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Brian Munger

San Francisco Bay Area
415-643-7039 H • 415-595-7039 M

User Experience Designer
  Objective Seeking a challenging design position with an emphasis on User Centered Design principles for a medium to large company.

  Summary With over 20 years of visual design, visual communication and usability experience: Planned, led, designed and produced projects across multiple media globally, including: Internets, intranets, web applications, interactive multi-media, video, trade show exhibits, interactive kiosks, and print.

Areas of expertise include visual design and communication, interface and web design, graphic design, information architecture, user research and testing, video production and editing, 2-D and 3-D animation, branding. Strategize, problem solve, plan and manage complex solutions for clients.

Approach all projects with a User Centered Design philosophy regardless of media and adaptable to any industry.

  • Led the visual interface re-design and production of corporate websites and intranets. Including web-based applications.
  • Art direction and production of the visual design standards for an energy provider’s intranet.
  • Led the visual design and production of an intranet for a satellite entertainment services provider on the East coast.
  • Conceptual design for a technology product and serviced provider’s public web site.
  • Coordinated, designed and produced an interactive CD-ROM for a major corporate recruiting marketing effort. Included digital video, chroma keying, animation and audio.
  • Art directed designed and implemented numerous CD-ROM, kiosk and video productions. Included media such as 2-D and 3-D animation/effects, music, narration, voice over and video.
  • Storyboarding for time-based media.
  • User testing, research and facilitation.
  • Project planning and proposal development.
  • Project management.
  • Identity design and branding.
  • Creation of design/web guidelines.
  • Information architecture including conceptual models, Heuristic evaluations, site maps, site hierarchy, wireframes and page schematics for large corporate internet and extranet web sites.
Walmart Global eCommerce Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Arthur Andersen 
Accenture (Andersen Consulting) VirtualLogix
Gokhale Wellness Center Walgreens
Motorola McDonalds
Agilent Technologies PJM Interconnect
XM Radio Microsoft

  Computer Skills Macintosh and Windows
Fireworks, Illustrator, Photoshop, MSWord, MSPowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, MSExcel, MSProject, Quark Xpress, FinalCut Pro, Premiere, HTML, Media100, Visio, Flash, AfterEffects, ElectricImage, Vidi Modeler Pro, Director, SoundEdit, Onyx Tree Professional, DVD Pro, and Animation Stand.

  Work History
Walmart Global eCommerce - San Bruno, CA        
Senior User Experience Designer

Visual Design Consultant - San Francisco        
Freelance Visual Design - Information Architecture - Usability

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies - San Jose         
User Experience Lead

Visual Design Consultant - San Francisco
Freelance Visual Design - Information Architecture - Usability

Andersen - San Francisco
Design Manager

Anderen Worldwide - Chicago - San Francisco
Art Director

Landor Associates - San Francisco
Freelance Animator

NuDestiny Visions - Elk Grove Village, IL
Freelance Multimedia Designer - Animator

Atomic Imaging - Chicago
Freelance Multimedia Designer

  Awards Telly: 1 Gold - 1 Silver - 7 Bronze - 2 Gold Anniversary
New York Festivals: Silver Medal
Envision: Gold Medal - Award of Excellence - Bronze Award
Cindy: Bronze Award

  Professional Education Andersen
Atomic Imaging
Hawkey and Associates
Wheeler Multimedia Consulting

  Education Northern Illinois University     
Classes in art history, visual design, technical drawing, package design, 3-D design, video, multi-media, photography, figure drawing, color theory, electronic design and traditional animation.

  Interests Creative design, creative solution strategy, photography, costuming, sewing, prop making, model making, hiking, and camping.

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