Richard Toland

Work History and Skill Sets

Experience

Talon Knight Enterprises

UX Designer / Graphic Designer / Web Dev

May 2013 — Present
  • Brought on board as part of the UX design team for Ellery Homestyles and developed the content strategy, information architecture, infrastructure, and overall design of the website.
  • Part of the UX design team for Hodara Real Estate Group during which I participated in extensive deep dive sessions, user research, user interviews, heuristic analysis, helped create personas, and developed a content strategy for the website.
  • Collaborated as part of the UX team for the Wallace Foundation website where we developed work flows for the content of the site, conducted user research, usability testing, peer research, a content strategy for the new website.

TRI-LIN INTEGRATED SERVICES INC.

VISUAL/GRAPHIC DESIGNER

OCT. 2012 — MAY 2013
  • Produced illustrations and other artwork in Photoshop and Illustrator according to established testing style guides and processes.
  • Constructed testing books in InDesign according to client specifications and procedures.
  • Worked within the department to develop processes and procedures, maintain program style guides, and overall file structures.

Richard Toland Designs

Freelance VISUAL / GRAPHIC DESIGNER

NOV. 2010 — OCT. 2012
  • Collaborated with the owner of Bradyl Storage Solutions to completely revamp their company brochure. I sourced the images, created the design and built out the brochure in InDesign.
  • Created and designed the booklet A Consumer Guide to Dry Cleaners for David Whitehurst and his thriving dry cleaning business chain.
  • Designed a series of worksheets to accompany The Sugar Mama Success Program by Jill Christe.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICES

Lead VISUAL/GRAPHIC DESIGNER

AUG. 2002 — NOV. 2010
  • Assessed requests for graphics and responds to inquiries from Assessment Development staff
  • Provided production updates to the Project Lead and Supervisor of current work flow including volume, estimations for task completion, and issues impacting completion duration.
  • Communicated with Content to discuss queries of Art production and provides basic guidance for art style, layout, and universal design while adhering to project specifications.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Build Responsive Real World Websites with HTML5 and CSS3
  • The Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Advanced CSS and Sass: Flexbox
  • Web UI UX Design using Adobe XD - Adobe Experience Design
  • The Complete JavaScript Course 2018
  • UX & Web Design Master Course: Strategy, Design, Development
  • The Complete App Design Course - UX, UI and Design Thinking

DEGREES

UX Career Design Track - 6 Month Bootcamp
Springboard Online - March 2019 - August 2019

Bachelor’s Degree - Digital and Graphic Design
American Intercontinental University - January 2002 - November 2005

Associate Degree - Technician Support Specialist
St. Philip’s College - January 1999 - December 2000

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