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Malane Newman
Phone: (760) 789-4583
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Malane Newman is a high performing design professional that is driven, versatile, talented and possesses deep skills in a number of creative outlets and technologies. Strong background in a variety of artistic endeavors in computer, print, web and multimedia. Her professional experience includes website design and development, graphic design, illustration, cartooning, and flash animation. Prior to starting her business she had spent many years designing computer and web based training.

She was heralded as the "First Female Lead Illustrator" for PS Magazine and was the Visual Communications Director for Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services company (formerly known as Andersen Consulting) working directly with their Fortune 500 clients for numerous years.

She holds a California Teaching Credential in Computer Applications and Multimedia, and previously taught web design & development classes at local High Schools and Famous Character cartooning classes at local Art Schools. She is a long-standing member of the National Cartoonists Society and Southern California Cartoonists Society.

She began Malane Newman Design in 2000 and works virtually with clients throughout the United States. She provides services to clients throughout the United States and Canada.

Her life and career are chronicled in several editions of Marquis Who's Who.

Professional Skill Sets
Professional Skill Sets
Design Skills
  • Deep understanding of design principles and theory.
  • Experienced in designing for Internet/Intranet including interface design, usability, and content structure.
  • Understanding of online design styles, trends and branding identities.
  • Flexibility in personal design style and deep understanding of clients’ needs.
  • Extensive experience in working with large projects and complicated interface.
  • designs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with client and solve any design related problem.
  • Strong background with digital design, CBT and WBT.
  • Experienced with presentations, instructional/informational materials, job aids, and firm-wide publications.
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Artist Skills
  • Tremendous talent and abilities with illustration, digital imaging, cartooning and animation.
  • Strong skills with conceptual art, interactive art and storyboarding.
  • Experienced in children's books, games, and other consumer products for children
  • Strong background with graphic design and production including layout and typography of printed media.
  • Dappled experience with 3D
  • Lifetime experience with Traditional Art and over 20 years experience in Computer Art & Multimedia.
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Technology Skills
  • Experienced with PC and MAC platforms.
  • Proficiently skilled with numerous software programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageReady, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Fireworks and most other predominantly-used programs).
  • Writes xHTML and CSS.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript.
  • Deep understanding and experience with palettes and graphic optimizations.
  • Strong abilities to quickly learn any software program if unfamiliar with them.
  • Multimedia experience incorporating audio, video and flash technologies.
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General Skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of technology (web and interactive).
  • Ability to work well with clients and understand their business.
  • Marketing, advertising, and branding knowledge.
  • Ability to work well independently or within a team.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in fast moving, entrepreneur atmosphere.
Professional Experience
Professional Experience
Sole Proprietor – Malane Newman Design
Website Design & Development , Cartooning & Illustration
– San Diego, CA
2001 - Present

Working virtually with a variety of clients throughout the US on a contract basis from a home-based office. Offering services in Website Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Cartooning, Flash Animation, Video & Audio, PPC Management, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Internet Marketing and Website Hosting.

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Accenture (Formerly Andersen Consulting) – San Diego, CA 1989 - 2000
  1. Visual Communications Director
    Management responsibilities to direct the art department staff, and oversee the production of all projects within the Center which represented about $900,000 or 15% of the total annual business for this location.

  2. Lead Designer
    Lead design responsibilities for the comprehensive visual interface design of products and the related digital imaging of graphics for Internet/Intranet sites, eCommerce sites, and Computer/Web-Based Training Deliverables. Additional responsibilities of CD-ROM production, design and packaging, and related print deliverables.
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Courseware, Inc. – San Diego, CA 1986 - 1989
A company that designed and produced custom Multimedia and Computer-Based training products for Fortune 500 clients on both PC and MAC platforms.

Lead Designer
Responsible for conceptualizing storyboards and creating custom visual interfaces, navigational controls, content illustrations, and animations for Computer-Based Training and Multimedia products using a variety of software programs. Additional responsibilities included supervising and directing contract personnel.

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Perspective Instructional Communications – San Diego, CA 1983 - 1986
A company that designed and produced instructional materials for the U.S. Government. Rewarded contracts included developing and painting cell animations and producing PS Magazine.

Lead Illustrator/Cartoonist
Responsible for complete preparation of a 68-page monthly cartooned magazine (PS Magazine) from concept through final production-ready boards for the United States Army.

California Teaching Credential
California Teaching Credential
Go To Government Website for California Commission on Teacher Credentialing California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
To ensure that those who educate the children of California are academically and professionally prepared.

Malane Newman is credentialed in the State of California to teach Computer Applications and Multimedia. She teaches in the evenings at local High Schools in San Diego.
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