photo by Gino Morrow

photo by Gino Morrow

I use research, Lean and Agile UX principles and design thinking to help clients problem-find and problem-solve based on empathy.  I build products that produce results and create business value. I am most passionate about sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas that facilitate user adoption, and creating user experiences that are efficient, approachable, and engaging.


SCHLUMBERGER (VIA HCL AMERICAS) | Lead UX/UI Designer

May 2016 – Present

  •  Participated in product and feature ideation and conceptual development for web and enterprise solutions, also taking into account responsive design considerations
  • Produced style guide, user requirements specifications, conceptual models, personas, storyboards/scenarios, flow charts, conceptual sketches, wireframes, design prototypes, and visual design artifacts
  • Designed and specified user interfaces using participatory and iterative design techniques, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, heuristic analysis, wireframe analysis, and card sorting exercises and other forms of requirements discovery
  • Created digital assets that effectively communicate product function and intent, user interaction, and screen hierarchy
  • Effectively communicated research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed designs, and design rationale both verbally and visually to stakeholders and team members
  • Worked closely with International development teams to ensure that design specifications were implemented

 

VERIZON TELECOM (VIA ADITI STAFFING) | Web Designer / Developer III

August 2015 – January 2016

  •  Created and delivered user interface and user experience design for customer facing projects
  • Developed information architecture, wireframing, storyboarding, designing, producing and maintaining a portfolio of digital and print collateral that effectively translates corporate objectives into high-quality visuals
  • Created instructional UX documents illustrating detailed screens for an entire experience
  • Demonstrated capabilities for creativity and innovation, and eagerness to learn, understand and apply
    new technologies

 

FREELANCE DESIGNER | UI/UX Designer | Product Manager | Art Director

September 2014 – Present

  • Created high-fidelity interaction models, user task flows, screen designs, and user interface details that promoted ease of use and optimized task flows
  • Projects completed include infographics, collateral, catalogs, websites, banner ads, signage, package design and powerpoint presentations
  • Worked with several Marketing managers to meet quick turnaround on a variety of print and web projects
  • Collaborated with industry musicians and producers to create print-quality, technically accurate compact disc art for highly visible music projects

Clients have included: Novation, Universal Music Group, FirstCom, Gotham Records, Noble Knight, Dallas Designing Dreams

 

ARMSTRONG CABINETS Art Director

August 2013 – September 2014

  •  Lead designer on major assignments including the development and launch of three uniques brands over the period of one fiscal year
  • Designed responsive interfaces to work flawlessly with multiple devices
  • Responsible for implementing usability and industry standards, architecture and navigation for the web and other digital platforms
  • Utilized Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop software to produce prototypes for stakeholders and developers 
  • Improved client revenues by an average of 9% by translating business requirements into user interface design specifications for a variety of mobile applications
  • Established UX design as the first stage of all web and mobile application development, instituting a user-centered design approach

 

UHLIG | Staff Artist

July 2011 – July 2013

  • Responsible for the design, development, production, and monthly maintenance of more than 40 custom publications for national property management companies
  • Ensured that all dates within the production calendar were met while adhering to brand guidelines and budgetary goals
  •  Promote sales through the development and refining of branding standards for all marketing- communications collateral within Product Development

  

GLMCREATIVE, LLC | Creative Director

May 2003 – June 2011

  • Collaborated with product team and UX Architect(s) to implement business objectives and user needs
  •  Worked with analytics to inform and optimize User Interface based on usage
  • Developed branding strategy, visual identity, and marketing collateral for new businesses seeking to gain a competitive edge among more established entities
  • Managed the overall development and implementation of corporate marketing communications, including retail design, direct mail, email, and print campaigns
  • Served as primary client contact, art director, and graphic designer to provided innovative concepts, photo art direction, and preliminary sketches
  • Seamlessly coordinated photo shoots by scouting locations, booking models, and styling sets and props
  • Managed vendors relationships and approved press checks

 

SPRINT CORPORATION | Multimedia Designer III

February 2001 – May 2003

  • Contributed to the success of a $52 million cost-savings initiative by converting paper-based Customer Care training tools to online tools
  • Created an additional $30 million in savings by designing a performance support tool that reduced the average handle time of Customer Care Advocates
  • Saved company more than $100,000 by initiating and developing key relationships within Internal Communications Department, providing visual print and web-based solutions

  

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION | Art Director

November 1999 – January 2001

  • A core member of a CSC prototype consisting of designers and developers with a primary objective of re-establishing market place dominance of user experience software development with a strategic focus on front-end User Interface design
  • Traveled nationally to meet with clients to assess their needs, produce creative briefs, and concepts and mock-ups for websites
  • Managed a team of designers and developers to ensure all online communications products were produced on-time with competitive pricing and exceptional quality

  

HALLMARK CARDS, INC. | Graphic Designer/Illustrator

January 1995 – October 1999

  • Introduced new and distinctive branding to Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments displays with a campaign that resulted in $29 million revenue increase
  • Developed branding guidelines to reduce printing costs while improving efficiency in mode of delivery and installation of POS and POP displays
  • Exceeded annual goal of producing 500 appropriately styled typographic repro-quality art for a variety of Hallmark and Ambassador card and non-card products
  •  Insured consistent brand quality standards were met while partnering with licensed brands (Disney, Dr. Seuss, NFL, NHL, NASCAR) through collaboration with outside agencies, production artists, and vendors