Curriculum Vitae

Dane O'Leary

Dane O'Leary's professional headshot | Dane O'Leary Media
From Ideation to Execution
A Breadth of Tools in My Toolkit

Think of me as a well-equipped creative problem solver, skillfully wielding industry staples like Adobe Creative Cloud and Figma with precision yet remaining curious about emerging technologies like generative AI (i.e. ChatGPT, Midjourney).

I’m always seeking ways to improve, streamline, and promote more efficient workflows. These are some of the tools I use to do that.

Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe XD
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects
Procreate
Figma
Canva
Affinity Designer
Productivity
Microsoft Office 365
Google Workspace
Notion
Miro
Trello
Asana
Wrike
Slack
Microsoft Teams
Web Design
Bricks Builder
Brizy Builder
Elementor
Advanced Custom Fields
Marketing
Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager
Google Search Console
Semrush
HubSpot
Ahrefs
Zoho CRM
Coding Languages
HTML5
CSS3
Javascript
TypeScript
jQuery
Bootstrap
Content Management Systems
WordPress
Ghost
Medium
Squarespace
Drupal
Frameworks
React.js
Vue.js
Nuxt.js
Redux
Versioning
Git
GitHub
Dev & Prototyping
Figma
Sketch
Visual Studio Code
InVision
Marvel
Crafting Success Stories
My Professional Journey

From budding designer to seasoned creative leader, my career is a tapestry of diverse roles, each contributing to my growth and expertise. I’ve worn many hats, from brand strategist to UX designer, and every experience has enriched my skill set and perspective.

My journey is marked by a dedication to pushing boundaries and fostering innovation. Whether leading a creative team or executing meticulous design projects, I approach every challenge with a blend of strategic insight and artistic flair.

Here’s a look at the significant milestones and contributions that have shaped my professional path, showcasing the depth and breadth of my experience.

Creative Director
Alan & Company
Nov 2020 to Pres
 

• Provided strategic direction and leadership to drive the on-time delivery of high-quality media and integrated solutions across a portfolio of client brands.
• Oversaw extensive rebranding and website redesign projects for Tulua Health, which decreased bounce rate on the client’s website by 77%.
• Promoted to positions of increasing authority and responsibility due to exemplary performance and strong management abilities.

Associate Creative Director
Alan & Company
June 2019 to Nov 2020

• Built the creative department from scratch, growing a tiny team with no formal processes/pipelines into a scalable, high-performing, innovation-driven unit.
• Offered top-level support, coaching, and direction to a cross-functional creative team of 12 members while monitoring for maximized productivity and efficiency.
• Streamlined content and media production pipelines, optimizing project turnaround times and boosting ROI 15%.

Senior Brand Strategist
Alan & Company
Feb 2019 to June 2019

• Oversaw a comprehensive rebranding and redesign initiative, encompassing a new logo, website, graphics, and additional collateral materials that saw a 6x increase in social media engagement.
• Developed strategic brand and style guidelines to ensure consistency and scalability in media production.

Chief Creative Officer
Dane O’Leary Media
Nov 2011 to Pres

• Established and launched a freelance design business, offering graphic, brand, web, UX/product, and print design services for clients from diverse industries and backgrounds.
• Utilized cutting-edge software solutions to create compelling branded media and experiences for key clients.

UX Designer
Virtus Media Group
Jan 2021 to May 2022

• Leveraged UX design best practices, incorporating insight from product and user testing to refine digital products developed using React.js, Vue.js, and Nuxt.js frameworks.
• Assisted with product and user research, refining methodologies, and enhancing design-to-development handoffs.
• Designed compelling decks, proposals, and presentations for high-profile B2B clients, stakeholders, and partners.