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Resume

Resume


Jake Rae

UX Designer
jakerae.com
duend3@gmail.com
206.819.8909

Tools & Skills

Design Thinking
User Research
User/Client Interviews
Sketching & Ideation
Information Architecture
Wireframing & Prototyping
Usability Testing
Iteration

Sketch
InVision
Adobe Creative Suite
Mobile, Web, & Print Design

EDUCATION

Seattle Central Creative Academy
at Seattle Central Community College
Graphic Design and Illustration Program
Graduated June 2008

80 Works for Designers
June 2009 – August 2009
11 week course where I participated in and completed 80 projects of which some were selected and published in Creative Workshop.

School of Visual Concepts
UX Design
August 2012
Graphic Design
December 2006 – June 2006

University of Washington, Seattle
Graduated June 2004
BA’s in Film Studies with Honors, Comparative Literature, and French

Université de Montpellier III – Paul Valéry (France)
Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
Literature, Film Studies, and French
 

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Experience

Alaska Airlines, Seatac, WA
Product Designer | Mobile & User Experience Team
February 2016 – Current
Collaborate with a variety of teams to across our enterprise systems to create the best possible mobile solutions for fellow AAG teammates (both internal and frontline employees) through design thinking and UX best practices. 

UpTop, Seattle, WA
UX Designer
February 2015 – February 2016
Work directly with a variety of clients throughout the design process from the discovery phase, through the ideate and design phases, followed by testing and iteration to create more refined solutions.

Big Fish Games, Seattle, WA
UX/UI Designer
October 2012 – February 2015
Create highly usable interfaces across multiple devices and platforms to improve ease-of-use for users that support business goals.
Work directly with project managers, developers, and engineers to develop business decisions by providing wireframes, comps, and prototypes.

Nordstrom Direct, Seattle, WA
E-Commerce Designer
April 2012 – October 2012
Lead designer for Contemporary, Designer, and Wedding categories for Nordstrom.com.
Work directly with copy editors, business teams, and project managers on promotional campaigns from beginning to end.

Knoq.com, Seattle, WA
Graphic & UI Designer
December 2011 – November 2013
Art Direction and all around design support for start-up company.

Amazon, Seattle, WA
Graphic Designer | VXD (Visual Experience Design) Team
July 2008 – February 2012
Art Direction over seasonal and holiday style guides for global application.
Work within Amazon’s brand to ensure a cohesive and consistent experience.
Consult with site merchandisers on look and feel of individual store pages.
Create and maintain internal team blog.

Microsoft Press, Seattle, WA
Contract Graphic Designer
November 2010 – September 2011
Design book covers & resource pages for Microsoft IT books.

Publicis Consultants | PR, Seattle, WA
Creative Intern
January 2008 – July 2008
Work directly with Art Director and Graphic Designer to create promotional material for national and international clientele.