John DeVylder


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Experience

2005 to present
Contract Design Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia; Savannah, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois

During consulting engagements I work both as an integral member of design teams and on an exclusively autonomous basis. I have been the sole voice of design at kickoff meetings check points and in consultation with stake holders. My charges have included:

• Creating interaction and visual interface designs for online and mobile platforms
• Translating and synthesizing requirements, guidelines and feedback into appropriate designs
• Devising and diagramming experience flows
• Concepting and creating proof-of-concept functioning prototypes
• Designing pixel-perfect, on-brand mock-ups for front-end coding
• Leading a design team on extensive site wide initiatives
• Producing site graphics and modules that meet site and brand parameters

My clients have included: Symplicit, AMP, ANZ, Toyota Finance, Fiserv, Westpac, Orbitz.com, NexTag, Inc., The Inspire Foundation, NSW Department of Education and Training, SCAD Group Inc., Arc Worldwide and Leo Burnett.

 

2008 to 2010
Professor
Savannah College of Art and Design, Graphic Design Department, Savannah, Georgia

As a Professor I was responsible for the instruction of 12 courses a year in the classroom as well as online. Most courses pertained to web site design, construction and management. I also reviewed applicants for admissions, evaluating their competency in the discipline and provide curriculum input for the Graphic Design department’s web design track. I also chaired the Social Media Committee for the department and was on the Instructional Technology Council for the university.

 

1999 to 2005
Senior Art Director
Arc Worldwide, a Leo Burnett Company, Chicago, Illinois

As a senior art director at Arc Worldwide (formerly Semaphore Partners and Giant Step) I developed the flow of e-commerce interaction, site information architecture, visual interface designs, and overall brand experience. I estimated design effort for project budgets and time lines and verified project plans for design team effort. On larger projects I lead and art directed teams of designers and production artists to complete tasks within set deadlines. I worked with clients to develop strategic design solutions that met their needs and offered their consumers value added services through easy to use online tools. Those clients included GM, JCPenney, Lexis Nexis, Maytag, Sears and USG.

 

1997 to 1999
Designer/New Media Specialist
Liska + Associates, Inc., Chicago, Illinois

As a Designer and New Media Specialist at Liska + Associates, I worked independently and in teams with other designers to develop compelling and appropriate communication design solutions. I worked in both print and digital media on brand development and implementation through Web design, product literature and other forms of marketing material. I played all roles on projects from the development of strategic creative briefs, project schedules and site architectures, through the visual design process to the last stages of programming and production. Our clients included Bosch, Grainger, Klein Bicycles and NEC Technologies.

 

1997, 1996
Freelance Designer, Intern
Mark Oldach Design

At Mark Oldach Design I developed identities and their applications, informational literature, charts, event signage, and presentation mock-ups for clients including Caterpillar, Joffrey Ballet, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and University at Buffalo.

 

Education

2006 to 2008
Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art
Department: Visual Communication
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
May 2008
Recipient: SAIC Trustee Merit Scholarship (full tuition)

1993 to 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
June 1997
Recipient: Chicago Area Alumni Scholar, Financial Aid Award

1996
Student Exchange Program
Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow, Scotland
September 1996 to December 1996

1994
Liberal Arts Coursework
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
September 1994 to December 1994
Modern Cultures and Media