Roundarch Isobar, Chicago
User Experience Design Lead
January 2012 – Present
Senior User Experience Designer
September 2008 – January 2012
User experience designer and information architect for large-scale, rich internet projects and for mobile applications on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Windows Mobile 7. Key clients include the United States Air Force, Beauty.com, Avis Car Rental, and Bloomberg Sports.
June 2007 – June 2008
Designed custom YouTube brand channels, contests, gadgets and online advertising for multi-million dollar advertisers such as Miller, Kellogg’s, K-Mart and Travelocity.
Designed new AdSense and gadget ad formats.
Worked on integration projects to incorporate FeedBurner functions and services into Google products.
Visual and Interaction Designer
April 2006 – June 2007
Designed and coded the FeedBurner marketing site, application site, and internal accounting and reporting systems using HTML, CSS and JSP.
Redesigned the FeedBurner coporate blog and podcast, not only graphically and from a UI perspective, but also implemented the Movable Type content management system. Following redesign, subscription count tripled to 30,000 subscribers.
Provided direct customer support on FeedBurner and feed-related issues on a daily basis.
FeedBurner was a highly sought-after startup and was acquired by Google on June 1, 2007.
March 2004 – September 2007
Cofounded Chicagoist.com, a collaborative Web site about Chicago with traffic of about 693,000 pageviews per month. Managed a staff of up to 30 contributors. Handled finances for the site and staff. Created daily staff workload by researching upwards of 20 Web-based news source, including independent blogs such as ctatattler.com and mainstream media outlets such as Chicago Tribune.
Established and maintained relationships with local and national media, public relations and business representatives to develop exclusive content for Chicagoist readership. Planned Chicagoist-sponsored events including annual happy hours, concerts and contests.
Monster Worldwide/TMP Worldwide, Chicago
February 2004 – January 2006
Responsible for user interface based on input from users, clients, account services and other interactive/creative team members. Developed documentation, content maps, wireframes, and Experience Design Documents.
Worked directly with clients to identify interactive solutions for process improvements and to develop strategies and tactics for implementation of those solutions.
Worked with the business development group to generate compelling interactive pitches for Fortune 500 companies.
Guided and educated team members to help maintain the interactive standards for the department, including design, coding and usability.
Monster Worldwide/TMP Worldwide, New York City
January 2001 – February 2004
Involved in Interaction Design projects.