Brian Jaschen
Resume

About Me

I started freelance design work when I was a freshman at Grand View College where I got my BA in Graphic Design. Since then, I have gained years of professional experience and knowledge in both Graphic Design but also Web/Visual Design. I'm someone who is dependable, accountable and strives to continuously be learning new technologies and ways of making everything we see, use and touch, a better, more enjoyable experience.

  • November 2016 – Present

    UI/UX Developer
    Dupont Pioneer, Johnston, IA

    • Strong knowledge and expertise of graphical visualization tools to interpret and communicate wireframes and creative to help facilitate white boarding or modeling sessions
    • Work closely with the Pioneer eBusiness team and Business Product Owner to develop useful, usable, and desirable customer facing solutions
    • Strong user experience and user interface development skills
    • Aptitude to work on critical strategic projects
    • Contribute to the front-end design, implementation, and refinement of the user interface to support critical customer facing applications through an Agile/Scrum environment
    • Responsive web design, usability best practices, trends, and standards for mobile and desktop applications
    • Knowledge of usability testing methods and processes
    • Extensive knowledge of responsive grid systems
    • Leadership ability and aptitude
    • Experience driving and successfully delivering exceptional user focused designs
    • Collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
    • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI, JavaScript support libraries
  • January 2001 – Present

    Freelance
    B Graphix Design

    • Custom websites to help promote and advertise customers' business, products, and services
    • Yard Signs for advertising sporting events, high school athletics, misc advertising needs
    • Banners of all sizes used in trade shows, advertising, building wraps and more
    • Trade show graphics that are unique and customized to every customers needs and expectations
    • Logos for new companies, campaigns, concepts, marketing promotions and ideas
    • Brochures to add to the overall marketing collateral package
    • Exhibit signage to enhance business exposure and be eye catching
    • Business cards that are professional and help promote the business

    Recommendation

    I have hired Brian more than one time for his knowledge on graphics design from business cards to logos. Now we are working on a new marketing plan for my real estate business of personal branding! I have referred Brian to other clients with the same response of professionalism and lots of great ideas with options to chose from. Which is a great feeling to give out a referral and have my clients talk about how great of an experience they had also. THANKS Brian!
    Steve Widmer
    Realtor at RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

  • July 2015 – October 2016

    User Experience Designer
    Berkley Technology Services, Urbandale, IA

    Design, communicate and advocate user experience concepts for new and existing products and features that can be applied to WR Berkley Corporation initiatives, by creating and refining visual designs, interaction designs and iconography as well as site architecture, wireframes and task flows.
     

    • Plan, design, develop, implement and enhance the user experience of applications
    • Develop, maintain and improve user interface design
    • Iterate and improve design processes and tools
    • Validate designs through reviews, usability testing and direct interaction with users and product managers
  • December 2013 – July 2015

    City Council Member
    Malvern, IA

    As a City Council member, I attend monthly council meetings to manage and vote on agenda items that impact our residents in Malvern, IA. It is also part of my responsibilities to help manage city funds and budgets while keeping things aligned with the future vision of the town. I'm also heading up the Water Committee to work on infrastructure and water quality improvements in town.

  • September 2008 – July 2015

    User Experience Designer
    Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, Omaha, NE

    • Focused on user-centered design, visualizing and executing strategic user experiences
    • Collaborate with design team, developers and business partners across the company to achieve the best solution possible while reinforcing the Company's brand
    • Brainstorming, concept/wireframing, design, basic development, testing and publishing of various web sites and landing pages
    • Designing and building responsive emails and templates for email marketing program along with managing recipient lists, reporting, analytics all while adhering to CANSPAM laws
    • Banner ad design for department areas
    • E-Learning training courses


    Recommendation

    In working with Brian I have found him to be extremely dedicated to the success of the project, team and it's project. He is the one always offering guidance to enhance the user experience while keeping within scope of the project timelines and needs. His knowledge of user experience and design is obvious in his work.
    Lisa Frazee, CSM
    Experienced Project Manager, Client Relationship, Account Manager, Trainer

  • November 2001 – April 2008

    Web Designer / Graphic Designer
    Dee Zee, Inc, Des Moines, IA

    • Design and publish several sites from start to finish while monitoring web analytics
    • Partner and work closely with outside vendors
    • Create banners ads and launch email campaigns targeting consumers
    • Attend and direct photo shoots
    • Concept and design for numerous printing materials: Application Guides / Price Sheets, Magazine Ads, Product Flyers and Brochures, Customer Account Catalog pages, Point of Purchase Displays (Both physical display and signage), Retail package and apparel design

    Recommendation

    Brian did the design work for Dee Zee's websites. He also did a project for me and did a great job.
    Dave Kalwishky
    I.T. Director at Dee Zee, Inc.

  • 1997-2001

    Grand View College

    Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design

  • Cotinuing Education

    Digital Bootcamp

    Various web technologies including PHP, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Web Design (RWD) and Flash/AS.

     

    Municipal Leadership Academy

    The Municipal Leadership Academy provides municipal officials with a curriculum to assist them in effectively meeting the requirements of their office. The program offers a comprehensive overview of Iowa municipal government. Presented by the Iowa League of Cities, Institute of Public Affairs and Iowa State University Extension.

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Web Design

The process of conceptualizing and designing websites from the ground up. This is my expertise.

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Graphic Design

If it's printed, it's my thing. All things are designed, some are designed better than others.

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Apparel Design

The luxury of wearing art! Get custom designs for your wardrobe and stand out in the crowd.

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Invitation Design

You're Invited! Weddings, special events, parties...people need invited, so let's invite them!

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