Alan Spears

Alan Spears

Designer
Charleston, SC, United States
Member since June 3, 2019
Since 2012, Alan has been working with companies and clients to design well-executed brands, websites, and applications. He's tested conversion rates and agonized over typography, hierarchy, and accessibility. Alan also has experience in building small, passionate teams that have achieved some incredible results along the way.
Alan is now available for hire
Portfolio
Digital Design
  • ExpandShare
    ExpandShare
  • Golden Trailer Awards
    Golden Trailer Awards
  • Heystack
    Heystack
  • StreamLabs
    StreamLabs
  • Camping World
    Camping World
  • Charleston Chamber of Commerce
    Charleston Chamber of Commerce
Employment
  • Product Designer
    2018 - 2019
    Camping World
    • Created a cross-platform design system for the core brand, including a library of elements and interactions, plus a central repository of design and prototyping styles.
    • Audited the current design management system to make the revision and asset-management processes more efficient and effective—including requirement defining, prototyping, and internal testing.
    • Oversaw the redesign of core web elements including search results, product inventory cards, user account, and single-sign-on.
    • Designed and prototyped two Camping World native applications.
    Technologies: Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision Studio, Abstract, InVision, InVision Studio, Principle, Optimizely, Hotjar, Slack, Jira, InVision, GitHub, Abstract
  • Art Director
    2016 - 2019
    SOUTH
    • Demolished silos to build a culture of camaraderie by building and managing cross-functional teams on both client-based projects and internal products.
    • Directed the creative vision and design of projects and products, including the management of in-house and freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers.
    • Led the creative discovery process, strategy development, conceptual exploration, and client presentations.
    • Put forth an initiative of an internal design critique, convening designers and stakeholders in an intermittent feedback loop and implemented new design process tools, including asset management and revision history control.
    • Coordinated with the other senior team in project scope development, budget, timelines, and technology development, as well as the acquisition, onboarding, growth, and retention of the creative team and contractors.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, InVision Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Abstract, Jira, Trello, Slack, GitHub
Education
  • Master of Arts degree in Interactive Media
    2011 - 2013
    Elon University - Elon, NC, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Leadership
    2007 - 2011
    University of North Carolina Wilmington - Wilmington, NC, USA
Experience
  • Illustrator CC8 years
  • Photoshop CC8 years
  • InVision6 years
  • Sketch3 years
  • Adobe Experience Design (XD)2 years
  • Principle2 years
  • InVision Studio1 year
Tools
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Experience Design (XD)
  • InVision Studio
  • Principle

Location

Charleston, SC, United States

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