UX / UI designer for responsive websites & gorgeous apps on desktop, mobile, and wearables
AbelsonTaylor • Chicago, IL • Oct. 14 - Present
Built the foundation for, and guided to completion, numerous digital experiences such as iPad apps, responsive consumer & B2B websites, and innovative convention experiences that utilized bleeding-edge tech. Juggled numerous projects per week, each for different brands / clients (with many occurring on expedited timelines), while also consulting on projects for other teams (some with little interactive expertise). Created site architectures, heuristic evaluations, annotated guides, testing evaluations, interactive wireframes, and more. Regularly presented my work to clients both on-site & remotely, often providing immediate potential solutions via sketching when questions or concerns arose.
Sears • Chicago, IL • Sept. 08 - Oct. 14
Created innovative branded experiences ranging from small to enormous (such as redesigning & rebranding the entire Sears.com digital ecosystem). All of which helped to drive increased revenue, customer engagement, and brand loyalty. Often was a project lead, aiding or mentoring teammates in UI / UX. Enabling us to deliver fresh solutions which still adhered to stringent brand guidelines and client requests. In Jan 2013 was placed on newly formed a 3 man team to fully redesign the Sears mobile experience (app and website for desktop, tablet, and mobile). Shortly before my departure was the sole designer managing the brand and style guidelines for all things Sears and Kmart in the digital space.
eSpin.com • Chicago, IL • Nov. 07 - Sept. 08
Worked as the sole designer, creating branding and marketing assets from webpages and magazine advertisements, to promotional emails. Created numerous flash ad campaigns (which ran on Myspace, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmogirl, et al); and coded HTML & CSS, for both design and functionality, alongside their lead developer.
Elevate Studios • Chicago, IL • Aug. 07 - Oct 07
Created & implemented website designs and layouts for several clientele. Heavily interfaced with the Creative Director and Lead Developer to manifest artist vision as well as functionality and clarity.
Critical Mass • Chicago, IL • Sept. 06 - May. 07
Created simplistic to advanced flash animations and interfaces for various clientele including Albertsons and Moen. Also strongly interfaced with IA specialists to create solutions to full site interactions, and Critical Mass VP to create intracompany branding.
Scott Foresman • Chicago, IL • Aug. 06 - Sept. 06
Created, assisted, and / or implemented Flash, HTML, CSS, and PHP as both design and functionality with regards to the creation and management of several internal and external web and internet based agendas and programs.
passionate & knowledgeable UX / UI designer from Chicago with a love of device agnostic design, interface ecosystems, ease-of-use, customer engagement, and making lists.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
B.A. in Graphic Design (2005)
Minor in Art History