Richard Belotte

Web, UI / UX, Graphic Design

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Cover Letter

With 18+ years experiance, I can help you!

Dear hiring manager,

With more than 19 years experience in the tech field; I have created aesthetic design, UI and UX design for both web sites and web based applications.

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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  • Career objective
    Experienced graphic artist and designer with over fourteen years of experience is seeking a challenging position in an environment where my advanced eye for aesthetic, UI / UX , graphic design, and production skills, as well as my love for technology can be put to great use.
  • Technical Skills
    Web Development and Design:
    Wire Framing, Flash, Actions Script 2 and 3, HTML, CSS, Dynamic streaming media for Flash, Swift 3D, Fireworks, DreamWeaver, GUI/UX design certification, basic working knowledge of Java-Script, CodeKit, GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Balsamiq
  • Graphic Design:
    Freehand, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Fontographer, Corel Painter, traditional illustration
  • Misc:
    Audio Editing, Video Editing
  • Relevant Work History
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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, concept, and icon sets for mobile
    • Research, concept, and icon sets for mobileResearch, concept, and icon sets for mobileResearch, concept, and icon sets for mobileMobile web conceptualizing, design, layout, and wire-framing
  • 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 games
    • Design and create graphic assets for use in games
  • Sr. Interactive / Web Designer: 2010
    Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA
    • Maintained and update flash-based games
    • Designed and created created flash and static banner campaigns
    • Helped maintain versioning and branching libraries
    • Researched and implemented new designs and technology for various projects as needed
    • Created wire frames for new Pogo.com (yet to be released)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Designer / Director / Artist: 2000 ‐ 2001
    Epylon, San Francisco, CA
    • Designed 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
  • 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
  • Graphic Designer / Production Artist: 1998
    Adobe, San Jose, CA
    • Assisted the team in the design and production of a specific kiosk project for Kodak
  • 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
  • Freelance Projects in chronological order
    UI Designer : 2010
    Verizon (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
  • Designer / Coder: 2008 ‐ 2010
    Doug 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)
  • Production Designer / Action Scripter: 2008 ‐ 2009
    OnLive, 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Career Highlights
    • Managed to make a 1 month dead line in less than 24 hours, making a rush job ship on time
    • I was recently rated quite high in Flash by Aquent in Los Angeles and ranked above the average designer very recently in HTML, PhotoShop, InDesign and 92% in Flash (a full 21% above most designers) for San Francisco by The Creative Group
    • Recently tested on Photoshop by Select2Perform and received a 95%, Proficiency Level: Advanced" and "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: Flash CS4 Professional Audio Techniques, Web Site Planning and Wire-framing: Hands-On Training, Delivering Flash to Mobile Devices, XHTML Essential Training, CSS for Designers, CSS2 Essential Training, Flash Professional 8 New Features
    • Was able to seamlessly inherit and adopted legacy file systems and structures, saving valuable time and money in the initial transition phase.
    • Was able to optimize and streamline flash, Photoshop and other advanced inherited files structures saving the company both time and money
    • Conceptualized, designs and created one of the most popular give a ways for a large on line service that increased the service awareness and increased the user base
    • Because of my efficiency I as asked to teach my production systems to other artist
    • Recognized for my willingness and ability to adopt new technologies and systems
    • 100% record for meeting dead lines
    • Recognized for my willingness to give 110%
    • Certified Macintosh and Adobe Photoshop Power User by Brainbench
    • Recipient of the Art Scholar's Award for the state of California
  • Activities / Interests / Organizations
    • Painting, drawing and sculpting, magic performer, cooking, member of the Flash Hackers group, member of Decaf multi discipline designers co-op, widget development for the Chumby, and making

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

San Francisco, CA

richard@rbelotte.net

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Personal Projects

Thank's for checking out my little "pets"

I am adding things I am working on "just for my self". 

I am finaly getting to add something to this section. Pleas 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.

Perhaps someday I will have it done.