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Justin Merrell

Digital Creative Director

EDUCATION

Clemson University
Major: Graphic Communications
Minor: Fine Art

ABOUT

I am a Graphic designer, UI/UX designer, web designer & a front-end developer currently specializing in responsive website design and software UI/UX design. My main focus for each project is to create a positive UX, maximize the SEO value of the site and generate a return on my client’s financial investment.

REFERENCES

Available upon request

Current Projects

Websites Created

Years of Experience

Experience

The Ghost Runner Currently

At The Ghost Runner I work with my clients to create mobile friendly web design, and branding so that your company, your product(s) & your services will be available to the world. But first and foremost, I want to build a relationship with you. I want to develop a foundation of trust and respect.

 

Owner / Everything-er

Providing creative services and front-end development for companies and individuals that do not have in-house design, development or creative resources, and may also not have big agency budgets. A creative solution that fills in the missing pieces to help your company achieve its design and brand goals.

Latest Projects

connectwithsandra.com / imiliving.com / gilbertdentalgroup.com

Good Omen Contract

At Good Omen we believe in creating a great future for our clients and the brands they represent, and it starts with a good relationship. We think about every brand holistically. Instead of simply completing projects, we challenge the status quo and ourselves to develop solutions that better your business. We have a passion for the people, the work and the results. Good isn’t just in our name, it’s who we are.

 

Director of Digital

I work with our experienced creative team to design and develop all client websites and work to nurture relationships that are beneficial to our clients and their business. The end result is creative relationships that help our clients succeed.

Latest Projects

greyrock-accounting.com / turneragencyinc.com / goodomencreative.com

PropertyBoss 2013 – 2017

PropertyBoss is more than a provider of property management software. We’re a partner in your business. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to offer the most flexible property management software on the market – a system tailored specifically for your residential properties, multifamily communities, associations and other specialized properties. Our innovative stand-alone, networked, or cloud-based deployment solutions offer you the freedom to select the best combination of software features to manage your business.”

 

Creative Director

Tasked with combining the functionality of PB’s industry leading software with progressive and innovative website designs to produce relationships that are beneficial to our clients and their business. The end result is unmatched in the property management industry. Reference propertyboss.com for more.

Favorite Projects

premierrpm.com / trademarklancaster.com / hauensteinagency.com / newburyrealtygroup.com / leurealestate.com  /  nbleasing.com  /  summitnwa.com

Freelance Website Design

2008 – Present

A freelance website and graphic designer, software UI/UX designer, and front-end developer offering clients customized digital solutions that fit their company’s needs and budgets. Experienced with clients in various industries, including (but not limited to) global chemical solutions, automotive, restaurant, real estate, consulting, flight training, and more.

 

Web Design Solutions

I have a strong understanding of HTML and CSS. I currently enjoy using the WordPress CMS platform to build responsive website solutions for my clients. Since 2008, I’ve created over 100 professional websites.

 

Latest Projects

goodomencreative.com  /  alexiuminternational.com  /  craftchs.com  /  victoriavalleyvineyards.com

Jack Porter Design

2011 – 2013

As their website states, “Jack Porter is a multidisciplinary design group creating immersive brand experiences for the built environment.” At JP, I was part of a team that creates beautifully engaging spaces in sports (professional & collegiate), healthcare and non-profit offices or venues.

 

Director of Production

As the DoP, I was charged with bidding & estimating projects, maintaining and/or creating vendor relationships, and overall project management (through installation)

Jackson Marketing Group

2008 – 2011

As JMG states on their site, “We are a Chief Marketer Magazine top-ranked national marketing and events agency that is passionate about bringing complex brands to life in ways that build brand preference among customers, motivate dealers and sales organizations, and inspire employees. Our team has worked with brands from virtually every industry, yet we have specific expertise marketing transportation and B2B brands.”

 

Interactive Project Manager

Privileged to manage all interactive project schedules from start to finish including budget, workflow and timelines. I oversaw client meetings and managed client expectations for each project. And, when applicable, I created 3D rendering concepts and designs of spaces and interiors for a better client understanding and involvement.

Erwin Penland

2001 – 2007

EP says, “..we think of ourselves as success manufacturers. Every day our teams of thinkers, makers, and doers work to create success for the people we touch. We don’t just tell stories; we find out what makes a brand unique, then build a world around it.”

 

Production Manager

My role at EP was to manage all print project schedules from start to finish including budget, workflow and timelines for Verizon Wireless. I oversaw client meetings and managed client expectations for each project. And, when applicable, I created 3D rendering concepts and designs of spaces and interiors for a better client understanding and involvement.

Design & Production

  • Responsive Website Design 100%
  • WordPress Usage 97%
  • CSS Customization 100%
  • Brackets 65%
  • Adobe Experience Design 85%
  • Adobe Photoshop 85%
  • Adobe Illustrator 75%

Greenville, South Carolina