Award winning UX, UI, Visual Designer, User Experience Designer, Interaction Designer, iPhone, iPad, Android, Tablet, Web, Software Interface Designer and Game Designer.
Barry E. Printz
La Jolla, CA 92037
Usability: Extensive experience in designing software, interfaces, icons and imagery for small devices, interactive screens, cellphones, software and websites
Product Design: GUI designs for various products: web, small devices, consumer apps, end users, software packages, web applications, web portals, websites and wireless messaging devices. Consumer based product designs for pda’s, small devices, cell phone apps, web based, software products
Prototyping tools: Axure, Visio and Dreamweaver
3D Animation: Maya, Softimage, Poser, modeling, animating and texturing
Web: Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and CS5
-Application designs for: DirecTV, NewEgg, Oprah, Discovery Channel, ChowNow, Getty Images, American Express, Vonage, Martha Stewart, AmEx, Microsoft, Zaggat,
-Game designs for: NASCAR, NFL Mobile Live, NHRA Mobile, WPT Texas Hold Em, House MD, Guitar Hero World Tour, Kitten Cannon,
-Software designs for: Disney, NBCUniversal, Cardiff Software/Verity, WirelessKnowledge,
-Website designs for: NewEgg, DirecTV, Verizon, Vonage, Toshiba, Cardiff Software/Verity, GIA, DJOGlobal, NeoPoint, MyAladdin,
-Interface designs for: Disney, NBCU, AmEx, Microsoft, Zaggat, NeoPoint, AIG, Aventis, EDI, Cox, Homestore, Household Finance, NeoPoint, Verizon, Allstate, AXA\Equitable, Microsoft, TVGuide,
UX, UI & Visual Designer for Apps, Games, Software, Web and Interfaces
Contract Designer La Jolla, CA Sept. 2008 - Present
Directv: Provided UX, UI and Visual Design support for a redesign of the b2b sections of the DirecTV web site.
NewEgg: Provided UX, UI and Visual Design support for a redesign of the m.site, as well as a series of upcoming phone and tablet apps.
ChowNow: UX, UI and Visual Design support for the front end design of an award winning interactive restaurant ordering app.
Disney: Conducted research & testing, coalesced data, generated wires, flows, swimlanes, multiple iterations of interface designs and final artwork for a complete redesign of an essential piece of proprietary software.
NBCUniversal: Generated wires, flows, multiple iterations of interface designs and final artwork for a redesign of an essential internal asset management software package.
Verizon Wireless: Hired to integrate UX, UI and Visual Design into a website redesign that services application developers and potential business partners.
Vonage: Generated wires and final art for a redesign of multiple sections of the Vonage global web site.
Medical Device Manufacturer: Completed usability testing and shot & edited a video for a British medical device manufacturer seeking FDA approval.
Converse: Completed focus groups, research and video work for a number of product reviews and new marketing efforts for a collection of Converse products.
Warner Brothers: Designed a proprietary web based interface portal and application.
Warner Brothers: Designing an iPad interface for above mentioned application.
Vonage: Generated wireframes and final artwork for the next revision of the Vonage iPhone & iPad apps.
WD-40: Shot and edited a video for use at tradeshows and in-house.
Hands-On Mobile: Generated concepts, flowcharts, wires and final artwork for numerous iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile games and apps.
White Electronics: Sub-contracted to generate a styleguide for a global re-branding effort.
Hands-On Mobile: Generated artwork, storyboards, script, recorded voice-over and edited a series of 3 videos for use as corporate sales and marketing tools.
CoStar: Generated wires and final art for a redesign of the client log-in portal of corporate web site.
WD-40: Edited an internal informational video for a line of new products.
Creative Services Manager
DJO, LLC - Vista, CA Dec. 2004 - Sept. 2008
Hired as Senior Designer, promoted to Creative Services Manager. Served on cross-functional product design teams and helped bring more than 30 devices to market. Introduced usability standards while integrating and restructuring what was 6 disparate web sites into one easily navigable, award winning corporate web site that also allows for easy integration of future brands. Built and managed an in-house creative department. Directed an in-house photo/video studio that supported global needs for print, web and multimedia. Responsible for shooting and editing all product, marketing, tradeshow and training videos. Designed and directed the re-branding of the 4 primary corporate brands: DonJoy, ProCare, AirCast and DJO Surgical brands. This included all collateral, packaging, video, web and animations.
BP Designs - Del Mar, CA June 2003 - Nov. 2004
Designed packaging and collateral for multiple retail product lines for placement in Home Depot, Home Expo, Lowes, Bed Bath & Beyond. Responsible for adding usability to the interfaces of a line of software products for Cardiff Software/Verity. Supported all client UEE needs, as well as re-branded corporate collateral, web sites and tradeshow properties for CalAmp/Vytek/Stellcom. Designed interfaces and Icons for small devices and the websites of Toshiba, Disney, LAPD and others. Part of the team that created a competitive assessment and global design guideline for Toshiba’s global website.
Wireless Knowledge, a Qualcomm company - San Diego, CA, August 2002 - June 2003
Designed countless interfaces & icons for devices by Palm, RIMM, iPAQ, Kyocera, Samsung and Motorola. Responsible for designing interfaces for enterprise partners Zagat, TV Guide, American Express, Qualcomm, and many others. Responsible for shooting and editing a series of corporate sales videos and enterprise partner videos.
Gemological Institute of America, (GIA) - Carlsbad, CA, May 2001 - August 2002
Hired to art direct, add usability and complete an extensive redesign of the educational course catalog. Once completed, key elements were integrated into an extensive redesign and re-branding of the entire global GIA organization. This rebranding included the entire corporate web site, all printed collateral, all videos and all tradeshow properties. Tasked with creating a series of educational and informational videos. These designs continue to win yearly awards in advertising, PR and in the gemological industry.
Creative Services Manager
NeoPoint Inc., San Diego, CA Sept. 1999 - August 2000
Developed and managed Creative Services department, reducing outsourcing expenses by 92%, saving the corporation over $1,000,000 from the previous year. Worked with engineering, programming and industrial design teams to design and bring to market 9 cell phones with more than 30 accessories. Responsible for design and usability of software, interfaces, applications and iconography for 6 NeoPoint branded cell phones as well as Sprint, Verizon and Qualcomm co-branded cell phones. Responsible for designing packaging and materials for cell phones and accessories sold in 11 countries.
Responsible for designing a multi-award winning “smart, cutting edge web site.” Allowing for Enhanced Consumer Experiences by adding features like: Buy Direct, Online Software Upgrades, Airtime packages and accessories - all via the NeoPoint Online Store.
MARCOA Publishing Inc. - Mira Mesa 1993 - 1998
Art directed, designed and press-checked more than 200 four-color books. Press checked over a quarter million press sheets. Won four multi-state design competitions.
Vancouver Film School, Vancouver BC - Certificate in Maya & Softimage
Silicon Studio, Los Angeles - Certificate in Compositing & Alias
National Academy of Design, New York - Advanced fine art
New York Academy of Art, New York - Anatomy & Advanced fine art
Art Students League, New York - Old Masters Drawing
University of California, San Diego - Certificate in Advanced Graphic Design Computing
San Diego State University - BA, Fine Art & Graphic Design (w/distinction)
IAC Internet Advertising Competition (Best Education Online Campaign) 2013
San Diego Business Journal Innovation Awards (Wine App) 2012
Webby Award “Guitar Hero III-Backstage Pass” 2009
Webby Award Nominee “WPT Texas Hold Em 2” 2009
Branded Consumer Ad campaign 2008
Branded Industry Ad campaign 2005
Bernays Award (catalog) 2002
Bernays Award (video) 2002
Excellence in Marketing “CTIA” 2000
PRSA Proto Award 2000
Best Products (UI design) “CNET” 1999
Phone of the Year, GQ Magazine 1999