Richard Belotte

Web, UI / UX, Graphic Design

With 20+ years experience, I can help you!

I have worked for companies such as, Adobe, Ebay, Sacramento Bee, Sanrio, Symantec, Electronic Arts, and more.

I would love the chance to talk to you more about any opportunities you may have.

Thank you,
Richard Belotte

Resume

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  • TECHNICAL SKILLS

    Web Development and Design:

    User processes and flows, Data charting (HighCharts, Leaflet, Raw, etc.), UI/UX design, Knowledge of both adaptive and responsive concepts and frameworks (Foundation, Bootstrap, etc.), HTML 5, CSS 3, Wire Framing, Balsamiq, Sketch, Git, Grunt, NPM, Dynamic streaming media
  • Graphic Design:
    Traditional illustration, Affinity Designer, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • Misc:
    Audio Editing, Video Editing
  • WORK HISTORY

    SENIOR LEAD UI / UX DESIGNER
    Fleet Engineering / Spatula, Perth, W.A  2016 - Current

    While at Spatula I completely redesigned both the web and mobile application. I managed a small group of designer / marketing / UI people. The mobile application has to take into account design for location based data. With knowledge of device agnostic frameworks, I have both designed a UX as well as helped code some of the interface elements (to help speed up production)

    • Lead concept, research, and development of brand new interfaces for final version of application
    • Designed and optimized all graphical assets including a full set of interface icons
    • I have been instrumental in developing feature concepts and development to help push usability and customer satisfaction
    • Mentored the junior design person and junior marketing person

  • SENIOR LEAD UI / UX DESIGNER
    Pinc Solutions, Alameda, CA 2012 – 2013

    • Managed a full project development from beginning to end
    • It involved conception, research, and development of a brand new interface that reduced human input errors
    • Conducted on client site research for the enterprise Sass application
    • Was an interface between clients and development / management teams
    • Managed the implementation of the application and other systems
    • Designed and optimized all graphical assets including a full set of interface icons
    • Coded the front end interface in html and CSS helping to speed up the development time
    • I was in charge of researching, choosing and the implementation of the application a CSS framework
    • Was able to seamlessly inherit and adopted legacy file systems and structures, saving valuable time and money in the initial transition phase

  • SENIOR INTERACTIVE / WEB DESIGNER
    Aeria Games, Santa Clara, CA 2008 - 2010

    • Designed and created both dynamic and static content for the game home pages, landing pages, micro sites, etc. utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, HTML and CSS
    • Designed and prepared print pieces for kiosk topper for use coast to coast in GameStop stores (largest national chain dedicated specifically to video games in the U.S.)
    • Was chosen to design and prepare a print 2-page spread for Beckett's Massive Online Gamer Magazine
    • Designed and coded email campaign templates as well as maintain HTML libraries
    • Mentored jr. designers
    • Created a majority of the flash and static banner campaigns
    • Created the most popular / downloaded car texture map for the racing game they hosted
    • Helped maintain versioning and branching libraries
    • Researched and implemented new designs and technology for various projects as needed

  • SENIOR UI/UX DESIGNER
    Solano Labs, San Francisco, CA 2014-2015
    Marketron, San Francisco, CA 2013-2014
    Symantec, Mountain View, CA 2010-2012

    While at Marketron I redesigned several interface units that streamlined processes. In addition I helped code and implement said interfaces

    • Wire framing and prototyping new page layouts and flows for both, the website and the application
    • Conception, design and wire-framing layout of both UX and UI elements for development and production for desktop and mobile web

  • SENIOR UI DESIGNER INTERACTIVE / WEB DESIGNER
    RockYou, Red Wood City, CA 2010
    Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA 2010
    Sanrio, South San Francisco, CA 2007-2008

    At Sanrio I was in charge of designing and maintaining both the Home page and store front for this internationally beloved character merchandising giant. Also producing popular content on a regular basis

    • Design and skin user interface for upcoming games
    • Researched and implemented new designs and technology for various projects as needed
    • Created wireframes for new Pogo.com, financially successful subdivision of EA Games
    • Design and created graphic assets for use in games

  • INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNER / PRODUCTION ARTIST
    LSF Network, South San Francisco, CA 2007-2007
    Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA 2006-2007
    • Rapid production turnaround in creation and up keep of graphic assets. Using Flash and various other tools for rapid turnaround times, creating new ads effectively
    • Designed and created layouts and graphics for banner ad campaigns for the web utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks
    • Create and optimize flash files for games
    • Design and create graphic assets for use in games

  • DESIGNER / DIRECTOR / ARTIST
    Epylon, San Francisco, CA 2000-2001
    eBay, San Jose, CA 1998-2000
    Adobe, San Jose, CA 1998
    The Learning Company, San Jose, CA 1996-1998
    • Redesigned and implemented websites with new UI techniques increasing user engagement
    • Liaised effectively with outside agencies improving productivity of services
    • Involved in the design and creation of layouts / graphics – both in print and web
    • Part of a selected design team who designed and produced a specific kiosk project for Kodak
    • Worked as lead designer on the localization team
    • Was able to optimize and streamline Flash, Photoshop and other advanced inherited files structures saving the company both time and money
    • At T.L.C. I managed to make a 1-month deadline in less than 24 hours, making a rush job ship on time
    • Conceptualized, designed and created one of the most popular give away for a large on-line service that increased awareness and the user base
    • Was asked to teach my production systems to other artists because of my workflow efficiency

  • FREELANCE PROJECTS / UI DESIGNER
    Verizon, San Francisco, CA 2010
    Doug Chase, Santa Rosa Dental, CA 2008- 2014
    Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA 2008- 2009
    • Designed and wire-framed full mobile application
    • I was successful in concepting user flow, wire framing interactions, creating all UI elements, deciding coding structure, implementing and eventually managing that coding structure
    • Successfully worked with client to produce a self-sufficient website

  • CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS
    • Recipient of the Art Scholar’s Award for the State of California
    • Rated above the average designer in HTML, Photoshop, InDesign and 92% in Flash (a full 21% above most designers) for San Francisco by The Creative Group.
    • Proficiency Level: Advanced (with a score of 95%) in Photoshop by Select2Perform. “The candidate will be capable of working on projects involving Adobe Photoshop and will be capable of mentoring others on most projects in this area.”
    • Lynda Certificates: JavaScript and JSON, Create Navigation Menus with jQuery, Persuasive UX: Influencing Behavior Patterns, Up and Running with Hype, Disrupting Yourself, The Creative Spark: Grant Skinner: Interactive Developer, Before & After: Things Every Designer Should Know, Up and Running with Aptana Studio 3, Create Animated Rollovers with jQuery, Web Site Planning and Wire framing: Hands-On Training, XHTML Essential Training, CSS for Designers, CSS2 Essential Training
    • Certified Macintosh and Adobe Photoshop Power User by Brainbench
    • Training from CodeSchool: JavaScript Road Trip Part 1, 2, and 3

Work Timeline

Portfolio

This is just some of my work. More will be added over time, so please check back.
This is my portfolio as a down loadable PDF. It has some diffrent things in it. Download here

Skills

These are just some of the skills I use on a daily bassis (proficensy levels). Contact me for full datails.

Wireframing

UI / UX

Material Design

Product Design

HTML

CSS

SASS

HAML

Balsamiq

Photoshop

Illustrator

Bootstrap

Foundation

GIT

Education

California College of Arts and Crafts

Fine Arts Courses,
Oakland, CA 1987

Fresno City College

Associate Arts Degree - Fine Arts and Reprographics,
Fresno, CA 1989
Made the Dean's list for two semesters

San Jose State University

Bachelor of Science - Graphic Design with an emphasis on illustration,
San Jose, CA 1995

Participant in the CADRE program

DeAnza Community College

Flash / HTML,
CA 1999 / 2000

San Francisco Community College

Javascript,
CA 2010

Contact

Got a question? Drop me a line.

Contact Info

Perth, W.A., Australia

richard@rbelotte.net

Get in Touch

Personal Projects

Thank's for checking out my little "pets"
I am finaly getting to add something to this; "just for my self". Please check it out and let me know what you think.   :-P
This is a graphic image of a crow

This is an image I did about eight years ago. Initially I wanted it to be for a tee-shirt. It was to be screen printed, with the dashed lines, the curlicues, and the red eye all to be embroidered.

CONTRACT Graphic Designer / Production Artist: 1998 Adobe, San Jose, CA Assisted the team in the design and production of a specific kiosk project for Kodak CONTRACT Graphic Designer / Artist: 1998 ‐ 2000 eBay, San Jose, CA Involved in the design and creation of layouts / graphics ‐ both print and web Created new looks that were popular and innovative Designed and prepped their most popular giveaway item CONTRACT Computer Artist: 1996 ‐ 1998 The Learning Company, San Jose, CA Worked in a team environment on new projects as well as localization Produced graphics using Photoshop and proprietary software Ensured projects were completed and shipped on time PERMDesigner / Director / Artist: 2000 ‐ 2001Epylon, San Francisco, CADesigned and created layouts and graphics for the web and print in record time Wrote the style guide for the site including logo usage Redesigned the site with UI Liaised effectively with outside agencies CONTRACT Designer / Production Artist: 2006 ‐ 2007 Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA Designed and created layouts and graphics for banner ad campaigns for the web utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash and various other tools with rapid turnaround times Prepared and optimized graphics for web deployment Deployed and archived files using sacbee.com systems PERM Interactive Graphic Designer: 2007 ‐ 2007 LSF Network, South San Francisco, CA Rapid production turnaround in creation and up keep of graphic assets Created and managed asset library and archive Designed pages and UI Coded html and CSS PERM Sr. Interactive / Web Designer: 2007 ‐ 2008 Sanrio.com, South San Francisco, CA Designed and created both dynamic and static content for the home page on a regular, bases utilizing Illustrator,  Photoshop, and Flash (using timeline and AS) Researched and implemented new designs and technology Pulled, prepared and photographed products for the online store Designed and created downloadable content for general site Consulted on several upcoming projects PERM Sr. Interactive Designer / Web Designer: 2008 ‐ 2010 AeriaGames.com, Santa Clara, CA Designed and created master flash files using timeline and AS Designed and created both dynamic and static content for the game home pages, landing pages, micro sites, etc.  utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, HTML and CSS Designed and prepped print pieces for kiosk topper for use coast to coast in GameStop stores (largest national chain  dedicated specifically to video games) Designed and prepped print 2 page spread for inclusion in Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine Designed and coded email campaign templates as well as maintain HTML libraries Designed and created flash and static banner campaigns Designed and created MySpace, YouTube and Twitter skins for game communities Created the most popular car texture map for our racing game Helped maintain versioning and branching libraries Researched and implemented new designs and technology for various projects as needed CONTRACT Sr. Interactive / Web Designer: 2010 Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA Maintained and update flash-based gamesDesigned and created created flash and static banner campaignsHelped maintain versioning and branching librariesResearched and implemented new designs and technology for various projects as neededCreated wire frames for new Pogo.com (yet to be released) PERM Sr. UI designer: 2010 RockYou, Red Wood City, CA Design and skin user interface for upcoming games Create HTML / CSS elements for games Create and optimize flash files for gamesDesign and create graphic assets for use in games CONTRACT Sr. Designer: 2010 ‐ 2012 Symantec, Mountain View, CA Concept, Design and layout UX/UI elements Re-design and Wire-framing page elements Research and suggest analytical systems Prep and optimize corporate materials for print and video Research and suggest video deliver and compression systems Research usability and web compliance issues Research, and concep icon sets for mobile Mobile web conceptualizing, design, layout, and wire-framing CONTRACT Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2012 ‐ 2013 Pinc Solutions, Alameda, CA Conception, Design and layout of both UX and UI elements xxx Re-design and Wire-framing page elements Research and planing for system production and implementation Managing implementation for engineers On location research Codding HTML, HAML, CSS, SCSS, etc. for development and production Creation and optimization of graphics (full sweet of icons, etc.) Conception, designing, and production of full ICON sets Research and implementation of frameworks such as YAML and Foundation Adoption and application of the Agile work flow PERM Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2013 ‐ 2014 Marketron, San Francisco, CA  Conception, Design and layout of both UX and UI elements Re-design and Wire-framing page elements Research and planing for system production and implementation Managing implementation for engineers Codding HTML, CSS, SCSS, etc. for development and production Conception, designing, and production of full ICON sets. CONTRACT Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2014 ‐ 2015 Solano Labs, San Francisco, CA  Instrumental in designing new interfaces for easier usability Researching and implementing new concepts Wire framing and prototyping new page layouts and flows for both, the website and the application Researching and presenting information on transitioning to a mobile ready platform Designing and creating icons Coding front end systems Using GIT repository systems PROBONO Designer / Coder: 2008 ‐ 2009 Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA Successfully worked with client to figure out what they wanted and needed  Created site map and wire frames and all design concepts  Incorporating other media as needed (blogs, video, audio, etc)  Creating assets including static graphics  FREELANCE UI Designer : 2010Verizon (yet to be released), San francisco, CA    Research user needs and interactions in regards to applications Designing and Wire-framing UI elements Designing look and feel of UX elements FREELANCE Production Designer / Action Scripter: 2008 ‐ 2009 Cisco Systems (yet to be released), Envision Media, Santa Cruz, CA Translating design comps into Flash based product Writing the action script for the project Incorporating dynamically streaming video Created all interactivity utilizing both action script and time line based animation FREELANCE Production Designer / Action Scripter: 2008 ‐ 2009OnLive, Cupertino, CA Translating design comps into Flash based product Writing the action script for the project Incorporating dynamically streaming video Created all interactivity utilizing both action script and time line based animation. FREELANCE Designer / Coder: 2008 ‐ 2010Doug Chase, Santa Rosa Dental, Santa Rosa, CA Researched current technologies to support needs of the client Successfully worked with client to figure out what he wanted and needed Created site map and wire frames and all design concepts Creating all assets including Flash, static graphics, HTML, and CSS Incorporating other media as needed (blogs, video, audio, etc) PROBONO Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2016Fleet Engineering / Spatula, Perth, W.A., AustraliaFeature conception Complete UI / UX conception for both web and mobile app User flows and wire-framing for both web and mobile app Design and creation graphic elements for both web and mobile app General guide and mentor for this project