Freelance Senior User Experience Designer with eBay Enterprise, Razorfish, Somnio Solutions, April 2015 – present
Responsibilities include shaping project scope and requirements based on input from product managers and stakeholders; Market research; Creating flow-charts and presentations to help communicate design approach; Designing annotated wireframes offering multiple design options for stakeholders to choose from; Collaborating with a team of designers and developers to flesh out designs and refine interactions.
Director of Product Development at Cooking Planit, November 2011 – March 2015
Responsibilities included market research, application prototypes, product brainstorming, and project management. Worked closely with a team of both in-house and contract developers to build and extend the application. I provided overall UX, visual design and new feature development to ensure consistent implementation across all platforms.
Director of Product Design at NAKA Media, May 2010 – October 2011
Responsibilities included UI/UX design & critiques, project scoping & requirements and on-going client contact. I provided clients with UI concepts, wireframes and prototypes and iterated design based on client feedback. Storyboards, wireframes and ongoing art direction were provided to the development team for implementation. Work included UI design for Dell & Comcast consumer-facing applications / sites.
Creative Services Consultant for Stratus Properties, August 2008 – February 2010
Responsibilities included design and development of marketing materials for residential & commercial real estate properties including Barton Creek Circle C and W Hotel. Collateral included a full suite of materials; websites, print advertising, brochures, maps, environmental graphics and on-going photography.
Partner & Creative Director of MelitoKagan, April 2005 – August 2008
MelitoKagan provided a wide range of interactive, print and branding services to companies like Google Earth, Austin’s Public Strategies agency, Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival, Stratus Properties, Texas Advocacy Project, Rouge Running, Tacodeli and Moonshine Grill. Management duties included new ongoing business development, project management including scoping, budget & schedule administration. Managed a staff of five full-time employees and contract employees.
Freelance MultiMedia Designer with Phil Melito Design, August 1999 – March 2005
Worked as a freelance designer and contractor for various firms in Austin, San Francisco and Seattle including Human Code, Speeding Bullet, Bradfield Martino, Makos Advertising and Austin 360. Other notable clients included Vignette, OnFiber, Dave Pelz Golf, LeapFrog, Austin Tri-Cyclist and the Driskill Hotel.
Senior Interactive Designer at frog design, October 1998 – August 1999
Responsibilities included UI & UX design for websites & applications and visual styling for product demos and videos. Projects included work for Adidas, SAP, Ford Motor Company, Microsoft and Hoover’s Online.
Senior Interactive Designer with Methodologie, Seattle, April 1997 – September 1998
Responsibilities included website concept, design, illustration and animation. Clients included Microsoft and bSquare.
Interactive Art Director at SicolaMartin, September 1996 – April 1997
Designed and managed various interactive projects for such clients as 3M, IBM, and Citrix.
Interactive Designer at Tocquigny, August 1994 – August 1996
Designed and programmed websites for Administaff, Dell, Intermedics Orthopedics and VHA.
Graphic Designer at the Institute for Advanced Technology, August 1992 – August 1994
Provided graphical support for presentations and printed materials.