MerryLeigh Giarratano  •  Atlanta GA  •  Studio: 770-454-8365   •  aestha studio: www.aestha.com

Summary

Senior-level designer of visual concepts & brand integrity on a variety of promotional and marketing projects across all media. Mid-level UI responsive/mobile front-end development. Solid experience in: layout, graphic design, web design, art direction, brand development & compliance, project liaison, CMS, LMS, Flash, writing & editing, web banners, HTML email, eblasts, print ads, collateral, direct mail, POS, corporate identity, packaging & presentations, wireframes, prototypes, CSS3 & HTML5 in iterative design environments.

Education

Auburn University – BFA Visual Design  •  Adobe ACE Certificate 2006  •  HIPAA Compliance Certificate 2013

Experience: Current Ongoing Remote Freelance (2-5 hrs/wk)

BoomCom  Since Mar 2015

SuntTrust Commercial Card Division  Since Mar 2012

Emory Centers  Since Feb 2011

Star Financial Services  Since Nov 2009

Experience: Freelance/Contract Web UI & Visual Designer, Project Liaison

Georgia Power: Onsite/Offsite Contract Designer   November 2014 – August 2015

Response Media: Offsite Freelance  Jan 2015

Beazer Homes: Offsite Freelance  Nov 2014 – Dec 2014

Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity: Onsite Contract Designer  (URL pg3)                           Sep - Dec 2013

AT&T: Onsite Contract Designer  Mar - April 2013

Spaulding Communications: Offsite Freelance Designer  (URL pg3)                              Mar 2010 – Dec 2012

RayBiotech: Offsite Freelance Designer  Feb 2011 - Oct 2012

Rubicon (now TravelClick): Offsite Freelance Designer                                               Apr 2008 - Apr 2012

Emory Rollins School of Public Health: Offsite Contract Designer                                  Jul 2009 - Nov 2011

RR Donnelly: Onsite Contract Designer                                                                                 Aug 2011

Southeastern Pastel Society:  Offsite Freelance Designer  (URL pg3)                              Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Sterling-Ledet Associates: Onsite Instructor                                                            Jan 2006 - Feb 2010

Creaxion: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                                     Oct 2007 - Jan 2010

DesignEight: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                                 Oct 2008 - May 2009

AGSI: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                                          Oct 2008 - Feb 2009

Arnall, Golden & Gregory: Onsite Design Temp                                                        Jun 2007 - Jan 2009

Cornerstone Development Partners: Offsite Freelance Designer                                          Mar - Jul 2008

Marketworks: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                               Feb 2005 - Jun 2008

InComm: Onsite Contract Designer                                                                      Sep 2007 - May 2008

McKesson HBOC: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                         Dec 2005 - Apr 2008

Carbon Motors: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                              Jul 2007 - Feb 2008

Bauder College: Onsite Instructor                                                                          Jan 2002 - Oct 2007

Bennett Kuhn Varner: Onsite Design Temp                                                             Apr 2006 - May 2007

Partners&Napier: Onsite Design Temp                                                                                 May 2007

World Financial Group: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                    Apr 2005 - Mar 2007

Cotton States Insurance: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                         Aug - Oct 2006

Compass Creative: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                                Jun - Oct 2006

RaceTrac Petroleum: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                                     Jul 2006

Convergent Systems: Onsite Contract Designer                                                       Dec 2004 - Jan 2005

Federated (FSG): Onsite Design Temp                                                                           Feb - Mar 2004

SagePath: Offsite Freelance Designer                                                                   Nov 2003 - Mar 2004

Kilgannon McReynolds: Onsite Design Temp                                                                        May 2003

Georgia Pacific: Onsite Production Temp                                                                              Apr 2003

The Home Depot: Senior Designer                                                                               May - Sep 2000

IVI Checkmate: Senior Designer                                                                                      1999 - 2000

Multiple Firms: Temp/Freelance Web & Visual Designer                                                        1996 - 1999

Checkfree Corporation: Senior Designer, Columbus OH                                                                        1993 - 1996

Burkholder-Flint Associates:  Art Director, Columbus OH                                                                       1992 - 1993

Skills/Tools (in years)


URLs  

Emory Prevention Research Center- EPRC  Custom template HTML/CSS, XSLT, jQuery, test & debug
Georgia Power  Design/develop revisions to main sections, WordPress repositories and mobile views
Global Services Center  WordPress custom template from responsive theme, CSS design & development
Omega Trading Enterprise Corp  Custom design, layout, JavaScript polyfill slideshow
Diabetes Training & Technical Center- DTTAC  Tutorial UI design & development, test/debug
Okoban   WordPress template & Woo Commerce install, CSS responsive design customization & dev
Spaulding Communications    Archived WordPress custom template
Star Financial Services  Full design & development, animation, testing & debug
RayBiotech  Prototypes, wireframes, sitemap workflows, design & development of UI in WooCommerce
Center For AIDS Research- CFAR  Page development in CMS, liaise w/client & IT, test & debug
Advanced ATM  Full design & development, scripting, testing & debug
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium- TTAC  Tutorial UI design & development, test/debug
Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity    WordPress template, CSS design customization & development
Global Health Institute GHI  Custom template layout & XSLT scripting, Flash & jQuery, test & debug
Prepaid Online  Redesign/layout, migration of CF code
Southeastern Pastel Society  Built PHP member show entry, jurying & Paypal payment engines

Awards/Honors

1999 Member, Bauder College of Art & Design Advisory Board
1996 IPPA (Internet Publisher Professional Assoc.) Design Excellence Award – CheckFree website
1993 ADDY Citation of Excellence – Columbus Airport logo & corporate ID
1993 Conclave Achievement – RCM “Impeccable” brochure
1992 PRSA Prism – Columbus Airport logo & corporate ID