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Mark Dyson

Graphic & Web Designer
UX/UI Designer

Portfolio

About Me

2017 Escape The Cape Triathlon

Brief Background

Ever since childhood, I have been doodling and using my imagination to create things. So becoming an artist of some sort was always my calling. During college I found my passion for graphic design. I’ve been honing those design skills for the past 18+ years…and learning how to move my teams to the goal line. Meanwhile I’ve discovered some complementary pursuits, including running and competing in triathlons. Pushing myself through physical trials has tested both body and mind, giving me tools I’ve been able to apply to my professional life as well. My other spare time is spent traveling, enjoying friends and family, fishing, and camping.

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Experience

Taylor Technologies, Inc.

Sparks, Maryland

Senior Graphic Designer

2004 – Present

Responsible for the overall visual aspects of the company image and branding, developing and evolving creative concepts across a range of communication mediums, including print, web, mobile, video, interactive, point of sale, and packaging for the pool/spa and industrial water testing industry.

iPrecision

Baltimore, Maryland

Graphic Designer & Project Manager

2003 – 2004

Conceptualized and designed stationery, brochures, corporate identities, direct mail campaigns, and developed film for offset/screen printing. Managed Home Depot Pro Desk campaign which involved illustrating maps, merging and addressing direct mail pieces, updating databases, and coordinating events.

TMK Design Group

Cockeysville, Maryland

Design Studio Intern / Graphic Designer

2002 – 2002

Designed printed ads, illustrated line art and logos, created packaging mock-ups and p.o.p. displays, color-corrected photography.

Education

U.M.B.C.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Bachelor of Arts Degree
1997 – 2002

Major in Graphic Design
Minor in Geography

Overall GPA: 3.4/4.0
Honors: Dean’s List, Member of Golden Key International Honour Society

Additional Education

Springboard

UX Design Career Course
July 2019 – Current

Six month curriculum split into 25 units and features a combination of videos, in-depth articles, hands-on design projects, and career-related coursework.

  • Design Thinking
  • User research
  • Synthesis and presentation
  • Ideating and Designing
  • Sketching, wireframing and UI
  • Prototyping and presenting
  • Design Sprint
  • Special Topics

Nielsen Norman Group

May 2019
UX Certified Badge

Completion of 7 in-person courses with exams to earn UX certification.

  • UX Basic Training
  • The Human Mind and Usability
  • Web Page UX Design
  • Effective Ideation Techniques for UX Design
  • Generating Big Ideas with Design Thinking
  • The One-Person UX Team
  • Application Design for Web and Desktop

eClasses.org

Web Technologies Certificate & Web Business Certificate
2010 – 2012

Completion of 19 online courses to earn web certifications.

  • Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (H151.64)
  • Introduction to XHTML (H401.42)
  • Intermediate CSS Workshop (H152.36)
  • Introduction to Dreamweaver (A131.59)
  • Advanced Dreamweaver (A132.03)
  • HTML Level II (H102.41)
  • Introduction to Web Design (D313.15)
  • Web Content Writing (B123.13)
  • Introduction to Web Analytics (B127.13)
  • Search Engine Optimization (B320.40)
  • CSS 2.1 In-Depth (H153.24)
  • Introduction to Designing Accessible Websites (D210.24)
  • Introduction to WordPress (B129.10)
  • Legal Issues for Web Designers and Content Managers (B141.33)
  • Intro to Programming Concepts (P010.56)
  • Mobile Web Design (H104.01)
  • Introduction to HTML5 (H105.01)
  • Web Site Promotion (B321.42)

Lynda.com Training

March 2012
  • Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training
  • Premiere Pro CS5.5 New Features
  • Premiere Pro: Color Correction and Enhancement
  • Premiere Pro and After Effects: Creating Title Graphics
  • Fixing Video Exposure Problems in Premiere Pro
  • Encore CS5 Essential Training

Final Cut Pro Certified Training

October 2007

Army Primary Leadership Course (PLDC)

Sep 2002

My Skills

Personal Skills

  • Self-Motivated
  • Quick Learner
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Reliable
  • Hard-Working
  • Positive Work Ethic
  • Easy Going
  • Team Player
  • Responsible
  • Personal Integrity
  • Accountable

Recognitions

18+

YEARS IN
GRAPHIC DESIGN

50+

TRAINING VIDEOS
PRODUCED & EDITED

100+

SUCCESSFUL
PROJECTS

Professional Skills

  • Logo and Branding Design
  • Layout Design
  • Package Design
  • Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Digital Media
  • Videography
  • Video Editing
  • Portrait Retouching
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Color Theory Knowledge
  • Good Sense of Typography

Software Knowledge

ADOBE INDESIGN
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
ADOBE PREMIER PRO
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER

References

Contact Me

Want to Work with Me?

Even with a busy training schedule, I still try and find time for all my passions. With design being one of those passions, I enjoy letting the mind explore and getting creative. If you have a potential project you would like to discuss or just want to say “Hi,” feel free to drop me a line.

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E-mail:

mark@markdysoncreative.com

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