Dat Tran

UI/UX Designer
Falls Church, Virginia
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notdatagain.com
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not.dat.again@gmail.com
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571-334-7026
With over 13 years of corporate and agency experience, I am a multifaceted designer, creative, and UI/UX aficionado who is passionate, driven, reliable, and dedicated to developing unique and creative solutions from concept to completion.
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Work Experience

Nexus Systems • Falls Church, VA

UI/UX Designer and Graphics Manager
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Sep 2019 - Jul 2020

Responsible for designing, managing, and maintaining various assets, applications, and sites, unique to the agency. Also the primary contact for designing and developing frontend frameworks and wireframes within W3C standards to create user-friendly and positive experiences for the end user.

  • Work within HTML5/CSS3/JS guidelines and design and develop user-friendly and positive experiences for the end user
  • Create unique and visually appealing applications, sites and multimedia, including graphics, video, and content for the parent company or client
  • Design and develop sites that are related to the promotion of the NexusPayables and NexusConnect applications, as related to Nexus Systems
  • Communicate and collaborate across various departments to ensure that the end product is the best solution that can be delivered, using various UX research methods such as focus groups and A/B testing alongside metric-based tools such as Google Analytics or Hubspot reports
  • Work within common applications that are related to marketing initiatives such as Salesforce, Wordpress, Mailchimp, Hubspot, etc.

Long & Foster Companies • Chantilly, VA

Web Designer (Marketing)
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Jan 2019 - Sep 2019

Create deliverables such as video animations or hand-coded responsive HTML emails with content reflecting emerging market trends, commendations for successful real estate agents, and recognition of achievements on a company-wide basis for distribution across various social media platforms.

  • Craft customized animations on an as-needed basis for various agents or for company distribution
  • Build mini sites internally and externally, promoting new corporate products and real estate listings through WordPress or Sharepoint
  • Design and develop responsive and semantic emails for distribution through platforms such as Salesforce and Magnet Mail through HTML/CSS/JS

Long & Foster Companies • Chantilly, VA

Web Designer (Information Services)
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Oct 2009 - Dec 2018

Provided support to agents, employees, and multiple stakeholders across numerous regions by designing and implementing various internal and external websites, web applications, front and backend integration, and advised best practices for UI and UX guidance.

  • Design and development lead for internal applications and websites in an evolving corporate environment
  • Created engaging internal applications utilizing a mix of frontend frameworks
  • Analyzed and implemented current web standards to all projects while remaining sensitive to client’s requirements and needs
  • Conceptualized and communicated progressive and innovative designs for projects to key stakeholders, detailing the process from concept to completion
  • Integrated feedback from clients to deliver the final product in a timely and responsive manner
  • Worked closely with developers to deploy applications and websites that involve complex database integration

Alton Creative • Silver Spring, MD

Junior Designer
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Sep 2007 - Mar 2009

Worked closely with the lead designer and delivered key projects to clients across various mediums while simultaneously learning critical tools and methodologies as a growing creative.

  • Independently collaborated with clients on both print and web projects
  • Operated in a fast-paced environment meeting critical client deadlines
  • Designed and produced projects across a variety of mediums, including web sites, annual reports, and large format exhibit panels
  • Cultivated valuable design and strong communication experience while working with clients such as Verizon and PRCI (Pipeline Research Council International)

Education

George Mason University • Fairfax, VA

Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design
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Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

Projects

Hunter Fan Co.

Web Design Consultant
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Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Worked as a web design consultant that assisted with WordPress best practices and implementation, eCommerce integration, back-end system integration, and advised the client on various design choices to optimize user experience.

Unbounded Potential

Lead Designer
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Jul 2017 - Aug 2018

Redesigned client's existing website to current web standards, including updated look and feel, responsive design, and improved user experience. Also involved with migrating existing backend data from a deprecated hosting solution to a newer and faster service.

Skills

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe XD
  • Agile
  • Bootstrap
  • Content Management System integration
  • Figma
  • GitHub
  • HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Microsoft Office/O365
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • React
  • Responsive web design
  • SEO
  • Sketch
  • Typography
  • UI/UX research and methodologies
  • Wireframing/storyboards
  • WordPress