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Ben Cunningham

Designer

Skills

Web design

Effective at integrating functionality and design for memorable user interactions and experience.

Print design

Strong conceptual, layout and typographical skills boosted by ten years of professional design experience.

Project direction

Proven ability to lead and manage a wide variety of design and development projects in team and independent situations.

Technical

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Jquery
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Experience

Made By Munsters, Munster, Ind.

Partner, UI/UX designer

2012-present

Responsible for design, front end programming and testing of web sites from the ground up. Created search engine optimized web sites and micro sites for commercial customers.

Lee Enterprises, Munster, Ind.

News Design Manager

2011-present

Responsible for implementing and managing three design production facilities from concept to operation with the ability to produce more than 50 daily newspapers and weekly magazines. Managed multiple redesign projects for existing and new product launches, including Ladue News (St. Louis), The Citizen (Auburn, N.Y) and BusINess (Munster, Ind.).

The Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Ind.

Design Director

2005-2011

Responsible for directing the design of the daily newspaper and more than 72 annual products. Managed a team of 10+ designers. Redesigned daily newspaper (2009) and served as lead project manager in transition to new content management system (2010). Designed daily pages including Page One and the Sports sections. Worked closely with editors, photographers and graphic artists to plan coverage of large news events and special sections. (Circ: 70,000 daily; 91,000 Sunday)

Bloomington Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.

Editorial Artist

2004-2005

Responsible for producing daily infographics, story illustrations and feature page designs. Redesigned daily newspaper (2005). (Circ: 21,000 daily; 30,000 Sunday)

Education

Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana

Dual Major, Journalism and Fine Arts — Graphic Design — 3.3 GPA

Ben Cunningham — bacunnin@gmail.com — (219) 669-6573

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