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Michael Mondragon
Works at Nerdy Connections
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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Microsoft is using Golden Ratio in #UI design. I used similar layout with golden ratio on a few projects so I noticed it right away. I find it much better looking than column/grid layouts. It also prioritizes information better #windows10  
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“As my love for the signs grew, I began to see them in a different way, and my photography began to evolve.”

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TypeEd Rag Right | Corey Miller was drawn to the entertainment business so he got his degree in film and television studies at California State University, Northridge. He became a writer and producer for television with credits including CSI, CSI: Miami, Body of Proof, and Reckless. However, living Southern California, he always noticed vintage signs while driving around, so he started to capture them. These beautiful images really got our atten...
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Some great #photoshopcc  tips here.
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Thank you for posting this. Very useful.
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"Rich Web Experiences & The Future of The Web" by +CJ Gammon #AdobeMAX
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"Rocket Dog Rescue: Harnessing the Power of Responsive Web Design" by Kristin Long #AdobeMAX
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Steve Matteson, Creative Type Director for Monotype, explores the most significant change in the evolution of typography since Gutenberg: Type 3.0.
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From the font nerds at Extensis, we bring you our new 'Fontspiration' app! Create custom typographic designs using hundreds of fonts and dozens of built-in animations... free at the App Store today! #fontspiration http://lnkd.in/bmab6Zd
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How to use data, without sacrificing creativity.
Creative companies outnumber and outperform their competitors, commanding a greater market share and experiencing a higher rate of growth. Analytics and data have only given companies more avenues down which to focus their creative energies.
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"Custom Theming WordPress Based Websites In Dreamweaver" by Kristin Long #AdobeMAX
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"Scratching Many Surfaces" by Julia Rothman and Santtu Mustonen
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Eat, Design, Sleep (repeat daily)
Introduction
Chief Design Nerd at Nerdy Connections, graphic designer, fine artist, baseball fanatic, comedy enjoyer, restaurant & food lover.
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Graphic Designer, Art Director and Fine Artist
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PRINT DESIGN • Logos & Packaging • Posters & Key Art • Postcards & Stationary • Brochures & Newsletters • Trade Show Booths WEBSITES • Wireframing • User Interface Design • Prototyping • Brand Identity • Functionality MULTIMEDIA • Motion Graphics • Keynote Presentations • Photo Retouching • Photography & Scanning • Sign Painting ADMINISTRATIVE • Management & Support • Customer Service • Proposal Creation • Marketing • Relationship Establishment
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  • Nerdy Connections
    Owner / Art Director, 2011 - present
    Contract work for Aquent: - Created User Interface, User Experience and Interaction design on web and mobile platforms for a Major Healthcare Provider. Beats By Dre contract work: - Created UI, UX and GUI interfaces for various smartphone platforms. - Contracted by software engineers and program managers to collaborate and create graphics for wire framing and designs. - Created original artwork for promotional material and Keynote presentations. Zinman Company contract work: - Created hand drawn storyboard art used for stage graphics on the 2013 Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles, CA. - Made stage graphics for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. - Artwork for the 8mm WinVision LED for performances at the 2012 & 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • MPRO
    Art Director, 2008 - 2011
    • Supervised projects and managed staff of 10 graphic and motion designers for domestic and international broadcast clients • Involved in creation of over 200 original designs for packaging, posters, point of purchase, broadcast and website projects • Created and managed website wireframing, prototyping, social media branding, and user-centered designs including skins, control panels and wallpapers for commercial clients • Conceptualized DVD user interface designs for motion graphics • Successfully branded and managed design for trade show booths
  • Twistbox Entertainment
    Senior Designer, 2007 - 2008
    • Developed designs for print, websites, and web-to-mobile user interface for clients in the US, Asia, and UK • Collaborated with UI/UX developers to create graphic illustrations for mobile phone platforms
  • Urban Graphics
    Art Director, 1991 - 1997
    • Created, managed and designed original advertisements for feature projects and packaging for multimillion dollar clients • Coordinated all high-end DVD key art designs, magazine covers, promotional ads, motion graphics for point-of-purchase • Developed user interfaces for websites, mobile phones, and DVD projects • Contracted, by HBO’s The Sopranos, to create featured on-set props • Designed 4-story billboard displayed in New York City’s Times Square
  • CHUD Graphics
    Senior Designer, 1991 - 1997
    • Created 10-12 advertisements per week for print, CD packaging, and marketing collateral • Designed in-store signage and point-of-purchase materials for Zia Records locations in Phoenix, Tempe, and Tucson, Arizona • Successfully created artwork for albums, logos, flyers, and t-shirts for touring musical artists
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