Hello, my name is Damon Carlstrom. I am a Senior Experience Designer & Developer currently living in Denver, CO, USA.
Throughout my professional experience thus far, I have developed an eclectic, in-depth set of skills and knowledge – from initial concept and design to final implementation. I believe this to be valuable because it gives me a high-level view of the product as a whole, as well as an understanding of the components it is made of.
I consider myself a life-long learner who enjoys the creative process as much as the final product. I prefer to work in an environment that encourages growth and fresh ideas. Always up for a challenge – I just like creating innovative solutions and having fun doing it.
3D Animation & Compositing
The area I have become most focused on and interested in is definitely UX / UI design. I have 5 years of experience working specifically in the User Experience field, specializing in Interaction and Visual/UI Design.
Software that I’m familiar with for various tasks are: Sketch, Photoshop/Illustrator, Axure (and other, similar advanced prototyping tools), InVision, Principle, and After Effects.
I have spent some time recently practicing with and learning about React. I am definitely interested in continuing to learn about how to best leverage this or other front-end frameworks when building UIs.
I began with 2D motion graphics for web or video (Flash & After Effects) about 4 years ago. As the web evolved, I moved over to using more mobile-friendly solutions instead of Flash, such as Edge Animate or just web animations with CSS3, jQuery and SVGs.
About 3 years ago I dove into actual 3D modeling, animations, and compositing (still-image and video), using Cinema4D alongside either Photoshop or After Effects. I don’t spend a great deal of time doing 3D or motion graphics compared to the other areas, but would consider myself moderately skilled.
I have done work for a variety of clients or employers, from small to medium ad agencies to larger Fortune 500 companies.
Please feel free to send me a message. I am currently in the market for new, exciting opportunities.
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This is some initial progress on a world exploration mobile app concept I’ve been working on whenever I get some free time.