EXPERTISE/TOOLS UI UX design, wire framing, storyboarding, user research, personas, usability, Affinity Diagramming, Persona Creation, User testing, Balsamiq, Invision, Axure, Sketch, Omnigraffle, InDesign, Sketch, Sketchflow, Justinmind, Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, muse, AE, Adobe Captivate, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro. Premier Pro, Mobile apps, apple iOS windows 8, android, hybrid mobile apps design and agile methodology project management, GIT, Agile Development (Jira, Scrum & Scrum Master)
(100% remote contract)
Principal UI/UX Architect / Lead Designer & Developer
Mar 2018 – Present
Federal Services, Military project
BOEING, Tapestry Solutions
(100% remote contract)
Principal UI/UX Architect / Lead Designer & Developer
Mar 2018 – June 2018
Designing and developing mobile and enterprise applications using front-end technologies such as AngularJS, Angular2-4, React, Knockout, Ember, Ext JS, vanilla JS, bootstrap, custom UI frameworks Designing and developing Business Intelligence dashboards using technologies such as Angular, Gridster, d3, Power BI and tableau Lease Labs Inc. Software Engineering Manager, Nov 2017 – Mar 2018 Leading and mentoring the engineering and design teams of engineers, keeping members motivated, productive, and growing. Lead Daily meetings with Product teams to define the roadmap, vision, and architecture. Engage with the teams to cultivate a healthy, productive, effective engineering culture.
Principal UI/UX Architect
Feb 2017 – Nov 2017
Analyzing existing application and strategize a process to implement updates to enhance the performance and overall usability of the software. Converting legacy application to modern technologies Mentoring designers and developers on best practices, design patterns, standards and front-end technologies. Designing and developing mobile and enterprise applications AngularJS, Angular2-4, React, Knockout, Ember, Ext JS, vanilla JS, bootstrap, material , MBD , mdl, custom UI frameworks. Created sitemaps, wireframes, and technical documentation for various products. Developed detailed mockups, prototypes, and IA models to illustrate interface and design concepts. Developing requirements, user interface (UI) specifications, end-user goals, and designs for sales and finance-focused, Energy Usage Analytics and Automated Robotic product development along with a multitude of other websites and software applications. Collaborated with product managers, developers, web producers, and designers throughout project lifecycle, from concept through implementation. Liaise with business analysts, clients, and users to maximize short- and long-term product success. Inform editorial, production, and management teams on current SEO/SEM practices. Spearhead research, including web statistics and surveys. Worked with engineers and creative services to ensure design specifications were met. Conducted user requirements analysis, user research, conceptual modeling, and behavioral modeling. Oversaw benchmarking efforts for defining standards, which improved efficiency companywide.
Wells Fargo Advisors
Principal UX Designer
Dec 2016 – Feb 2017
Defined the design standard, guidelines and patterns Created and maintained custom component libraries Implemented Rapid prototype design and development • Bridged the communication gap between business and IT. Mentored Designers and Developers. Defined the Architecture of the field facing applications. Architected and designed a self-help video library for the advisors to identify proper use of the applications. Developed interaction flows, wireframes, and schematic designs for independent publishing house. Liaised with designers and engineers to create profiles and mailing lists from user information. Worked with testing, analytics, and marketing teams to assess and optimize performance of products.
UI UX Architect / Principal UI UX Designer
Feb 2016 – Dec 2016
Collaborated with designers, strategists, managers, and technologists Created design artifacts (wireframes, process flows, specifications, etc.) that specify workflows, system behaviors and user interfaces. Interacted with developers to translate the business needs and requirements Conceptualized, designed and delivered top notch user experiences Communicated design rationale to internal team and other stakeholders Dove into projects at any level of definition with creativity and drive i.e. hit the ground running
Unisys Corp., Federal & Commercial
UI UX Architect / Mobile Design & Development Manager
Jan 2014 – Feb 2016
Developed interaction flows, wireframes, and schematic designs for independent publishing house. Liaised with designers and engineers to create profiles and mailing lists from user information. Worked with testing, analytics, and marketing teams to assess and optimize performance of products. Over a period of 2.5 years, I built the UCD (UI UX) Practice and team that is now a Unisys shared service. Managed other BI Analysts and Developers throughout project lifecycle. Assisted in the design and development of mobile and enterprise applications, dashboards, reports, and other BI metrics. Acted as the lead and SME for clients, including training, design sessions, workshops and project meetings. Applied best UX and BI practices, including data manipulation and data visualization. Interacted with the client in both a business and technical capacity Identified and documents potential data sources and flows.
SAVVIS – A CenturyLink Company
UI UX Architect / Lead Software Engineer
July 2011 – Jan 2014
Analyzed user experience to identify opportunities for improvement Created design artifacts (wireframes, process flows, specifications, etc.) that specify workflows, system behaviors and user interfaces Interacted with developers to convey what needs to be built and incorporate their feedback Presented new solutions to internal teams and clients Designed and developed ADA compliant video self-help video library for the users to understand the use of the internal Portal and Marketplace applications. Developed interaction flows, wireframes, and schematic designs for independent publishing house. Liaised with designers and engineers to create profiles and mailing lists from user information. Worked with testing, analytics, and marketing teams to assess and optimize performance of products.
ARI Design Group formerly Shadowboy Productions LLC
Owner & Founder, Creative Director, Lead Software Engineer
1996 – 2016
Created Standards, Guidelines, Design Patterns for clients Provided UX using traditional User Experience Methodologies. Designed and developed several self-contained audio and video libraries for numerous customers to allow them to upload, store and access their own videos. Developed interaction flows, wireframes, and schematic designs for independent publishing house. Liaised with designers and engineers to create profiles and mailing lists from user information. Worked with testing, analytics, and marketing teams to assess and optimize performance of products.
Evolve24 – Maritz Research
Lead UI UX Designer / Developer
May 2010 – July 2011
Design & Developed UI for large scale Big Data Analytical (Dashboards) using D3 and other interactive charts and graph libraries Established design patterns, standards, guidelines Mentored Sr/Jr Designer & Developers on UI design patterns and design processes. Produced wire frames, proof of concepts and logical prototypes
CNN - Turner Broadcasting
Creative Director / Lead Designer & Developer
Apr 2006 – May 2010
Design & Developed Flash and Flex Applications and Widgets Designed and Developer IOS Mobile App (CNN) Re-Architect, Designed and Developed FE FW of CNN.com Lead Creative Direction for Marketing and SW Engineering. Mentored Designer and Developers in Multiple Disciplines. Pair Programmed, Lead the Design and Development of Several CNN Campaigns (Web) . Designed and developed a more efficient audio and video library to store, upload and access videos to their own servers to maintain ownership of all their collateral.
Lead FW Software Engineer / Sr. Creative Lead
May 2003 – Apr 2006
Designed & Developed Corporate Website Designed & Developed Enterprise Customer Portals. Designed & Developed Intranet Site and Campaigns Created Wireframes, Prototypes, Comps, Data Flows, Functional & Design Flows Mentored Designer and Developers Pair Programmed BJC Emerging Solutions Lead FW Software Engineer / Sr. Creative Lead, Jan 2000 – May 2003 Designed & Developed Touch Screen Kiosks for Medical Treatment Designed & Developed Touch Screen Kiosks for Turn by Turn navigation Designed & Developed Touch Screen Kiosks for Meal Planning, Preventative & Medical Knowledge Created Wireframes, Prototypes, Comps, Data Flows, Functional & Design Flows
ITT Technical Institute
BS Computer Visualization Technology
BS Architectural Design & Industrial Engineering
AAS Computer Aided Drafting & Design
United States Marine Corps
AS Business Administration & Management
AS Law Enforcement – 0311/5311
Parkway South | Cleveland NJROTC | Academy of Math & Science Diploma 1992
PMP Certified - 2013-15
Scrum Master Certified - 2012-15