Expert visual storyteller with an eight year history of product development in the educational technology industry. Skilled in art direction, UI and solving difficult design challenges, in addition to having a tenacious drive to craft experiences that are user centered and inclusive.
 

sam.e.everhart@gmail.com
(347)533-1195

EDUCATION

Ringling College of Art + Design

4 years   2005-09   Sarasota, FL
BFA in Graphic & Interactive Communications

2001-05   Harrison School for the Visual & Performing Arts   Lakeland, FL
Majored in Fine Art

 

EXPERIENCE

Product Design Manager

8 years   2010 - present   Amplify, Inc.

•  Several commercially shipped products 

•  Educational technology

•  Art direction & management

Having worked at this company for years you can see my influence throughout the product, whether it’s small UI insights and functionality, lesson header illustrations or even creative pedagogy worked into the student activities. Currently I’m working on science apps and content in partnership with content writers at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA.
 

Marketing Designer

2 years   2007 - 09   Ringling College of Art + Design Office of the President

• Brochures, Mailers and Magazines

• High end clients

• Web Banners and Email campaigns

• Project Management

Our clients were all prominent organizations and philanthropists throughout the community. I oversaw projects from ideation to print estimates. My proudest moment and biggest learning experience was art directing and then designing a 16 page magazine insert in one week after an outside vendor failed to deliver.

 

SKILLS
 

•  Adobe CC

•  Sketch 3

•  Zeplin

•  Agile practices

•  Keyboard shortcuts

•  Google Suite

•  After Effects

•  Presentations

•  Iconography

•  GIFs