Experience & education



EXPERTISE

Software – Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash); Sketch; InVision; Axure RP; Balsamiq Mockups
Development – Proficient in HTML & CSS; basic understanding and ability to implement/manipulate JavaScript, PHP & ActionScript; Experience with Content Management Systems including WordPress, MODx, and FusionCMS
E-commerce Platforms – Experience designing for Salesforce Commerce Cloud, SAP Hybris, IBM Websphere, and Shopify
Languages – Fluent in English & French

 


EXPERIENCE

LiveArea (Seattle, WA)
Senior UX Designer, January 2016 to Present

Creating digital e-commerce experiences for global passion brands and retailers. Re-design, Re-platform, optimization, and creative enhancements for B2C and B2B clients on various platforms including Salesforce Commerce Cloud (formerly Demandware), SAP Hybris, IBM Websphere, and Shopify. Working in close collaboration with other UX designers, solution/technical architects, developers, visual designers, strategists, business analysts, analytics and SEO experts, and project managers.


POSSIBLE (Seattle, WA)
UX Architect, September 2013 to December 2015

Worked closely with multi-disciplinary teams to create effective, data-driven digital marketing experiences for global brands. Generate and present site taxonomy, user flows, user scenarios, sketches, wireframes, interactive prototypes, and design concepts as part of billable and pitch projects. Balancing business objectives and data with user-centric solutions and technical constraints, I provided user experience leadership throughout the project lifecycle.


Eben Design (Seattle, WA)
Senior Web Designer, September 2006 to August 2013

I translated business objectives into effective online strategies, with an increasing focus on UX prototyping and responsive design. Leading projects from discovery and strategy to creation of site architectures, prototypes, user flows, storyboards, and designs from concept to final approval. I work to ensure brand cohesiveness by working closely with our brand strategists, copywriter and print/brand designers. Always in close collaboration with clients, project managers, developers and other designers.


Pixel Creative Group (Houston, TX)
Graphic Designer, March 2006 to September 2006

Developed strategic visual communication solutions to reflect and enhance our clients' business goals. Managed and developed websites, corporate identity and print marketing materials. Reacquainted myself with print design and production, and expanded my skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and W3C guidelines.


Solo Learning/ExecuTrain (Houston, TX)
Creative Lead, February 2003 to March 2006

User interface design and development of interactive Flash-based CBT (Computer Based Training) modules and supporting materials. Designed in-house marketing materials such as case studies, product briefs, web banners, Flash promotional videos, website design and maintenance.


Savatech, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Web Designer and Creative Director, July 1998 to June 2002

Lead designer for Houston-based web development company. Responsible for digital design and front-end development, collaborating with developers to integrate designs with e-commerce and other database-driven systems, design and production of internal corporate identity and collateral materials, and overseeing all design work.

 


EDUCATION

The Art Institute of Houston (Houston, TX)
Associate of Applied Science Degree, Visual Communications/Graphic Design

September 1996 to June 1998


North Harris & Montgomery Community College (Houston, TX)
General education plus drafting, art, and multimedia courses

August 1994 to June 1996 and continued education August 2001 to June 2003

 


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