Experience

UX Designer / Manager, ADP Pasadena, CA. 2015- Present

  • Manage, Mentor and Lead UX Designers.
  • Involved with the local UX community to help promote the Pasadena Innovation Center and Design Culture in Pasadena.
  • Design and create visuals, interactions, and workflows for updating and improving the User Experience of ADP Tax Compliance applications.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Design Strategy team to design and define ADP’s new Visual Design Language, leading the designs for the Practitioner persona.
  • Front-end development for rapid prototyping and handing code off to dev teams.
  • Worked with the newly formed Product Team to help reinvigorate a culture of rapid innovation, agile development, and lean methodologies.

UX Designer, HUDL Remote, CA. 2015

  • Work with Product Managers to define scope and directions for existing product designs and new features.
  • Ensure cross-squad communication to define and develop core application designs.
  • Design flows and interactions for Web, iOS, and Android applications.
  • Collaborate with and mentor other designers to develop research methodologies, design principles, and patterns.
  • Interview customers to drive user-centered design decisions.

Lead UX Designer, ADP San Dimas, CA. 2014-2015

  • Design and create completely new visuals, interactions, and workflows for updating and improving the User Experience of ADP Tax Compliance applications.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Design Strategy team to design and define ADP’s new Visual Design Language, leading the designs for the Practitioner persona.
  • Lead and mentor junior designers to ensure design consistency, establishing application wide visual and interaction patterns.
  • Front-end development for rapid prototyping and handing code off to dev teams.
  • Worked with the newly formed Product Team to help reinvigorate a culture of rapid innovation, agile development, and lean methodologies.

Senior UX Designer, Kareo Irvine, CA. 2013-2014

  • Lead Visual and Interaction designer for Electronic Medical Health record application.
  • Mentored junior designers through a redesign of Kareo's EHR application, ensuring consistency in visual and interaction design patterns.
  • Front-end development for production and prototyping, releasing updated header and global navigation code for a milestone MU2 Certified update.
  • Worked with the mobile team to update and redesign the mobile application for iOS 7 update
  • Lead weekly customer interviews and User research sessions, providing guidance, methodologies, and best practices to junior designers.

Senior User Experience Designer, Citrix Santa Barbara, CA. 2010-2013

  • Lead UX Designer in promoting strategic partnerships with Product teams by defining and designing the next generation of GoToAssist based on extensive User research.
  • Lead UX Designer for the GoToAssist Android products. Responsible for visual design, asset export, application flow, and coordinating User testing.
  • Designed continuous, iterative improvements for GoToAssist in an Agile environment.
  • Lead UX Designer for the GoToAssist marketing site in partnership with the Marketing Team. Provided Information Architecture, wireframes, and a functional XHTML, CSS, Javascript powered prototype iterated through multiple Usability Studies.
  • Synthesized customer data through interviews and onsite visits to provide Product and Business teams with designs for road-mapped features.
  • Provided visual design, design process, and mobile design mentoring to the team.

Lead UX / Creative Designer, Kalkomey Dallas, TX. 2009-2010

  • Design and create concepts for updating and improving the User Experience of Kalkomey product sites as part of an agile and iterative design and deployment process focused on HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) principles
  • Front end development (XHTML, CSS, Javascript) for production and prototyping
  • Wire-framing for new and current flows to improve interaction and usability
  • ActionScripting and Flash development for an interactive courseware product that won Kalkomey exclusive contracts with 5 additional states
  • Implemented and managed user testing practices

Designer/Animator, Lewis Center for Educational Research Apple Valley, CA. 2008-2009

  • Lead designer, rapidly creating superior designs and visual mock-ups for prototyping and site deployment with a user-centered design approach
  • Design and create concepts for updating and improving the User Experience of LCER as part of an iterative design and deployment process
  • Developing and producing 2D and 3D animations for online educational products
  • 3D modeling, texture, animation, and rendering for environment and characters
  • Produce HTML and CSS code from initial design comps to provide to development

Senior Creative Designer, Hotels.com Dallas, Texas 2007-2008

  • Design and create concepts for updating and improving the User Experience of hotels.com as part of an iterative design and deployment process
  • Lead designer for updated global navigation bar, leading to increased exposure and click-through of key navigation points compared to previous iterations
  • Lead designer for the “Property Page” and the property detail tabs including an updated rooms/rate display and introducing a property cross-sell feature
  • Lead designer for user generated reviews listing that includes new filtering and Reason for Trip metrics
  • Lead designer in multiple rich media advertising campaigns to deploy on the hotels.com site and external advertising slots
  • Lead designer on updated home page project
  • Work with TWA Chiat/Day agency designers to implement new logo and brand elements into current site designs and online promotions
  • Produce HTML and CSS code from initial design comps to provide to development team for deployment
  • Concept and design for hotels.com “Deals” promotion micro-sites
  • Work with Flash to create rich media banners for “Deals” promotion micro-sites
  • Collaborate with Information Architects on wireframes and site flow, looking for areas to improve user interaction with appropriate design solutions
  • Work with program and product managers to concept and develop designs to update site products or support new initiatives
  • 3D modeling and texturing of elements used for promotional elements reducing dependency on stock photography in certain applications

Designer and Developer, CBE Design Studios Aledo, Texas 2001-2009

  • Graphic Designer and Illustrator
  • Web Design and Development with a focus on usability and W3C recommended standards
  • Lead designer and developer contracted with The Lewis Center for Educational Research for multiple initiatives from 2001-2009
  • Consultation services on usability, information architecture and user interface design
  • Conceptualize, design, and implement client marketing strategies
  • Install and deploy Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Develop and expand current CMS modules and core code
  • Set up and manage Dedicated Virtual Servers for clients and provide routine server administration
  • Storyboard creation for 3D and live action production
  • 3D modeling, texturing, and animation of environment and characters
  • HD and SD video post production and compositing

Best Practices

  • Design Thinking
  • UX Research Methodologies
  • HTMl for Structure, CSS for Form, JS for Function
  • Responsive, Adaptive and Progressive Techniques
  • Mobile Design for Android, iOS, and the web

Markup & Syntax

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • XML

In the Tool Shed

  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Panic Coda
  • CodeKit

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