I Design

with a side of web development.

About Me

Hi, I'm Sara Hibson. I'm a designer and developer out of Northern Virginia. I've been interested in design since high school, and went on to James Madison University to continue studying design, where I started to bleed Purple and Gold and haven’t stopped (GO DUKES!). I’m an avid sports fan, despite the fact that my team is awful, but I’ll never stop loving my Redskins. I lean more on the design side, but I have a strong working knowledge of HTML and CSS for when I delve into front-end development.

In my career thus far, I’ve been extremely fortunate to gain experience in many different settings. I have worked for a non-profit, a major news organization, and a mid-sized insurance company. I've been assigned a wide range of tasks in very different industries, and have loved the challenge each position brought, and am excited to see what lies ahead.

Resume

Work Experience

Senior Market Sales, Alexandria, VA
  • Web Designer, June 2013-present
  • Assist in creation of information architecture
  • Create wireframes for Senior Market Sales and affiliate sites
  • Create design comps from wireframes, including color palette choice, design style and typography choices
  • Code prototypes for demonstration to department heads and CTO
  • Slice and modify prototype code for input into Mura CMS
  • Code HTML emails and newsletters
  • Create graphics for emails
  • Input google tracking on all emails and newsletters
  • Design collateral material for Senior Market Sales brands, including logos, business cards, envelope design, and letterhead design
  • Update and maintain Senior Market Sales affiliate sites
  • Design flyers for conferences for Senior Market Sales Travel Department
Gannett, McLean, VA
  • Web Design Intern, May 2012-August 2012
  • Worked in the USA Today branch on the USA Today website redesign
  • Designed static pages for the press release section
  • Coded static pages for the marketing department as part of the site redesign
Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Intern, October 2011-2012
  • Responsible for collaborating with main print designer from conceptualization sketches to a digital format. Also coordinated with outside vendors for sign production.

Skills and Tools

  • HTML and CSS
  • Some HTML5 and CSS3
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Balsamiq
  • Wireframing
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Detail oriented
  • HTML emails
  • Basic Mura CMS
  • Responsive Design
  • Javascript & Jquery implementation
  • Mac and PC platforms
  • Created, developed and presented a marketing project for a business fraternity
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Proven leadership experience

Education

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Science, May 2013
  • Media Arts and Design, Converged Media
  • Sport Communication
  • Dean’s List, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
  • President’s List, Spring 2012
  • Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Graduated Cum Laude

Activities

Pi Sigma Epsilon business marketing fraternity, February 2011-May 2013

Vice President of Membership and Human Resources, Fall 2012

  • In charge of Fall recruitment and increased number of rushees by 30 people
  • Led 18 prospective members through an eight week prospective member process
  • Planned fraternity fall retreat

Member at Large, Fall 2011

  • Served as liasion between the executive board and the fraternity membership
  • Responsible for evaluating the prospective member process
  • Served on the committee that revised fraternity bylaws

Get in Touch

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