UX/UI Designer and Front-end Developer with nineteen years experience in designing, building and managing digital products within corporate industries, agencies, and freelance. Proficient in many Web technologies and applications, with a firm understanding of information architecture, user experience and all stages of website development and production. Creative-minded person with a user-centered approach to UX design and a goal of clean, comfortable, and simple user interfaces. A solid communicator with a passion for quality and doing it right. 

Experience

UX/UI Designer, Information Architect, Front-End Developer, Digital Marketer

April 2014 - Present

  • UX process through research and analysis, user scenarios, testing, wireframes and prototypes, A/B/Multivariate testing
  • Visual design and production of dynamic sites/applications, landing pages and emails
  • Site architecture and technology determination
  • CMS and framework development
  • Marketing automation design, configuration and campaigns
  • SEO/SEM
  • Work closely with clients on product development, strategies and business goals
  • Collaborate with back-end development to guide functionality and user experience

UX/UI Design and Front-End Development Director - GLM

March 2012 - April 2014

  • Led team of front-end developers in production of responsive websites and applications using Drupal, HTML, CSS (SASS/LESS), jQuery, MySQL, Git
  • Product development - ideation, customer research, functionality, marketing strategies
  • Built robust, data-driven and dynamic web applications
  • Visual designs for websites, brands, email campaigns and print advertising
  • Guided and implemented UX process through user scenarios, wireframes, user testing, A/B testing
  • Directed site structure and functionality
  • Worked closely with stakeholders in creating digital products that fit their business and user needs
  • Collaborated with back-end development to guide functionality and UX

Senior Web Designer & Front-End Developer - United Business Media

March 2010 - March 2012

  • UX and UI Design
  • Built large, dynamic, data-driven and interactive sites
  • Defined solutions and long term strategies
  • Created wireframes, prototypes and defined project specifications
  • User interface and email designs
  • Usability and standards implementation
  • Worked closely with back-end development to guide functionality and UX
  • Managed Developers and Technical Producers

Senior Web Designer/Senior Technical Producer - Penton Media

March 2000 - March 2010

  • Visual design of websites and emails
  • Front-end Drupal, DotNetNuke and vBulletin development
  • Built large, dynamic, data-driven and interactive sites
  • Guided functionality and UX with in-house and third party developers
  • Worked closely with Development Manager in defining solutions and long term strategies
  • Managed Technical Producers
  • Website and newsletter design and theming
  • Functionality and UI development for in-house solutions

Skills

UX Workflow, HTML, CSS (SASS/LESS/Bootstrap), Adobe CS (Adobe XD for UX), jQuery/Javascript, Drupal, WordPress, LAMP, Agile, Jira, GIT, Google Analytics, HubSpot, Pardot, Optimizely, VWO, MailChimp, Video/Audio/Photo Production

Education

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

BS, Education / Minors in Math, Science, English

Interests

Design/Development, Photography, Technology, Science, Singing, Guitar, Hockey, Cooking, Figuring Stuff Out

How can I help you build your product or make it better?

My approach is to get a 360 degree view of your current product or initial idea, then analyze, plan and produce what works best for you and your customers. Let's build it right.

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