JUDY HAMMER

SENIOR CREATIVE DESIGNER

www.judyhammer.com 

www.linkedin.com/in/judy-hammer-designer | 919.397.3656 | judy@judyhammer.com


SUMMARY

Accomplished leader in graphic design with over 20 years of experience in creative direction and a proven ability to leverage deep expertise in UI design and with UX teams, key technical skills, and relationship management to deliver exceptional results.


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Creative Strategy and Direction | Graphic Design | Typography | International Vendor Relationship Management | UI/UX Design | End-to-end Creative Management | Conflict Resolution | Digital Marketing | Brand Management | Training and Development | Art Direction | Cross-Functional Team Collaboration | Design Best Practices | Team Leadership and Mentoring 


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Proficient: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver (basic HTML5 and CSS), Acrobat | ONE by AOL | Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Updating knowledge: Axure, InVision


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creative Director and Owner

Hammer Design Group | August 1994 — Present

•Provided end-to-end creative management services, establishing brand identity and building websites to increase online presence and drive sales for clients including www.iainterviewing.com


Rich Media Specialist & Trainer, Client Success Specialist 

McClatchy | February 2007 — September 2017

•Led migration and integration of Yahoo! AdInterax rich media tool and ONE by AOL, supervising development of tools, features, templates, and functionalities within ONE platform to ensure seamless transition

•Created internal designer training and inspiration website, implementing targeted strategies to increase engagement in learning opportunities, resulting in improved technical and design skills company-wide

•Streamlined information flow through the centralization of technical specifications, effectively increasing accuracy and efficiency in banner ad submissions

•Supervised international client-vendor relationships, providing conflict resolution and technical expertise in design, rich media, and image sourcing 

•Facilitated marketing strategy development through utilization of AdMall, SpyFu, Website Grader, and Vendasta’s Snapshot to create essential reports


Creative Director 

Sageworks | November 2005 — July 2006

•Spearheaded complete redesign of digital presence, standardizing form and function across four websites to leverage brand identity and improve user experience, ensuring high-level deliverables through implementation and supervision of quality assurance initiatives.


Graphic and Web Designer 

Photoflex | January 2001 — September 2004

•Transformed product catalog and website, collaborating with marketing and creative teams to deliver exceptional design and functionality resulting in increased sales.

•Actualized Photoflex Lighting School photography course, increasing accessibility through website integration


Art Manager 

Telleo (Internet Startup) | January 2000 — July 2000

•Cultivated and managed design and programming team, facilitating relationships between developers and product managers to create improved website user interface (UI)


Creative Director 

Skippycorp (Internet Startup) | May 1999 — January 2000

•Designed UI for sales-based platform, partnering with programmers to maximize functionality


Senior Multimedia Designer 

Internet Shopping Network | January 1997 — April 1999

•Redesigned UI for online auction website, improving user experience leading to increased sales

•Collaborated with product managers and marketing team to design product-specific digital advertisements


Multimedia Producer 

Zillion Group | January 1997 — December 1997

•Increased brand awareness through development of web graphics, and marketing collateral

•Video production using Adobe Premiere


Multimedia Lab Instructor 

Masters Institute of Technology | February 1995 — January 1997

•Trained students in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, 3D Design Studio, and ProTools audio software, facilitating accreditation process and mentoring instructional support staff to maximize quality of learning


EDUCATION

AAS in Multimedia Communications

Masters Institute of Technology, San Jose, CA