1. Ricky Neath

      Creative Director

      An experienced team leader with strengths in developing a vision, establishing creative strategy that focuses on user-centered solutions, building strong brands, and producing multimedia tools that deliver proven results.

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      01/03
    2. User-Centered
      Strategist

      Utilizing emerging technology to stimulate audiences to action through effective UI/UX experiences.

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      02/03
    3. Dream Builder

      “Whether its professional development or learning the foundations of user-centered design, I value helping individuals and teams to grow and accomplish their professional dreams.”.

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      03/03
  1. resume

    background

    Hello

    I am a Creative Director specializing in User Interface and User Experience.

    With a Masters degree in Media Design and a degree in Computer Animation, I value leading teams towards developing design which provide meaningful solutions for clients.As Creative Director of Yard Media, I have spent years developing communication tools for clients across multiple industries.The ADDY award and others for print and emerging technology are worthy of mention, but it is the high rate of client conversion that measure their true effectiveness.

    As Course Director at Full Sail University, I take pleasure in training students in creating effective design for UI/UX. Of the hundreds of students that I have guided, many have gone on to make significant strides in the industry. I have also had the privilege of providing educational development for corporate teams and individuals through Yard Media.

    1. skills

      Stimulating the audience to action.

      The measure of good design is whether the stated goals are met.

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      List of Skills:
      • Communication & Leadership
      • Project Management
      • UI / UX (User Interface and User Experience)
      • Client & Vendor Relationships
      • Conceptual Development
      • Strategic Planning
      • Budgeting
      • Online & Video Marketing
      • Resource Management
      • Marketing & Branding
      • Employee Training & Development
      • Higher Education
      • CSS / HTML
      • Motion Graphic
      • Graphic Design
      • Art Direction
  2. education

    Education never ends.
    It is a lifelong process.

    The purpose of education is not jut to gain knowledge, but also to grow in wisdom. I have an avid interest in learning the latest design and emerging technology trends and contemplating the possibilities for bringing new solutions to the world.

    • 01.

      Master of Fine Arts - Media Design

      Full Sail University
    • 02.

      Associate of Science - Computer Animation

      Full Sail University
    • 03.

      Visual Arts / Graphic Design

      Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts
  3. employment

    • 2009 - Present

      FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY -
      Course Director - Interactive Design and Usability

      Teach students in the Digital Art and Design Program how to create functional design for user interfaces while optimizing the user experience (UI/UX).
    • 2002 - Present

      YARD MEDIA -
      Creative Director

      Lead creative development of multimedia and emerging technology projects for clients.
    • 2001 - 2002

      BLACK COFFEE PRODUCTIONS -
      Senior Art Director

      Creative and art direction for multimedia projects.
    • 1995 - 2001

      D’ EDGE LIMITED -
      CEO/Creative Director

      Operated a design studio with a client base of companies from various sectors.

    It’s all about people bringing their individual ideas and experiences together to serve other people. I find that the most effective solutions come through teamwork in an environment where diverse thoughts and ideas are welcomed.

    1. portfolio

      Crafting design solutions to meet specific goals.

      Using tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, XD, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects and others, I have created the mechanism for corporations to communicate with their audiences.

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    1. awards & achievements

      It is never about the award, but always about meeting the goal.

      However, awards do provide encouragement and affirmation that the work resonates with industry peers and thought leaders.

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  4. contact

    +407 702 3008