Welcome to Razterized. Portfolio of Mike Rasbury. Nice Shoes.

Howdy, I'm Raz.

But that's really just short for Mike Rasbury. I'm an art director, brand and visual designer and instructor based out of Seattle with a love of volleyball, bow ties and Earl Grey. I'd take Audrey over Katharine, Plum over Mustard and Iceman over Maverick. If you're in need of a designer, I'm your huckleberry.

I've been pushing pixels for what seems like forever, now (okay, 13+ years). Busting tail for places like Amazon, Microsoft and other local giants as well as countless small businesses in areas of brand, visual design, UI/UX, Flash development and front-end development. I'm a contract-for-hire, or small business one-stop shop.

Resume

Amazon.com Fashion

Visual Designer (November 2014 - Present)
Ran projects across multiple digital campaigns, worked with and helped refresh style guides, working closely with marketing teams. Also worked post-production on product spreads.
Responsibilities: consult on internal typography style guides and refreshes, designed site flips, designed lookbooks, designed product placements, designed email campaigns, treated vendor logo placements, photomanipulations, post-production, retouches.

Razterized

Principal (2009-present)
Owner of a boutique design agency.
Responsibilities: identity & brand design, consulting and art direction website design, template production, website maintenance, information architecture, CMS design and implementation, print collateral design, light server scripting.

A Lesson in Playtime

Art Director/Consultant (November 2013-present)
Directed and designed new brand and all assets across website and marketing tools.
Responsibilities: corporate brand & identity design, develop style guides for identity, web and printed materials, website redesign, consult on marketing materials, continued brand design and development.

Amazon.com Fashion

Visual Designer (October 2011 - September 2012)
Ran projects across multiple digital campaigns, worked with and helped refresh style guides, working closely with marketing teams. Also worked post-production on product spreads.
Responsibilities: consult on internal typography style guides and refreshes, designed site flips, designed lookbooks, designed product placements, designed email campaigns, treated vendor logo placements, photomanipulations, post-production, retouches.

Seattle Autism Guild

Art Director/Consultant (Summer 2011)
Consulted and developed entire Rebrand across digital and printed materials.
Responsibilities: corporate rebrand, develop style guides for identity, web and printed materials, website redesign, consult on marketing materials.

VML

Interactive Art Director (April-June 2010)
Designed and produced materials primarily for Microsoft ranging from media players to individual subsites and animated banners across various brands. Also in charge of off-site designers.
Responsibilities: dictate designs across multiple platforms, following and adapting brand guides, website design, template design, advertisement design, email design, Flash design and development.

Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union

Art Director/Consultant (Summer 2009)
Consulted and developed entire Rebrand across digital and printed materials.
Responsibilities: corporate rebrand, develop style guides for identity, web and printed materials, website redesign, consult on marketing materials.

Seattle Central Community College

Part-time Instructor (2007-2010; as-needed)
Typography, Visual Design, Front-end Development and Applications.
Responsibilities: develop curriculum, mentor students, workforce preparation, current trend and usage training, help develop portfolios and resumes.

Premium Design Works

Visual Designer (2008-2010)
Part of a medium-sized boutique agency.
Responsibilities: identity design, client advertising design, website design, template production, Flash and CMS development.

Raining Pixels

Principal (2005-2008)
Part-owner of three person designer/developer boutique agency.
Responsibilities: identity design, website design, template production, website maintenance, information architecture, CMS design and implementation, print collateral design, light server scripting.

Education

Seattle Central Community College

AAS-T Program (Web Design)

Skills

Languages

XHTML, CSS/CSS3, Actionscript 1.0/2.0/3.0, PHP, MySQL, jQuery.

Applications

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Fireworks, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, FreeHand, Wordpress (Themes and Development), Microsoft Suite products.

Other

Aptitudes

Information Architecture, Social Media, Public Speaking, Copy Editing, Writing, Web Standards, Marketing, SEO.

Personal

Reads/Writes Japanese. Can tie a necktie a hundred different ways (plus bowties), taught ESL, is a published author, part-time fashion consultant, and was once a semi-pro Halo player.