Experience & Visual Designer
My name is Mienrado, but you can call me Min. I am a father of three, husband (to one), dog-lover, people-lover, designer, and musician. I’m a self-taught, self-starting designer driven by curiosity and a passion for simplicity. Early on, I understood the difference behind pretty design and productive design. I’ve nurtured those ideas and carried them with me throughout my career.
The year 2020 marks my 20 years of creating (for a living) and I've gained extensive experience across many industries, mediums, trends and techniques. Each project tells a unique story, but there are core design principles at play. This craft of contrast, proportion, balance and hierarchy has guided me naturally from print layout to product design, touching everything in between.
2000 - Present
Design & Creative Consulting
Partnering with agencies, small organizations, and individuals is significant to my growth as a creative individual as it allows me the opportunity to follow a visionary path from start to finish, completing aspects that would otherwise be delegated to other teams in a formal setting. As my consulting time is limited, I am selective in the projects I take on, ensuring that each is productive in benefiting my learning process. This collection of work has covered multiple mediums within video, branding, web, product and print design.
Feb. 2012 - June 2020
GAIN Capital provides active traders and institutions with exceptional liquidity, technology and service to trade global markets. Businesses include global CFD and FX brands FOREX.com and City Index.
2006 - 2011
Second Melody is a boutique agency powered by research and design. The intimate nature of our small yet efficient shop necessitated that we collaborate productively to maintain at the forefront of current design trends. Successfully balancing
form and function allowed us to serve clients such as Panasonic, Olympus, Trump National Golf Club, Rutgers University, NYU, among others.
2005 - 2006
The TRIMSPA identity was highly publicized and extravagantly marketed by small in-house team. Their iconic brand provided me the unique opportunity to explore my creativity and display my skills broadly.
2000 - 2005
Prudent Publishing Company
Prudent Publishing is the leading business-to-business publisher of premium quality personalized greeting cards. The position was technical and required a mastery of Photoshop and Illustrator.
User Interface Design, Product Design, Interactive Prototyping, Wireframing, Design Research, Journey Mapping, Information Architecture, Usability and Concept Testing, Creative Direction, Logo Design, Branding, Typography, Design Systems, Print, Photography, Video Editing
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Axure, InVision
1996 - 2000
University of Massachusetts, BA in Communications