Skillset

UX/UI design

Experience around user-centered problem solving with a heavy focus on visual design.

Collaboration

Working with a variety of teams, and maintaining open communication to find solutions.

Wireframing and UI prototyping

Understanding key functionality of my designs before being built by developers.

UX Writing

Crafting UX copy that guides users within a product and help them interact with it.

Visual and verbal communication

Demonstrating active listening, clarity, confidence, and providing constructive feedback.

User empathy

Empathizing with users to lead to genuine understanding of how to solve their problems.

Interaction design

Focusing on meaningful communication through processes between people and technology.

Adaptable

Determining best practices and exploring alternatives to create the best possible solutions.

Efficiency and time management

Avoiding the wast of energy, efforts, money, and time to produce the desired result.

Education

Columbus College of Art & Design

Major: Advertising & Graphic Design
Minor: Copywriting

Ohio State University

Major: Visual Communications Design

Honors & Awards

Magna Cum Laude, President’s List, Dean’s List, Faculty Awarded Scholarship, Wolfe Associates Scholarship

2016 CCAD Chroma Chair’s Award

Thesis selected by Advertising & Graphic Design Chair for the 2016 CCAD Chroma Chair’s Award.

2014 Student Silver Addy Award

Tools

Webflow

Sketch App

InVision

Adobe XD

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe After Effects

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Question and Answer

Question 1 of 10

Q: What do you do?

A: I'm a visual designer. Creative problem-solving is what I imagine really good drugs feeling like.

Question 2 of 10

Q: Where did you get that framed piece of paper that says Magna Cum Laude on it?

A: Columbus College of Art & Design - it's a design school located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. It was great. Some animation students wore tails to their classes. Pretty cool.

Question 3 of 10

Q: Have you been working out? I noticed.

A: Yes! I bought a couple 5-pound dumbbells. I'm going for tone, not bulk. Thanks for noticing.

Question 4 of 10

Q: Are you a hard worker?

A: Yes. Yes I am.

Question 5 of 10

Q: Did you come up with these questions yourself?

A: No... Yes.

Question 6 of 10

Q: Could you highlight on some of your weaknesses?

A: This can be answered with a quote: "I work too hard. I care too much. And sometimes, I can be too invested in my job." - Michael Scott

Question 7 of 10

Q: Enough with the jokes. Can we get back on track?

A: Yes.

Question 8 of 10

Q: Great! What are you passionate about?

A: A lot of things. I'm most passionate about design and space exploration. I would love to design a planet one day.

Question 9 of 10

Q: You can't just design a planet. A star needs to go supernova. Then, an accretion disk forms, and...

A: Knock knock.

Question 10 of 10

Q: Ugh. Who's there?

A: A hardworking designer named Paul. And he's ready to bring your project to the next level.

Let's talk

Resume & Portfolio

Resume

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Portfolio

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Paul Conrad

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