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James Rhodes

James Rhodes

Designer
Barrie, ON, Canada
Member since June 8, 2017
James is a senior designer and manager with a proven ability to deliver results. Credited with creating visual identities for many clients over his 10 plus years of professional work. James has built and managed teams of designers within corporations. He has crafted experiences for clients such as Adidas, Reebok, Canadian Olympic Committee, Koodo Mobile, and LG Electronics.
James is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Autopulse
  • O'Brien Sport
  • iMash Media
  • First Steps
  • Koodo Mobile
  • Niche Decor
Employment
  • Senior Manager (eCommerce & Web Design)
    2017 - 2018
    Roots
    • Managed a team of designers and developers to consistently improve and update the online / digital appearance.
    • Implemented strategic improvements to the platform.
    • Managed relationships with several agency partners.
    • Implemented leading design improvements to online site.
    • Designed monthly newsletters and online banners.
    • Updated meta information to align with global standards.
    • Developed and pitched monthly online campaigns.
    • Worked strategically with photographers to align imagery with monthly online brand campaigns.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, Principle, Microsoft Suite
  • Creative Services Manager
    2014 - 2017
    Adidas
    • Managed my team’s work schedules.
    • Provided creative concepts on which designers could build off of.
    • Empowered my designers to create industry-leading creative artwork.
    • Created innovative design solutions.
    • Led project meetings and reviews.
    • Conducted employee performance reviews.
    • Challenged the status quo.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Sketch, Principle, Asana, Cinema 4D
Education
  • Advanced diploma in Graphic Design
    2005 - 2008
    Durham College - Oshawa, Ontario
Experience
  • MacOS12 years
  • Photo Editing12 years
  • Visual Design12 years
  • Adobe Illustrator12 years
  • Adobe Photoshop12 years
  • User Interface (UI)8 years
  • Sketch5 years
  • Prototyping3 years
Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch
Barrie, ON, Canada
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