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Marvin Gonzalez
(c) 703.303.4276
marvingonza@gmail.com

Objective


I am an outgoing and passionate Web/New Media designer, who is looking for a design firm that will fuel my creativity, push me to my limits, and be a fun, creative, and exciting place to work.

Summary of Qualifications


Professional Experience


Lockheed Martin
Web Designer Staff — [02.07 - 04.15]
Client projects include: Office of the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, U.S. Marine Corps Accounting Branch, U.S. Marine Corps Financial Improvement Initiative. Set creative direction and vision for The Pentagon web projects and applications. Managed client interface and coordinated with government officials to ensure design projects were delivered effectively under strict time management surroundings.


UNISYS
Senior Web Designer — [08.03 - 02.07]
Client projects include: Executive Office of the President of the United States, Office of the First Lady, and the Office of Management and Budget. Oversee the creative operations of the White House Web Team and manage the creative output from concept to delivery. Defined design (visual style and brand) and usability standards, defined design methodology for creative team, collaborated with developers in back-end and front-end integration. Proven track record in information architecture, hands-on creative direction, and usability design.


Dyncorp/CSC
Web Designer — [01.01 - 08.03]
Client projects included U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, IRS and FCC. Served as the lead Web Designer/Web Developer on a wide range of creative and technical projects. Contributed to the overall strategic direction of large-scale Web projects with a focus on user-centered design and usability principles. Designed site architecture, site maps, process flows, Photoshop and HTML templates, prototype design, initial UI, refinement of creative, maintenance support and final design refinement. Incorporated W3C and Section 508 standards for greater accessibility solutions.


Circle.com
Web Designer — [04.00 - 11.00]
Client projects included: Mobil, Washington Redskins, Ocean Spray, Stanley Furniture and Buildtopia. Worked closely with creative director, art director, Web site producers, developers, information architects, marketing and editorial staff to gather requirements, develop design strategies and to meet project deadlines. Formulated basic layout design concept, HTML templates and client-side scripting. Transformed Visio layouts and site architecture into fully functional HTML files.


Dyncorp/U.S. Coast Guard
Webmaster — [07.98 - 04.00]
Enhanced and managed the U. S. Coast Guard Recruiting Web Site. Displayed analytical and technical expertise, strategic planning, concept, design and prototype development. Developed visual aesthetic and screen designs for interactive corporate applications. Communicated well in working with programmers or users, able to work independently, worked quickly and accurately, detail oriented, worked well under pressure and used time effectively.


Dyncorp/U.S. Navy
Micro Graphics Lab Operator — [03.95 - 07.98]
Supported the U.S. Navy in its effort to convert 500,000 military personnel records (55 million images) from microfiche to digital format. Established work standards for six members, delegated work, interpreted policies, purposes and goals.


Ritz Camera, Inc.
Sales Consultant — [01.90 - 03.95]
Exceptional communicator with a consultative sales style, strong negotiation skills, exceptional problem solving abilities, and a keen client needs assessment aptitude. Aggressively identified opportunities, developed focus, and provided tactical business solutions for one of largest retail and camera chain in the United States.


United States Navy
Chief Petty Officer — [01.86 - Present]
Established work standards for 26 members, assigned and scheduled work, delegated work to subordinates and supervisors, interpreted policies, purposes and goals of organization. Developed and implemented policies and procedures, provided guidance and counseling, training and career assistance. Assessed organizational deficiencies and orchestrated new work flow procedures increasing efficiency and organizational readiness.

Education


George Mason University
Degree candidate, Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) New Media
Fairfax, VA 2015

Northern Virginia Community College
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Interactive Design
Alexandria, VA 2008

Northern Virginia Community College
AAS Photography
Alexandria, VA 1999


Computer Skills

Versatile on both PC and Macintosh Platforms. Expert knowledge of BBedit, PhotoShop, ImageReady, Illustrator, FrontPage, Microsoft Office, DreamWeaver. Knowledge of QuarkXpress, InDesign, GoLive, FireWorks, Visio, FreeHand, Flash.