E.J. Dixon III
Accomplished interactive creative director and design professional with over 15 years experience. I have designed and managed websites, social media, RIA, online applications, online advertising, branding and print collateral.
I have done work for clients such as Hyundai, e*Trade, Moody's Credit Ratings, Pfizer, Scottrade, NBC, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
• Design for websites, mini-sites, landing pages, email campaigns and banner ads.
• Design for iPhone and Android mobile applications.
• Effectively translate branding and marketing strategies for a wide range of clients/verticals.
• Prepare creative and UX deliverables (creative briefs, wireframes, style guides).
• Develop and create innovative concepts in keeping with project scope and budget.
• Extensive client experience, including leading presentations and meetings and providing clear, responsive communication.
• Fluent in Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio/Omnigraffe, InDesign, MS Office and others.
• Social Media and Web 2.0 design. (MySpace, Ning, Facebook, Twitter).
• Design for CMS including: Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, TYPO3.
Sr. UX Designer | 1/2012 to Present
I design Facebook and mobile applications for Bandsintown, the leading concert application for iPhone and Facebook, and has recently been launched for Android. With over 2,000,000 users of the Facebook app and over 500,000 mobile users, Bandsintown is the leading concert application.
I was Instrumental in the recent launch of the Artist Platform, which makes it easier for artists to promote and manage their upcoming tour dates and is used by over 80,000 recording artists worldwide.
Since the launch, Artists who tested the new social features saw that the virality of Bandsintown’s targeted posts was five times higher than that of traditional Facebook posts. In addition, Bandsintown’s posts received much higher levels of engagement than standard posts.
Consulting UX Design and Creative Direction
Creative Director | 6/2008 to 1/2012
Strategy and UX/UI design for web sites and social media for a broad range of clients including; www.sklz.com, Scottrade, La Sierra University, Ski Dazzle and Hollywood High Alumni Association.
SKLZ.com Website Re-design
Working as a visual designer for the website development company, Trademark 5150, we were tasked with a complete re-design of the sklz.com website and e-commerce solution.
?Sklz is a Pro Performance Sports Brand and is the global leader in athletic development by providing innovative training tools and expert-led programs. ?
On April 5, 2011, SKLZ launched its new, enhanced website. Within just the first two months of launching the video- centric site, SKLZ saw an 8% increase in overall site traffic and 73,000 video views. According to SKLZ, these numbers indicate that viewers are thoroughly engaged with the video content and consequently the SKLZ brand. ?
La Sierra University
Working as a Strategy and UX Consultant for Earthbound Media Group, a large-scale development company in Irvine, CA, La Sierra approached EMG to concentrate on a new architecture and complete redesign.??
During an extensive discovery phase including approximately 200 hours of research, documentation, competitor analysis, stakeholder interviews and focus groups, EMG was able to deliver a marketing assessment with business, functional and technical requirements of the site to La Sierra University.
With this website launch, La Sierra now has a transformed website that is now a more useful transaction oriented resource with information organized and designed with the user in mind.
Creative Director | 1/2008 to 6/2008
Creative direction and design for online advertising projects. Manage and mentor design team and external resources. Manage production schedule, create process for design and production workflow, develop project documentation. Design of mini-sites, landing pages, email campaigns and banner ads.
Senior Visual Design Consultant | 2/2006 to 12/2007
Senior design consultant for Keane's Architecture Services group. Responsibilities include; Designing user interface design and components for Rich Internet Applications, executive dashboards, web applications and websites. Worked in collaboration with Information architects, business analysts, and data architects. Provided direction to design and
development staff. Involved in the development of all design deliverables and made key presentations and proposals to key stakeholders.
Clients: E*Trade, Moody’s, Best Western, Pfizer, Hyundai.
San Diego Media
V.P. Creative/Creative Director | 11/2000 to 12/2004
Creative Direction and design of corporate, and E-commerce Web sites. Created marketing materials, presentations and proposals. Managed design resources. Helped in development of MaxEXP which is a web-based eBusiness and eCommerce platform.
Clients: SureFire Flashlights, Home Controls, Professional Plastics.
Art Director | 2/2000 to 11/2000
Design and art direction for motion picture and entertainment Web sites.
Clients: Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, MGM, Artists Against Piracy.
Art Director | 7/1999 to 2/2000
Art Direction and design for eCompanies incubator prototype Websites. Developed prototype Web interfaces for our internet start-ups, including interface design and information architecture. Clients: Business.com, Evite.com
Creative Director/Executive Producer | 2/1998 to 7/1999
Creative direction, art direction and design for Website and marketing. Managed the production and design staff with a staff of 7-10 art directors and designers.
Clients: HNC Software, Easton Sports, Star System, Chicken Of The Sea
Art Director | 6/1997 to 2/1998
Managed the online gaming division providing art direction and interface design for Java based, multi-player, Trivia games and managing a design staff of four designers.
Clients: AOL, NBC (E.R.) and Bell Canada.
Palomar Junior College 1979-1982 | AA Degree Graphic Design / Illustration
Certificate/Project Management | U.C.S.D. San Diego 1999