Welcome to Mariona Media

UX designer & front-end developer who loves information architecture, interface design, typography & hand coding with web standards. Check out my portfolio, download my resume, & get in touch to hire me for your next project.

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about.

I was born in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is located in the region of Catalonia historically known for it’s textile industry. Following the family tradition I joined my father and brother working at the textile factory that my grandfather had founded in 1947 during Franco’s dictatorship.

After two years tending to the knitting machines and printing fabrics, I came to the realization that working as a factory operator was a rather repetitive and monotonous task. Therefore, I went back to school and obtained a B.F.A in Communication Design with a minor in Art History and a M.S. in Prof. Media and Media Mgmt. Studies. View or download my resume.

In 2003, while pursuing my B.F.A. I was hired by Evolution Multimedia, a multimedia and web development agency. There I translated my graphic design skills into the web medium. I remained with the company for 3 years while pursuing my B.F.A. At the end of 2006, I left Evolution Multimedia to form Sixoneeight, L.L.C.

As a web designer and developer I strive to create user-friendly interfaces with an emphasis on information architecture and web standards compliant code. My aim is to help the web development community become more standardized and therefore spend more time designing and programming rather than debugging.

portfolio.

resume.

This is a brief version of my resume. For a complete description of each job position please download this version.

EDUCATION

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE, IL

M.S: Professional Media & Media Management Studies, Summer 2010 (Cum Laude)
B.F.A: Communication Design Major & Art History Minor, Spring 2007   (Cum Laude)

JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE CARTERVILLE, IL

Associates of Art (Honor)

ACADEMIA INTERNATIONAL DE LA MODA BARCELONA, SPAIN

Fashion Design Certificate

EXPERIENCE

2009-2010 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE, IL • GRADUATE TEACHER ASSISTANT

2006-2009 SIXONEEIGHT CARBONDALE, IL • OWNER, FREELANCE WEB DESIGNER & FRONT-END DEVELOPER

2003-2006 EVOLUTION MULTIMEDIA AGENCY ENERGY, IL • WEB DESIGNER & FRONT-END DEVELOPER

1998-2000 VELVET, S.L. BARCELONA, SPAIN • SWIMWEAR COLLECTION COORDINATOR AND DESIGNER

1997-1998 INDITEX GROUP, LA CORUÑA, GALICIA (SPAIN) • FASHION DESIGNER

SKILLS:

TOOLS: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe Flash CS4 & Adobe Dreamweaver CS4. Adobe Acrobat Professional, Final Cut Pro Studio, Audacity, Gimp, Inkscape, Open Office & Microsoft Office, FTP clients such as Transmit and Cyberduck, hand-coding editors such as Skedit, TextMate & Smultron.

COMPUTER LANGUAGES: Hand code XHTML, CSS, XML, implementation of Javascript libraries and plugins, implementation and customization of Content Management Systems (CMS), basic knowledge of PHP and MySql.

COMPUTER LANGUAGES: Mac OS, Microsoft Windows & Linux (Puppy & Ubuntu).

HUMAN LANGUAGES: Proficient in English, Spanish & Catalan.

contact.

email me @: mariona@marionamedia.com
call me @: +34 689 102 818