Resume

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Objective

To find a UI development position where I can combine my extensive programming background with my 7+ years of experience as a UX Designer to develop delightful web experiences for clients.

Skills

  • JavaScript
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3 / Sass
  • React
  • jQuery
  • C#
  • Github
  • Sketch
  • Photoshop

Work Experience

Web Developer, 6/2004 – 8/2007

Jupitermedia Corporation

  • Led development on new and existing sites, including a CMS for a network of 40 sites, using PHP and SQL
  • Wrote documentation for developers and management

Development and Design Intern, 5/2008 – 8/2008

Harvard University Initiative for Innovative Computing

  • Designed and developed interactive taxonomy viewer with Adobe Flex, resulting in an open-source library and a publication
  • Created wireframes for scientific websites and helped administer usability tests

UX Architect

HS2 Solutions, 10/2013 – 10/2016

  • Designed wireframes, prototypes, diagrams, and use cases for web, mobile, and responsive projects, including a tool to find auto parts by vehicle and numerous Drupal-based websites.
  • Led review meetings with internal design and development teams, as well as clients such as Zipcar and Domino’s

UX Architect

UChicago Impact, 3/2013 – 10/2013

  • Designed wireframes, prototypes, and concept diagrams for product updates for educational assessment visualizations.

UX Architect

Sears Holdings Corporation, 9/2009 – 2/2013

  • Led UX design decisions for search results page for Fortune 500 retailer.
  • Designed wireframes and documentation for new site features, including an autosuggest feature that improved conversion and resulted in a patent application.
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to develop vision for site.

Additional Development Experience

Lead Developer

Petal et. al (Game development meetup), 2014 – present

  • Lead developer for several hobby video games using JavaScript and C#.
  • Collaborated with designers and artists to ensure that their vision was executed.

Designer and Developer

Divisionizer (Personal Project), 2011, 2016

  • Created, designed, and coded web application to explore NHL divisions using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery UI.
  • Currently being rewritten using HTML 5, CSS 3, Sass, React, and Grunt.

Education

Master of Science, Information (Human-Computer Interaction)

University of Michigan, 8/2007 – 5/2009

  • Board Member, Student Organization for Computer-Human Interaction
  • Semifinalist, CHI 2009 Student Design Competition

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8/2000 – 5/2004

  • GPA: 3.93