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I’m highly motivated to deliver great work and have a need to constantly learn and grow. My passion is visual communications – web design, illustration, and photography. I’m an early adopter of all things digital and keep dialed into the world of ever changing technology and how people interact with it. User experience and interaction challenges present interesting opportunities to research how people think and where improvements can help businesses and their constituencies.


In addition to many years of UI/UX experience, I have a degree in Graphic Design and am currently completing a degree in Photography (Fall of 2015), to complement my design and illustration services.

Concepts and Methodologies

User Centered Design

Usability Testing & Analysis

Information Architecture

Business Analyst

Requirements Gathering

User Personas

Site Diagrams & Flow Charts

Wireframes, Prototypes, Design

Accessibility


Software

Wordpress

OptimalSort

TreeJack

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Axure


Tools and Technologies

Web Usability Standards

HTML/CSS

Microsoft and Mac OS

Teamwork

Project Management

HTML & CSS

Photography

UX Design

Adobe Creative Suite CS6

1998 - 2014

Northeast Utilities

UX Designer and Usability Analyst

Plan, develop and conduct user research;
Collect, analyze and interpret usability data;
Test designs iteratively through development phase for an exceptional user experience.
Act as a liaison between web developers and clients;
Conduct testing and analysis to develop information architecture;
Conceptualize new design solutions through wireframes, rapid prototypes, final designs and templates.
Apply expert knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite;
Purchase and manage all Northeast Utilities domain names;
Conduct industry research to stay current on best practices, and emerging technologies.

1994 - 1998

Kazlon Communications

Senior Graphic Designer

Meet publishing schedule for magazine layout design;
Designing advertisements for high-end art magazines,
Responsible for all production and design efforts for coffee table books and merchandise (CD covers, direct marketing pieces, etc);
Developed film in-house for press runs with imagesetter;
Web page design.

2014 - 2015

Manchester Community College

Manchester, CT

Graphic Design (2014), Photography (2015)

2012 - 2013

Photography Workshops

Wet Plate Collodian, Center for Alternative Photography, NYC, 2013

Ziatype, Photosynthesis, Manchester, CT, 2013

Member Show, Photosynthesis, September 2013

Athenatype Workshop, Photosynthesis, Manchester, CT, 2012

2010 - 2011

Boston University

Certificate, Business Analyst

Plan, Manage and Communicate Requirements

Collaborate With Stakeholders to Elicit Requirements

Model and Document Project Requirements

Core Competencies for the Business Analyst

2009 - 2009

Human Factors International

San Diego, California

User Centered Analysis and Conceptual Design
Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design
Practical Usability Testing
Putting Research into Practice
Designing the Mobile User Experience (2012)

Northeast Utilities

Northeast Utilities

mockup for home page

Identity

Identity

Michael Burgan, Writer

CD Cover

CD Cover

Thirsty Hurston

Identity

Identity

Jeremy Doyle, Storyteller

Identity

Identity

Stitches and Bobbins Vintage Sewing Machine Sales

Studio Portrait

Studio Portrait

Website: NU Land Management

Website: NU Land Management

Northeast Utilities Land Management

Website: Natural Gas Symposium

Website: Natural Gas Symposium

Logo: REVI Electric Vehicle

Logo: REVI Electric Vehicle

Logo: Powered Up

Logo: Powered Up

Business Card: Thirsty Hurston

Business Card: Thirsty Hurston

Photography: Family Portrait

Photography: Family Portrait