Resume

John Keese is a digital product designer and manager who started balding in high school. He is passionate about creating engaging experiences without sacrificing a seamless user experience.

Education

The University of Texas at Dallas

Master of Fine Arts, Arts and Technology
Bachelor of Arts, Arts and Technology (Summa Cum Laude)

Employment

Experience Director
projekt202, Oct. 2019 – Present
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Experience Architect
Oct. 2018 – Oct. 2019
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Senior UI/UX Designer
May 2017 – Oct. 2018

Senior UI/UX Designer
rewardStyle, Dec. 2014 – May 2017

  • Designed groundbreaking shopping app LIKEtoKNOW.it – Featured in App Store “New apps we love”, Top 20 Shopping app (Day 1 to launch, UI/UX, Product Design, even some code)
  • Crafted user interface and user experience for multiple digital properties including web sites, dashboards, iOS and Android apps, videos and emails (5.5 Million+ monthly pageviews)
  • Created and refined the digital experience for native apps responsible for posting 1,000+ original pieces of content daily and delivering over 20 Million emails monthly
  • Architected digital plans and UX for back office dashboards supporting over $1 Billion in sales
  • Organized and led user sessions domestically and internationally
  • Mentored small UI/UX team
  • Continued a long history of making excellent chocolate chip cookies

Manager, Digital Marketing
Ambit Energy, Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2014

  • Expanded web presence exponentially (from 2 to 15 web properties in under 3 years)
  • Modernized web presence with responsive designs (699% increase in mobile visits to customer pay portal)
  • Designed web experience crucial for Ambit Energy’s success (added 600,000 customers in 2 years)
  • Managed small team of digital gurus

Multimedia Designer
Dallas Market Center, Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2010

  • Designed web presence for Dallas Market Center
  • Created and developed all email campaigns
  • Designed brand identities and collateral for International Textile Show and International Healthcare Marketplace

Professor, Web Design & Interactive Media
Art Institute of Dallas, April – June 2010

Freelance Design, 15+ years

Clients include national banks, universities, churches and art galleries

Further employment history on request

Expertise

User Experience / User Interface
Product Design
Video, Animation & Graphic Design
Front-End and Back-End Development
Making & Baking
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies upon request

Awards

Blue Ribbon, Banana Bread, New Mexico State Fair, Fall 1995

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