24648 Watt Rd
Ramona, Ca. 92065

travdahl@gmail.com

760. 415. 3257

Travis Dahl

UX Design and Developement

Objective

To be part of an innovative design team in the Media/Web/Graphic Arts Industry, which both faces and conquers challenging design problems by creating intuitive, productive, 'Don't make me think' experiences, all the while increasing productivity.

Professional Experience

Sony Media Software

Web Developer San Diego, CA. 2007-2012
  • Worked closely with engineers, designers, and customers to conceptualize, develop, and collect user feedback to create optimal user experiences.
  • In addition to my Web Dev role I also leveraged my design background/skills to assist designers with creating both Photoshop mock-ups as well as clickable HTML prototypes. This was useful in foreseeing potential issues ahead of time and hashing the design out well.
  • Practiced Agile/Scrum methodology and tracked using Rally
  • Worked collaboratively in code base using Perforce and Git

FocalScape

Web/Graphic Design San Diego, CA. 2006-2007
  • Designed and developed several websites from conception to completion
  • Full responsibility of conceptualization and creation on design projects for all media
  • Able to meet strict deadlines

Platt College

Teaching Assistant San Diego, CA. 2005-2006
  • Student assistance in all project aspects
  • Troubleshooting computer hardware/software problems
  • Tutoring HTML/CSS

Summary of Qualifications

HTML5/CSS3

Vast knowledge of web design, SEO, web standards, UI usability, web trends, and more. Comprehensive experience with CSS frameworks such as Blueprint, Compass, Bootsrap as well as CSS3 extensions like LESS and SASS. Utilizing nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more to increase UI consistency as well as code maintainability and scalability. Appreciate and embrace all aspects of web design and it’s effect on the way the world interacts.

Javascript/JQuery

Able to create complex JavaScript controls and interactions to enhance a UI for a more pleasant and productive user experience. Leveraging the use of AJAX where appropriate. Working knowledge of Object Oriented JS, Plugin Publishing, and JS templating to optimize code organization, debugging, and re-use. Some experience with CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, Underscore.js.

Dynamic Programming Languages

Basic working knowledge of PHP, Velocity, and Ruby on Rails.

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Photoshop
    Able to execute clean clipping paths, compose multiple images using layer masks, photo restoration, color correction, etc.
  • Illustrator
    Skilled with (but not limited to) Pen Tool, Pathfinder, logo and diestrike creation, gradient mesh, tracing from photographs, and 3D Effects.
  • InDesign
    Always strive to practice good page layout, page design, and professional typesetting. Conscious of typography, image resolution, and pre-press procedures. Confident in pre-flighting, long document setup, master pages, pagination, and font management. Aware of commercial printing issues, including: trapping, file preparation and organization, paper selection and special printing techniques.
  • Dreamweaver
    Full working knowledge of the program including site definition, FTP, using tools to streamline production, etc.

Education

Platt College

Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts June 2004-Feb 2007