Allan is an extremely talented designer in every meaning of the word! As one of his direct reports at TGS, he was always willing to take the time to teach me new things and answer any questions I may have had about the projects at hand. He is detail oriented and works quickly to produce quality pieces while maintaining brand standards. He works great under tight deadlines and does so with a positive attitude. He's a team player, great co-worker, and any company would be lucky to have him as an employee.
Visual and UX Design
UX Design is about making people interested in your product and the experience of using it a fun one. It is about making the experience for the user the best it can be through a process of improving a products usability and accessibility. This is achieved by taking the white boarded concepts and translating those into functional low Fidelity wireframes.
Visual Design is taking the wire-framed solution conceived during the UX design process and creating a Hi-Fidelity visual representation of that wireframe. That Hi-Fidelity mockup is then delivered in a spec document containing all of the visual assets and CSS to the development team so they can quickly and easily build what was conceived by the UX designer and Visual Designer.
Graphic Design is the process of visually communicating through the creative use of Typography, Photography and Illustration. This is communicated via a digital medium or a printed one.
UX Design Director on a Automotive/Trucking Project
July 2018 – Present
Worked as an architect on the design of multiple mobile and web applications
Participated in multiple research trips with the end users to gather their feedback and translate it directly to the design
Created click-able prototypes to demonstrate design functionality to leadership
Negotiated design trade-offs with product management and the in-house development teams
Created high fidelity visuals and the related assets for the designs
Assisted in creation of the design standards, and ensured all delivered design work was consistent with the outlined standards
Wrote annotations for the development team to use in translating low fidelity wire-frame to applications
I am a fast paced proven UX/Visual Designer and Illustrator with a variety of experience and skills, who keeps up with the newest trends and is passionate about Information Architecture and UX best practices. I have the ability to juggle many diverse projects while giving the personalized attention needed for each design. Every project is approached with the goal of producing the best possible work for the client, and every new opportunity is a chance to learn and grow.
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UX Visual and Interaction Design
September 2013 – May 2016
Worked on the UX team as a designer doing visual and interaction design on a web based application
Was responsible for creating wire-frame prototypes in Axure and presenting these to senior management
Handled the creation of hi- fidelity visuals for the application, then breaking the visuals down and delivering them to the development team in spec documents outlining what they needed to implement using a CSS styled format.
Worked on the visuals for some of the in-house mobile based applications.
Assisted in identifying best practices and creating user defined work-flows.
Laid out a Master Spec document for the application
Defined the responsive behaviour and the breakpoints for each view-port.
Graphic Design and Digital Media Specialist
August 2010 – September 2013
Worked with many aspects of the design process to create marketing pieces for both in-house and external use, these included annual reports, corporate brochures, themed events, email blasts, and any other marketing materials needed for everyday operations.
Handled the editing of videos using Camtasia software and their subsequent coding and hosting as well as wrote any CSS/HTML used for e-blasts and micro sites.
Managed two in-house Designer and two Production Artists. Conducted year end reviews and provided feedback to encourage positive growth.
Coldwell Banker Dallas/Fort Worth
December 2006 – February 2009
Handled the creation, development, and presentation of the marketing materials for the Dallas/Fort Worth Branch.
Worked on both National and local campaigns
Offered support for 1,100 real estate professionals
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UX Design Director for a Large Oil & Gas Project
May 2016 – June 2018
Successfully led a 7 person design team
Executed design work consistent standards
Wrote Annotations for the Development team to use in translating low fidelity wireframe to applications
Negotiated Trade-offs with Product Management and development
Provided insight and direction to all members of the team
Negotiated a work load balance with the clients
Set deadlines for deliverables and ensured those deadlines were successfully met
Led hand off meetings and showcases with the clients and upper management
Provided guidance to the visual team on the creation of files and best practices
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