Samantha Warren
Samantha Warren
Enthusiastic designer, speaker, and writer.
 
 
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I have been designing beautiful and usable websites for over 7 years. I have tackled everything from large scale online publications to international hotel chain websites to conference websites to personal blogs. I believe that every interface can tell a story and inspire interaction.
Experience
Designer
@Twitter
Location
San Francisco
Dates
July 2012 - Present
Design Director
@Phase2 Technology
As art director and design lead for projects, I created compelling user experiences while engineering collaborative, efficient internal processes. To streamline efforts internally and for clients, I interfaced directly with clients to set expectations, understand goals, and ultimately deliver exceptionally intuitive designs in minimal iterations. Highlights:

• Designed interfaces for our own products, including OpenPublish and OpenPublic

• Art directed and designed projects for The National Basketball Association, US Chamber of Commerce, and others.

Dates
September 2009 - July 2012
Part-time Web & Typography Ins
@Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston Universi
Dates
August 2008 - August 2011
Board of Directors- Website Ch
@The Art Directors Club of Metro Washington DC
Dates
August 2008 - August 2011
Web Designer
@Viget Labs
Spearheaded design efforts for high-profile client projects including National Geographic Glimpse Magazine and Choice Hotels International Scandinavia. Led design consultation for Launchbox Digital incubator startup candidates. Highlights:

• Designed for online products including Speakerrate, Ruby Hack Night, and Connect-a-Sketch

• Recruited junior designers whose work later won awards

• Saved money by establishing a company-wide design process to reduce iterations

• Shared knowledge about industry trends through internal presentations and blogging
Dates
January 2008 - August 2009
Interactive Designer
@Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Art directed web initiatives for Quaker Snack Bars, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, Dupont, The Heart Truth Campaign, and the internal branding for Ogilvy Digital Influence. Served as a catalyst to educate the company on the importance of social design; created group workshops on "getting started blogging."
Dates
June 2007 - January 2008
Web Designer
@SYColeman/ L-3 Communications
For the U.S. Army, I led production through design, development, and art direction for projects including the Interactive Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, tribute websites, and a commemorative site for Post-War Japan. Played a critical role in IA, design, and front-end functionality for .army.mil.

• Played a critical role in the information architecture, interface design, and development of the front-end functionality during the redesign of the Army's official homepage, www.army.mil, a site that is viewed by 6+ million unique visitors monthly an
Dates
November 2004 - June 2007
Education
James Madison University
Dates
1999 - 2003