Multi-disciplined and empathetic designer with a great work ethic and jolly personality.

John Chaka

Howdy, my name is John Chaka. I wrangle pixel-based products in West Texas. I have a wide range of experience and knowledge across various platforms and audiences. Completing projects is fun, but I thrive in the process. I've found that working hard indeed pays off, but smart solutions cost less.

Hey, remember when users were called "people"?

Expertise

This ain't my first rodeo. I've worked on an assortment of projects from conception to completion and have played almost every role throughout the process.

Skills

  • Website Design
  • User-Interface Design
  • Product Design
  • Front-End Web Development
  • Wordpress Development
  • Server Administration
  • Branding / Identity
  • Print Design
  • Packaging
  • Exhibit / Interactive Kiosks
  • Signage

Roles

  • Administration
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Design Lead
  • Design Production
  • Consultation

Career

Career experience is good, but working with talented people is great. I've been fortunate to work for companies that gave me a voice, utilized what I knew and built up what I didn't.

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Freelancer

  • www.iamchaka.com
  • West Texas
  • January 2004 - Present
  • Web Design & Development
  • UI Design
  • Server Administration
  • Branding / Identity Design
  • Print Design
  • UX Consultation
  • Digital Marketing Consultation
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Web Designer & Front-End Developer

  • Hartsfield Design
  • Lubbock, TX
  • January 2015 - Present
  • Web Design & Development
  • UI Design
  • Exhibit Design
  • Server Administration
  • Print Design
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Sr. Designer (Print & Web) & Front-End Developer

  • Redcap Creative
  • Amarillo, TX
  • April 2012 - December 2014
  • Web Design & Development
  • Branding / Identity Design
  • Print Design
  • Server Administration
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Graphic Design Professor

  • Amarillo College
  • Amarillo, TX
  • August 2007 - December 2014
  • Responsible for teaching a variety of web design and print design classes.

Academics

College created the conceptual and visual language I had been looking for. Although self-taught for web design, my diverse academic background continues to contribute to my work and award me of various opportunities. I've had some great teachers that forever have my gratitude.

Master of Fine Arts

  • West Texas A&M University
  • Canyon, TX
  • May 2009

Master of Arts

  • West Texas A&M University
  • Canyon, TX
  • December 2007

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Angelo State University
  • San Angelo, TX
  • May 2004