Steven Miller, Designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Steven Miller

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Designer

Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
February 22, 2016

With years of experience in design and advertising, Steve is an art director and designer at Rethink, the world's second-largest independent advertising agency. He freelances for companies worldwide as a branding, visual, and UI/UX designer for clients of all sizes. Steve has had the pleasure of working for other advertising agencies such as DDB, Tribal Worldwide, Grand Creative, Colenso BBDO, and more. He communicates exceptionally well with his clients and has worked in teams of all sizes.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior Art Director and Digital Designer

2020 - PRESENT
Rethink Ideas
  • Provided art direction on new brand look and feel for Shaw, our primary telecommunications client.
  • Launched the FASD Dictionary with the YWCA, an online tool for learning the basics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
  • Launched a new mobile app for A&W to allow customers a more seamless mobile ordering experience.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Prototyping, Pitch Decks, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web Design, iOS UI Design, UI Design, Visual Identity, Responsive, User Interface (UI), Graphic Design, Visual Design, UX Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Product Design, UX Strategy, Design Systems, Iconography, Interaction Design (IxD), Infographic design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Journey Mapping, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, User Flows, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, Social Media Design, Storybook, Motion Graphics, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Demos, Industrial Design, A/B Testing, Annotated Wireframes, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Banner, Design Guidelines, Marketing, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Visual Storytelling, Brand Guidelines, Sales Presentations, Storytelling, Templates, Trade Shows, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Component Libraries, Web UX Design

Art Director

2019 - 2020
Traction on Demand
  • Led art direction and design for Traction on Demand's rebranding initiative.
  • Built and designed new tech-driven products which developed into full-fledged companies.
  • Provided creative direction for Tractionforce, a technology conference hosted in British Columbia.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Adobe Premiere, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web Design, UI Design, Visual Identity, Responsive, User Interface (UI), Graphic Design, Visual Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Product Design, UX Strategy, Design Systems, Iconography, Interaction Design (IxD), Infographic design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Journey Mapping, Lean Startups, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, Social Media Design, Storybook, Motion Graphics, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Demos, Industrial Design, A/B Testing, Annotated Wireframes, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Banner, Design Guidelines, Marketing, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Visual Storytelling, Brand Guidelines, Sales Presentations, Storytelling, Templates, Trade Shows, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Component Libraries, Web UX Design

Digital Art Director and Designer

2016 - 2019
DDB
  • Designed a digital experience to facilitate the launch of a new shoe for Adidas.
  • Conducted a redesign and art direction for UBC Sauder's new university website.
  • Provided art direction and concept development on Tostitos's 2019 Canada commercial campaign.
  • Designed BCAA's new website and provided art direction for the production of new brand assets.
  • Redesigned and provided art direction for Simon Frasier University's new rebrand.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, InVision, Websites, Figma, Layout Design, UX Wireframes, Landing Page Design, Landing Pages, Squarespace, User Experience (UX), Logo Design, Marketing Design, Illustration, Color Palettes, Typography, Packaging, Consumer Products, Sportswear, Data Visualization, Information Design, Webflow, WordPress, Web UI Design, Layout, Luxury Goods, Professional Services, Web, Web UI, Design, Brand Design, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), UI Style Guides, Mobile, WordPress Design, Shopify, eCommerce UI, Brand Logos, Billboard Design, Digital Design, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web Design, iOS UI Design, UI Design, Visual Identity, Responsive, User Interface (UI), Graphic Design, Visual Design, UX Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Shopify Design, Product Design, UX Strategy, Design Systems, Iconography, Interaction Design (IxD), Infographic design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Journey Mapping, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, User Flows, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, Social Media Design, Motion Graphics, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Demos, Industrial Design, A/B Testing, Annotated Wireframes, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Banner, Design Guidelines, Marketing, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Visual Storytelling, Brand Guidelines, Sales Presentations, Storytelling, Templates, Trade Shows, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Component Libraries, Web UX Design

Senior Web and Interaction Designer

2015 - 2016
Grand Creative
  • Delivered UI/UX designs to help achieve milestones for key interactive and website projects.
  • Designed the information architecture and wireframing of the user interfaces.
  • Provided art direction and visual designs for all creative projects.
  • Created new websites, mobile applications, landing pages, and iconography.
  • Introduced and designed new product features for digital applications and websites.
Technologies: Slack, Asana, OmniGraffle, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Websites, Figma, Layout Design, UX Wireframes, Landing Page Design, Landing Pages, Squarespace, User Experience (UX), Logo Design, Marketing Design, Illustration, Color Palettes, Typography, Packaging, Consumer Products, Sportswear, Data Visualization, Information Design, Webflow, WordPress, Web UI Design, Layout, Luxury Goods, Professional Services, Web, Web UI, Design, Brand Design, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), UI Style Guides, Mobile, WordPress Design, Shopify, eCommerce UI, Billboard Design, Digital Design, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web Design, iOS UI Design, UI Design, Visual Identity, Responsive, User Interface (UI), Graphic Design, Visual Design, UX Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Shopify Design, Product Design, UX Strategy, Design Systems, Iconography, Interaction Design (IxD), Infographic design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Journey Mapping, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, User Flows, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, Social Media Design, Motion Graphics, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Demos, Industrial Design, A/B Testing, Annotated Wireframes, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Banner, Design Guidelines, Marketing, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Visual Storytelling, Brand Guidelines, Sales Presentations, Storytelling, Templates, Trade Shows, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Component Libraries, Web UX Design

Senior Web Designer

2014 - 2014
Creo Design
  • Worked as the lead interactive designer for all web projects.
  • Wireframed and created new responsive websites, landing pages, and iconography.
  • Created new concepts, estimates, and proposals for acquiring new business.
  • Delivered the UI/UX designs to help achieve milestones for key interactive projects.
  • Provided art direction and development of new web standards for 2015.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Websites, Layout Design, UX Wireframes, Landing Page Design, Landing Pages, Squarespace, User Experience (UX), Logo Design, Marketing Design, Illustration, Color Palettes, Typography, Packaging, Consumer Products, Sportswear, Data Visualization, Information Design, Webflow, WordPress, Web UI Design, Layout, Luxury Goods, Professional Services, Web, Web UI, Design, Brand Design, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), UI Style Guides, Mobile, WordPress Design, Shopify, eCommerce UI, Billboard Design, Digital Design, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web Design, iOS UI Design, UI Design, Visual Identity, Responsive, User Interface (UI), Graphic Design, Visual Design, UX Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Shopify Design, Product Design, UX Strategy, Design Systems, Iconography, Interaction Design (IxD), Infographic design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Journey Mapping, Lean Startups, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, User Flows, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, Social Media Design, Motion Graphics, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Demos, Industrial Design, A/B Testing, Annotated Wireframes, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Banner, Design Guidelines, Marketing, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Visual Storytelling, Brand Guidelines, Sales Presentations, Storytelling, Templates, Trade Shows, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Component Libraries, Web UX Design

Digital Designer

2014 - 2014
Colenso BBDO
  • Delivered UI/UX designs to help achieve milestones for key interactive projects.
  • Conceptualized, designed, and delivered internal and external design materials.
  • Provided creative solutions to implement strategic plans for key clients.
  • Wireframed user flows and mapped information architecture with team members.
  • Created brands from concept to completion; provided creative direction and drove brand standards.
Technologies: Asana, OmniGraffle, Slack, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Websites, Layout Design, UX Wireframes, Landing Page Design, Squarespace, User Experience (UX), Logo Design, Marketing Design, Illustration, Color Palettes, Typography, Packaging, Consumer Products, Sportswear, Data Visualization, Information Design, Webflow, WordPress, Web UI Design, Layout, Luxury Goods, Professional Services, Web, Web UI, Design, Brand Design, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), UI Style Guides, Mobile, Shopify, Brand Logos, Billboard Design, Digital Design, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web Design, iOS UI Design, UI Design, Visual Identity, Responsive, User Interface (UI), Graphic Design, Visual Design, UX Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Product Design, UX Strategy, Design Systems, Iconography, Infographic design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Journey Mapping, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, User Flows, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, Social Media Design, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Demos, Industrial Design, A/B Testing, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Banner, Design Guidelines, Marketing, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Visual Storytelling, Brand Guidelines, Sales Presentations, Storytelling, Templates, Trade Shows, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Component Libraries, Web UX Design

Design Director

2012 - 2014
Advertising Federation of Minnesota
  • Led a team of highly creative designers/writers to create marketing material for events.
  • Created AdFed’s design materials for the year while maintaining the current prestige of the AdFed brand.
  • Attended monthly board meetings and built a committee of experienced creatives.
  • Created brands from concept to completion; provided creative direction and drove brand standards.
  • Designed the information architecture and wireframed the user interfaces.
  • Implemented a brand refresh and aided in the development of new standards for 2015.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Basecamp, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Websites, Landing Page Design, User Experience (UX), Logo Design, Marketing Design, Illustration, Packaging, Consumer Products, Sportswear, Data Visualization, Information Design, Webflow, WordPress, Web UI Design, Layout, Luxury Goods, Web, Web UI, Design, Brand Design, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), UI Style Guides, Mobile, WordPress Design, Brand Logos, Billboard Design, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web Design, Visual Identity, Graphic Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Design Systems, Iconography, Infographic design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Journey Mapping, Lean Startups, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, Social Media Design, Storybook, Motion Graphics, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Design, Annotated Wireframes, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Banner, Design Guidelines, Marketing, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Brand Guidelines, Storytelling, Trade Shows, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Component Libraries
2007 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN, USA

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Figma, Microsoft PowerPoint, Banner, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Slack, OmniGraffle, Asana, Basecamp, Adobe After Effects, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC

Industry Expertise

Consumer Products, Luxury Goods, Professional Services, Marketing, Apparel & Accessories

Platforms

Web, Mobile, Shopify, MacOS, Webflow, WordPress

Languages

HTML5, CSS3

Other

Freelancing, Web Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), iOS UI Design, Wireframing, Branding, Responsive, App Design, Visual Identity, User Interface (UI), Prototyping, Graphic Design, Visual Design, UX Design, Front-end Design, UI Design, Android Design Guidelines, Websites, Layout Design, UX Wireframes, Landing Page Design, Landing Pages, User Experience (UX), Logo Design, Marketing Design, Illustration, Color Palettes, Typography, Packaging, Sportswear, Data Visualization, Information Design, Web UI Design, Layout, Web UI, Design, Brand Design, UI Style Guides, WordPress Design, eCommerce UI, Brand Logos, Billboard Design, Print Design, Digital Design, Brand Guidelines, Shopify Design, Product Design, UX Strategy, Design Systems, Iconography, Interaction Design (IxD), Infographic design, Journey Mapping, Lean Startups, Mockups, Startups, UI Components, User Flows, Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Apps, Web App Design, eCommerce UX, Social Media Design, Conceptual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, UX Principles, Concepting, Consumer Electronics, Demos, Industrial Design, A/B Testing, Annotated Wireframes, Business to Business (B2B), Landing Page Optimization, User Testing, Design Guidelines, Presentation Design, Presentations, Social Media, Visual Storytelling, Sales Presentations, Storytelling, Templates, Trade Shows, Component Libraries, Web UX Design, Squarespace, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI Design, Identity, Brand Identity, Clothing, Logotype, Adobe Premiere, Pitch Decks, Applications, Redesign, Website Redesign, Membership Sites, Web UX, eCommerce, Animation, Campaign Design, Art Direction, Storybook, Motion Graphics

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