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About Me


Maddie Rode


P: (650) 224-9029

Illustrator.  Web designer.  Aspiring game developer.  Billie Holiday superfan.  Steadfast supporter of the Oxford Comma.

I spend my days with the creative team at Digital River, building epic websites and attention-grabbing graphics for ecommerce clients.  I moonlight as a freelance illustrator and spend copious amounts of time with my face in my cat's tummy.  I love to talk shop, so send me a note if you'd like to propose a project, ask a question, or suggest a videogame for me to play. 


Some Clients I’ve Worked With


Software Experience


Photoshop - photo editing

Illustrator - design/illustration

InDesign - design/layout

Final Cut Pro - video editing

Animate (Flash) - animation

Adobe XD - web prototyping

UXpin - web prototyping

Adobe Dimension - 3d modeling

Maya - 3D modeling

Blender - 3D modeling

Unity - game engine

Microsoft Office Suite - word processing and presentation

Audacity - audio editing

Audition - audio editing


Core Skills and Experience




"She is a proactive partner who always keeps her clients' best interests in mind. Going above and beyond, she takes the time to understand not only their style guides, but the personality of their brand."

- K. Christensen, Dir. of Creative Services, Digital River


"Great quality, on schedule and on budget. Isn’t that what true artisans aspire to do?"

- Paul Hambelton, WW Demand Gen. Manager, Nuance

Recent Employment


Digital River - Minneapolis, MN

Creative Designer | Spring 2016 - Present

Primary Skills Used


Design attention-grabbing graphics for web, print, and digital media while adhering to client styleguides and expectations.

Craft innovative, conceptual web designs that prioritize function, encouraged conversion, and delight users with a modern look and feel.

Evaluate clients' website UX and UI, then propose strategic modifications and implemented best-practice web designs in order to improve site performance.

Interpret brand strategy and objectives into specific statements of creative and executional deliverables while leading the expectations of internal business partners.



Archetype Signmakers - Burnsville, MN

Print Technician | Summer 2015 - Spring 2016

Primary Skills Used


Created high-quality signage by preparing digital files for print and operating flatbed printers, digital printers, and vinyl-cutting machinery.

Liaised across several departments to carry complex projects through multiple fabrication stages.

Maintained high quality print standards across all production materials while working against aggressive timelines.