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Sr. Experience Designer Resume

Plano, TexaS

SUMMARY:

As a web professional for over 15 years I bring a wealth of experience, understanding and leadership to all stages of web and software projects. From sales, design and development, from customer research and requirements gathering, interaction design and visual design to prototyping, production and usability testing I have the passion and experience to make web applications that are easy to use and beautiful to look at.

AREAS OF PROFICIENCY:

  • Requirements Gathering
  • User Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Art Direction
  • Custom Branding

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (design)
  • Office Applications (document)
  • Visio/Omni Graffle/Pen and paper (visualization)
  • Axure/Balsamiq/Sketch Flow/Power Point (prototype)
  • Visual Studio/SharePoint Designer (development)
  • MS Project/SharePoint (collaboration)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Sr. Experience Designer

Confidential, Plano, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted the Business Development Executives in planning, strategy and creating assets for selling using user experience design as a differentiator
  • Represented the Slalom UX team on several sales calls as the UX SME making clear the value of a user centered design process.
  • Designed information and interaction to create a project bidding application for Confidential
  • Led end to end User Centered Design effort for Container Store to develop a new intranet
  • Developed the Master Page and several custom layout pages for Confidential global intranet
  • Custom SharePoint design for industry leaders
  • SharePoint design and development for companies like Hudson Advisors, Flowserve, Walgreens, Confidential
  • Card sorting exercise and analysis for American Heart Association and Container Store
  • High and low fidelity prototyping for several clients including Confidential and Confidential
  • Hosted and produced a podcast on user experience for Slalom’s national user experience practice
  • Presented brown bag on value and touch points of user experience
  • Hosted a national user experience call on the different uses and techniques of wireframing
  • Spent time with junior members of the team covering some basics in user testing and strategy

Sr. Experience Designer

Confidential, Dallas, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Sitemaps, wireframes and workflows for Dell website/Facebook integration effort.
  • Produced custom master page and several custom layout pages for large jewelry retailer
  • Led distributed front end development team.
  • Documented workflows and site maps

Sr. Experience Designer

Confidential, Plano, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sitemaps, wireframes and workflows for all major software and web design efforts
  • Designed several UIs for web sites, web based software and SharePoint. See My Portfolio for details.
  • Mentored designers and front - end developers towards standards based and user centered design practices, improving usability and accessibility
  • Created XHTML/CSS framework that is the basis for all external software efforts
  • Created several custom Master Pages delivering both design and development
  • Edited and created custom CSS for both site level and farm level
  • Worked with client to create interaction design and information architecture
  • Developed wireframes and sitemaps to set expectations for deliverable

Sr. Experience Designer

Confidential, Dallas, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Created wire frames and workflow diagrams to create usable, clear experiences for large online applications
  • Collected requirements from major stakeholders and users to clearly define goals
  • Led focus groups to review software usability and accessibility to gauge usability of software
  • UI graphic design for two continuing education applications and the public website improving public facing and better representing brand
  • Mentored designers and front-end developers towards standards based and user centered design practices, improving usability and accessibility
  • Generated XHTML/CSS click-through serving as interactive wire frames for applications and used streamline the production process
  • Created XHTML templates establish consistency in the markup for the public site

Creative Director

Confidential, Dallas, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Created wire frames and workflows to ensure proper information flow and content placement
  • Worked with external clients and collaborated with developers to collect requirements and accurately identify business problems
  • Created interactive prototypes for use as proof-of-concepts to clearly communicate vision to clients
  • Drafted clear design specifications to drive each projects UI development effort
  • Transformed requirements into compelling, innovative design solutions that enhance the rich Internet application experience
  • Designed, built and maintained corporate website
  • Led and mentored team of designers and CSS/XHTML developers, creating compelling designs and valid markup
  • Hand coded and delivered valid CSS/XHTML for several executive dashboards resulting in a faster, more accessible experience
  • Designed corporate logo for parent company and subsidiary to update brands
  • Managed multiple projects at one time from concept to launch and delivered on time and met or exceeded expectations

Sr. Web Designer

Confidential, Las Colinas, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Translated client's vision for the website into workflows and wire frames that clearly defined and organized information/data and detailed the site's navigation structure
  • Performed usability analysis on several website projects to ensure proper functionality and workflow
  • Designed and developed external and internal client websites, hand coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Developed several vision prototype and instructional Flash movies, clearly defining the value and use of proprietary software and web applications
  • Led effort to create standards documentation and practice for Confidential Retail Intranet improving and unifying brand representation
  • Managed, maintained and edited the Confidential Retail Intranet; maintained tight budget and met all deadlines; main point of contact for all of Retail Confidential
  • Project Manager on multiple successful web development and design projects; determined project scope, risks, deliverables, task delegation, and implementation time line; primary point of contact throughout the project

Web Designer, Web Developer

Confidential, Dallas, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Generated wire frames and workflows for user interface designs for web based applications
  • Drafted competitive analysis to help define marketplace and develop strategy for multiple projects
  • Collaborated with developers and designers to create user interfaces for complex B2B marketplace software
  • Generated several valid HTML sites and web applications by hand
  • Designed and developed several multi-media vision prototypes/ corporate presentations

Web Designer, Web Developer

Confidential, Dallas, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Hand coded HTML pages for streaming Real Media development
  • Designed user interfaces for several live Internet broadcasts

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