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About Ambariffic

I, Amber Taylor, am Ambariffic. I am a multimedia artist and designer, illustrator, and professional creative in the Portland, OR area.

I enjoy hiking in the Pacific Northwest, reading stacks of books, and finding ways to channel my creativity. I’m a bit of a know-it-all (but a likable one, I hope), but I use my know-it-all tendencies to find the best solutions for any project I am working on. This tendency of mine also means that I am a life-long learner. I constantly read, find self-teaching tools, or enroll in classes to learn more and more tools and skills. It seems to be a successful approach, according to the recommendations on my LinkedIn page.

I value equality, inclusion, and basic human dignity and respect. I also value fact-based institutions and tend not to believe things without solid evidence and/or reasoning.

I grew up in Central Oregon (specifically the land of Les Schwab tires, Prineville), and moved over to Portland in 2006, and have made a home here. I feel like I’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful region than the Pacific Northwest. That being said, I am incredibly interested in seeing what the rest of the country and the world has to offer (especially the Netherlands, as the child of a Dutch immigrant).

What else would you like to know? I could fill this out like a cover letter, but that would be far too impersonal and would give you a long-winded version of what my resume would tell you. I could also fill it out like a personal ad, but I don’t really like long walks on the beach.

Ambariffic, Ambaroo, what can I design for you? Let me know via email: Amber@Ambariffic.com

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A driven, results-focused designer and marketer with 10+ years’ experience.

An experienced graphic designer with a proven track record in bringing outstanding and accurate visuals to projects, including digital, print, and web design. With a deep understanding of how to take client’s ideas, needs, and brand and transforming it into creative, engaging, and vibrant visuals and stories. A strong ability managing sizable and multiple projects simultaneously for internal and external clients, fusing professionalism, graphic skill, print, web, and multimedia design, with a deep understanding of how to transform clients’ ideas, needs, and brands into creative, engaging, and vibrant visuals and stories. A strong ability to manage multiple, large-scale projects simultaneously for internal and external clients, fusing professionalism, graphic skill, and a passion for art and digital culture. Proven track record in adhering to brand standards, deadlines, and budgets, while creating unique campaigns that increase organizational exposures and sales revenue. Extensive background in design, videography, and marketing data analysis to assist in the creation of ads, websites, collateral, and brands.

CORE PROFICIENCIES
Social Media | Conceptual Ideation | Public History | Client Relations | Video Production Print & Digital Marketing | Graphic Design | Budgeting | Branding | Creative & Art Direction | Web Design

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign | Dreamweaver | Animate | Premiere Pro | After Effects | WordPress | BVCommerce | HTML, CSS, Web Coding Languages | Pardot Marketing Automation | SolidWorks

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mobile Technologies Inc. | Lead Designer (2012 to Present)

Researched, developed, and designed on-trend graphics, managed concept, and brand development, brainstorming and developing design concepts for clients based on their identified needs.
Manages concept and brand development, brainstorming and developing
design concepts for clients based on their identified needs.
Proven track record in instructional illustration, print, and digital marketing collateral, and multimedia/video production.
Managed and trained junior team members on art direction, Illustrative design, video/multimedia production, and presentation design.
Analyzed performance of social media content, assessed successful strategies and opportunities for improvement, in order to integrate them into new designs.
Implemented and drove brand standards to be followed across all touchpoints, while leading all creative multimedia and design.
Oversaw creative teams to ensure the look and feel of the company was true to the brand in all the product offerings.
Utilized excellent interpersonal skills and cultural intelligence in order to translate business requirements into meaningful experiences and engaging stories.
Collaborated with cross-functional departments in order to provide creative direction, schedule needs, production support, and presentation strategies.
Subject matter expert in out-of-the-box thinking, multimedia, and innovative design in ways that still support the channel/brand voice and environment.

  • Researched, developed, and designed on-trend graphics, managed concept and brand development, brainstorming and developing design concepts for clients based on their identified needs.
  • Manages concept and brand development, brainstorming and developing
  • design concepts for clients based on their identified needs.
  • Proven track record in instructional illustration, print and digital marketing collateral, and multimedia/video production.
  • Managed and trained junior team members on art direction, Illustrative design, video/multimedia production, and presentation design.
  • Analyzed performance of social media content, assessed successful strategies and opportunities for improvement, in order to integrate them into new designs.
  • Implemented and drove brand standards to be followed across all touch points, while leading all creative multimedia and design.
  • Oversaw creative teams to ensure the look and feel of the company was true to the brand in all the product offerings.
  • Utilized excellent interpersonal skills and cultural intelligence in order to translate business requirements into meaningful experiences and engaging stories.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional departments in order to provide creative direction, schedule needs, production support, and presentation strategies.
  • Subject matter expert in out-of-the-box thinking, multimedia, and innovative design in ways that still support the channel/brand voice and environment.

Oregon Historical Society | Exhibit Designer (2017 to 2018)

  • Designed and constructed a museum exhibits, and special projects, resulting in an award-winning design.
  • Researched ideas and materials for an exhibit, recommending solutions for design problems, and utilizing design techniques to produce desired visual effects and educational messaging.

Big Brothers Big Sisters | Designer (2011 to 2012)

  • Collaborated with a network of freelance artists, writers, and photographers, ensuring proper communication and consistency in brand story.
  • Championed client project goals and interests with the design team; thoughtfully considered budget and timeline during research, sketching, and on-going communication regarding development and progress.
  • Developed and implemented print and digital marketing collateral, which emphasized the company’s brand, and utilized innovative strategies and brand imaging.

Acumed | Designer (2010 to 2011)

  • Facilitated daily operations, ensuring successful delivery of collateral requests, brand consistency, and local and state compliance across all media.

Oregon Business Magazine | Design Intern  (2009 to 2010)

  • Completed projects while focusing on stringent company protocols, procedures, and standard operating practices.
  • Simultaneously managed multiple projects including design on a monthly basis.

EDUCATION

  • Portland Community College | 2010 2020
    • Multimedia Certificate
    • Video Production Certificate
    • Multimedia Career Pathway Certificate
    • Associate of Arts in General Studies
    • Associate of Applied Science in Marketing
    • Associate of Applied Science in Web Development & Design
    • Career Pathway Certificate, CAS/OS: WDD: Web Assistant I
  • The Art Institute of Portland | 2006 – 2009
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Central Oregon Community College | 2003 – 2005
    • Associate of Arts in General Education

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Northwest Animal Companions | Lead Designer | 2013-2018
  • Prineville Band of Brothers | Marketing, Design Consultant, & Photography | 2012-2018
  • Rose City Rollers | Event & Digital Marketer | 2013
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters | Designer | 2010

CLIENT PORTFOLIO

Northwest Animal Companions | Prineville Band of Brothers | Rose City Rollers | Big Brothers Big Sisters | Oregon Business Magazine | Oregon Historical Society | Acumed | Apple | Target | Samsung | AT&T | Google | Best Buy Microsoft | LanguageLine | Vodafone | Orange | Comcast | Cricket | Chase | o2 | Office Depot | Sprint | T-Mobile | US Cellular | Amazon

Other Qualities

  • Communication and public speaking
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proficient collaborator
  • Active Listener
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Adaptable and resourceful
  • Creative problem solver
  • Divergent Thinker
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Authenticity
  • Versatility
  • Imagination and Improvisation
  • Growth Mindset
  • Story Telling
  • Life-long learner
  • Voracious reader