About Me


Welcome. I'm so glad you're here. Let me tell you about me

I am an Art Director, Senior Designer, Graphic Artist, UI Designer, and Web Designer. Simply put, I create visual solutions on various media – be they digital or traditional. I visually communicate messages and direct the 'conversation' you want to have with your audience.

I am the person who believes the function is most important, but form will impact your results. And I can help you make those result positive.

Classically educated and trained as a Designer, my background is rooted in color theory, typography, layout, grids and communication. I will always love printed media, with it's tactile ephemera - but I've successfully translated my skills to digital formats.

Born with a strong work ethic and a strict adherence to deadlines; I flourish in my career thanks to my organizational skills, efficient use of time and fast-paced nature. I do great work and I make it easy for you to work with me.

I love what I do, but life isn’t all about work. Outside of pushing pixels, I spend the majority of time with hanging with my adorable dog, Milo, knitting scarves, sewing baby-blankets and generally DIYing.

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Skills


95

Web Design

95

UI and UX Design

95

Traditional Print Design

95

Email Marketing Design

65

Native App Design

60

HTML/CSS

Portfolio


Experience


  • 2014
    -
    Present

    Dominion Enterprises

    Experienced UI Designer

    Collaborate with UX Manager to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience.

  • Jan 2011
    -
    Present

    Freelance

    Art Director

    Freelance Art Director, creating design solutions small businesses to government agencies. Fluent in both web and print aspects of Graphic Design.

  • Oct 2013
    -
    May 2014

    InMotion Hosting

    Web Design Team Manager

    Managed a web design team of 16 in designing, producing and maintaining Wordpress and Ecommerce sites.

  • Aug 2011
    -
    Aug 2013

    Dollar Tree Inc.

    Senior Web Designer

    Online and print marketing, design and brand management of the online division of Dollar Tree Stores and Deals-Store.com.

  • April 2008
    -
    June 2011

    SpinSix Strategic Marketing

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Designing and developing rich user interfaces for database-driven web sites. Designing complete identity packages and marketing collateral. Brand development and promotion.

  • Dec 2006
    -
    April 2008

    Vehicle Web Services/Dominion Enterprises

    Web Graphics Designer

    Design user-centric, consumer-friendly web page layouts and templates

  • May 2005
    -
    Dec 2006

    CACI

    Graphic Designer III

    Provide support for several marketing communications projects and initiatives for the Naval Personnel Development Command.

  • May 2003
    -
    Dec 2005

    Trader Publishing Services

    Web Graphic Designer

    Responsible for the creation, representation and maintenance of the corporate identities for multiple divisions of Trader Electronic Media. Suggested and implemented creative solutions using compelling images that balance consumer interests and clients' return on investment

  • Dec 2001
    -
    May 2003

    Dollar Tree Inc.

    Mechanical Artist

    Worked in the corporate Print Shop. Maintained, scheduled and produced large-scale vinyl graphics for all 2200 Dollar Tree Stores. Handled overflow of pre-press operation for full-color direct-to-plate printing press.

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Education


  • 1997
    -
    2001

    University of North Florida

    Bachelor's of the Arts Degree

    B.A. in Graphic Design

  • 1997
    -
    2001

    University of North Florida

    Bachelor's of the Arts Degree

    B.A. in Journalism

Contact


2029 Bizzone Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

info@denisebarba.com

757.343.4516

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