15+ years experience in
UX and UI Design
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Specialties

How I can help you with your projects.

Interaction Design

Can create wire-frames (both low and high fidelity), prototyping, conducting user studies and detailed workflows.

Visual Design

Able to put together final designs as well as all the documentation to hand of to development.

Print Design

Have put together stunning peaces of marketing material to hand of to printers.

Video Editing

Can edit videos, color correct and add basic effects to get your message out there.

Portfolio

A small sample of my design work

Software Launch Product

User Experience Design

Bond Insurance Tool

User Experience Design

Healthcare Mobile App

User Experience Design

Coaching Marketing and UX

User Experience Design

Skincare E-Commerce Site

Website Design

Background

A brief history of my work.

  • 2017-2019

    UX Designer
    SMCI onsite with Google

    • Analyzed and improved a large scale tool to track and communicate launches for approvals with various cross-functional approver teams.
    • Reduced launch times by about 50% before beta stage of the tool saving millions.
    • Conducted research sessions to find additional pain points to speed up the launch process even more.
    • Created mockups in sketch and synced flow and inVision create flows for development, testing and tutorials.

  • 2016-2017

    Senior UX Designer
    Kforce onsite with Microsoft

    • Create and implement usability studies, personas, user flows, wireframes and style guides.
    • Develop a web UI used by end users.
    • Spearheaded a redesign of a new Microsoft product to improve usability and increase consumption of new services and training.
    • Created a pattern library repository as well as coded the patterns to save development time and money

  • 2015-2016

    Senior UX Designer
    Valtech onsite with Liberty Mutual

    • Design user interfaces for an internal system. Create workflow documents, wireframes using Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) in an Agile Scrum environment.
    • Assist the Development team with Front-end development and responsive design techniques.
    • Create new data display concepts to make large amounts of data easily digestible for users.
    • Review the UX Designs being done to make sure they are as good as possible and meet all requirements.

  • 2015

    User Interface Designer
    HTH Worldwide

    • Design user interfaces for mobile apps and websites. Create workflow documents, wireframes using Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) and prototypes using AngularJS and bootstrap.
    • Converted everything on all there sites to have a similar base architecture including using SASS.
    • Designed several mobile apps from storyboards to high fidelity wireframes which included workflow documentation.

  • 2014-2015

    UX/UI Developer
    UST Global onsite with Vanguard

    • Customized the Open UI Siebel Interface to optimize performance and ease-of-use.
    • Created custom views including a “360 View” to summarize client information and several print views to create easy to read reports to take on the road.
    • Utilized several technologies such as Angular JS, d3, Javascript, jQuery and HTML5/CSS3.

  • 2008-2015

    UX Designer, Graphic Designer and Video Editor
    Freelance with various clients

    • Edited and uploaded audio for a weekly podcast.
    • Worked as a UI web developer building dynamic mobile responsive, content management based websites for several clients (Sweetpskincare.com, toughbookdepot.com, terrasolrealty.com…) using HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery.
    • Designed several company brands including logo concepts, company colors and brand identity guides.

  • 2012-2014

    Video Editor and Graphic Designer
    Tom Ferry: Success Strategies Inc.

    • Designed new marketing campaigns and implemented them; optimized business workflow from marketing to sales
    • Wire-framed and implemented new mobile responsive HTML5/CSS3/JQuery UI websites and email designs in order to improve user experience for highly mobile clientele such as http://www.tomferrygroup.com/inventory/mobile2.html.
    • Insourced graphic design work, saving $8,000-$20,000 annually.
    • Drove cost reductions by approx. $22,000 annually via setting up an economical video production studio,
    • Edited and uploaded weekly streaming videos as well as corporate and marketing videos using HTML5 or YouTube.

  • 2011-2012

    Web Manager and Market Researcher
    Apple One

    • Served as UX Designer for the web department and consistently met tight deadlines by prioritizing and organizing tasks. Managed all aspects of producing a new website while meeting a demanding production schedule.
    • Coordinated full range of project development, from initial proposal to final delivery.
    • Managed e-business development and maintenance projects.
    • Created compelling graphic content and layout for web pages.

  • 2009

    Web Design Consultant and Brand Developer
    Competers Etc.

    • UX Designer for internal website.
    • Rebranded company with a new logo and print collateral.

  • 2008

    Instructor
    New Horizons

    • Conducted classes and training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, and methods of Computer Software such as Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Project, Word, HTML and CSS; as well as a class on Project Management Fundamentals.
    • Established course goals and prepared outlines for instructional program and training schedule.
    • Planned course content and method of instruction. Participated in meetings, seminars, and training sessions and integrated relevant information into training program.

  • 2006-2008

    Art Director and Internet Services
    AdVision Outdoor

    • Started and developed a new revenue stream to provide client websites to our already existing print clientele.
    • Rebranded the company, with a new name, logo, folders, business cards, website and more, to attract a larger client base.
    • Assigned and directed staff members to develop design concepts into art layouts and prepare layouts for printing.
    • Saved large external costs by setting up an internal print shop (saving approx. $200,000/yr)

  • 2004-2005

    Internet Services Specialist
    Long Companies

    • Reduced photo post-production time by an average of 1/3, saving about $6,000/yr in employee time.
    • Planned, designed and implemented several of the companies' websites from the ground up using Photoshop, HomeSite and Visual Studio.
    • Provided inbound phone support for over 3000 real estate agents and staff.
    • Completed a project whose scoop encompassed about 1000 unique html pages that would provide detailed information about each community in AZ. The project manager had designated that 4 staff members would walk 60% of the day on this for 4 months. Two weeks prior to the start date I was asked to get a jump start on this project and was able to complete it in 3 weeks without the assistance saving about $36,000 in employee time.

  • 2003

    Consultant
    NYISO

    Converted data infrastructure to XML 4 weeks ahead of schedule for use with a new AJAX based internal system.

Certification and Training

It is always important to continue learning.

Aquent

UX Fundamentals

jQuery Building Blocks

Lynda.com

Creating a Responsive Design with Edge Reflow

Up and Running with Basecamp

jQuery Data with AJAX

jQuery for Web Designers

jQuery UI Widgets

Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud

Fireworks CS6 Essential Training

Premiere Pro CC Essential Training

Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking

Video Production with Creative Suite 6

After Effects CS6 Essential Training

Web Site Planning and Wireframing: Hands-On Training

Facebook for Business

Create an Animated Bar Chart with jQuery and Dreamweaver

Fireworks CS5: Rapid Prototyping

User Experience Fundamentals for Web Design

Creating an Animated Infographic with Edge Animate

Foundations of UX: Content Strategy

CodeSchool

Shaping up with Angular