Hi, my name is Candice Lehman I’m a freelance web designer, and user experience designer currently Doing Business As Hotpinkos Designs. People who hear the name Hotpinkos always ask me where it comes from. Well, it’s a name from my childhood that is simply a cross between the color hotpink, and Cheerios. By using it today I hope that it catches your attention and piques your interest.
I’m a military spouse currently working in Texas while my Husband serves in the USAF. We recently moved back to the states from Germany. I loved living abroad even though it presented some challenges in doing business, I believe it helps broaden my understanding of different cultures and specifically understand the people of these cultures. Traveling around Europe has given me different perspectives on design as well and I’ll be writing about some of that in my blog.
Please checkout my skills below, and contact me with your next WordPress or web application design project.
Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division – Pittsburgh, PA
Web Design and Interactive Media – Bachelor of Science Degree (1/08- 4/13)
Manhattan Area Technical College – Manhattan, Kansas
Graphic Arts Technology Program – Associate of Applied Science Degree (12/02)
- Web Development
- PHP, jQuery
- Dreamweaver CS4-6
- Adobe Tools
- Flash CS5
- Director 11
- Photoshop 4-CS6
- Illustrator 8-CS6
- Fireworks CS5
- Marketing and CMS
- Google Analytics
- Genesis Framework
Hotpinkos Designs – Bellevue Ne, (Mar 2009 – Present)
Freelance Web/Graphic Designer/Owner – Work with clients remotely to help solve User Experience Design challenges in their applications. Created wireframes and psd mockups. Design websites from concept to completion. Design social media backgrounds, and digital advertising. Work with clients to improve their Search Engine Optimization strategy. Write User Experience Reviews. For design examples see my portfolio.
Database LLC – Omaha, NE (May 2010 – Feb 2013)
Creative Director/Lead Web Designer – Designed Database101.com, and Infofree.com websites. Designed numerous email marketing campaigns and landing pages from concept to completion. Managing development and/or wrote html/ CSS markup. Collaborated with team to design three web applications; Database101.com, Infofree.com, and Creditjam.com. Designed and developed affiliate.infofree.com and tryinfofree.com. Utilized; Google Website Optimizer, Hubspot, Performable, and WordPress in additional Web Design Duties. Analyzed and optimized application design for best User Experience.
USAF NAF 20TH FSS Marketing – Shaw AFB, SC (Feb 2005 – Mar 2009)
Graphic Designer/Web Designer – Designed ads for Services facilities to be used in flyers, monthly “What’s the Buzz?” mailing, posters and the Shaw Spirit. Assist with events; took pictures for use in various publications. Updated and designed banners for website, electronic newsletter and email marketing. Made copies, posters and printed misc. jobs. Redesigned and developed the whole 20th FSS website and added functionality such as videos, interactive forms and Social Media.