’ve ever met. His ability to conceptualize an idea and transfer it to any medium is amazing, and I’ve always admired him for that. His portfolio speaks for itself. I’ve always known him to be honest and hardworking. I’ve never known him to shy away from a challenge. He has no problem adapting new skills to make himself a more well rounded and productive individual. From sketching to painting, graphic design to web design, video editing, and much more, you will be hard-pressed to find an individual with more creativity and work ethic that Matt Brooks.”

April 18, 2014

James Dunnam

Senior Developer at Accelera Solutions, Inc.