I'M

Josette starks-Van.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND INSPIRING UX, UI DESIGNER
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Experienced Design Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the graphic design industry. Strong arts and design professional skilled in Adobe Software Products, Web Interface Design, Page Layout, Print Production, Branding and Training. Currently focusing on Human Computer Interaction (UX and UI Design/Development).

 

01 PROFESSIONAL

MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

PHOTOSHOP

95%

ILLUSTRATOR

95%

INDESIGN

85%

PREMIERE PRO

85%

AFTER EFFECTS

80%

INVISION

80%

DREAMWEAVER

60%

HTML & CSS

45%

02 PORTFOLIO

MY LATEST WORK
DreamWealth Financial
DreamWealth Financial

DreamWealth is a leading National Marketing Organization (NMO) focused on developing sales agents across the United States through its innovative technological resources and exclusive insurance carrier network. Title: UI Design Consultant Design Responsibilities: • Designed sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, mock-ups, and clickable prototypes.

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Life Share Logo Design
Life Share Logo Design

This was a course project in the Human Computer Interaction course at IUPUI. I was directly responsible for the layout and design elements of the project.

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Life Share App Design
Life Share App Design

Our dynamic prototype consists of a highly collaborative opportunity for our users. Our team created a complete hi fidelity prototype displaying all the elements needed for a complete custom photo sharing, collaboration scrapbooking session. The LifeShare team held many discussions, brainstorming sessions and different evaluation session before deciding on the best approach. We discussed many different form factors and approaches.

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Pastor Jeffrey Johnson 30th Annivers
Pastor Jeffrey Johnson 30th Annivers

Pastor Jeffrey Johnson 30th Anniversary

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Gym Assit Logo Design
Gym Assit Logo Design

This logo design was a course group project in the Master's Program in Human Computer Interaction at IUPUI. The group project was to create a functional user product. Our group design the Smart Gym Watch.

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Gym Assist App Design
Gym Assist App Design

There has been a massive increase in gym membership and individuals selecting a healthier lifestyle. Due to these increases participants are looking for new and innovative technologies to assist them on their journey. This is where the new “GYM Assists Application” comes into play; it can assist with understanding gym equipment, act as a personal trainer, give you healthier food and dietary options, and help you find gym companions.

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Nature's Tea Company Logo
Nature's Tea Company Logo

This is a local Indianapolis based client. The project was to brand their Nature's Tea Company.

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Hibiscus Tea Label Design
Hibiscus Tea Label Design

This is a local Indianapolis based client. The project was to create a series of custom labels for their Nature's Tea Company.

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AgCountry Farm Credit System
AgCountry Farm Credit System

AgCountry is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of cooperative financial services institutions that serves rural America. Title: UI Design Consultant Design Responsibilities: • Designed wireframes, high-fidelity prototypes, and clickable prototypes.

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Jamican Style Jerk Logo Design
Jamican Style Jerk Logo Design

Client Project: You can experience authentic cuisine at Jamaican Style Jerk. Kahni Harris is in his seventh year of bringing Jamaican-style cuisine to Indy. Jamaican Style Jerk, 7023 Michigan Rd., uses a charcoal grill all year-round to prepare its jerk chicken and pork.

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Jamican Style Jerk Website Design
Jamican Style Jerk Website Design

Client Project: Jamaican Style Jerk is a local resturant on the northside of Indianapolis. I was hire to create a logo, menu and website design that carried the theme of Jamaica and it's natural roots.

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Cristan Executive Catering Logo
Cristan Executive Catering Logo

This was a local Indianapolis based client that ran a chain of sandwich shops. I was contracted to brand and create unique signage for their food trucks, menus and more.

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Xerox Corporation
Xerox Corporation

Xerox Corporation is an American global corporation that sells print and digital document products and services in more than 160 countries. Title: UI Design Consultant Design Responsibilities: • Designed sitemaps, wireframes, visual designs, and clickable prototypes.

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Bookmarker Design
Bookmarker Design

This client contracted me to create a matching book marker to accompany her book.

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Diamonds In The Rough Logo Design
Diamonds In The Rough Logo Design

Diamonds In The Rough local Consignment shop, I was contracted to create a custom logo design.

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03 Experience

As a highly motivated, dependable Senior Creative Designer, I have twenty five years of experience and expertise in providing effective print, web and broadcast artwork solutions.

2012-2018

THE ART INSTITUTE

Professor

Assist students in understanding their

raw talent and turning it into real-world skills. As an instructor, I guided and encouraged students in the day-to-day process so that students can be successful in completing in class project.

2018-Present

Senior Graphic Design Coordinator

• Determine project aims and artistic direction.

• Define appropriate marketing strategies, messaging and media for reaching target audiences.

• Create compelling and effective visual designs for various purposes, employing industry standards

on digital/cyber ethics.

• Proof design content for errors prior to printing, publishing or distributing material; and provides quality

assurance of all deliverables.

• Collaborates with Digital Marketing Coordinator to consistently produce fresh images for the district

website and social media accounts.

INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2012-1997

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 

Lead Instructor

My job responsibilities involve the following: designing and teaching challenging courses; planning and supervising the activities of each student in the classes/labs; teaching and facilitating student attainment of industry skills; evaluating and reporting, every three weeks, the success of student learning experiences; providing specialized professional guidance in course curriculum development; submitting weekly reports and attending quarterly

in-service meetings in faculty professional development. 

2000-2001

POWERWAY INC.

Marketing Multimedia Project Manager

Provided project management of multimedia collateral materials, including product demonstration CDs, web site content, and computer-based education. Helped coordinate resources, budget and production of each project, including outside vendors. Provided internal design projects such as printed advertisements, collateral materials, and other projects as needed.

1997-1998

WFYI CHANNEL 20

Intern in Graphic Design

Assisted in coordinating the integration of video production and graphic design technology to produce

in-house promotional materials; produced, edited and formatted promotional material and insured assigned production systems met station standards. Performed other duties: designed interactive CD-ROM for “Wizards of Work” program, designed two and three-dimensional animations,

on-air font bars and graphics.

1994-PRESENT

STARKSVAN DESIGN

Freelance Visual Design Consultant

As a freelance graphic design consultant, I provide suggested design ideas that incorporate functionality and aesthetics. I also create all custom design per each client’s needs from logo design, web design, branding identity and much more…   

2014-2015

Visual Design Consultant for the following companies:

 2014 — Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of earth-moving equipment, including construction, mining and compact construction equipment.

Title: UI Design Consultant Design Responsibilities:  

            • Craft designs through, work flows, and wireframes, to                  pixel perfect visual interactive design prototype.

            • Collaborate development teams, from project                              inception to product delivery.

 

2015 — JohnBean is one of the world's leading brands of garage equipment for garages, tire shops, and body repair service.

    Title: UI Design Consultant Design Responsibilities:  

            • Collaborated with UX research team to establish user                  needs and problem space. 

            • Designed user flows, wireframes, mock-ups, and                          clickable prototypes 

2016-2017

Visual Design Consultant for the following companies continued...:

2016 — Xerox Corporation is an American global corporation that sells print and digital document products and services in more than 160 countries.

    Title: UI Design Consultant Design Responsibilities:  

    • Designed sitemaps, wireframes, visual designs, and                          clickable prototypes. 

 

2017 — DreamWealth Corporation is a leading National Marketing Organization (NMO) focused on developing sales agents across the United States through its innovative technological resources and exclusive insurance carrier network.

    Title: UI Design Consultant Design Responsibilities:

    • Designed sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, mock-ups,                    and clickable prototypes.

CONTACT

I am an enthusiastic and steadfast believer in education. I hope my work and ideas will inspire further communication. 

jstarksvan@hotmail.com

Tel: 317.414.7923

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