UX Designer & Developer • Portland, Oregon


• Master of Fine Arts – The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah GA.
• Bachelor of Fine Arts -The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.
• Fellowship Studies Certificate – The China Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou China

Software Skills

HTML5, CSS 3, LESS, Bootstrap 4, Jade, WordPress, CMS, JavaScript, Ajax, Jquery, PHP, Google Charts, D3js, Coffee Script, Nodejs, .NET, Mobile Application Design, Responsive Design & Development for Apple iPad, iPhone & Android

Software Tools

Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Axure, Usertesting.com, Pendo, Visual Studio, Sublime Text 3, Github command-line, Jira, Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, Adobe Acrobat, Balsamiq, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Flash, Adobe Fireworks, Confluence, Slack, Trello

Work Experience

• 8/14 – Present: Senior UX Designer, NAVEX Global, Portland OR
Chief UX Designer for a 1200+ person Ethics & Compliance company in the Portland metro area. Expert at creating and evangelizing designs used in products by 13,000 clients and their over 40 million employees. Sketch, InVision, usertesting.com, Pendo, Axure, Balsamiq & Adobe Suite. Navexglobal.com

• 4/14 – 8/14:  UX/UI Designer/Developer, Seabourne, Portland OR
Design and develop interactive dashboards that display graphed data collections for major companies in the U.S. and Australia. Bootstrap 3 frameworks, responsive liquid and adaptive CSS3, HTML5, D3js Seabourneinc.com

• 6/13 – 3/14:  Lead Front-end Developer, Nike, inc, Beaverton OR
Develop the front end for an internal employee website which has over 40,000 daily viewers worldwide. Bootstrap framework with fully responsive liquid and adaptive CSS3 for all desktop and mobile devices. HTML5, CSS, Jade, Jquery, Coffee Script fully custom front end pulling from over 20 international WordPress blogs Nike.com

• 9/11 – 6/13: Web Designer/Developer, Magnolia Development Group, Mandeville LA
Use Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and WordPress to design, cut and code custom websites for some of the finest companies in the New Orleans area. Expert at CSS and Responsive Design & Development for Apple iPad, iPhone & Android MagDevGroup.com

• 6/11 – 9/11: Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator, GMc+Company Advertising, New Orleans LA
Use Adobe software to create layouts and illustrations for an award winning advertising agency GmcAdvertising.com

• 6/11 – 4/12: Web Designer/Developer, Vanguard Film + Video Productions, New Orleans LA
Use Adobe software to create dynamic websites, logos and illustrations for a creative film and video studio- Vanguardfvp.com

• 5/10 – 4/11: Graphic Design and Marketing Director, Chez Pierre, Tallahassee FL
Use Adobe software to develop print and web media for an award winning full service restaurant ChezPierre.com

• 11/09 – 1/10: Graphic Design Contractor, People-Tec, Huntsville AL
Use Adobe and Microsoft software to develop both digital and printed billboards for Midaess (Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services Contract People-Tec.com

• 10/09 –present: Freelance Web Designer/Developer
Use Adobe software, XHTML, PHP, Javascript and WordPress to create websites for local food trucks, restaurants and other businesses in New Orleans, Chicago and Portland. MorganShaffer.com

Awards and Honors

Certificate of Honor, China Academy of Fine Arts; First Prize Winner and Honorable Mention Winner of The Journey of Discovery in Zhejiang Exhibition of Fine Arts; People’s Republic of China Fellowship Grant; Savannah College of Art and Design Chinese Painting Merit Award; Graduate Presidential Fellowship Savannah College of Art and Design; Robert E. Morrow Scholarship for Excellence in Illustration; Audrey and Harvey Feinberg Scholarship for Excellence in Illustration; Honorary Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art; Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Award; Honorary Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland Institute of Art Undergraduate Fellowship

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