g. j.

Design Consultant

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Experience: 25 Years
Location: Seattle, WA

Overview

::Specialties::

Human Centered Design;
User Experience;
Mobile experiences (iOS, Android, Windows);
Art Direction (screen and print);
Retail Packaging;
Catalogue & Book Design;
Photography

Experience

Creative Director
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Design Strategy, ideation (desktop/mobile) aligned with business goals.

Direct and motivate team members to help them use their talents effectively while providing feedback to the team.
Lead brainstorming/creative sessions to generate ideas.

Lead and review User Experience.

Provide detailed documentation for Functional Guidelines, Business Rules and Visual and Interaction Guidelines. 

Lead Product Designer, User Experience
Alere Wellbeing

Gathering and interpreting insights from users to inform design decisions, proof of concept designs, & interactive prototypes for desktop applications in XAML/WPF. Wireframes, user scenarios, user-flows, and functional prototypes illustrating task flows and presentation layer architecture.Concept design and prototyping for mobile apps.

Authoring functional & visual specifications, agile ux and rapid iteration.??UI/UX fit and finish per milestone. Evangelizing guidelines, standards and best practices in desktop and web application design.
Senior User Experience Designer
Earth Economics

Designing elegant user experiences for Earth Economics’ browser-based application suite, the Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit. Human centered and responsive design, information architecture, interaction design, design ethnography, scenario based & context driven design.

Storyboards, mood boards, wireframes, conceptual IA documentation, and functional prototypes illustrating task flows and presentation layer interactions. Authoring visual and interaction guidelines and functional specifications. UI/UX fit and finish per milestone.
Art Director
Microsoft

Storyboards, mood boards, wireframes, proof of concept designs & interaction specifications for an application framework supporting Microsoft’s cloud computing services. End-user research & persona development, wire frames, style guide & specifications authoring. UI/UX fit & finish per milestone.
UX Designer
Microsoft

UX and interaction design for Microsoft Learning's digital/mobile product line: UX strategy & Design, interaction design and specification authoring for Windows 8.1 Store apps and MS certification exams and services.
Senior Interactive Designer
Eddie Bauer

Senior Designer, e-­commerce group. Responsible for final, production-ready, designs for the homepage and all top-­level category pages on the Eddie Bauer web site for the holiday 2006 season. Working closely with senior art directors, marketing & usability, responsibilities included proof of concept designs, seasonal branding and photo selection. Rich media and HTML e-­mail concept design, overseeing & mentoring junior designers.
Senior Interactive Designer
Starbucks

Web Based Training Team: establishing user interface guidelines of Starbucks online training and tools, designing e-­learning courseware using the ADDIE model of Instructional Design, for intranet and/or DVD and proprietary intranet based work assistants.
Lead
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Supervision, mentoring and quality assurance of teams with up to 19 members: including full-time and seasonal staff, in Amazon’s customer service department. Design and development for the Amazon customer service Intranet: web-based training using the ADDIE model of Instructional Design, browser based work assistants, Intelligence Agents prototyping including interface design and knowledge systems integration.

Agencies I've Worked For

Horton Lantz & Low
Saltmine
Engine Interactive
BBFM Creative

Education / Qualifications

University of WIsconsinSeattle University

Skills

Adobe FlashAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopArt Direction
AxureInformation designInteraction designOmniGraffle
Style Guide DevelopmentUser interface designUser Experience ConsultingUI/UX Design

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