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Senior UX Developer and AnalystThermo Fisher Scientific –  Mar 2014 / Current

  • Deliver UX requirements, including wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes, based on customer behaviors and needs
  • Facilitate brainstorming sessions with business stakeholders, content managers, developers, and business analysts
  • Communicate UX strategy, requirements, and expectations
  • Ensure consolidation projects respect UX guidelines
  • Champion the initiatives of the discipline throughout the organization
  • Adjust UX methodology to align with Agile sprints
  • Research user activity, conduct experiments, develop informed guidelines, and author reports
  • Collaborate with product owners to advise and create human centered solutions for commercial projects

Innovation Forecast ManagerPrivate think-tank –  Jan 2015 / Dec 2016

  • As a consultant, guided teams in United States, Switzerland, France, and India on best practices for online engagement
  • Researched trends; revealed patterns
  • Analyzed information from data pools derived from Social Network mines
  • Produced reports; offered predictions

Senior Software EngineerDigitaria (now Mirum / JWT)  –  Jul 2013 / Mar 2014

  • Engineered web applications
  • Ensured alignment with UX practices

Web Applications EngineerBravo @ NBC/Universal  –  Sep 2011 / Oct 2012

  • Designed and developed trans-media experiences across primary web presence

EvangelistDrupal Connect – Jan 2011 / Aug 2011

  • Promoted the Drupal project (10%)
  • Researched, discovered, and built opportunities for the company (70%)
  • Designed and developed front-end architecture (20%)

Senior ConsultantNorthpoint Solutions – Sep 2011 / Jan 2011

  • A lead Front-end Architect
  • Mentored junior developers

Flash / Front-End DeveloperSony Music Entertainment –  Aug 2008 / Sep 2010

  • Designed and developed Drupal themes
  • Produced graphic art as needed
  • Lead documentation effort

Artistic DirectorFirmenich – Jul 1998 / Dec 2004

  • Managed studio of artists within Global Creative Marketing Studio
  • Realized concepts into unique experiences for core clients
  • Executed art work in traditional and contemporary mediums

Education

Not including the schools of hard knocks

 

Academic

  • New York Academy of Art, MFA, Painting 1994
  • Art Students League of New York, Studio Painting 1991 – 1992
  • Allegheny College, BA, Fine Arts/Philosophy 1991
  • University of Georgia, Summer Art Program in Cortona, Italy 1990

Certifications

  • Nielsen Norman Group, UX Certified License 1010694
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, Certificate in Fragrance Marketing
  • Firmenich Perfumery, Certificate in Olfactive Training

Proficiency

Expertise I have aquired throughout my careers

 

Skills

  • Creative  Visual Storytelling, Abstract Expressionism, Creative Problem Solving
  • UX Strategy, Personas, Analytics, Wire-framing, Prototypes, Documentation, Usability Testing, Interaction Design
  • Development Design Patterns, Site Architecture, Information Design

 

Toolkits

  • UX Design AxurePro, OmnigrafflePro, Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Abstract, HTML/JS prototypes
  • UX Analytics Site Catalyst, HotJar, Optimizely, Synthesio, User Zoom
  • Front-End HTML, CSS, JavaScript, D3.js, jQuery, AngularJS, Onsen, Cordova, CSS, SASS, LESS, BrowserStack
  • Back-End PHP, iOS Swift, Python, MySQL, xCode, IntelliJ IDEA, Vagrant, SSL, SSH, GIT
  • Linux/osX VIM, BASH, server admin (Apache, Tomcat, Glassfish), Maven, Gradel, HomeBrew
  • Design Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Project Management Jira, Confluence, ActiveCollab, BaseCamp, Agile
  • Business MS Office 360, Apple (Keynote, Numbers, Pages)
  • Content Management Systems Drupal, WordPress, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM, formerly CQ)
  • Traditional Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drafting, Portraiture, Landscape, Still-Life, Installation, Egg-Tempera

Evangelical

Public talks and open source contributions

 

Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 Future Trends Symposium, LA – Session on how programming proficiency will become a necessary skill
  • 2011 Drupal Camp Key Note, Yale University – Talk on Ethics in Project Management
  • 2011 Design 4 Drupal, Prague – Presentation on theme layer initiatives
  • 2011 Design 4 Drupal, MIT – Presentation on theme layer initiatives
  • 2010 Design 4 Drupal, MIT – Session on UX Design Design Patterns
  • 2009 Design 4 Drupal, MIT – Sessions in the Beginning Themers track
  • 2009 Drupal Camp, NYC – Volunteer, ad hoc speaker
  • 2008 Drupal Camp, NYC – Afternoon session on Advanced Drupal Theming

Contributions

  • 2007 – 2013 Drupal Project – Themes, Modules, Documentation for the project
  • 2010 – 2013 Drupal Play Days – Creator, host and community organizer. Playdays now have a life of their own!
  • 2008 – 2013 Drupal NYC Meetup – “N00bie Table”– Creator and host. Come with questions, leave with expertise! 
  • 2008 – 2014 Drupal Camps – Contributor, guest speaker, torch-bearer