Resume

Design and Research Experience

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Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC
2015-present, Sr. User Researcher / Moderator (Consultant)

  • Managing and moderating usability studies on customer-facing banking products for desktop and mobile platforms
  • Managing outside research vendors
  • Synthesizing past research to inform new projects
  • Creating persona task model chart designs
  • Training new CX hires on the user personas and task models
  • Consulting on a variety of quantitative and qualitative user testing processes with the customer experience (CX) team

LPL Financial, Charlotte, NC
2014-2015, UX Researcher / Interaction Designer (Consultant)

  • Redesigning a customer-facing compliance web application for desktop and tablet experience
  • Interviewing end-users on current processes in existing application
  • Providing UX, accessibility, and usability subject-matter expertise on customer-facing and employee-facing applications during major rewrite

TEKsystems, Charlotte, NC
2011 – 2014, UX Researcher / Sr. Interactive Designer (Consultant)

  • Interviewed end users on current processes for enhancements on existing application and the creation of brand new applications for the cybersecurity team
  • Created the user interface for an enterprise-wide internal web application following usability and user experience best practices
  • Created and performed usability testing on end users
  • Created UX documentation intranet
  • Provided UX, accessibility, and usability subject-matter expertise on multiple applications in progress for the Global Information Security (GIS) team
  • Clients in the financial industry

TIAA-CREF, Charlotte, NC
07/2011 – 04/2012, Sr. Interactive Designer / Information Architect (Consultant)

  • Lead UX on CMS migration to FatWire
  • Lead UX on user interface design for some customer-facing web products
  • Lead UX on creating the UX intranet

American Airlines / Fenway Group, Fort Worth, TX
01/2007 – 03/2011, Sr. Interactive Designer / Information Architect and UX Consultant

  • Improved touchscreen interface design for user experience and accessibility on the check-in kiosks, see American Airlines UX Case Study
  • Established and maintain user experience best practices through heuristic analysis
    and usability testing
  • Introduced application-wide consistency across kiosk application by creating templated layouts, design patterns, style guides and wireframes for Flex/Agile development team during Internationalization efforts and a Flex rewrite
  • Created and maintain UX intranet complete with interactive UML process flows (by use case and high-level overview) and wireframe prototypes that are now used for training new agents and referenced by business units for strategic corporate planning

The Creative Group / Art Squad, Dallas, TX
03/2006 – 01/2007, Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Created an interactive multimedia commercial real estate presentation for Cushman & Wakefield‘s sales department covering downtown Dallas
  • Freelance projects for multiple clients, including: Home Interiors, PowerPact, Square One, Tenet Healthcare, The Urban Alternative, Tribal DDB

Dent Zone International,Inc / PDR LINX, Dallas, Texas
04/2005 – 03/2006, Manager of Corporate Design (Art Director)

  • Designed and managed trade show booth at a mid-sized event at NACE 2005
  • Created print and multimedia materials for trade shows and recruiting events
  • Redesigned and developed the interface for all of the company’s websites with tighter branding between Dent Zone and its subsidiaries

Fairfield Residential, LLC, Grand Prairie, Texas
09/2004 – 03/2005, Graphic and Web Designer

  • Maintained 150 apartment properties’ websites and marketing collateral
  • Redesigned promotional sites to coordinate with marketing campaigns

Aquent Partners, Dallas, Texas / San Diego, California / Charlotte, NC
09/2002 – 09/2004, 5/95 – 1/2000, 03/2006 – Present

  • Some clients have been: CCN, Creative Solutions Ad Agency, Enterpulse, Ernst & Young, LLP., Interact Simulations, Intuit, Jems Communications, KPMG Pete Marwick (Palo Alto & Dallas locations), Mary Kay, Inc., Miller Freeman Publishing, NAMM (Natl Assoc. of Music Making), Pier 1 imports, Inc., Proxima Multimedia, QuickSilver Interactive, Sally’s Beauty, Scripps Clinic (expanded project descriptions)

Freelance Work, DFW metroplex, Texas
11/2001 – present

  • Clients and projects include: The Contemporary (Dallas Visual Arts Center), DigitalFish Technologies, inc., Romazone

Canopus Corporation, San Jose, California
3/2001 – 11/2001, Art Director – International Division

  • Lead successful overhaul of the company’s existing website to increase daily hits to over 100k
  • Re-branded the website, packaging and collateral for consistent product branding in international markets, creating coattails from successful products to new products
  • Created packaging design for localization in international markets, saving money
    and ease of compliance with translation requirements in several countries

Digital Lighthouse Corp / Bonafide Development Resources, San Diego, California
1/2000 – 1/2001, Senior Graphic Designer

Design Projects have included:

  • Interactive touchscreen user interface design
  • Internationalization of a software application
  • Web animations & graphics
  • Web page design & concepts
  • Multimedia presentations for trade shows
  • Medical research presentations and medical journal cover
  • Catalogs-multiple product mix versions
  • Print and on-screen presentations for consulting firms
  • Interactive mini-catalog for distribution on CD-ROM
  • Packaging for U.S. and International markets
  • Ad agency experience on several national and international accounts
  • Trade show booth graphics, directories, signage, and collateral
  • Corporate identity and re-branding packages

Education

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Bachelor of Fine Art

Additional Training

12/2009 American Airlines — Agile Training

09/2007 Human Factors Intl. — Usability Testing training

1999-2001 San Diego Community College, San Diego, CA -Advanced training in web design, development and multimedia software

Skills

  • Heuristic analysis, usability testing
  • Iterative design, Agile development, information architecture
  • Coordinate with clients, vendors and developers
  • Creative problem solving
  • Teamwork and mentoring, vendor management

Application and Programming Languages

Software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (CS3 & CS5): Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash
  • Axure, Visio

Programming languages:

  • HTML5, including hand coding
  • WordPress
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and CSS3