Resume

Matt Larsen

IT Consultant and Designer

Adaptable, self-motivated and detail-oriented user experience (UX) and graphic designer for small, medium, and large business with rapid prototyping, user profiling, editorial specialties.

Specialties include corporate training, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, xD and InDesign, Blender 3D, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Mac OS X and Windows environments with additional skills in 3D design, Python and equipment maintenance.

Work Experience

IT Consultant and Designer

Evercore

May 2019

User experience and graphic designer and editor for IT department communications.

Duties include:

  • User Experience Design for Intranet, Internet and internal device management including web pages, site map, icons and color selection.
  • Monthly newsletter coordination, editing, graphic design, layout and revisions.
  • User Experience Design.
  • Sharepoint website design and management.
  • Internal electronic billboard design and management.

Designer

Evercore

December 2012 – present

Graphic designer and producer for education, community outreach and corporate clients.

Duties include:

  • Site management, lobby display computer integration, HTML and CSS formatting for email newsletter, programming as school STEM volunteer.
  • Workshops for art and science outreach.
  • Animation character design.
  • Apparel design

Network Administrator

University of Illinois

October 2004 – November 2012

Desktop and network administration for multiple departments from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign with presence in Chicago.

Duties included:

  • Created workshops integrating hardware and software to the University system.
  • Designed, budgeted and implemented equipment and software updates through external and
    University-designated vendors.
  • Trained additional support staff.
  • Remote and on-site system maintenance.
  • Training and meetings for managers and non-technical users.
  • Modified hardware including customized laptops and open source disk imaging server.

Designer

Freelance

September 1997 – October 2006

Independent designer and animator for Chicago-area theatrical and professional productions.

Duties included:

  • Website and advertising design.
  • Graphic design, support and production for professional events.
  • Wrote, directed and edited award-winning videos.

Production Assistant

The Wilson Dow Group

February 2002 – October 2003

Designer and production assistant in a hip, fast-paced event production company.

Duties included:

  • Memorizing and performing all-ages shows.
  • Designing promotional materials.
  • Theatre maintenance.
  • Community outreach.

Designer

Murray Johnstone International, Ltd.

November 1998 – July 2000

Designer and troubleshooter in support of remote salespeople for multi-national investment firm.

Duties included:

  • Aggregated financial data from reporting systems.
  • Designed and produced sales presentations and client reports.
  • Advised sales staff on computer and connection issues.
  • Designed domestic website.

Performer

ComedySportz Chicago

September 1998 – May 2007

Performed high-energy, all-ages comedy in a sports-themed improvisational comedy show.

Duties included:

  • Memorizing and performing all-ages shows.
  • Designing promotional materials.
  • Theatre maintenance.
  • Community outreach.

Education

Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1991-1994

Bachelor’s of Arts in English, Creative Writing

Graduated cum laude, GPA 3.6

Second City Training Center

Graduate, 1996

iO Chicago (ImprovOlympic)

Graduate, member: Lindbergh Babies

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