Neal Cross

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In full support of your organization's initiatives Neal Cross provides the experience and creative encouragement that your marketing, or development team needs to project the right image and to help create the desired lift from your marketing and Web application programs.

FOCUS
  • User Experience Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
ABOUT
  • My Background

    Before i graduated in 1999 with a degree in Graphic Design I realized that the Web was quickly becoming a space that needed designers. I began studying HTML on my own so that i could publish my portfolio. I soon found myself working for a transaction software company in Norcross Georgia with a dual role creating web sites for marketing and with the product team crafting user interfaces. The designer/developer theme continued throughout the rest of my career as well as my strive to learn new technologies and User experience advancements. I have always liked a challenge and have rarely shied from an initiative. From this, I have developed a strong desire to see results and to know what works.

  • Where i Am

    In my experience, i have learned that great work comes out of getting ideas down quickly, taking criticism well and giving credit away. This is key in working with others in an Agile/RAD environment. It's important to listen well, take interest and be adamant about showing respect for all professions.

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Featured Work

Work Experience

Freelance

1/2016 - current, Duluth Georgia

UX/UI Design Engineer | Tripwire, Inc.

2/2013 - 1/2016 (3 years), Alpharetta Georgia
Responsibilities
Accomplishments

Creative Director | Prism Technologies, Inc.

2/2007 - 2/2013 (6 years), Norcross Georgia
Responsibilities
Accomplishments

Senior Designer | Interactive Planet, Inc. (ipi.net)

5/2004 - 2/2007 (2 years 9 months), Atlanta Georgia
Responsibilities
Accomplishments

Graphic Designer/Webmaster | Q1 Labs, Inc.

9/2002 - 2/2004 (1 years 5 months), Atlanta Georgia

Worked closely with marketing team to design and develop q1labs.com from concept through completion and on deadline. Designed and maintained company intranet. Created Flash interactive software demos to be viewed from the website. Developed consistent brand identity throughout all print and electronic media. Created newsletter template and sent out email blasts using Vertical Response.

Graphic Designer | PaySys International, Inc.

11/1999 - 5/2002 (3 years), Norcross Georgia

Designed, developed and maintained internal and external websites through two re-brandings; Delos Payment Systems and CoreCard Software. Worked closely with marketing and software development team on PowerPoint and HTML software product demos. Named "HTML Lead" by product development team.

Graphic Designer | Fleur-De-Lys Textiles

5/1999 - 11/1999 (7 months), Norcross Georgia

Worked on developing company identity. Designed packaging for bed sheets and towels. Designed layouts for encyclopedia project.

Graphic Design Intern | Willow Marketing

8/1998 - 1/1999, Indianapolis, IN

Created logos and illustrations for various clients. Participated in group brainstorming discussions. General assistance to designers: style sheet setup, scanning, presentation boards and mockups.

Education

5/1999 Ball State University, Fine Art Graphic Design, Muncie, IN

Bachelor's Degree

Awards

At Tripwire, in 2014, i was given the "INSPIRE-IT ON FIRE!" award for team contributions.

Prism won two second place awards for design and content at the 2012 Digital Signage Expo for a traveling exhibition on green architecture created for Museum of Design Atlanta. I designed and directed the content development of the 8 large interactive touch screens in the exhibit.