eBay | Design Lead/Design Manager
As a design lead, I managed a team of designers: mentored, trained, gave art direction, and reviewed their work. I was a strong liaison between outside agencies and eBay, ensuring the work was on brand and in alignment with the in-house creative work. I built and fostered good relationships with cross-functional teams, peers and executive leadership.
As the design lead over all seller creative (half of the business), I dramatically improved the processes and quality of work by educating the marketing team, working closely with various outside agencies and in-house departments, reviewing the creative work, and translating goals and feedback. I also managed a team of designers.
As the design lead for eBay Bucks (company loyalty program), my team and I refreshed the look/feel/voice to make the on-site assets and emails feel more modern, inviting and relevant to eBay Bucks members. I streamlined the processes in place, and created a style guide, training documents and templates.
As design manager, I was responsible for reviewing all of the high visibility assets, such as home page banners and placements, emails and other high-level communications to the customer. I worked closely with an outside agency that was embedded at eBay.
365 Media | UI/Web Designer | Art Director
Responsible for all user interface (UI) and web design for multiple websites,
including: Stortrack.com, ForecastThis.com, LendingLens.com, Firestartertech.com,
RetailSalesConnect.com and many more.
Developed advanced dashboards from conception through wire-frame to PSD files with some coding. Created logos, landing pages, emails and more.
Managed graphic and front-end designers; worked closely with development team, CEO, CTO; project and product managers to ensure project goals and project completion.
Performed UAT and reviewed coded sites
Carey Perez Beyond Design | Self-Employed
Worked on a range of projects for small businesses and corporate clients, including: branding, logos, websites, email blasts, banner ads, signage, print ads, conference catalogs, collateral, postcards and menus.
Clients included: eBay, Lucid Imagination, Trimble Navigation, Stack’s Restaurant, Sunset
Magazine, en Vie Interactive, IDC, Uptime Institute, KeyBoard Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Shipwire, Applied Materials, UBM Media and more.
UBM Media | Senior Art Director
Responsible for all aspects of marketing design for 14 high-tech magazines, websites and tradeshows individually and collectively. A partial list includes these titles: Dr. Dobb’s Journal, ddj.com, SD West Conference & Expo, Software Development Best Practices Conference & Expo, and Dr. Dobb’s Architecture & Design World Conference & Expo.
Produced marketing collateral, websites, emails, media kits, direct-mail, print ads, posters, tradeshow catalogs and show guides, CD-ROM packaging and conference signage. Responsible for print buying, hiring specialty vendors, and going on press checks.
Education | Language
Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Art and Design; Minor in English California Polytechnical State University of San Luis Obispo
Proficient in French (speak, read, write)