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Hello, my name is Sean

I am a graphic/web designer with over 10 years in the field of advertising. My experiences overlap both design and development to provide an understanding of both sides of a project and how they work together to provide unique user experiences.

About Sean

  • Hometown
  • Available For:
    Hire & Accepting Freelance
  • Pets:
    My cat, Raj
  • Current Book:
    "Ruined by Design" - Mike Monteiro

Why am I a designer?

Because I enjoy communicating visually and finding simple solutions for complex problems.

Why do I think design is important?

Good design can trigger a pleasant experience, and provide comfort and direction in the most extreme scenarios.

What do I think makes me weird?

I have been an optimist since the day I was born, and will find value in even the most chaotic of situations.

Why should you hire me before someone else?

I believe design requires an honest and open approach—There are no shortcuts, and both the designer and client need to have an understanding of the problem they are solving.

My Services

Graphic Design

Communication and a clear workflow are the pillars for a successful creative process. I bring fresh ideas, and adhere to high quality design standards to create the perfect solution.

Web Design

A unique and memorable website is essential to compete in today's market. I provide a usable, innovative approach that fits the viewers' unique needs.


A strong strategy does not just happen; it requires a clear understanding of:

  • Who the audience is?
  • Where they are?
  • And what the message you are trying to send is?

My Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud

UI/UX Design

Motion Design




Professional Design Experience:

  • K&L Gates LLP.

    Senior Graphic Designer • 2016 - Present

    At K&L Gates I am Responsible for production design, information design (i.e., charts and maps), layout, stock photo research, and creative design for lawyers and administrative departments throughout the firm.

    Additionally I am responsible for coordinating in-house and outside vendor printing, graphics, and other technical services that take a project from concept to completion. These services include design and production of various firm marketing, business development, recruiting, and professional development materials and presentations. Develop and maintain a style guide to help promote the appropriate use of the firm’s corporate identity standards, communicate with printers and other vendors to ensure the quality and timeliness of deliverables, handle production changes on material created by the firm’s and outside design firm(s), as appropriate.

  • Zoom Media Connect/Clubcom LLC.

    Graphic Designer/UX Designer • 2011 - Present

    I design and animate digital advertisements utilizing multiple formats at a high volume (8+ per day), write copy, revise & edit ads, contact advertisers via email or phone when necessary, communicate with sales team to assess advertisers needs or offer design solutions.

    In addition to my position as a graphic designer, I was recruited to work as a UX/UI designer on a new touchscreen product for 24HR Fitness. I implemented a user centered design methodology, collaborated closely on product planning and execution with developers and a panel of executives to create an intuitive, delightful user experience.

Freelance Design Work:

  • Mercy Hospital School Of Nursing Pittsburgh Alumni

    Freelance Web Designer/Developer • 2013 - Present

    Manage the MHSN Alumni website, and work with the board of directors to design content for monthly blog posts and social media updates for the alumni website and Facebook.

    Designed, developed & tested a custom responsive Wordpress theme that is flexible for use across multiple browsers & devices.

    Worked with MHSN Board of Directors to design a new logo and branding guidelines to be used across multiple marketing materials.

  • Green Gears Pedicabs

    Freelance Graphic Designer • 2010 - 2013

    Responsible for the development & creation of custom designs used for advertising on the side of the Pedicabs.

    Developed and designed promotional & marketing material for Green Gears Pedicabs sales team.

    Created custom designs and illustrated graphics used for the Green Gears Pedicabs website.

  • The Polo Girls Society

    Freelance Graphic Designer • 2009 - 2013

    Worked with Polo Girls Society Board of Directors to design a custom brand identity to be used across multiple marketing materials

    Designed marketing marterials including pamphlets, t-shirts, calendars & illustrations to be used on their website

    Managed the Polo Girls website and was responsible for monthly maintenance & content updates

My Education

  • La Roche College


    B.S. Graphic Design


Sean is a great person to work with, he takes direction well and gets things done on time. He created a wonderful calendar for our non-profit Polo Girls Society, and also helps maintain and update the Friends of Hartwood website. Sean offers great results at an affordable cost. He is reliable and trustworthy. Definitely will hire Sean again for upcoming projects!

Elizabeth Lewis

CEO/Head Designer at Mallet Hill


  • The College Planning Center
  • Emily Rose Newmark - Keller Williams
  • My PC Werks
  • MHSN Pittsburgh Alumni
  • The Polo Girls Society
  • Qualitrol
  • ComponentOne Studios:
  • Taste of Pittsburgh Magazine
  • Green Gears Pedicabs
  • Zoom Media & 24HR Fitness
  • CityParks - Grubup (Steel City Codefest - 2015)
  • MHSN Pittsburgh Alumni

Contact Me

You can message me to discuss a project or just to say hi



Sean Maxa