RICK MAKOUL LOS ANGELES
BASED UX / VISUAL DESIGNER

MY STORY

Having studied Visual Communications​​ & Graphics, I began my career on the East Coast in marketing graphics.  My work background landed me a job in Los Angeles, where I created 2D-3D gaming graphics.  Not soon after, I worked on  digital graphics media for print & digital as well as projects in TV episodic and graphics for Film. My diverse background has been an excellent precursor into the User Experience Design field.

 

After working on a few Interactive Design projects, I was fully hooked! I took online classes (Lynda, IDF) while reading books about UX Paradigms and Design-thinking. Shortly after, I earned a Certification in UX Design in 2019. It has been exciting to apply my UX Design education and skills on real-world challenges while finding solutions using creative, problem solving methods.

 

I've also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Thanksgiving Day Events.  My natural empathy to help others and understand their needs has been a valuable asset for developing my UX Design Skills.

 

To keep my creative skills fresh and energy high, I enjoy playing guitar, painting abstracts, hiking and reading.

EXPERIENCE

UX & Visual Design Consultant

Los Angeles, CA

JUL 2017 -  PRESENT

Visual Designer - BQE Software

Torrance, CA

DEC 2019 - MAY 2020

Visual Designer - AFC Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

NOV 2015 - JUL 2017

Visual Designer & Graphics Consultant 
Los Angeles, CA

DEC 2008 - OCT 2015

Graphics Specialist - RTT USA
Los Angeles, CA

MAR 2006 - NOV 2008

EDUCATION

2018-2019 / CalArts

Certification in UX Design

Bradley Academy of Visual Arts

Degree In Visual Communications and Graphic Design

SOFTWARE

Adobe CC:

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, AfterEffects, Dimension

Figma

Sketch

InVision

Zeplin

Principle

Just-in-Mind

ProtoPie

Cinema 4D

 

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