Nate Stormer

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I am a passionate designer and developer from Scottsdale, Arizona. Web design is my passion and I enjoy solving visual and interactive problems while making websites beautiful, effective and accessible.

Experience

  1. 4YRS 2000-2004

    Screen Printing Technician Stormer Packaging

    • Operated three-color manual screen press and four-color process automatic screen press
    • Responsible for project set-up, production and breakdown
  2. BFA Aug. 2009

    Graduated Indiana University

    BFA in Graphic Design

    BA in Drawing/Illustration

    GPA: 3.5

  3. 4YRS 2006-2010

    Web Designer Online Services

    • Conceptualized and designed eCommerce templates and webpages
    • Converted table-based layouts to semantic XHTML and CSS
    • Created web pages that are efficient and SEO friendly
    • Managed Apache server and databases
    • Assisted with graphic design and prepress work
  4. 2.5YRS 2010-2012

    Senior Developer & Department Head Zenuity

    • Co-managed developer department with our Creative Director
    • Designed and developed larger scale projects and coordinated between the design, development, software, copywriting and SEO departments
    • Helped to standardize company-wide style guides for code and design
    • Created developer assessment program for prospective employees
    • Designer and lead developer for internal projects
  5. .5YRS 2012

    Concept Artist, UI Designer, Illustrator & Junior LUA Programmer Paper Robot Studios — Gotta Feed Garp!

    • Designed the main character "Garp"
    • Designed and illustrated in-game settings and backgrounds
    • Designed the look and feel of the game's UI
    • Programmed UI screens
    • Helped debug core game logic
    • Developed player registration and database system
    • Web design and development for web-based assets and promotional materials
  6. Present

    Freelance Design, Development & Project Management

Software Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Photoshop

    5 stars

    Photoshop — expert

  • Illustrator

    4 stars

    Illustrator — proficient

  • InDesign

    4 stars

    InDesign — proficient

  • Fireworks

    3.5 stars

    Fireworks — proficient

  • Dreamweaver

    5 stars

    Dreamweaver — expert

  • Flash

    2.5 stars

    Flash — intermediate

Other Software

  • Corel Painter

    5 stars

    Corel Painter — expert

  • OmniGraffle

    4.5 stars

    OmniGraffle — proficient

  • OpenOffice

    4.5 stars

    OpenOffice — proficient

  • OS X

    5 stars

    OS X — expert

  • Windows OS

    4 stars

    Windows OS — proficient

  • Corona SDK

    3 stars

    Corona SDK — intermediate

Technical Skills

  • HTML/CSS 10/10

    10 out of 10
  • Wireframe/Prototyping 9/10

    9 out of 10
  • JavaScript/jQuery 7/10

    7 out of 10
  • PHP/MySQL/JSON 5.5/10

    5.5 out of 10
  • LUA/Corona SDK 6/10

    6 out of 10
  • CMS/eCommerce 9/10

    9 out of 10
  • Apache Server Admin 6/10

    6 out of 10
  • iOS Development 5/10

    5 out of 10

Creative Skills

  • Formal Drawing

    Formal Drawing

    5 out of 5
  • Illustration

    Illustration

    5 out of 5
  • Digital Art

    Digital Art

    5 out of 5
  • Branding & Identity

    Branding & Identity

    3 out of 5
  • Typography

    Typography

    4 out of 5
  • Print/Prepress

    Print/Prepress

    4 out of 5
  • Photography

    Photography

    3.5 out of 5
  • Layout Design

    Layout Design

    4 out of 5
  • Web Design

    Web Design

    5 out of 5
  • User Experience

    User Experience

    5 out of 5
  • Content Planning

    Content Planning

    4 out of 5
  • Project Management

    Project Management

    4.5 out of 5

CMS Experience

  • ExpressionEngine Excellent

  • WordPress Excellent

  • Joomla! Intermediate

  • Drupal Rookie

  • xCartExcellent

  • ZenCart Excellent

  • Magento Rookie

  • phpBB Rookie

  • Rookie
  • Experienced
  • Expert

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Education

Indiana University

BFA in Graphic Design

BA in Drawing/Illustration

GPA: 3.5

Awards & Honors

  • Corona Lab's App of the Week
  • Dean's List 2004-2009
  • Featured in 2007 IUS Student Show
  • Illustrations featured in The Voice Magazine, Vol. 2 2010