Derek Skinner, Designer/Developer
SUMMARY
I love pushing the limits and making ideas come to life. Strong skills in design/development and a hardworking and dedicated individual with a Bachelors degree in Design who is devoted to projects from initial concept to final delivery. I feel that I have a passionate connection to design and problem solving. I love the challenge of connecting people with brands and keeping users engaged. I believe that all good design starts with a solid concept.
EXPERIENCE
Demandbase, Designer/Developer 2016-10-15 — Present
http://www.demandbase.com
  • I work as a freelancer for Demandbase designing and animating advertising banners, motion graphics, and various other interactive media.
  • Ad Innovation - Working directly with the Creative Director to solve design and technical problems, improve the units offered to clients, and teach my learnings to fellow coworkers
  • Ad Production - Work as a producer in a client services setting, handling the entire process from assessing client files, to final deployment/handoff of files
  • Web Development - Developing and maintaining ad banners and html5 creatives/animations
  • Motion Graphics - Sizzle Reels, event promos, and meeting kickoff videos
CBS Interactive, Designer/Developer 2012-04-02 — 2016-08-06
http://cbsinteractive.com
  • I work collaboratively with the Art Director to design and animate home page takeovers, RFP's, motion graphics, website banners, skins, and various other interactive media for CBS Interactive's 'Tech, Games & Media' business unit as well as external clients while meeting tight turnarounds and deadlines.
  • Ad Innovation - Working directly with the Director of Ad Innovation at CBSi to create new HTML5 ad units for the company, as well as consult on which software, frameworks and best practices to use for the team.
  • Web Design - Static and animated web banners, home-page takeovers, and site skins for advertising campaigns, includes Flash and HTML.
  • Web Development - Developing and maintaining ad banners, and home-page takeovers that run across all CBSi properties using Flash, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Motion Graphics - Sizzle Reels, logo bumpers, sales promo videos and more.
  • RFP's - Concept, design, and animate high impact takeovers for RFPs from top clients like Samsung, LG, Apple, HTC, and more.
Freelance, Designer/Developer 2009-12-01 — 2012-04-01
  • I worked as a freelance designer/animator/developer for various SF bay area companies and design studios.
  • Web Design/Development (Websites) - Designed and developed HTML sites for clients.
  • Web Design (Ads) - Static and animated web banners for advertising campaigns, includes Flash and HTML.
  • Motion Graphics - Commercials, logo bumpers, idents, product features, as well as internal team videos for businesses.
  • Video Editing
  • iOS App Design & Development
AWARDS
IAB Rising Stars, Interactive Advertising Bureau 2013-02-01
  • Worked with the Senior Designer/Developer to create 2 motion graphics animations for CBS Interactive's entries into the IAB Rising Stars Awards. Both videos placed in the top 3, and one of them claimed the first place prize.
EDUCATION
Expression College for Digital Arts 2008-08-01 — 2011-06-01
Bachelor - Motion Graphics and Design
SKILLS
Web Design (Proficient): Websites, Concepting, Static Mocks, Wireframes, Ad Units
Web Development (Proficient): HTML, CSS, Sass, Javascript, jQuery
Motion Graphics (Proficient): After Effects, Cinema 4D, 2D/3D Animation, storyboarding
Production (Proficient): Client Services, Marketing, Graphic Design, Animation
LANGUAGES
English (Native speaker)