Jason Ross, Sr. Web Designer, Creative Leader


Jason Ross

Email: jason@designspouse.com

Phone: (847) 801-9004

LinkedIn:LinkedIn.com/in/JasonARoss - See Recommendations on LinkedIn

Location: Greater Chicago Area

Website: DesignSpouse.com

Profile Summary

I have over 14 years design experience, working with various types of clients, many different people with very different personalities.

I am a fast learner, a team player, and a problem solver who is not afraid of new things or challenges, and I know the web. I've spent the last 12 years entrenched in web, designing websites for some large entities such as; ABC Radio, Citadel, Entercom, Radio Network Australia/New Zealand, Sean Hannity and much more.

Throughout my career I have worked on printed materials as well, so I have and can execute in a print environment and enjoy working in multiple mediums, however, I would prefer my sole responsibility not rest in print alone. I feel my talents would be best utilized in an organization that deals in multiple facets of design including web, or a web based organization, potentially overseeing a team in this environment.


Sr Web Developer

05/2012 to present with Sears Holdings, Integrated Retail

Overview: Front end development of web apps and sites residing in the SYW platform.

Sr Web Design/Development Consultant for Sears Holdings

03/2012 to 05/2012 with Technisource

Overview: Introduce and implement responsive design into landing pages and email campaigns deployed to millions of subscribers.

Senior Designer / Creative Lead

09/2000 to 11/2011 with MediaSpan Group

Overview: Design front end and back end interfaces in addition to client side website designs and maintanance. In 2008 took on the Creative Lead/Director role. This position was an internal promotion from the Web Designer position below.

  • Conceptualize/design websites, HTML emails, newsletters & printed materials.
  • Create tableless web compliant HTML and CSS for development implementation.
  • Use and implementation of HTML5 and jQuery.
  • Lead creative sessions, provide art direction and quality control.
  • Deliver timely and accurate project scopes for large proposals and daily work orders.
  • Optimize workflow, manage staff and contract designers.
  • Actively align daily workflow priorities to meet deadlines and changing client demands.
  • Contribute hands-on design excellence and mentor design department.
  • Internal department and cross department training.
  • Attend and lead web-based client meetings.
  • Work directly with all department heads and staff.
Results and Achievements

Web Designer

06/1999 to 09/2000 with First MediaWorks (a MediaSpan Group acquisition)

Overview: Design sites to meet clients needs and wants and create HTML for proprietary CMS integration for radio stations globally. Maintained website upkeep throughout contract timeframe.

  • Conceptualize and design websites, online games and printed materials.
  • Create HTML, CSS and image optimization.
  • Flash animation and action scripting.
  • Interact with developers for site integration using proprietary CMS.
  • Work directly with software engineering for game development.
  • Project scopes for daily work orders for entire design staff.
  • Inherit Creative Director's responsibilities in their absence.

Graphic / Product Designer

04/1998 to 06/1999 with Wilton Industries, The Weston Gallery

Overview: The Weston Gallery designed, produced and manufactured photo frames, books and other household display items. At Weston I served as an all around creative mind working on print, package and product design.

  • Package, print and display design.
  • Create 3D mock ups of POP displays.
  • Monitor and direct printing processes with overseas vendors.
  • Design photo frames for multiple product lines with various materials such as wood, copper, aluminum, steel, resin or a combination of materials.
  • Trained existing employees on new design software.
  • Stage showroom for client presentations.

Freelance / Contract Designer

05/1997 to Present

Overview: Providing services catering to small and medium size businesses as well as the "mom and pop" type businesses with web design/development and printing/marketing needs.

  • Design websites, HTML emails, newsletters and printed materials.
  • Create tableless web compliant HTML and CSS.
  • Cross browser troubleshooting.
  • Use of jQuery for websites and media queries for mobile solutions.
  • Research and consult best avenues of production for both print and web.
  • Many of same tasks noted in other position responsibilities.

Software & Skills

Software - Primary: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, InDesign, Acrobat

Software - Secondary: Flash, other Adobe products, typical Office software

Skills: HTML and CSS expert, cross browser compatibility, jQuery, clean/practical/UI & UX, user-friendly web design, PC and Mac user, problem solver, fast learner, efficient, team player, leader

Education / Training

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Eastern Illinois University, 1994 - 1997

Graphic Arts

Triton College, 1992 - 1994

2 Day CSS Conference

An Event Apart, 2007


Email: jason@designspouse.com

Phone: (847) 801-9004

LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/JasonARoss - See recommendations on LinkedIn

Location: Greater Chicago Area

Portfolio: View Portfolio