I'm Maddie.  

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 an amateur game designer 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. 

maddrode@gmail.com


Software Experience

Photoshop - photo editing

Illustrator - design/illustration

InDesign - design/layout

Final Cut Pro - video editing

Word Press - website building

SiteGrinder - website building

Maya - 3D modeling

Blender - 3D modeling

Unity - game engine

Microsoft Office Suite - word processing and presentation

Audacity - audio editing

Audition - audio editing

 

Main Areas of Expertise


Recognition

 

"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."

- Krystle 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

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Recent Employment

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Digital River - Minneapolis, MN eCommerce Company

Position - Creative Designer

Spring 2016 - Present

 
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Archetype - Bloomington, MN  Sign Printing Company

Position - Print Technician

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

 

 

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

Crafted innovative ecommerce web designs that prioritized function, encouraged conversion, and delighted users with a modern look and feel.

Evaluated clients' website UX and UI, then proposed project timelines and implemented best-practice web designs in order to improve site performance.

 
 

Prepared digital files for print and plotting in order to create high quality signage for clients.

Operated digital and offset printing presses, coordinated with multiple departments to create complex dimensional structures, and performed multiple tasks for different projects under aggressive timelines.

Optimized digital files for print and vinyl applications.

 

Education

St. Olaf College - Northfield, MN Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and English

GPA - 3.81 (Magna Cum Laude)

2011-2015