Michael Salvador

UI Design / Technical Illustrator / Visual Arts Toronto, Canada

I am a 9-yr veteran creative — 3+ yrs in UI/UX Design and 6 yrs in Technical Illustration. I’ve been in the trenches, but with renewed hunger for growth.

I bring special attention to the balance of aesthetics and accuracy in my work, and my varied experience in UI design and illustration — in both traditional and digital media, creates a rare blend of abilities.

Naturally team-oriented, I enjoy it when a varied group of talent coalesce and get the task done well.

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MAIN SPECIALIZATION

— UI/UX Design : designed 50+ app features of varying complexity for a large application project. Requirements Gathering, User Stories, Wireframes, and Mockups.

— Technical Illustration : created 1,000+ technical works for courses in Public Transportation and Aerospace. Line drawings, schematics, rendered illustrations , and animations. Experience with maintenance and updating 1000's of technical graphics.

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SUPPORTING STRENGTHS

— "Glue Guy" : natural ability to maintain team cohesion, good sense for team dynamics and cooperation.

— QA Testing : experience as app QA improved my eye for detail, scenario-based thinking.

— Project Management : some experience as scrum lead, project task management, budget project proposal, managing multiple projects.

— Humility to Learn : embraces the value of being a newbie, the teacher in one context is the student in another.

Experience

UI/UX Designer

CAE

UI/UX Design for complex web apps catered towards aerospace course development. Requirements Gathering, User Stories, Wireframes, and Mockups.

Secondary duties as QA Tester and support Project Manager.

UI/UX Designer

Bombardier Aerospace

UI/UX Design for complex web apps catered towards aerospace course development. Requirements Gathering, User Stories, Wireframes, and Mockups.

Secondary duties as QA Tester and support Project Manager.

2D Artist

Little Guy Games

Created and animated 2D characters and other assets for mobile games.

Technical Illustrator

Bombardier Aerosapce

Created instructional illustrations and animations for Pilot and Aircraft maintenance training, used in classroom and computer learning.

Technical Illustrator (Contract)

Toronto Transit Commission

Created step by step, instructional, and technical illustrations for bus, streetcar, and heavy machinery operator training manuals.

Tutor

Sheridan College

Tutored underclassmen in digital and traditional illustration.

Technical Illustrator (Intern)

Toronto Transit Commission

Created step by step, instructional, and technical illustrations for bus, streetcar, and heavy machinery operator training manuals

Specialties

Technical Illustration UI Design Digital and Traditional Art

Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Affinity Suite Traditional & Digital Art UI/UX : User Story Writing UI/UX : Requirements Gathering UI/UX: Wireframes & Mockups Tech Illustration Line Drawings Tech Illustration Renderings Tech Animations Tech Illustration Upkeep (Updates, Tracking) Glue Guy: Natural Team Player QA Tester: Scenario Thinker Project Management: Can lead and follow Humble Learner: embraces new skills