K. C.

UX Designer and Strategist / UI Designer and Developer

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Experience: 14 Years
Location: Vancouver, BC

Overview

I am a User Experience Design specialist with extensive experience at both the Agency and SaaS levels. I focus on all facets of UX from competitor research and audience discovery, to user-driven testing, feedback, and experiment validation.

I strongly believe in Lean development practices to ensure the most cost-effective route to validate ideas and features.

I also have extensive UI development experience, with an exceptional knowledge of HTML/CSS/SASS/JS, with emphasis on responsive development, and user-centric design.

Experience

April 2014 - Present
Spout Interactive, Inc. - Co-Founder, UX Strategist

Spout Interactive provides customized SaaS solutions to businesses to promote brand awareness and engage their audiences in rich, real-time social media experience.

Our flagship product is Tale ([you must be logged in to see this link]), a social media aggregator and display over a wide range of platforms and media that promotes real-time, interactive social media experiences.

As chief UX strategist, I analyze competitors in the marketplace to draw the parallels and shortcomings of existing technologies, map the customer journey paths, and assemble a UI development strategy to target the needs of the end user. Additionally, I gather site analytics from real users to determine effective conversions, usability roadblocks, and gather user feedback to iterate out technology. I work closely with our CEO and development team to ensure the strategy is executed efficiently and accurately.


April 2013 - July 2015
9Shot Golf Innovations - UI/UX Design Strategist

Responsible for driving UX strategy for our flagship software products, LessonTrax and SwingLoop. Also responsible for leading UX strategy and UI development for additional contract projects for clients.

UX Strategy
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- Competitor and Marketplace analysis
- Determining Value Proposition for disruptive ideas and hypotheses
- Persona development of target user bases
- Gathering real-world user feedback to test and validate ideas before development
- User story/epic development for development sprints
- Customer journey mapping
- Storyboarding / FlowCharting / Wireframing and rapid prototyping to test and validate ideas quickly.
- UI/UX design to engage users and deliver value
- UI development - provide front-end code to Web Development team

Project Management (Additional Projects)
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- Create Requirements documentation and design briefs.
- Communicate with Project Account Manager to ensure client's message is delivered to development team
- Deliver UI and UX vision of the product to meet the needs of the client and their customers
- Oversee product testing and validate QA fixes


December 2010 - March 2013
A&G Creative Group - Senior UI/UX Designer and Developer

Responsible for driving UX strategy for our flagship software products, LessonTrax and SwingLoop. Also responsible for leading UX strategy and UI development for additional contract projects for clients.

UX Strategy
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- Competitor and Marketplace analysis
- Determining Value Proposition for disruptive ideas and hypotheses
- Persona development of target user bases
- Gathering real-world user feedback to test and validate ideas before development
- User story/epic development for development sprints
- Customer journey mapping
- Storyboarding / FlowCharting / Wireframing and rapid prototyping to test and validate ideas quickly.
- UI/UX design to engage users and deliver value
- UI development - provide front-end code to Web Development team

Project Management (Additional Projects)
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- Create Requirements documentation and design briefs.
- Communicate with Project Account Manager to ensure client's message is delivered to development team
- Deliver UI and UX vision of the product to meet the needs of the client and their customers
- Oversee product testing and validate QA fixes


Agencies I've Worked For

A&G Creative Group

Skills

CSS3HTML5Information ArchitectureInteraction designJavaScript
JoomlaSassSketchUser interface designUser acceptance testing
Website PrototypingWebsite WireframingWordPressUser Experience Consulting

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Dec 31st 1969
After. .having. .worked. .with. .K.. .on. .several. .projects,. .he. .is. .my. .go-to. .UI. .and. .UX. .professional.. .His. .organization. .and. .dedication. .to. .a. .great. .product. .has. .helped. .us. .build. .some. .fantastic. .looking. .websites.. .

His. .experience. .in. .helping. .me. .scope,. .wire-frame. .and. .provide. .mockups. .of. .our. .project(s),. .have. .been. .invaluable. .for. .me. .and. .our. .team. .in. .development.. ."Failure. .to. .plan. .is. .planning. .to. .fail",. .by. .having. .K.. .help. .with. .the. .planning. .we. .have. .been. .successful. .with. .our. .projects.. .

He. .is. .also. .very. .knowledgeable. .about. .HTML. .and. .CSS. .and. .I. .know. .I. .can. .rely. .on. .him. .to. .get. .the. .job. .done.. .As. .a. .back-end. .developer. .myself,. .I. .know. .K.. .has. .the. .answers. .to. .everything. .front-end.. .

I. .would. .be. .happy. .to. .work. .with. .K.. .again. .or. .recommend. .him. .to. .future. .clients. .as. .a. .top. .choice. .for. .UI/UX. .Design. .and. .Development.
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