Sean Mihaly | Creative Director and Experience Designer

Resume

About

I am a strategic thinker with a goal to bring better interactive experiences to websites, apps, and games. By creating user experiences that are designed with intelligent standards of usability, I bring products to market that center around best practices in user-focused designs. I am proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML/CSS, and Atlassian Jira, and I use those tools along with many others, along with my skills in project management, to deliver the most effective UI/UX solutions for teams and businesses.

Email me sean.s.mihaly@gmail.com.
Connect with me LinkedIn.

Skills

Proficiency in these software tools

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Animate
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere
Adobe XD
Arduino (C/C++)
Atlassian JIRA
Axure
Dialogflow
Git/SourceTree
Google Analytics
HTML5/CSS3
InVision
Java
JavaScript
Jetbrains Webstorm
Keyshot
Microsoft Office/Google Docs
Rhinoceros
Sketch
Sony Vegas
Trello
Wordpress
Youtube Creator Studio

Proficiency in these soft skills

Analytical thinking
Collaboration
Communication
Customer relationship management
Empathy
Leadership
Problem solving and troubleshooting
Process management and creation
User research and prototyping
Task management and delegation

Professional Experiences

UX Usability Analyst

OnPoint Digital
October 2016 - August 2016

Consistently distinguished, award-winning eLearning (LMS) software company serving Fortune 500 companies, including Cox Communications, JP Morgan Chase, Raytheon, Medline, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Samsung, Sony, and Verizon Wireless.

Work with project managers, designers, developers, and customers to find solutions that improve customer engagement, usability, and site performance. Conduct UX testing of interfaces and create new visual designs and experiences through wireframes, mockups, and prototyping of new interfaces for numerous existing and prospective customers.

  • Research modern UI/UX design trends/best practices to improve the SaaS product and create friendly, responsive, and consistent designs to communicate to leadership and design team.
  • Develop, rapidly test, iterate prototypes, and provide documentation for new large-scale, responsive design mobile and web interfaces based on customer service goals and pillars for 30+ brands and services.
  • Produce low-fidelity mockups, wireframes, user flows, journey mapping, and documentation of new interfaces for project managers and clients to seek leadership approval and funding.
  • Lead the charge on the design of a new, innovative web-application for JP Morgan Chase that increases customer engagement and usability for thousands of users worldwide. Meet with client’s team to gather data, then develop a style guide, iterative mockups, and a working prototype.




Co-founder/Chief Design & Tech Officer

everyone.marketing
November 2016 - November 2017

Privately held digital marketing start-up focused on providing services to small businesses locally and nationwide.

Founded and developed the company providing digital marketing services to small business through brand development, web design, and UI/UX optimization.

  • Managed and led branding design projects from adaptation to finalization to fulfill customers’ strategic objectives.
  • Personal expertise includes: brand development, web design, and UI/UX optimization.




VP of Marketing & Design

Forge(x) Corporation and child companies (The Guild Hall, The Chromatic Dragon, Jolly Goblin Games)
Dec 2014 - Aug 2016

Venture capitalist owned, technology-centered, gaming/entertainment business encompassing specialty interactive technology and website design, food and beverage, membership services, events, and retail.

Lead a team of eight creators producing 20+ creative assets per week. Develop brand guidelines including color palettes, typography, logos and iconography. Illustrations, audio/video content creation, UX/UI design, front-end development, photography, and paid social media marketing for all Forge(x) child companies.

  • Produce websites, interactive installations, and mobile apps for three outside clients, including a not-for-profit foundation, a museum exhibition, a customer-facing eCommerce site, and a mobile parking startup.
  • Act as Creative Director for a tech startup utilizing a mobile app delivering creative vision, innovation in web design and user interface, and consistency in user experience. Design user-friendly web applications and toolsets to support Forge(x) services and digital products.
  • Acted as Lead Designer for a tech startup utilizing a mobile app delivering creative vision, innovation in web design and user interface, and consistency in user experience.


Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Savannah College of Art and Design
Class of 2014

Interactive Design and Game Development major, concentrating in interactive and service design.

Accolades

Best Installation Art

Entelechy Awards - Wondrous
2014

Using the Xbox Kinect and Processing, led a team of 10+ to design, build, and program an interactive installation that engaged both active and passive users in an unique environment. The installation went on to be displayed in the Jepson Center for the Arts and at the Pulse Art + Technology festival.