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:

    Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer and managing art director: 2017
    Tikforce, Perth, W.A., Australia

    • Concepted and designed new interface for enterprise platform • Developing user personas and user flows
    • Created site wireframes
    • Complete redesign of the corporate website
    • Content creation
    • Oversaw the look and feel of other public facing materials
    • General guide and mentoring on projects

    Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2016
    Fleet Engineering / Spatula, Perth, W.A., Australia

    • Feature 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 mentoring on projects

    Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2014 - 2015
    Solano Labs, San Francisco, CA.

    • Researching and implementing new concepts and designing new interfaces
    • Wire framing and prototyping new application flows and page layouts for both, the website and the application
    • Researching and presenting information on transitioning to a mobile ready platform

    Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2013 – 2014
    Marketron, San Francisco, CA.

    • Conception, Design, re-designing and and wire-framing layout and coding of both UX and UI elements for development and production
    • Managing implementation for engineers
    • Conception, designing, and production of full ICON sets

    Sr. Lead UI / UX Designer: 2012 – 2013
    Pinc Solutions, Alameda, CA.

    • Conception, Design, re-designing and and wire-framing layout and coding of both UX and UI elements for development and production
    • Managing implementation for engineers
    • On location research
    • Conception, designing, and production of full ICON sets
    • Research and implementation of frameworks

    Sr. Designer: 2010 – 2012
    Symantec, Mountain View, CA.

    • Conception, Design and wire-framing layout of both UX and UI elements for development and production for desktop and mobile web
    • Research and suggest analytical systems
    • Prep and optimise corporate materials for print and video
    • Research and suggest video deliver and compression systems
    • Research usability and web compliance issues • Research, concept, and icon sets for mobile

    Sr. UI designer: 2010
    RockYou, Red Wood City, CA.

    • Design and skin user interface for upcoming games
    • Optimise flash files as well as design and create graphic assets, all for use in games

    Sr. Interactive / Web Designer: 2010
    Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA.

    • Maintained and update flash-based games
    • Designed and created flash and static banner campaigns

    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.
    • Designed and prepped print pieces kiosk topper for use coast to coast in the largest national chain dedicated specifically to video games in the U.S.
    • Designed and prepped for print 2 page spread for inclusion in Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine
    • Designed and coded email campaigns 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 CA.r texture map for our racing game
    • Researched and implemented new designs and technology for various projects as needed

    SR. Interactive / Web Designer: 2007 - 2008
    Sanrio.com, South San Francisco, CA.

    • Designed and created both dynamic and static content for the home page • Pulled, prepared and photographed products for the online store
    • Designed and created downloadable content for general site
    • Consulted on several upcoming projects

    Interactive Graphic Designer: 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

    Designer / Production Artist: 2006-2007
    Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA.

    • Designed and created layouts and graphics for banner ad campaigns • Prepared and optimised graphics for web deployment

    Designer / Director / Artist: 2000-2001
    Epylon, San Francisco, CA.

    • Designed and created layouts and graphics for the web and print
    • Wrote the style guide for the site including logo usage
    • Redesigned the site with UI; liaised effectively with outside agencies

    Graphic Designer / Artist: 1998-2000
    eBay, San Jose, CA.

    • Involved in the design and creation of layouts / graphics – both print and web
    • Designed and prepped their most popular giveaway items

    Graphic Designer / Production Artist: 1998
    Adobe, San Jose, CA.

    • Assisted the team in the design and production of a specific kiosk project for Kodak

    ComputerArtist: 1996-1998
    The Learning Company, San Jose, CA.

    • Lead artist for localization
    • Produced graphics for several releases, including ink and paint, and animation engine

  • Freelance Projects:
    UI Designer : 2010

    Verizon, San francisco, CA.

    • Researched, designed and wire framed both a web app and mobile app

    Designer / Coder: 2008- 2010
    Doug Chase, Santa Rosa Dental, Santa Rosa, CA.

    • 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)

    Production Designer / Action Scripter: 2008- 2009
    OnLive, Cupertino, CA.

    • Translating design comps into Flash based product (both timeline and action script)
    • Incorporating dynamically streaming video

    Production Designer / Action Scripter: 2008- 2009
    Cisco Systems / Envision Media, Santa Cruz, CA.

    • Translating design comps into Flash based product (both timeline and action script)
    • Incorporating dynamically streaming video

    Designer / Coder: 2008- 2009
    Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA.

    • Created site map and wire frames and all design concepts
    • Incorporating other media as needed (blogs, video, audio, etc) • Creating assets including static graphics and HTML / CSS

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree - Graphic Design with an emphasis on illustration,

    San Jose State University, CA. 1995

    • Participant in the CA.DRE program

    Associate Arts Degree - Fine Arts and Reprographics,
    Fresno City College, CA. 1989

    • Made the Dean’s list for two semesters

  • Career Highlights:

    • Managed to make a 1 month dead line in less than 24 hours, making a rush job ship on time
    • I was ranked 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
    • Tested on Photoshop by Select2Perform and received a 95%, Proficiency Level: Advanced” and “the candidate... will be capable of mentoring others on most projects in this area.”
    • Certified Macintosh and Adobe Photoshop Power User by Brainbench.
    • Becuse of my efficiency I as asked to teach my production systems to other artist
    • Recipient of the Art Scholar’s Award for the state of California

Work Timeline

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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