I am a Designer that specializes in User Experience and User Interactions. I make websites, mobile apps, and digital products more user-friendly and accessible. Typically I find myself assisting organizations that are looking to launch, redesign, or rebuild a project. I spend most of my time doing the following: - Researching users, products, and best practices within a specified industry - Crafting a narrative for projects, organizing and prioritizing content - Drafting sitemaps, personas, user journeys, wireframes, and prototypes - Creating and editing artwork using the Adobe Creative Cloud +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ • LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/in/angelnelson757 • Email: angelnelson757@yahoo.com • Design Portfolio - http://www.coroflot.com/angelnelson +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Languages and Programs: • HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress, Bootstrap • Responsive Design • Section 508 Compliance and Accessibility (a11y) • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver) • Axure, Pen and Paper. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Recent Websites I've Launched: http://www.ugandaempowers.org https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov

Work Samples

  • Uganda Empowers

  • The Capital Newspaper

  • Fashion to Figure Checkout Experience

Work History

  • Webmaster

    I am part of the team that drives all Digital efforts for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE - Maryland’s “Obamacare”). I contribute to the user experience, the design, and the development of the MHBE websites and digital experiences.

    Highlight: Redesigned the consumer website from the ground up. Contributed to the visual interface design of the “Enroll MHC” mobile app.

  • Instructional and Multimedia Designer

    (Contract) I worked as a Multimedia Designer to support the United States Military with their instructional training efforts. Tools: Adobe Captivate, Adobe Flash, ActionScript 3.0 (AS3), Photoshop, and PowerPoint.

  • UX Designer

    I worked collaboratively with UX Designers, Architects, and Content Strategists (writers) to design the visual interface and experience of mobile applications.

    Highlight: I traveled to Chicago to test the viability of a State Farm Innovations project. While in Chicago I researched the core subject-matter, interviewed subject-matter experts and potential consumers about their needs and wants, and observed how users interacted with a conceptual prototype.

  • Digital Media Specialist

    (Contract) I worked with Optima Health's web team to manage the visual design and the user experience of optimahealth.com and its sub-sites and portals. I also assisted with digital marketing efforts, such as managing social media accounts, drafting e-newsletters, and employing SEO strategies.

  • Webmaster Trainee

    I joined the Department of Human Resources (DHR) as they were converting their public internet and private intranet websites to WordPress. I transitioned into a role where I developed and managed all 24 human service agency websites in Maryland. Other websites that I managed include DHR's employee training portal, its public news site, its intranet portal, and its website for Maryland Foster Children.

  • Circulation Promotional Designer

    I have designed, edited, and printed promotional materials for The Capital Newspaper & the Maryland Gazette. Promotional materials include newspaper advertisements, inserts, direct mailers (letters and postcards), fliers, rack cards, posters, signs and web advertisements.

Education

  • Philadelphia University

    • Master's of Science Interactive Design and Media
    • 2010 - 2012
  • Morgan State University

    • Bachelor's of Arts Graphic Design
    • 2003 - 2007

Specialties

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