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Director of User Experience
I am a Seattle based user experience director, ux designer, art director, graphic designer and illustrator. Currently I am the Director of User Experience at Aditi Technology. In 2011-2012 I was working at international MMORPG publisher NCsoft and obtaining a Masters of Science in Human Centered Design and Engineering (User Centered Design focus) at the University of Washington. Commercially I have worked as a UX lead and Interactive Art Director on large scale web and mobile projects for clients such as Microsoft, Boeing, eBay, SAP, Pacific Life and NCsoft published game titles such as Guild Wars 2, Blade and Soul, Aion, Lineage 2, and Wildstar.
Cozi Usability Study
eBay HUB mobile app
Story Boards and Sketching
JUSTIN HAMACHER : SENIOR UX DESIGNER
www.tellous.com • Justintellous.com • Seattle, WA
Senior UX professional and Interactive Art Director with unique facility to draw from design, psychology, science, music, sculpture and creative writing. I enjoy being a part of project teams from ideation to implementation and working directly with users as often as possible. I seek out teams of talented partners where there is a symbiotic opportunity for growth and a strong sense of collaboration, shared humor, flexibility and high standards of performance.
M.S. Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, (Grad 2013)
• Cumulative GPA of 3.9
B.F.A. Visual Communication, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, 2004
• Nellie Cornish Scholarship
• President’s Scholarship
B.A. Studio Art, focus in Printmaking, minors in Psychology and English, University of Puget Sound, 1997
• Creative Writing, focus in Poetics, Yale University, 2000
• Figure Sculpture, student of sculptress Anna Marie DiPalma, Florence Italy, 1995
• Italian Cinema, British Institute in Florence Italy, 1995
USER EXPERIENCE AND VISUAL DESIGN BACKGROUND
July 2011- Current
Title: Senior User Experience Designer
I work on websites for all our game titles and various internal projects at NCsoft. Internally I have spearheaded the company wide UX model for forms, created standards and templates for information architecture, site mapping, personas, wireframing and accompanying notation and created organizational materials to help business leaders visualize our market and various user metrics. I have worked on all public facing company game brands: Guild Wars 2, City of Heroes, Lineage 2, Aion, and Wildstar. Work has primarily been centered around advocating for the user and meshing their needs with technological and business requirements. I especially enjoy the cross cultural analysis of our global gamers and localizing content to suit their needs. In my role at Ncsoft, I am happy to draw on the skills I have in both visual design and user experience.
May 2010- July 2011 (1.5 years)
Title: Founding Interactive Art Director
I was recruited by Slalom to help found an internal UX/UI team, and enjoyed the opportunity to lend my leadership skills to help guide the nascent team and to see it grow into a group of 6 people. In my role as interactive art director, I was responsible for the research and creation of mobile applications and desktop websites (IA, UX and Visual Design) as well as helping to guide junior designers with their work, and providing quality assurance across all design and UX materials. Additionally, I served in the areas of business development and sales, estimating projects, interviewing candidates and strategizing for our UX team. Slalom is a privately held $400M company with 7 regional offices and headquarters here in Seattle, where I was the sole Interactive Art Director. We were the 2010 Microsoft partner of the year and the projects I have worked on were predominantly for Fortune 100 companies such as eBay, Microsoft, SAP, Starbucks, Group Health, SAVO, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and others. In 2011 for my UI/UX work on the Group Health mobile app I received both a Mobile App of the Year award from Tech Flash and a Mogul award from Slalom.
Cornish College of the Arts
Title: Adjunct Faculty
I taught Visual Communication/Semiotics and Design Fundamentals to undergraduates. I loved the passion and fresh curiosity of the students while teaching, but left when offered the challenge of helping to found the UX team at Slalom. I am sure someday I will return to teaching.
2004 -2012 (8 years)
Filled with the entrepreneurial spirit and eager to start designing, following graduation from Cornish I went into business for myself opening a small studio called Tellous in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Though Tellous started small helping local coffee shops and neighborhood businesses to establish a web presence, within a few years I had successfully grown my clientèle to also include Fortune 100 companies such as Boeing and Microsoft and was managing teams of people to design large scale interactive experiences for worldwide groups of users. Though currently I work full-time, I still maintain Tellous and occasionally will help consult on projects of interest.
• 2011 TechFlash Best Mobile App for UX/UI work along with Dev team on Group Health Mobile App while with Slalom Consulting
• 2011 Finalist Shobe Prize at University of Washington
• 2011 Slalom Consulting Mogul Award (excellence award for mobility UX & UI work)
• 2003 Nellie Cornish Scholarship (Cornish College of the Arts)
• 2004 President’s Scholarship (Cornish College of the Arts)
• 2005 Seattle Weekly Music Awards: Best Independent Band (nomination)
• 2004 Winner Redhook Brewery Emerging Music Award (Songwriter/guitarist in Biography of
MS University of Washington
BFA Cornish College of the Arts
BA University of Puget Sound