The online portfolio and writings of Ren Walker, an art director & web designer from Portland.

About

I’m a multifaceted art director/designer with over 7 years experience designing and planning for the Web and mobile.

I currently work at Adpearance, a full-service digital agency in Portland, Oregon.

If you look closely at my forehead, you’ll notice the slight raise of where my unicorn horn is. Yes, that’s right; I’m one of those designers. You can find me equally comfortable leading a site architecture and whipping out prototypes left and right OR writing and leading the front-end code required to make all this interactive magic happen. I code, I illustrate, I animate, I write, I optimize, and above all—I learn to do more every day. I’m as happy in Photoshop as I am in Sublime Text 3.

My favorite jobs are team efforts that allow me to participate in many stages of the project. I am passionate about balancing business goals, customer needs and design integrity. I am known for my dedication to leading the transformation toward user-centric methodologies, writing clean and efficient code, and creatively thinking ahead for long-term strategies.

When I’m not building internet things, I enjoy eating meat and gluten, doodling comics, and drinking coffee. I occasionally update my blog and frequently overshare on Twitter.

 

Skills

Marketing

Ecommerce
SEO
Social Media
Email Marketing
Conversion Optimization

Design

Creative Design & Art Direction
Interaction design
Information Architecture
Mobile & Responsive Design
User Experience

Software & Apps

Photoshop
Illustrator
After Effects
ExpressionEngine
Wordpress
Shopify
Balsamiq
Sublime Text 3
GitHub
Google Analytics

Languages

HTML
CSS
Sass
jQuery
Javascript
PHP

Portfolio

Fake Portland Facts

For fun: comedy & Sass & jQuery

Aromatics International

Art Direction, UX, Front-End, Animation

Auto Dealership Landing Page

Design, Front-End Development, UX

Papé

Design, Art Direction, Front-end Development, UX

NASPA

Information Architecture, Design, Art Direction, Front-End Development

GaryBaseman.com

Wordpress, Front-End Development

Munro American

Design, Art Direction

Beyond Words Publishing

Information Architecture, Design, Art Direction, Front-End Development, ExpressionEngine

Pacific Office Automation

Design, Art Direction, Front-End Development, ExpressionEngine

Contact

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