Howdy!

I'm Jonathan Strand

a Visual Designer focused on Ux/UI and Branding

About Me

from Gologist to Visual Designer

A rogue geologist who collected one too many rocks and wandered my way out of the oil & gas industry.

I found my passion in full stack UX/UI design and branding. I use my eye for design and obsession with pixel perfection to create compelling websites, and my broad experience and SEO expertise to craft brands that stand the test of time. This approach has proven successful for all manner of businesses--from local startups to multinational industrial companies.

Skills

never stop learning, practicing, and teaching
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
REsponsive Design
Design System Development
Logo Design
Graphic Design
Branding and Identity
Html/Css
Prototyping
Project Management
Google Analytics
SEO Driven Design

Toolbox

Putting the skills to use with the proper tools
Sketch App
Webflow
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Illustrator
Invision
Zeplin
Bootstrap
Mailchimp
Constant Contact
Microsoft Office
Pen & Paper

History

an ECLECTIC background
2017 - Present
Creating dynamic wireframes based on marking sitemaps. Designing custom interfaces based on project scope and client expectations. Enhancing existing interfaces with new layouts, photos, graphics, and forms. Collaborating with marketing team to design e-mails, promotions, online ads, and marketing collateral. Working closely with other members of the design team on visual comps providing and receiving input. Participating in regular design reviews and other team-wide design efforts. Communicating effective with clients, including interpreting their requests and expectations while providing them with timely and professional designs.
2015 - Present
Freelance Visual Designer @ Strandcrafted
Providing brand strategy to make sure the company, product, or service is positioned to make the most impact on the target market. Revitalizing and creating brands to promote growth and garner a customer base that is devoted to their brand. Designing responsive websites that are as impactful on the desktop as they are on cell phones. Creating print and digital media for marketing campaigns through email, landing pages, social media, and posters.
2015-2017
Support Geoscientist @ CGG GeoSoftware
Communicate with university researchers and oil and gas clients; create online knowledge documents that encourage client retention and enforce the corporate branding initiatives; develop survey campaigns to gauge user satisfaction; edit communications for marketing campaigns; design and implement marketing landing pages to promote brand and events; and provide technical support for our software applications.
2013 - 2015
Geologist @ Deep Imaging Technologies
Designed and surveyed layouts using geographic information systems (GIS) for 2D, 3D and 4D enhanced Controlled Source Elecromagnetic (CSEM) imaging aimed at the Eagle Ford Shale hydrofracking market. Managed and assisted in training of survey team and field crew on data collection field assignments. Assisted in signal processing and data analysis, assessing data validity and QA/QC, and created Python scripts for data visualization.
2011 - 2012
Technical Support Specialist @ Dynamic Graphics Inc.
Provided technical support for academic, government, and industry clients on projects involving geologic modeling and visualization. Worked with a team to develop cutting-edge software modules and tested products for quality control.
2011 - 2012
Staff Environmental Geologist @ ESE Partners
Performed and documented Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments for private and government entities. Assisted in monitor well drilling and development for environmental remediation projects.
2007 - 2011
Bachelors Degree in Geology @ Texas A&M University

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