Dan Rader

Full Stack Designer

Work Samples

Skills

  • Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash
  • InVision, Principle, Justinmind, UXpin
  • GitHub
  • Chrome DevTools
  • HTML & CSS/SCSS
  • CMS—Wordpress, Sitecore, Dot.Net, Joomla, Siteleaf
  • Email—Magnet Mail, ConstantContact, Patron Mail, Mail Chimp
  • Google Analytics
  • HotJar

Leadership

AIGA | The Profossional Association for design DC–Board Of Directors

DC Design Week Chair
& Program Coordinator
June 2015–Present

Education

Shenandoah Conservatory

Winchester, VA

Bachelor of Music French Horn Performance May 2009

Graduate-level coursework French Horn Performance 2009–2011

Approx. 300+ hours of online training including Lynda.com, Skillshare.com, TreeHouse, and codeschool

HowU–Advanced Typography class

General Assembly–UX Bootcamp

Experience

Deloitte Digital

November 2015 – Present

Visual Designer

Arlington, VA

  • Enables impact for clients such as NIH, Department of Education, IRS and Customs and Border Protection through user-centered design.
  • Leads the visual design of mobile responsive web products, native and hybrid applications, and web applications.
  • Collaborates closely with teams of UX designers, front-end/mobile engineers, and business strategists to develop efficient and strategic technology-based solutions.
  • Interacts, pitches, and presents directly with clients and key stakeholders.
  • Led a pro bono effort in collaboration with the DC Funk Parade to build a mobile app that brought the collaborative music experience to the masses.

AIGA DC

June 2015 – Present

DC Design Week Chair

Washington, DC

  • Led a core team of 8 AIGA board members to execute programming, marketing, and sponsorships/partnerships for DC Design Week 2016.
  • Art directed a creative team consisting of a designer, developer, and illustrator, as well as a number of production designers. Worked with the Gensler creative team to produce physical signage and place-making as well as Jumbie Industries to execute production and laser engraving.
  • Established a new vision for DC Design Week that exceeded benchmarks for AIGA DC—surpassing our goals for awareness, participation, and ticket sales. The vision rested on 3 concepts—Cultivate, Celebrate, Collaborate.

Social Driver

August 2014 – November 2015

Visual Designer

Washington, DC

  • Led the design for responsive web solutions, branding, and print collateral. Execute web projects through all phases, including discovery and UX; content structure; design; and QA/polishing in the browser.
  • Engages directly with clients to lead presentations and creative intakes. Collaborate with cross-functional teams of developers, strategists, and designers.
  • Led the design and UX for Social Driver’s website redesign.
  • Won first prize for ExcillenEd’s My School Information Challenge; redesigned public school state reporting systems.

Wolf Trap

March 2012 – August 2014

Graphic Designer

Vienna, VA

  • Led the print creative during Wolf Trap’s brand refresh.
  • Coordinated and designed print advertising and marketing collateral including more than 200 print ads in a single season in prominent publications.
  • Mentored and supervised graphic design interns.
  • Art directed and managed seasonal/freelance designers, interns, and photographers.
  • Worked with the web team to create emails and web assets and implement them in Magnet Mail and Sitecore CMS.

CenterStage Theater

August 2011 – March 2012

Graphics Intern

Baltimore, MD

wolf trap

May – August 2011

Graphic Design Intern

Vienna, VA

Rocket Fuel Design Company

January – May 2011

Intern/Apprentice

Winchester, VA

Freelance Design

2009 – present