Portfolio of Jake Mize, Charlotte NC Web Design, Freelance Web Site Designer, Graphic Designs, Top Website Designers in Charlotte North Carolina, Front-End Web Developer, Fast Web Designer, HTML and CSS Coding, Mobile iPhone Sites

JAKE MIZE

WEB DESIGNER & FRONT-END DEVELOPER

Designing & Developing in Charlotte, NC | 2014

Body Building Humor - Custom Website Design

This was a custom website design that I created for Body Building Humor

The guys at Body Buidling Humor approached me in need of a custom designed site with blogging and commerce capabilities. They were great to work with and had a fun and original poduct for sale. If you have been to any gym or have lifted any type of weights you can relate to these tees. Check them out - Body Building Humor.

Home Owners Insurance - Custom Website Design

This was a custom website design that I created at Red Ventures

Fun project that I had the opportunity to work on for Home Owners Insurnace.

Inkefx - Clothing & Apparel - Custom Website Design

This was a custom website design that I created for my clothing company Inkefx

I recently started a small clothing company, Inkefx. It was an idea that I had been working and reworking for a while now, trying to figure out all the details. Basically Inkefx is a small t-shirt brand focused on providing high quality products with great customer service. The website design has been a great personal project and was even more fun turning it into a custom BigCartel site. For 10% off use INKEFXCLOTHING at checkout. Thanks for your support!

My Brag Mag - Custom Website Design

This was a custom website design that I created for My Brag Mag

Let me just start off by saying this has been a very fun project to work on. The magazines are really fun to look at and I only imagine they would be better if the stuff in them was about me! Jennifer was looking for a site that she was proud to show off and would help further launch her business. So, that is what we set out to do. Take a look and buy a My Brag Mag for your next event!

Theme Rock - ThemeForest Website Template

ThemeForest.net Website Theme for a Portfolio and Blog

This is a theme that is under development. We are working to program it out as a portfolio / blog website and later convert it into a functional WordPress template. Just wanted to post a snapshot of it so you guys can check it out. I will let everyone know when it is available for purchase through ThemeForest.

TurboTax - Info-graphic (with BigMac's)

This was a infographic created for TurboTax to use on their blog

This was the second info-graphic that I was asked to create for TurboTax. The task here was to incorporate the amount of BigMacs that you could either gain or lose baed on what you were to do with your tax refund. It was fun just to design something with a BigMac on it, so needless to say, I really enjoyed working on this project! Check out the blog post about How Will You Spend Your Tax Refund.

TurboTax - Info-graphic

This was a infographic created for TurboTax to use on their blog

This was the first info-graphic that I have ever had the opportunity to work on. It seemed like an exciting project and it was something that I knew was going to be very challenging, because of my lack of experience in this area. This was released during tax season to correlate with a blog post TurboTax was creating about Filing Your Taxes Online. Overall, it was a great project and I have had the opportunity to work on more since then.

Theme Bokeh - ThemeForest Website Template

ThemeForest.net Website Theme for a Shopping Cart and a blog

This was a theme I designed for ThemeForest, specifically for a blog with an additional shopping cart. It's a basic theme that supplies the user with a product page, shopping cart page, content page and contact us page and additional blog pages. Could easily be used to skin a WordPress template. If you would like to purchase you may do so by clicking the following link Purchase Theme Bokeh!

Theme Cart - ThemeForest Website Template

ThemeForest.net Website Theme for a Shopping Cart

This was a theme I designed for ThemeForest, specifically for a shopping cart. It's a basic theme that supplies the user with a product page, shopping cart page, content page and contact us page. If you would like to purchase you may do so by clicking the following link Purchase Theme Cart!

Cloud Nineteen, Braille & S1 - Custom Website

Cloud Nineteen, Christian Hip Hop, Braille, S1, Music

I contacted Braille on helping out with the Cloud Nineteen project and was excited to find out I could help out with what they were doing. Basically Braille and S1 needed a site to promote their new album and the fact that they were giving away 30,000 copies! I have been a huge fan of Braille and his music for like 8 or 9 years so I was super pumped to work on this site.

Splash Zone USA - Custom Flash Website

splash zone usa, kids pool safety website

As designers, I think there are some websites that we just will always remember and enjoy. Splash Zone USA was a site I designed and built about 4 years ago while working at Miller Davis Studios. It was one of the first full flash sites I ever got to build and I enjoyed it so much. I usually post new stuff on here but figured I'd show you guys some old stuff. I hope they never take it!

Jake & Amber Get Married - Custom Website

the romp t-shirt design, 5k road race

Well, what can I say? I got engaged on December 12, 2008 to a wonderful woman and we have started planning the wedding! First step was putting together this wedding website along with finding a place to have the wedding and reception. This was a fun project since it was one where I could do my own thing. Also got to integrate some social media elements into it like youtube and flickr.

The Romp 2007, 5k Road Race - Shirt Design

the romp t-shirt design, 5k road race

The Romp 5k Road Race, what more do I need to say? The name is crazy enough! This was a T-Shirt design for JZ Designs. The words "The Romp" were provided and all surrounding graphics were generated by me. I love running so this was a fun project to be a part of.

Spooky Halloween - Email Design

spooky halloween eblast design for red ventures

Email design for Red Ventures. Halloween is coming up and we are getting ready for the tricker treaters to come rolling through our office. By the way, candy corn is my favorite so it had to make an appearance.

Saturday Night Live - Email Design

saturday night live eblast design for red ventures

Email design for Red Ventures. We are heading up our annual meeting in Puerto Rico and this is getting everyone pumped up for the talent show we are having the last night there! As usual, I had a pretty fun time putting this together.

WingFoot Building Group - Custom Website Design

wingfoot design for parkerweb

Website design for Parker Web. They were looking to portray an elegant, luxurious lifestyle feeling with a large emphasis on showcasing the work of the company as well as convey an established, professional feel.

Graffiti by yours truly!

graffiti design, messing around

I try to get my mind set outside of the every day routine by trying new things that I observe in my surroundings. I've always had a fascination with Graffiti, so every once and a while Ill take a crack at it. Maybe one day I can step it up and break out the spray cans with the fat tips.

Troy Panel Management - Custom Website

troy panel management designed at prstore

Simple site created through PRstore for Troy Panel Management. These guys do research with people online who have agreed to take surveys. A great solution for legitimate results!

Pi Kappa Alpha

pi kappa alpha designed for skookum web

Fraternity website design for Skookum. I never was part of a fraternity but it didn't keep me from stepping up to the challenge. Make you want to pledge? Wait, I have to do what?!?

Bio Energy Conversion

bio energy conversion designed for skookum web

Website design for Skookum. “Clean Coal Technology”, you know we need it!

Lotus Vet

lotus vet website designed at PRstore

Website design for Lotus Vet. Fun little site that had a lot of design elements pulled from the logo. Who doesn't like cute little animals?

Sandman Gourmet Deli

sandman gourmet deli designed for PRstore

This was one of the comps I put together at the PRstore, it wasn't the one chosen in the end but was my favorite overall. Most of their photos fit well into the top portion of the site, lasagna, salads, soups, etc, which made it intereting while switching pages. Overall this was a fun site to design!

Frequently Visited Websites

frequently visited css beauty frequently visited media temple frequently visited wordpress frequently visited colour lovers frequently visited 3hmp3 frequently visited fwa
frequently visited envato frequently visited blog of francesco mugnai frequently visited holyculture frequently visited gizmodo frequently visited smashing magazine frequently visited themeforest
frequently visited dribbble frequently visited rapzilla frequently visited the dieline

Who is this designer guy?

Well, let see, where do I start? I moved up the east coast until I eventually settled here in Charlotte, NC attending the University of UNC - Charlotte. I graduated, obtaining a BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design. I quickly moved to doing both Print and Web and eventually transferred to designing Websites almost 100% of the time. I guess its the constant evolving of this medium that keeps me mesmerized.

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Capabilities

  • Web Design
  • Mobile Design (iPhone, Droid, iPad, etc.)
  • HTML / CSS (Divs only, tables when needed)
  • E-mail Design and Development
  • Basic Search Engine Optimization
  • Logo Design
  • Print Collateral (Brochures, Letterhead, etc.)

Resume

SUMMARY

Enticing graphic designer experienced in corporate identity, print collateral, magazine editing, web design, and multimedia. Detail oriented with special interest in web and interactive design.

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Red Ventures
2008 – Present
Web Designer & Front-End Developer
Responsibilities:

  • Design and code websites specifically related to marketing products and services.
  • Manage multiple websites specific to brand standards. Ex. DirecTV, Clear, Miracle-Ear, etc.
  • Focus on designing and coding websites for iPhone and other mobile devices.

PRstore - DesignCentral
2006 – 2008
Web Designer / Web Development Manager
Responsibilities:

  • Manage all web related projects for over 40 PRstores throughout the United States.
  • Produce fresh web related designs.
  • Continued to develop my abilities to multitask.

Miller Davis Studios Inc.
2003 – 2006
Graphic Designer
Responsibilities:

  • Create innovative web and print materials.
  • Maintain an organized schedule of projects to meet crucial deadlines.
  • Meet with clients to obtain a better understanding of products and services.

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Charlotte BFA in Art, Concentration in Graphic Design December 2003

SKILLS

Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator, Coda, Dreamweaver, MAMP. Experienced with HTML and CSS. Familiar with PHP, WordPress, Familiar with Joomla (but don't recommend it) and MySQL. Strong troubleshooting skills, familiar with cross-browser and cross-platform issues, comfortable with a Mac or PC work environment.