Douglass Ridgeway | About me

Douglass Ridgeway

  

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

About me

credentials

COMPANIES DOUGLASS HAS WORKED WITH

  • Lincoln Medical Center
  • Bellevue Hospital
  • Fordham University
  • Burnett Group
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Star Bright Book Publisher
  • Burson-Marsteller
  • Volunteers of America
  • ABN AMRO/Rothschild JV
  • Merrill Lynch
  • UBS
  • BGB Group
  • Madison Handbags
  • MY Wines Direct
  • Lionel Trains

ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE

  • I am an expert in the Adobe Suite
  • I have 9 years professional experience designing print collateral, branded identity systems, websites, and motion graphics
  • I am also an expert in Microsoft Office Suite and know how to incorporate branding and design work into day-to-day documents
  • I have designed PowerPoint templates and generated complex infographics based on Excel data for financial institutions and built multilevel styles in Word for legal clients
  • Additionally, I am a very good photographer, having run my own actor and model headshot studio in Brooklyn, and have a keen eye for good photography within a design

MASTER SKILLS

  • Mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in both MAC and Windows environments

MORE SKILLS

  • Web design: Front-end design, HTML5 and CSS3, JavaScript, CMS, Google Analytics, WordPress, and blogging
  • Graphic design: Identity design, branding, logo and font design, illustration
  • Motion graphics: Video editing, creating time-lapse and animation in After Effects and Premiere
  • Other computer programs: Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Flash, Keynote, Lightroom, Bridge, Fireworks, CorelDraw, Autodesk SketchBook, Quark XPress, Fontographer
  • Conceptual thinking and brainstorming within a team or individually
  • Solid communication and presentation skills

Please feel free to contact me.