About

Creative designer and writer.

Darius Carrick

Working to create simple, transparent, and enjoyable user experiences. My experience and research span multiple industries and skill sets.
 

Sketch + Zeplin
Prototyping (Invision, etc.)
Illustrator
After Effects
Photoshop
Adobe CC Suite
Front End Development
Email Development

Education

B.A. English, minor Creative Writing

2010-2012

Studied literary critcism, theory, and creative writing.

Learned how think critically, research, implement criticism, and create effective processes.

UC Berkeley

Certificate, Automotive Technology

2008-2010

Studied a variety of disciplines, from automotive repair to psychology to geology to literature.

Ran a literary anthology and participated in student government.

Las Positas College

Work Experience

Content Marketing Specialist

2017

Improved user experience with human-centered content strategy, copy, design, and development.

Enhanced brand recognition and experience by establishing a content style guide and content user experience guilelines.

Executed marketing campaigns from ideation to production (copy, design, development) and A/B tested copy and design elements.

MOJO Marketplace

Content Strategist

2016-2017

Increased web traffic by 50% by establishing a content marketing experience.

Drove user engagement through interactive user experiences and animation, and tested interactions with Google Analytics events.

AvantLink

Product Writer & Content Strategist

2014-2016

Reduced animated video production time by 90% through software development, modular content architecture, and user experience design.

Directed video content brainstorms and storyboards.

Developed product wireframes and requirements.

GuideSpark

First Officer

2010-2013

Assisted captain with commercial vessel operation and safety.

Coordinated events such as weddings, birthday parties, and corporate parties.

Hornblower Cruises and Events

Automotive Technician

2005-2012

Helped improve efficiency for my family's business by implementing web tools.

Diagnosed and repaired high emission vehicles under the CA SMOG program.

Performed complete mechanical restorations to classic cars, and managed body and interior restorations through outsourcing.

Auto Tech Engine Rebuilders