Andrew Hale

Creator / Designer / Developer

You have something important to say; I can help you say it with clarity, confidence, and style.

I have a broad range of creative and technical skills including still and motion photography, illustration, graphic design, web design, and web development. Whether you need a memorable business card, or a multi-channel serial content API, I'll get the job done.

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About Me

I draw on a broad base of skill, experience and creativity to create compelling, human-centered designs. I excel at helping stakeholders understand, articulate, and realize their goals through the design process. I’m on the lookout for growth-oriented opportunities where I can bring my creative, technical, and communication skills to bear.

Personal Qualities

  • Adaptable
  • Amiable
  • Curious
  • Confident
  • Collaborative
  • Quick Learner
  • Rigorous

Personal Interests

  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Drums
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Woodworking

Professional Experience

Principal Designer

This Animus

May 2015 - Present

Collaborated one-on-one with clients to realize their design needs using novel web technologies including flat-file CMS, PJAX page loading, CSS grid, and lightweight, framework-free design/dev.

Regularly achieved Google PSI scores of 90 and above through rigorous performance optimization.

Design Director

Countryside Bible Church

September 2010 - 2019

Clarified public-facing content for 60 separate ministries of a 2000-member church by designing and sustaining a unified promotion strategy.

Raised awareness of ministries and events through creation of visual identities including logos, motion graphics, brochures, etc.

Boosted audience engagement by producing and cross-promoting scripted and candid video content.

Increased weekly web traffic 600% through design, development, and optimization of a new primary website.

Unified serial content distribution by writing/documenting an API accessible to web, app, social, and IoT platforms.

Achieved the WCAG 2.0 AA standard for accessibility by implementing a ground-up UI redesign.

Researched, identified, configured, and implemented a new website CMS, providing stakeholders unprecedented access and control over their content.

Skills

  • Audio Recording & Production
  • Content Strategy
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography/Videography
  • Typography
  • Video Editing & Post-production
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

Tooling

  • Adobe Creative Software
  • Apple Creative Software
  • Sketch
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Microsoft Office
  • JS (ES6)
  • HTML5, CSS3
  • Web Backend: SSH, MySQL, PHP
  • Web Pipeline: Git, Gulp, Webpack
  • CMS: Wordpress, Joomla, Craft

Education

Bachelor of Science - Architecture

University of Texas at Arlington

2008 - 2013 • 3.392 GPA

Rigorous design education including study in material sciences, sociology, psychology, history, art, and religion. Special emphasis on justification of design decisions via peer, and professional review.

High School

Faith Christian School - Grapevine, TX

Class of 2008 • 3.87 GPA

Multi-sport athlete, contributing to state titles in cross country, track, and swimming. Finalist in state fine arts competition and lead performer in musical theatre.

Volunteer and Community

Sound Engineer

Countryside Bible Church

June 2008 – Present

Front-of-house and control room sound engineering of weekly live events for a 1,200-seat auditorium. Experience producing orchestral, choral, vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, and pop/rock. Experience with stage-setup, mic placement, mixing, digital multitrack recording, and DAW control.

Helped design and implement redundant, 64-channel recording and playback for live venue, and control room.

Awana Club Leader

September 2002 - Present

Served as club director for an Awana Sparks club (children ages 5-7 years). Managed and directed 25-35 volunteers, coordinated with church leadership, saw the weekly club attendance grow from 45 children attending weekly in 2008 to 90 children in 2013. Currently serve as grade director, game director, and have trained 2 club directors.