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Front-end Designer Resume Profile

Summary

  • Optimizing Application Design and Development Through A Simple and Basic Principle
  • Keep it simple
  • Career Highlights
  • Co-founded Infosearch.net with Clear Channel Communications.
  • Co-founded THRC.com The Home Resource Center with the National Homebuilders Association.
  • Co-developed iCAN Integrated Community Access Network, a project to bring Internet and custom data services to homeowners, as part of their community.
  • Nationally recognized with the American Advertising Association Standard of Excellence Web Award for the work I performed for the Public Risk Management Association's website the iManage System I developed.
  • Technology 2001 - 2003
  • Architectural Mechanical Design Denver Institute of Technology 1989 - 1991
  • Workshops
  • LEAN UX Principles Methodologies 2013
  • LEAN Agile Methodologies 2013
  • AngularJS: The Next Web Today 2013
  • Mobile UX: Designing for the Next Web 2013
  • Front-end Architecture for Modern Web Applications 2013
  • LEAN Thinking Methodologies 2012

Senior Front-End Designer/Developer

  • A highly skilled, proactive and versatile design development professional with 25 years' experience designing, developing and managing digital projects and software solutions for a variety of audiences across a wide range of sectors. A 'T-shaped person' with an outstanding skill-set that is both broad and deep. A leader by example and an excellent communicator with a proven track record of consistently delivering excellence. Key Knowledge
  • Broad and deep skill set, with significant experience across a wide range of web application design and development lifecycles.
  • Outstanding ability to understand complex problems and synthesize appropriate solutions.
  • Strong visual graphic design sense, plus solid UI technical skills.
  • Very strong UI prototyping skills, in various media and levels of fidelity.
  • Excellent communication interface skills with software developers engineers.
  • 18 combined years of team and project management experience.
  • Designer's Toolbox Fields I am very knowledgeable about... Cognitive Behavioral Psychology Mechanical Design Engineering Architectural Design Construction Web Application Design Development Graphic Design Typography

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

  • 10 User Centered Design UCD
  • 05 Information Architecture IA 06 Interaction Design ID
  • 07 Front-End Architecture FEA
  • 10 Interactive Prototyping
  • 10 Wireframing 06 Written Specifications
  • 03 Mobile UX Visual Design
  • 08 Front-End Development
  • 09 UI Design Development
  • 09 User Research
  • 07 Requirements Definition
  • 10 UX Evangelism Mentoring
  • 10 Product Leadership
  • 08 Design Strategy Process
  • 05 LEAN Methodology in UX 09 Communication
  • SOFTWARE 08 Photoshop
  • 08 Dreamweaver
  • 04 Webstorm
  • 04 PHPStorm 01 Eclipse 00 Subversion/GIT
  • 04 Sublime Text
  • 05 Balsamiq Markups 00 Axure Pro
  • 08 Navicat for MySQL
  • 08 MS Office
  • Scale 00 Novice 10 Expert
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • 06 HTML 5 CSS3 00 Sass 04 Bootstrap
  • 06 JavaScript
  • 06 jQuery
  • 02 AngularJS
  • 00 Node
  • 05 PHP4 05 ColdFusion 8 05 MySQL 07 LAMP

Professional Experience

Confidential

Front End Web Architect Senior User Experience Designer

  • Designed and developed enterprise dashboard application front-ends from the ground up, in a Lean Agile environment. Responsible for all designs, User Journey's, Wireframes and Mockups, prototypes, front-end architecture and ui development. Selected Accomplishment:
  • Designed a range of new and improved features, including an entirely new user interface for the departments product line, all extremely well received at all levels.
  • Implemented design processes from the ground up on joining the product team as the sole designer.
  • Acted as UX/UI Product Steward, playing a pivotal role in decision-making processes throughout the full life-cycle.
  • Conducted a range of presentations to senior executives, design review sessions, technical discussions, usability tests and user interviews.
  • Lead and managed a small development team of Programmers Developers, QA Testers Business Analysts.
  • Successfully communicate and bridged the gap between our programmers, designers, users and product owners.
  • Developed and coded all front-end structures in AngularJS/KendoUI/HTML5 Mobile.
  • Designed custom front-end dashboard application development architecture, design patterns and component library.
  • Tampa campus front-end subject matter expert.

Confidential Freelance User Interface Designer

  • Work closely with a multi-disciplinary team to create intuitive websites and streamlined interfaces for mobile applications that redefined the market landscape while ensuring the attainment of clients' business and marketing objectives and brand strategies. Selected Accomplishment:
  • Created estimates and project plans related to user-centered design efforts achieving on time on budget delivery rate of 99 .Conducted a range of presentations to senior executives, design review sessions, technical discussions, usability tests and user interviews.
  • Improved client revenues by an average of 10 by translating business requirements into user interface design specifications for a variety of mobile applications.

Confidential

Senior Designer, Application Developer

  • Collaborated with members of the sales staff, IT Techs, Project Managers and end users to design, build and maintain user-centered internal web applications for running the business. Selected Accomplishment:
  • Conceptualization, design and development of a custom business management system that included Sales Lead Management, CRM, Help Desk, Ordering and Account Management. Built with PHP4, CF8, MySQL, HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, CSS.
  • Designed high-impact, user-centered views that conveyed with company's brand, value proposition and industry-leading functionality.
  • Designed navigation, user flows, screens and controls. Created interactive prototypes and conducted usability testing to identify design patterns and produce style guide.
  • The iManage Framework and dynamic web templates I created were pivotal parts of the application.
  • Work with third-party providers to ingest and integrate external business data, and generate content feeds for use on partner web sites. Assist with design efforts for site pages and content.

Confidential

Creative Director, Senior Designer, Developer

Selected Accomplishment:

  • I was responsible for the design and development of all web sites and promotional media for small medical construction businesses.
  • Developed UI Design Guidelines and Best Practices for cross-divisional UI standardization.
  • Consult with multiple development users and product owners across all product lines to improve UX and UI.
  • Created and assembled web graphics, including logos and advertisements.
  • Designed email blasts and newsletters for site launches and event announcements.
  • Managed small team of programmers and seo marketers. I have been responsible for full design life-cycle, including redesigns and offering expertise in critical design decisions.

Confidential

Senior Creative Director, Webmaster

Selected Accomplishment:

  • Create UX design consistency through collaborative communication.
  • Communicate strategies to engage business application stakeholders in UX design.
  • Create UI design documentation and annotation. Created and assembled web graphics, including logos and advertisements.
  • Design and build complete web sites from requirements to production and roll out.
  • Drive and implement cross-platform design and development compliance.
  • Drive and implement Section 508 Accessibility complacency.
  • Nationally recognized with the American Advertising Association Standard of Excellence Web Award for the work I performed for the Public Risk Management Association's website iManage System.

Confidential

Principal Partner /

Senior Creative Director Selected Accomplishment:

  • Co-created a digital design agency specializing in brand and web design.
  • Having quite a broad role I was involved in creative direction, web design and development, client contact and branding. Designed navigation, user flows, screens and controls. Created interactive prototypes and conducted usability testing to identify design patterns and produce style guide.
  • Co-developed iCAN Integrated Community Access Network, a project to bring Internet and custom data services to homeowners, as part of their community. Our system was sold to HOA's so they could provide Internet related services directly.

Confidential

Web Manager, Designer

Selected Accomplishment:

  • Co-founded Infosearch.net with Clear Channel Communications.
  • Co-founded THRC.com The Home Resource Center with the National Homebuilders Association.
  • Responsible for client management, conceptual designs and layouts.
  • Responsible for a small team of designers and IT professionals, the daily workload consisted of graphics, code and marketing for our local and national client base.

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