About

Hello again…

I’m Alvin “AJ” Bush, an experienced interaction designer, illustrator, and navigator of the creative process but you probably read that on the homepage. I have an extreme love for web design and working with multidisciplinary agile teams.

Currently, I am a design and technology fellow at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. There I am tasked with designing web, print, and digital experiences that help support the Bureau’s mission of making rules more effective within financial markets, consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.

When I’m not designing something I am most likely spending quality time with my son Logan and wife Norma or adding to my poster collection.

Experience

2014 — present
Web designer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2013 — 2014
Web designer at Rock Creek/Chief

2010 — 2012
Web designer at Black Entertainment Television

2009 — 2010
Web designer at Orbitz Worldwide

Education

2004 — 2010
Howard University
BFA, Graphic Design and minor in Finance

Proficiencies

Accessible web design
Advertising/web ads
Agile web development
Atomic web design
Data visualization
Illustration
Responsive web design
Social media
Time management
Working with clients

Tools I use most often

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
Github
Google Hangouts
Mattermost
Pencil and paper
Slack
Wagtail (CMS)
Wordpress (CMS)

Looking to strengthen skills in

Art direction
Management
Photography
Raising my 2-year-old
UX design


Contact AJ

Want to discuss your next project, take a look at my work experience, or just say hi? Send me an email or connect with me on social media.