I'm a User Experience with over 8 years of design and research skills. I also have 3 years experience as a front-end web designer/developer which now allows me to be an 'ambassador' between developers and business partners/clients.
Some of my strengths: I'm a problem-solver, able to work on multiple tasks at once, an excellent communicator, light-hearted but serious minded, team-builder and supporter.
I am: creative, timely, resourceful, and open-minded. With different projects or teams I'm part of I always make sure everything is completed with optimal end-results and our team is proud of what we completed--together.
Below are examples of UX and UI Designs I've created in the past. I've also included some of my art work.
Please note that I've smudged out some logos or client's names due to client confidentiality reasons.
I've picked up a few skills and honed on them through the years. Here are a few of my strongest ones:
I want to know what the client exactly needs and what are their goals/requirements. Completed with: user interviews, statics gathering, also surveys.
I've created diagrams explaining a product's start and end points. End results: flow structures, decision points, and identified any missing sections.
This is where it starts coming together. Why are they needed? Wireframes are the blueprints to demostrate possible layout and navigation issues--before indepth design and development.
This is the 'show and tell' part. My designs and flows are displayed with color and images. What's the Difference: Mockups are static displays while prototypes show some functionality.
Before any development, user testing is needed to see users understand the product. Good-to-know terms: qualitative vs. quantitative research, guerrilla testing, cognitive walkthrough.
Creating the code that will make the product work on multiple devices. Must Develop: Responsive (adapts to any screen size) is a must since users view products on multiple devices.
Here are some of my 'tools of the trade' I use to complete the skills above:
JIRA (Agile project tracking)
Senior UX/UI Designer Consultant
Design lead for a new SAP-Foiori based CRM. Worked closely with the product owner, project manager and a team of SAP developers to bring an 'easy-to-use' and modernlooking web application to life. After creating prototypes in Axure RP, I facilitated various usability testing sessions with the CRM users and then reported results back to stakeholders.
UX and UI Designer Consultant
Designer on four separate projects for a large financial company in Western Florida; interviewed users, created story and flow maps, implemented the company's global style and branding, and provide mock-ups plus prototypes using Axure RP for demostratations given to numerous stakeholders.
Lead UX and UI Designer
Consultant on various projects with clients that included financial institutions, large transportation companies, and global supply chains. Designed and assisted in code development of CRM dashboards, mobile applications, and various Salesforce front-end platforms.
UI / UX Designer and Developer
Designed and created the front-end code for a global logistics company's web application that tracks their client's products from entrance into country, to warehouse, to a store/customer. Fully responsive design used on various desktop sizes and tablet devices.
UX and UI Designer Consultant
Team and Technical Lead on serveral state of California projects and pharmaceutical mirgiration and redesigns. Highlight Project: Worked on one of the first Health Exchange websites in the country.
Continueous development and maintenance of 5 separate websites for the Department of Defense using the Drupal Content Management System (CMS). Highlight Project: Redesign of the public-facing T2 site to demo and link the mobile applications devleoped at T2; helped hunderds of veterans with PTSD and other neurological disorders.
Developed sites using the Drupal CMS; designed, developed and maintained four websites for the ECONET conglomerate. Highlight Project: Main website (Univera) was an e-commerce site that sold over $24 million worth of product annually.
Tracked muliple fund raising campaigns on over 12 different websites.
Computer and network tech support; web development and information architecture; project and personnel management; graduation from 2 military leadership schools with honors.
I'd like to hear from you. Please feel free to ask me about anything on work I've done or offer to buy me a coffee.