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Karen Ellis-Ritter | Elance
 
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Karen Ellis-Ritter

Strategic and Innovative Interactive Designer
   United States

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Overview

I am an interactive web designer & graphic artist with over 13 years of professional experience. Both my style and client range are highly diversified. I have served Fortune 500/100 companies, online arts/entertainment, fledgling technology start-ups, non-profits, etc. My personal projects tend to be bold (and usually quite colorful), though I will readily customize to fit the client's standard on commissioned projects. I am currently looking for remote projects, as my husband and I recently started our new family - we now have identical...

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Portfolio

Work-for-hire digital illustration in photoshop. Used existing photograph to create a...
Graphic design and typography
Graphic Design and typography
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
Splash page for Bracket Challenge game during March Madness. I was a long-term web...
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
Email graphic advertising the Super Bowl Ads microsite. I was a long-term web design...
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
Created in Adobe Photoshop. Copy to be inserted on right-hand side.
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
Landing page graphic for College Bowl Pick'em game. I was a long-term web design...
Print ad for Halo Bistro. Designed logo, layout, typography, etc. Featured in local...
This was a poster for an full-length independent feature film called Lost In Palm Beach
Work-for-hire for Liberty Mutual. Created the cover design and inside layout for their...
This appeared on a large poster and was also adapted for a wedding website. Photoshop...
Designed graphic elements and graphical user interface for the streaming video page...
This is the expanded view of a pushdown banner ad created for live SEC games on...
Designed landing page and digitally illustrated diagrams for LumiAre Electronic...
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...
This was a logo designed to be used under a subsidiary of Novardis for print and web...
I was a long-term web design contractor for CBS Interactive. This was a work-for-hire...

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Web design, User Interface design/User Experience, mobile app and mobile web design/strategic planning, logo design, corporate branding/development, iconography, creating static mockups & graphics, digital/vector illustration, typography, production art, front-end web development, flash-enhanced design, flash banner animation, web banner design (including standard IAB and OPA ad units and takeovers/push-downs) and other rich media, site skin and landing page design, digital image retouching/color correction and enhancement, implementing flash components and using xml feeds, file optimization, advertising and promotional materials


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Employment

Compassionate Farming Education Initiative (CFEI)
President and Founder
2010 - Present
The Compassionate Farming Education Initiative is a non-profit organization in the southeast Florida area. CFEI is committed to educating the public about humane and sustainably-farmed foods,...
Owner, Ellis-Ritter Design
Freelance Web Design and Photographer
2001 - Present
Visit http://www.ellis-ritter.com Production Art, Corporate Branding, User Interface Design, Logo Design, Web Mockups & Graphics, Web Template Design, Flash-Enhanced Design, Digital Illustration,...
Brown Parker & DeMarinis Advertising
Senior Interactive Designer
2011 - 2012
Interactive design and front-end web development for client websites and related content. Web design, User Interface design, Flash IABs, interactive presentations, mobile app design, social media...
CBSSports.com
Web Design Consultant
2009 - 2011
CBS Interactive
Web Design Consultant
2009 - 2011
This is a long-term, in-house consulting contract. Job duties: Design and creation of both static and interactive web marketing and e-commerce materials for cbssports.com and offsite on affiliated...
Destination Rewards
Freelance Web Design Consultant
2009 - 2009
Creating web interface mock-ups, banners, adverts, etc using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Hollywood.com LLC
Web Designer
2008 - 2009
Graphic design for web-based materials on the site (homepage tiles, house ads, banners, etc) as well as template design for external fan-sites. Production work and design for home page tiles in...
Aquent
Freelance Web Designer
2007 - 2008
Web Design and production work for clients such as Wind-Up Records, NY NY
Update Graphics
Freelance Production Artist
2007 - 2008
Creating and updating web content and working in custom CMS systems. Clients include Sirius Satellite Radio, NY NY
ARTstor
Hosting Specialist / Line Producer II
2004 - 2007
Assistant to Senior Database Administrator. Job Duties: Quality control of digital collections in development (analyzing and comparing xml with original metadata and field mapping content, checking...
Communications Collaborative
Freelance Graphic Designer
2000 - 2002
Print and Web Design
iDL Systems, Inc.
Graphic Designer, Web/Print
2000 - 2001
GUI Design/implementation for online course materials, Graphic design/layout for web and print materials, corporate/client identity, digital illustration, usability testing for websites, digital...

Education

Summit Education
Personal Effectiveness Training / Leadership Prog.
2010 - 2011
School of Visual Arts
C.E. Web Design
2006 - 2008
Clark University
Certification in Graphic Design for Print/Web
1999 - 2000
Berklee College of Music
Bachelors in Music Synthesis/Multimedia Production
1992 - 1997
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Web design
UI/UX
mobile design
logos
branding
photoshop
mockups
vector illustration
flash banners
landing pages
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