Kevin Mendez

CREATIVE DESIGNERSAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

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Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Graphic Design
Art & History Departmental Honors
Oakland University, 
2012-2015

Specialization, Human Computer Interaction Design
University of California, San Diego & Coursera, 2016

Double Certificate, Computer Information Systems, Web Design & Webmaster
Oakland Community College, 2009-2011

Workshops

Cylinder Core Certificate
San Francisco Center for the Book
To be completed in mid 2018

Introduction to Letterpress
San Francisco Center for the Book
March, 2018

Introduction to Bookbinding
San Francisco Center for the Book
March, 2018

Philosophy

I believe in the importance of ideas & creative design. I am here to solve a client’s problem and it’s my role as the creative designer to listen, explore, experiment and design.

By treating each project as a unique experiment, I don’t have a repetitive style to my work. I do a great deal of investigation before even beginning a project.

Recommendations

Kevin is a talented and dedicated graphic designer with strong web skills. He falls into that small category of designers who can do great design, but also has the technical skills and know how to get the job done. His work is both thoughtful and well executed. Kevin is also an unfailingly kind person. Any design studio would be lucky to have him.

Maria Smith Bohannon
Professor of Graphic Design & Typography
Oakland University


He possess superior UI skills and he is able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and fast prototypes, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces. He is very creative and this helps him to reach solutions with his unique way of seeing things. He also knows how to explain difficult concepts to satisfy stake holder’s points of view. Kevin is very talented and knowledge designer and one of our most dedicated employees. Somedays, we would go more than 16 hours straight working to solve a problem or a deadline. Thanks to his work ethics and his ability to unify the team, our culture had improve a lot. He became a leader quickly in the team and a key team member for us as a UX designer/product manager. I know, we will keep creating great things at Antsquare for long time and I am very grateful to have him in the team.

Dexter Hu
Senior Software Engineer
Co-founder Antsquare


Working with Kevin was one of the greatest perks at Antsquare. His cheerful attitude and strong work ethic created an excellent work environment, and his innovative designs always caught the attention of new users. I know his work made my job much easier, and I’m confident his slick designs will carry him far in the work place.

Larry Phuong
Marketing & Sales Intern
Antsquare


I’ve had the pleasure to mentor Kevin for over a year and watch him grow. I’ve never seen someone exhibit such drive, passion and modesty than what he has. Kevin’s unique gift of helping others before he helps himself and his ability to listen sets him apart from the teams I’ve mentored. His journey has taken him to San Francisco where he hopes to work for a startup as a graphic designer. I have no doubt Kevin will be in the top 1% in his discipline. Even though he lives far from me (I live in Michigan); he continues to inspire me every day, helping me grow both personally and professionally.

Joseph Tuchman
Entrepreneurial Mentor
Oakland University