Ted Boyer
Sr. Front-End Designer

Resume

Senior Front-End Designer with 6+ years of technology, higher education, and creative agency experience.

Experience

Inkling

Senior Front-End Designer | May 2023–Present

Front-End Designer | September 2021–May 2023

Lead the end-to-end design and development process for Inkling’s B2B customers by scoping projects, coding responsive brand-aligned templates, and supporting teams with change management and advanced design training

  • Evolved our front-end boilerplate by establishing a strategic vision, then driving advocacy through company presentations and tighter integration between departments

  • Overhauled our Figma template by integrating patterns as components, automating tedious processes, and finding opportunities to use cutting-edge features, resulting in reduced hours and cost for design mockups

  • Partnered with content strategists to ensure content design quality and consistency at scale

Electric Pen

Web & Presentation Designer | May 2021–September 2021

Provided brand design, web development, and ongoing support for client projects

  • Built wireframes and prototypes for seamless integration with WordPress sites

  • Designed presentations and print templates while playing within strict brand guidelines

  • Communicated with vendors and development partners for successful design handoffs

University of Washington

Graphic Designer | Contract | January 2021–April 2021

Played an integral role in the relaunch of the School of Public Health’s magazine, contributing print layouts, story illustrations, web design, and front-end programming for the 50th anniversary edition

  • Designed web, email, and social content that visually highlighted the school community

Web Designer | Contract | August 2020–January 2021

Developed user-friendly, responsive design concepts for the UW DEOHS site, collaborating with web developers to plan and implement these features in Drupal

  • Designed infographics and illustrations, and provided in-house creative expertise

  • Proposed site improvements that aligned with team priorities

Brokaw

Programmer & Designer | May 2018–August 2020

Provided exceptional UX design, digital design, and front-end programming for clients, and collaborated creatively with agency teams to solve tough design problems with fresh thinking

  • Coded clean, semantic HTML5, CSS/SCSS, PHP, & jQuery for website redesigns, email campaigns, and animated banner ads, established documentation, and integrated best practices and emerging techniques

  • Presented annotated wireframes and interactive prototypes to share design decisions

  • Introduced workflows to ensure timelines, budgets, and areas of completion were on track for larger website projects

The University of Akron, Myers School of Art

Graphic Designer, Design x Nine | August 2017–May 2018

One of nine students in the award-winning in-house design studio at the Myers School of Art; created logos, branding, print, and motion design under real client deadlines

Web Content & Social Media Manager | August 2016–April 2018

Managed the Myers School of Art’s online presence through close collaboration with faculty; maintained content for the website and accompanying social accounts

Education

The University of Akron

BFA in Graphic Design | May 2018

Myers School of Art

Software

Creative | Figma, Adobe Creative Cloud

Web Technologies | HTML5, CSS, Sass, PHP, WordPress, ACF, Drupal, Eleventy, VS Code, DevTools

Versioning | Git, SVN, Bitbucket

Collaboration | Jira, Confluence, CodePen, Notion, Trello, Asana, Miro

Marketing | Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Klaviyo, HubSpot, Litmus

Skills

Design | Branding, digital design for web and mobile, UI/UX, typography, illustration, layout, photo editing & retouching, motion design, storytelling

Web | Front-end development, email production, QA testing, wireframing, prototyping, pattern development, advanced HTML/CSS, accessibility, progressive enhancement, agile

Product | Design systems, research, cross-functional collaboration, stakeholder communication, project scoping, sprint planning, prioritization

Achievements

Cleveland ADDY Awards | 2020
Cayman Jack Microsite, Silver
2018 RTA Digital Annual Report, Silver

District 5 ADDY Award | 2018
Loop Brand Identity, Silver

Akron ADDY Award | 2018
Loop Brand Identity, Gold

Communities

SmashingConf | Smashing Magazine

OIT | Out in Tech

Designer’s Brunch | Meetup

AAF | American Advertising Federation

AIGA | American Institute of Graphic Arts