website design
Heather Strycharz
I am a designer and video editor based in New Haven, CT. I grew up in rural Western Massachusetts and spent most of my high school years teaching myself how to code in HTML and learning video editing software. I decided to follow my passion for creating images and enrolled in Hartford Art School. After working for several companies as a website designer, I decided to offer my services directly to clients. I am always up for a challenge and work with my clients to bring their ideas to life. Please feel free to contact me with any project ideas, questions or comments. I look forward to hearing from you!
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2012, New School for General Studies
MA Media Studies

2006, Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford
BFA Media Arts/Art History (Magna Cum Laude)
Awards: Doris Kinsella Student Achievement Award

Professional Experience

Independent Designer
Love Local Design, New Haven, CT
August 2011 – Present
Responsibilities – Designing websites, email marketing, branding & identity, print materials and building sites using HTML/XHTML and CSS. Providing motion graphics services for on-air promos and in-store displays and shooting and editing promotional video materials.

Adjunct Professor
Nortwestern Connecticut Community College – Winsted, CT
August 2012 – Present
Responsibilities – Teaching courses in web design & interactive media.

Web Designer
SureSource, Shelton, CT
October 2007 – January 2012
Responsibilities – Designed e-commerce websites and email marketing campaigns for major brands. Conducted site maintenance and built websites using HTML/XHTML and CSS.

Print/Web Designer
Metro Marketing Resources – Hamden, CT
December 2006 – October 2007
Responsibilities – Designed and prepared for print direct mail and marketing programs for nationwide restaurant chains. Prepared email-marketing campaigns using HTML. Designed and developed a website where clients could preview and order various marketing programs provided by the company.

Knowledge & Skills
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Axure, Logic Pro, TopStyle, Quark, Flash, WordPress theme builds, etc.

CSS, HTML, XHTML and some Javascript, PHP and Actionscript.

2012 Rising Star - New Haven Business Magazine