Analyst providing link, organizational, pattern, trend, and cultural analysis. Strong creative and technical background interlaced with a passion for psychology (instability, influence) and human interaction. Empathy is my domain. My life experiences have been anything but cookie cutter. It is what reaffirms our drive to use the tools given to us and ultimately blazed the way for who I am today. Some things simply cannot be taught in a classroom and these essentials have been crucial to my success. Currently out-of-state for work, but as I am contracted (with an end date), I am starting to feel out what may be available in Michigan in the next year or two and open to connect with others in my field. My ideal role would be analytical, investigative, or data collection with at least 10-25% travel, as I like change in scenery and a range of interaction. Preferably in Michigan, but I am flexible. https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=355390069

Work Samples

Work History

  • Analyst

    • N/A
    • Jan 2014 - Present (1 year 4 months)
  • UI/UX Architect, Design Strategist

    Fundology is a online networking platform for private investment professionals that aimed to address core issues in the market to streamline the deal acquisition process, shaped from endless meetings, product research, and an intimate knowledge of the downtown Chicago investment scene.

    As the principal designer and team lead at Fundology, my mission was to work alongside the President, an experienced M&A investor, to strategically approach problem areas of the existing fragmented investment market and design an attractive solution with the user and their goals in mind. One that steps beyond ancient technology and the traditional "rocket scientist training needed” platform.

    Heavily focused on user behavior and sociology to promote network engagement and build a platform that directly speaks to each users’ specific needs. Conducted A/B testing, heat/confetti mapping, feedback sessions, and social media analysis to aid in the decision-making process that affected the deployment of product campaigns and overall evolution of the Fundology platform.

    Represented Fundology at investment and networking events in Chicago and Miami. Member of Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA).

    Managed the design and deployment of a weekly email video interview newsletter to financial executives, “Movers, Shakers & Dealmakers,” reaching 40,000+ subscribers.

    ** View design samples online @ www.coroflot.com/mccaffrey/Fundology-2013

  • User Experience Designer

    As a UI/UX designer at Cynergy, I served on the bleeding edge of technology and human empathy. My mission was to approach each project with the courage to continually design web/mobile interfaces in the best interest of the people using them to improve usability and the overall user experience.

    Additionally, as an architect (designer and coder), I assisted teams by creating in-depth style guides, design asset libraries, and semi-functional, interactive prototypes to effectively communicate the desired end-state of our deliverable to technical leads and the client. This enabled the bridging of a traditional disconnect between designers and developers which allowed the product to stay true to the final concept and ultimately lead to higher levels of team cohesion.

    Extensive usage of Coda, the Adobe Creative Suite CS5/CS6: Photoshop, InDesign, Flash Catalyst, Fireworks, Illustrator; and Microsoft Expression Blend, Microsoft Office Suite.

    ** Added role: Led the creative and structural layout process for project proposals in Adobe InDesign, producing 90+ proposals and RFP responses in collaboration with the President and the sales team.

  • Web & UI Designer

    • Self-Employed
    • Detroit, MI
    • 2007 - 2009 (2 years)

    Designed and coded freelance and self-titled projects in xHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Also produced logos, business cards, advertisement banners, and forum themes.

Specialties

Awards

One award for Fundology: Top 10 Coolest Emerging Start-ups in Chicago (2013) and four design awards in digital design, web design, career business technology (2008).

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