Looking to take my 15 years of Web Design experience to the next level as a User Experience and/or Interaction Designer. Specialties: Axure, Omnigraffle, Morae.

Work Samples

  • Web Design, and Interaction Designs

Work History

  • Interaction Designer / User Interface

    • Financial Services
    • Oct 2014 - Present (3 years 1 month)

    Designing solution concepts, wireframes and high level prototypes (in Axure) to test with customers prior to full blown development. In this role I develop a deep understanding of market needs and customer problems across all of the company's solutions and work closely with Sales, Product Management, Technical teams and Delivery teams. Visualizing concepts and seeking feedback from the market early is an essential part of innovation strategy and important in ensuring I develop solutions that meet customer requirements.

  • Interaction Designer and User Experience

    • TMP Worldwide
    • Sep 2012 - Oct 2014 (2 years 1 month)

    Responsible for developing process around user insights and leading user experience.

    Wireframe, Surveys, User Testing, Personas, and Prototypes.

  • Web and IxD

    • Freelance / Contract
    • May 2001 - Jan 2013 (11 years 8 months)

    Wireframing, Personas, A/B testing, Contextual Interviews, Surveys

  • Freelance UX and IxD

    • Sponge
    • Sep 2012 - Sep 2012

    Working remotely on this project with Developer, and QA to transition two sections of the kerrygoldusa.com website over to Wordpress.
    Duties include: Contextual Interview, Persona, Sitemap, and Wireframes.

  • Freelance IxD

    • Acquity Group
    • Mar 2012 - Jun 2012 (3 months)

    Wireframed redesign of Wesco Direct website.

  • UX

    • eshots, Inc.
    • Apr 2012 - Apr 2012

    Mobile and Tablet app design.

  • UX and Design Consultant

    • Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
    • Sep 2011 - Nov 2011 (2 months)

    I gathered stakeholder feedback, and created the wireframe using Axure for this team project in conjunction with DePaul University to build a Drupal CMS website that meets business & creative needs within Cermak and surrounding neighborhoods.

    Working with Julie Burros
    Director of Cultural Planning
    julie.burros@cityofchicago.org

  • User Experience

    • Manifest Digital
    • Jun 2009 - Sep 2011 (2 years 3 months)

    Assisting project leaders in the planning and execution of usability studies, coordinating logistical aspects of research projects, such as communicating with participant recruiters, assisting with research setup, greeting participants. Assisting with the analysis and documentation of test results. Developing and refining user interface through user segmentation, personas, and heuristics. Design concepts via sketches, and wireframe prototypes.
    Clients: Allstate, Tribune Media Group, CDW, and Food Channel.

  • Freelance UX, Web Design, CSS & HTML

    • H.E.R.O. Fitness
    • May 2011 - Aug 2011 (3 months)

    Redesigned the entire site using UX techniques such as surveys, coding, and wireframing [to name a few]. Created site using Wordpress.

  • Freelance Net Manager

    • Managers Investment Group
    • May 2009 - May 2009

    Maintenance of the internet and intranet websites using Sitellite 4.2 CMS, and Dreamweaver CS3. As well as uploading PDFs to these sites. Sent out survey evaluation using Zoomerang.

  • Freelance Web Designer

    • BHI Design
    • Oct 2008 - Oct 2008

    Created a Flash holiday splash page for Davis Street Land Company.

  • Freelance Web Designer

    • Chempetative
    • Sep 2008 - Sep 2008

    Created flash banners for illumina.
    http://www.roy-portfolio.com/illumina-banners/

  • Freelance Web Designer

    • Alla Prima Lingerie
    • May 2008 - Jul 2008 (2 months)

    Designed company website using CS3: Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver. Used basic XML and PHP for Messaging and Photo gallery section.
    www.allaprimalingerie.com

  • Web Designer

    • Edelman
    • Oct 2007 - Oct 2007

    I created e-blasts for Mosaic Gourmet Cheese and did production work for
    3-A-Day Dairy, Off the Street Club, and Barilla pasta website.

    http://www.3aday.org/Pages/Welcome.aspx

  • Web Designer

    • McDonald's Corporation
    • Jun 2007 - Jun 2007

    Helped in production of Intranet site.

  • Web Designer

    • Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
    • Apr 2007 - Apr 2007

    I created e-blasts and banner ads for furniture design stores in the mart. Clients include dreamRooms, and L.A. Mart.

  • Designer

    • Tribal DDB
    • Sep 1999 - Apr 2001 (1 year 7 months)

    I represented interactive design for integrated marketing teams resulting in successful interactive marketing campaign.

    Clients included awards winning FTD Be a Hero campaign, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Lands’ End, State Farm, Emerson Climate Technologies, L’eggs, Vaniqa, PlantWeb and National-Louis University.

Education

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    • Bachelor's degree Design and Visual Communications, General
    • 2012 - 2012
  • DePaul University

    • Masters Human Computer Interaction
    • 2009 - 2011

    Special interest in UX, IxD, and Web Design.

Specialties

Awards

Grand Slam Slugger Award: DDB Chicago, Acknowleding my work for the FTD banners campaign. Recipient of a $10k scholarship to the School of the Art Institute

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