UI / UX / Front-End / Creative / Brand Strategy

Ali Zendaki

Central NJ

I am a passionate designer with a true love for interfaces, user experience, visual design, & adherence to standards. Grab my resume below.

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Clients

Calvin KleinMattelTommy HilfigerBlackRockMcKinsey & CompanyIBMFollettHome DepotPNC BankBlue Cross Blue ShieldAllison TransmissionPenn Power Systems ...and many more

Experience

Vice President, Digital Design BlackRock 04/17 – 05/18 Princeton, NJ

• Ushered the transition of the creative services department into a more digital-focused realm.

• Acted as a liaison between creative services and the more technical departments such as web development and user experience design. This includes translating requirements and relaying changes in the living and breathing brand and front-end web guidelines in a palatable manner.

• Created interactive advertisements, landing pages, marketing brochures, and conceptuals to innovate the brand while maintaining it’s core identity and capitalizing conversion.

Digital Experience Designer Sirius Computer Solutions 06.15 – 03.17 Remote

• Responsible for digital experience design on various projects. This includes conceptualizing the client’s needs and using a combination of best practices and creativity to deliver a unique product that creates a compelling user experience.

• Designed various internal media, including business assets, promotional brochures, presentations, and faux branding.

• Solved various business problems by applying a combination of business analysis, user experience, and UI design.

Senior UI Designer AVNET: IBM Practice 01.12 – 05.15 Remote

• Worked alongside developers in several parts of the country in order to fulfill the design experiences of clients. This encompassed a combination of branding, UI, UX, content strategy, and responsive planning.

• Responsible for establishing a design-based relationship with flagship clients.

• Met the client in person and discussed their wants, needs, and turned their ideas into a tangible, real-world product.

• Designed various internal media, including business assets, promotional brochures, presentations, and faux branding.

Creative Director RevSystems 01.11 – 01.12 Morris Plains, NJ

• Lead a team of graphic designers; giving heavy critique and recommendations of their work in order to fulfill client obligations & satisfaction all while maintaining my core visions for the grand scope of projects.

• Responsible for establishing identity concepts for various projects as well as branding guidelines and style guides that were universally applicable.

• Integrated with the PayPal API for product sales and digital rights management (DRM) in a e-commerce environment.

• Maintained a strong customer relations policy with an international customer base.

Lead Designer & Developer Shining Star Web Strategies LLC 04.09 – 01.11 Edison, NJ

• Converted XHTML & CSS into fully fledged frameworks, including Symfony and Codeigniter using object-oriented PHP, mySQL, and database abstraction.

• Deployed websites with SVN, GIT, FTP and SFTP; as well as SSH access in a unix environment.

• Created and maintained sites in popular content management systems such as Joomla and Wordpress, giving clients the ability to update content at their own will.

• Designed various types of media including websites, promotional products, business assets, and other graphics using a combination of adobe suite products.

Education

BS in Computer Information Systems DeVry University 2005 – 2007

Skills

UI DesignUX DesignContent StrategyProtoyping / WireframingHTML / CSS3 / SMACSSReact / ReduxJavascript / jQueryData Visualization (D3.js / Highcharts)Sketch AppinVisionWordpressGitResponsivePre-Processors / Task RunnersAnimationServer AdministrationLottie / After EffectsFront-End FrameworksAdobe Photoshop / IllustratorInformation Architecture & Taxonomy