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    UX Consultant | HUM Nutrition (contract) | Los Angeles, CA | Feb 2018 - PRESENT
    UX Lead | Saatchi & Saatchi (contract) | Los Angeles, CA | Sep 2017 - Oct 2017
    UX Lead/Strategist | Appirio Digital Studio (contract) | Los Angeles, CA | Apr 2017 - Oct 2017
    UX Lead/Strategist | MXM (contract) | Culver City, CA | Jul 2016 - Apr 2017
    UX Director | Deep Focus (contract) | Hollywood, CA | June 2016
    UX Strategist | Dollar Shave Club (contract) | Marina Del Rey, CA | Sep 2015 - Apr 2016
    UX Lead | VIOLET GREY (contract) | West Hollywood, CA | Aug - Sep 2015
    UX Strategist / Lead | Freelance | Los Angeles, CA | Oct 2014 - July 2015
    Experience Lead | BLITZ | Santa Monica, CA | Jan 2014 - Oct 2014
    Experience Lead | BLITZ (contract) | Santa Monica, CA | May 2013 - Dec 2013
    UX Consultant | Roundarch | Chicago, IL | Jan 2011 - May 2013
    UX Architect | Freelance | Chicago, IL | Apr 2010 - Dec 2010
    UX Architect | Tribal DDB | Chicago, IL | Jan 2007 - Apr 2010
    • DAY-TO-DAY:
    • Design Review and iteration
    • Collaborative workshops, Problem framing, Design exploration
    • Quant metrics and qualitative research to inform design direction + goals
    • Maps, flows, wires and prototypes to communicate design to stakeholder and production team.
    • Provide UX thought leadership and knowledge sharing
    • Catalog superior UX patterns, style guides, examples and techniques
    • PROJECT-BASED:
      Work with clients to understand business requirements and goals
    • Research and analyze customers' content and functionality needs
    • Research and analyze industry trends and competitor sites
    • Translate, define and present UX strategy and concepts
    • Devise architectures, navigation, personas and experience maps for all levels of interaction or touch points
    • Work with writers and designers to ensure usability, simplicity and economy of design
    • Produce appropriate deliverables to communicate project landscape and detail
    • Produce working prototypes to demonstrate concepts, and actual customer experiences, for clients and internal teams
    • Develop usability test plans, conduct ongoing usability testing and provide analysis reports
    • Define metrics for assessing ROI and project success/growth
    • VARIOUS DELIVERABLES:
      Content Audits/Evaluations, Competitive Reviews, Stakeholder/Customer Interviews, Heuristic Evaluations, Personas, Functional Requirements/Specs, Site Maps, Content Maps, Wireframes, Use Cases, User Flows, Prototypes, Usability Testing Results/Analysis

    Technical Project Manager | Slack Barshinger | Chicago, IL | January 2006 - December 2006

    • Work with Account and Creative to determine technical foundation and execution
    • Provide accurate time/cost/scope estimations for project budget
    • Drive project requirements, priorities and schedules
    • Produce site maps and wire frames
    • Provide Technical Direction to Creatives and Developers during concept development and Web development
    • Manage project routes and testing
    • Coordinate with Account Management to monitor project progress and budget; Gauge resource/priority adjustments accordingly
    • Prepare weekly progress report for Director of Digital Strategy
    • Manage expectations to ensure all deliverables are met according to specifications
    • Manage project documentation and archives
    • Manage all client SharePoint sites
    • Manage email marketing Web application and client accounts

    Lead Developer | Slack Barshinger | Chicago, IL | January 2003 - 2005

    • Work with Account Team to determine foundation and scope of project production
    • Provide accurate time and resource estimations for project budget
    • Assist interface designers to ensure usability standards are met
    • Assist with information architecture, interface and navigation design
    • Provide Art Direction, concept development, and Web development on selected projects
    • Manage all deliverables’ specifications and schedules
    • Optimize artwork for electronic media as well as file economy

    Web Developer | Slack Barshinger | Chicago, IL | January 2001 - 2003

    • Optimize artwork for electronic media as well as file economy
    • Develop in BBEdit using DHTML, and FLASH
    • Collaborate with off-site programmers on selected projects
    • Provide ongoing process improvement and standardization notes
    • Project Management: Banner and Email campaigns, monthly updates to company Web site
    • Sole developer from April 2002 through February 2003



    education

    Columbia College | B.A. Interactive Multimedia

    Screenwriting / Writing for Multimedia / Digital Based Sound Production / Digital Photography / Typography / Geometry in the Arts / JavaScript / Visual Design for Interactive Multimedia / Computer Graphics and Animation / Independent/Team Production / Digital Video Production

    Indiana University | Reason vs. Passion

    Leo Tolstoy / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / Henrik Ibsen / Jean-Jacques Rousseau / Sigmund Freud / Chinua Achebe / Voltaire

    Barat College | Library Science

    Literary Research / British Literature / Photography / American Literature

    Harper College | Literature

    Philosophy / Literature / English Composition / French / Creative Writing / Public Speaking / Humanities / Geology / Journalism



    software + languages

    • UX Presentation   Sketch, InVision, Keynote, Paper, Whiteboard
    • Prototyping Axure Pro, Invision, HTML5, CSS
    • Productivity   Excel, Google Drive/Docs, Basecamp, Evernote, Trello
    • OS & Devices   iOS, Android, Smartphones, tablets
    • Platforms & APIs   CRM, eCom, Social, Geolocation
    • Usability Testing   TechSmith / Morae / Optimal Workshop


    associations + activities

    • Information Architecture Institute
    • Usability Professionals Association
    • Alliance Francaise | Volunteer Developer
    • LiteracyChicago | Volunteer Literacy Tutor
    • Barat Journeaux | Arts & Entertainment Editor
    • Point of View | Works Published
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