My name is Jon Ostrander and with every company I have worked for, including ones not on my resume, a wealth of situations has arisen which needed skillful, detailed, and well thought out attention. I have always been the "go-to" person for these tasks. This is because one of my greatest strengths is being business minded, not merely position minded, and I have the vision, understanding, experience as well as intelligence to provide well-chosen solutions to a wide variety of issues.
I am comfortable working within corporate brand and style guidelines and I am passionate about resolving user pain points through great design. I have strict attention to visual detail and I pride myself in the ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects. I am open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism along with strong design aesthetic and comfort explaining design decisions. I remain current on the latest web technologies, best practices and industry standards and I am well-versed in visual design fundamentals, typography, color theory, brand communication and UI & UX principles.
Here are some of the positives I can offer:
20+ years of earned, progressively increasing experience in the fields of Visual Design, Graphic Design, Advertisements, Marketing & Collateral, UI/UX Design, including Rich Media
Well-versed in visual design fundamentals, typography, color theory, brand communication and UI & UX principles
Experience with multi-device design and responsive web design (RWD) as well as HTML5 & CSS3
Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator/Photoshop/Flash/Premiere/After Effects/Dreamweaver)
Attention to detail with strong verbal and visual communication, written communication, interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills
Proven ability to design solutions and achieve desired objectives, to grasp new areas of information and translate within tight deadlines in high-pressured environments without compromising on work quality
Willingness to teach, to learn, to lead, or follow as circumstances dictate
Ability to maintain focus on critical details amidst multiple projects and deadlines while balancing competing priorities
Strong Project Management skills and efficient work ethic
Financial industry experience