Matthew Ware is a UI/UX Designer

Happily Employed

Currently, I am thrilled with my position
as an Android and iOS UI/UX designer at a tech
start-up company in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

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About


My name is Matthew Ware and I am a Graphic Designer. I was born and raised in the wonderful suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, and I am a proud alumnus of Ohio University. Aside from being an avid coffee enthusiast, I have found a great joy in my everlasting evolvement as a Graphic Designer. Though I am relatively early in my career, I have big ambitions to strive toward as a young professional and I am actively in pursuit of a better vehicle to achieve my goals.

What I Do


I am continuously attempting to expand what I can do as a creative professional. While my undergraduate career focused on the fundamentals of design, such as form, function, intent, and concept; I have been able to work on a variety of projects due to my solid creative foundation and considerable attention to detail. From print to web, illustration to writing copy, research to implementation, and everything in between, let me work with you to achieve something spectacular.

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Resume

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

MOBILE DEFENSE, Cleveland, Ohio
Android and iOS UI/UX Designer, April 2014 - Present

DIGITALGRAPHICS, Cleveland, Ohio
Graphic Designer, July 2012 - April 2014
Worked with multiple clients on a variety of projects, including branding, layout design, signage and photography. Clients include Sherwin-Williams, Hospice of the Western Reserve and MTD Products.

FLOURISH, INC., Cleveland, Ohio
Freelance Graphic Designer, April 2012 - May 2012
Refined layouts for K and K Interiors catalogs to include appropriate information, edit layout design and prepare files for production.

COSI - CENTER OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, Columbus, Ohio
Graphic Design Intern, September 2011 - January 2012
Updated existing signage to create a cohesive wayfinding system in select exhibits. Created unique wayfinding materials for various visiting exhibits and events at COSI.

AFRICLECTIC MAGAZINE, Athens, Ohio
Layout Designer, July 2011 - December 2011
Built the visual language for the magazine. Designed layouts for the launch issue of the first-of-its-kind, collaborative-driven magazine for Cameroon.

FACTORY STREET STUDIO, Athens, Ohio
Graphic Design Intern, January 2011 - March 2011
Created and implemented promotional materials (poster, t-shirt, program, branding) for their annual spring concert. Refined existing logo.

EDUCATION

OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, August 2007 - June 2011
Curriculum included branding typography, layout design, color theory, web design, coding, serigraphy, book binding, lithography, painting, drawing, three-dimensional studies and photography.


SKILLS

Photoshop CC
Illustrator CC
InDesign CC
Dreamweaver CC
Coda 2
Photography
Aperture
Mac OS X
iWork Suite
Microsoft Office Suite
Suitcase Fusion
HTML/CSS
Javascript

ACHIEVEMENTS

Charles Logan Smith Excellence
in Design Award, 2011

Athens Print Guild Archive at
Ohio University, 2011

OU Graphic Design Class of 2011
Coordinator, 2010 - 2011

Ohio University Alden Library
Special Collections, 2008 - 2011


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