EXPERIENCE

Manager, User Experience

Jenzabar, Inc. ­ Oct 2012 to Present

Provide direction and manage resources for UX team members, while working with product managers and other team members to analyze and create solutions for end users in higher education.

Emphasis on User-Centered Design (UCD): Research to determine user needs; Design decisions based on research and testing findings; Usability testing to determine refinement and plan for future iterations.

User Interface Architect

Standard Register ­ May 2005 to Oct 2012

Develop and implement processes and best practices related to user interface design; create and implement digital and HTML mockups, wireframes and paper prototypes; develop and implement usability testing methods.

GUI Developer II

O’Neil & Associates ­ Apr 2004 to May 2005

Create original artwork, layout and user interface designs for web­based software. Perform usability testing for government & military applications on­-site.

Web Designer

Silent J Productions ­ June 2002 to Mar 2004

User interface design and maintenance, 2D and 3D digital art and illustration.

Web Designer

Self Employed / Contract ­ Dec 1998 to Jun 2002

Provided UI layout and artwork for various clients and contracted employers; Developed and implemented online advertising materials; Created online training tools in Flash;

Multimedia Art Director

Sabatino & Day Advertising ­ Jun 1996 to Dec 1998

Create UI designs and digital artwork for internal and client web sites, including ecommerce and training applications; Work with Creative Director to coordinate internal and client materials across print and electronic mediums;

 

EDUCATION

Interaction Design Foundation

Course Work 2014 to Present

Certifications: User-Centered Design: Module 1, Visual Perception and Design, Psychology of Interaction Design, Gamification, Information Visualization: Getting Dashboards Right

School of Advertising Art, Inc.

Associates Degree 1994 to 1996

Graphic Design & Illustration; Award of Excellence (Student) from Dayton Advertising Club 1996

 

SKILLS & DISCIPLINES

Product Solutions, Analysis, Stakeholder Interviews, Requirements Workshops, Usability Testing, Competitor Benchmarking, Contextual Research, Surveys, Heuristic Evaluations & Expert Reviews, Ideation, Task Models, User Journey Maps, Personas, Information Architecture, Brainstorming, Sketching, Wireframes, Prototypes, User Stories & User Story Mapping, Responsive Design, Mobile Design

HTML, CSS, JQuery, Bootstrap

Balsamiq, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, AfterEffects, InVision, FeatureMap, Confluence, JIRA, VSTS, Microsoft Office