Resume

Creative problem solver who champions the experience of the end user; design and dev unicorn

Experience

Senior UX Developer and Analyst, Thermo Fisher Scientific 1/2015-present

In addition to the responsibilities for UX Designer, below

  • Adjust UX methodology to align with Agile sprints
  • Research user activity, conduct experiments, develop informed guidelines, and author reports

Senior UX Designer, Thermo Fisher Scientific 3/2014-1/2015

  • Deliver UX requirements, including wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes, based on customer behaviors and needs
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions with business stakeholders, content managers, developers, and business analysts
  • Communicate UX strategy, requirements, and expectations
  • Ensure consolidation projects respect UX guidelines
  • Champion the initiatives of the discipline throughout the organization

Senior Software Engineer, Digitaria / JWT (now Mirum) 7/2013-3/2014

  • Engineered web applications
  • Ensured alignment with UX practices

Front-End Engineer, Elephant Ventures 8/2012 - 7/2013

  • Designed and architect presentation layer

Web Applications Engineer, Bravo @ NBC/Universal 9/2011-8/2012

  • Designed and developed trans-media experiences across web presence

Evangelist, Drupal Connect 1/2011 - 9/2011

  • Promoted the Drupal project (10%)
  • Researched, discovered, and built opportunities for the company (70%)
  • Designed and developed front-end architecture (20%)

Senior Consultant, NorthPoint Solutions 9/2010 -1/2011

  • Designed and developed front-end architecture
  • Mentored junior developers

Flash / Front-End Developer, Sony Music Entertaiment 7/2008 - 9/2010

  • Designed and developed front-end Drupal themes
  • Produced graphic art as needed
  • Lead documentation effort

Artistic Director, Firmenich 7/98 - 12/2004

  • Managed studio of artists within Global Creative Marketing Studio
  • Realized concepts into unique experiences to win new business with core clients
  • Executed art work in traditional and contemporary mediums

Skills

  • Visual Storytelling, Abstract Expressionism, Creative Problem Solving
  • UX Strategy, Personas, Analytics, Wire-framing, Prototypes, Documentation, Usability Testing, Interaction Design
  • Design Patterns, Site Architecture, Information Design
  • Fluent in Mac, Windows & Linux

Preferred Tools

  • UX Design AxurePro, OmnigrafflePro, Sketch, HTML/JS prototypes, BrowserStack, InVision
  • UX Analytics Site Catalyst, HotJar, Optimizely, Synthesio
  • Front-End Dev HTML, CSS, JavaScript, D3.js, jQuery, AngularJS, Onsen, Cordova, CSS, SASS, LESS, iOS Swift
  • Back-End Dev PHP, Python, MySQL, iOS Swift, Java (familiarity), xCode, IntelliJ IDEA
  • LinuxVIM, BASH, server admin (Apache, Tomcat, Glassfish), Maven, Gradel, HomeBrew, SSL, SSH, Vagrant
  • Design Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Development Life-Cycle Jira, Confluence, ActiveCollab, BaseCamp, Agile experience, GIT
  • Business Operations MS Office 360, Apple (Keynote, Numbers, Pages), BaseCamp
  • Content Management Systems Drupal, Wordpress, Adobe AEM
  • Traditional Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drafting, Portraiture, Landscape, Still-Life, Installation, Egg-Tempera

Education

  • New York Academy of Art MFA, Painting 1994
  • Allegheny College Fine Arts/Philosophy 1991

Certifications

  • Nielsen Norman Group, UX Certified License 1010694