I'm good at this. I've been doing it for a while.
I've led and contributed to just about every phase of the design-development lifecycle, including product strategy, information architecture, UX design, and full stack development.
- Accomplished manager and mentor of UX designers and front end developers
- Holistic strategist who balances business, design, and technical concerns
- Intuitive team builder, adept at identifying critical needs and ideal candidates
- Vocal driver of product design process definition and implementation
- Insightful interaction designer with extensive web and mobile experience
- Proven web architect with focused expertise on front end development
February 2019 to November 2020
Case study: Linode Cloud Manager
I led the UX team at Linode, an innovative cloud hosting provider, where most of our work centered around the Cloud Manager, a browser-based tool for administrating servers hosted on the Linode platform. In addition to supervising interface design for new products such as cloud firewalls and DBaaS, I also drove implementation of the company’s first moderated usability studies and completely redesigned the Cloud Manager based on extensive industry and user research.
October 2015 to January 2018
Case study: Vidyo Remote Collaboration Solutions
Vidyo welcomed me to their growing UX team in order to build an internal design practice and help transform the company into a customer-focused organization. I defined the process for user experience research and design and managed the UX designers responsible for the company’s flagship video conferencing systems, including desktop, mobile, and conference room applications.
February 2014 to July 2014
Case study: Fitly Online Store
I led the responsive redesign of a startup incubator product under a tight deadline, implementing a rapid mobile first design process that started with mobile wireframes and then went straight to coding and designing on the fly in the browser. We followed up with design comps for phase two, improving the visual design and proposing feature enhancements.
October 2012 to June 2013
Case study: hibu Marketplace Responsive Design
While managing a blended UI team consisting of UX designers and front end developers, I promoted a user-centered design philosophy across the organization that established the needs of the customer as the primary consideration in all feature development. We produced wireframes, prototypes, and final production code for hibu web properties.
Manager of UI Development
Abercrombie & Fitch
April 2010 to May 2012
Case study: Abercrombie & Fitch Online Store
I led a large team of UI engineers responsible for all e-commerce front end development. Building strong partnerships with stakeholders, UX architects, visual designers, and my IT colleagues, I broke down traditional silos and got us working collaboratively. My team overhauled the front end code base, drastically improving performance and maintainability.
Senior Front End Developer
May 2009 to April 2010
Lead Developer and SEO Manager
April 2006 to August 2008
I managed the small but highly productive team responsible for all client web site programming, while also assuming responsibility for IA/UX artifacts including sitemaps, taxonomies, flowcharts, wireframes, and HTML prototypes. As SEO Manager, I authored detailed web site SEO recommendations based on extensive reviews of site content and analytics.
October 2004 to May 2006
I redesigned the human resources intranet site, replacing an outdated and confusing layout with vastly improved information architecture and a contemporary look and feel. I also optimized all Ricoh subsidiaries' sites for search engine rankings, writing meta descriptions and page content and proposing information architecture changes.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics
May 2000 to October 2004
I supervised our interactive agency, reviewing and approving all sites within core product lines including TV, Home Theater, and Home Appliances. Through careful planning with product managers and the advertising department, I coordinated site updates with product introductions, promotions, and events. I also designed and coded the Panasonic Premium sales incentive web site.