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ui and ux design portfolio
My experience with user interface design is solid — 15 years in total. I have senior-level skills designing interfaces for the web, native mobile apps, and the desktop.
I have senior-level experience in UX design, having been a successful UX manager, lead designer on a UI/UX team, and chief designer for my own business. I know how to create an exceptional user experience that translates into a successful, desirable product.
|Web UI and UX Design||12||Mobile UI Design||6|
Additional Skills: jQuery, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe InDesign, and Visio.
Additional Strengths: Communication, Vision, and Leadership.
Web UI & UX: 12 Years of Experience
|Quick Facts: My Work at RegEd, Inc|
|Responsible for UI and UX of 18 SaaS business applications||Users are the largest insurance and financial services companies in the US.|
|Apps are developed using either Java or ASP.Net.|
|Design tasks consist of wireframes, mockups, storyboards, and prototypes.||Work closely with individuals in every facet of the business.|
|I have also defined RegEd's UI, style, and usability guidelines, which are used by internal developers, offshore developers, QA, and product management.|
I have spent the last 12 years conducting business on the web through ecommerce and web apps, so an excellent online user experience is something I take great pride in. I currently manage the User Interface for RegEd's suite of 18 SaaS business applications.
- RegEd's 18 SaaS Apps: RegEd is a technology company serving the insurance and financial services industries through a comprehensive set of web applications. As their User Experience Manager,
I am responsible for the UI and UX for every online and internal application.
RegEd is the largest provider in their industry and most of my work deals with strategic releases and prototypes. Although I would love to share some examples of my work, I cannot do so for confidentiality reasons.
|Quick Facts: Weight-By-Date.com|
|Quick 1,2,3 ordering process with|
|Rotating customer testimonials|
|Excellent navigation||Good use of color and typography|
- Weight-By-Date.com: This is my biggest revenue-generating site and it gets a new look every two years to keep it fresh. The site's navigation is excellent and encourages interaction. Downloads are automated, along with the customer service interface.
I recently redesigned the entire ordering process for Weight-By-Date.com. It has a brand new interface with a simple three-step process. The user is given visual cues at each step to show their progress. The system also integrates with PayPal.
|Quick Facts: Notation.com|
|Attractive and engaging; users love it||New design increased sales by 29%|
|Multi-level navigation menus||Modern look using friendly colors|
|Contains embedded videos hosted on site (not YouTube)||Creative, interactive interface for viewing user-stories|
|New improved ordering interface||Night and day difference from old site|
Notation.com also received a revamped ordering process. This site uses a third-party to handle orders, which I customized to ensure that the user experience was transparent, easy, and fast. I added expandable items, such as a money-back guarantee.
Finally, the site also featured new logos, icons, and supporting graphics, all of which I designed as well.
|Quick Facts: QuiteHealthy.com|
|Beautiful, bright colors|
|Food charts for 40,000 foods||11 interactive health tools|
- QuiteHealthy.com: This site brings in thousands of unique visitors every day through search engine queries for nutritional data. There are over 40,000 foods on the site with nutrition charts and food labels.
Mobile UI and UX: 8 Years of Experience
My experience taught me that interface design for mobile platforms has two major priorities: efficient use of screen real estate and a focus on simplicity — you must anticipate the user's next move, to reduce the number of times a user has to tap on the screen.
These challenges are the same, regardless of whether the app is for an iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile, etc. I designed applications for the Palm and Windows Mobile platforms over a five year period. As with any mobile app, the interface had to fit in with other apps on the device.
|Quick Facts: Weight-By-Date Mobile|
|Simple interface that makes good use of screen space||anticipating the user's next move|
|User experience was very motivating||Colors could be customized|
|Achieved major hurdles, such as easy installation and synchronization|
- Weight-By-Date Mobile: This application had separate versions for Palm and Windows Mobile. The user interface made good use of screen
space for such a data-heavy application. It brought the essential data front-and-center and any supporting information was only a tap or two away.
The application was also very easy to use and quite successful. Synchronization is what really set this application apart from the competitors. Weight-By-Date was the first nutrition application to master synchronization between the PC and device.
- Weight-By-Date Mobile (iPhone Designs): Although the native iPhone version of Weight-By-Date Mobile has yet to be released, I can share a wireframe and mockup for the application.
The application will retain the familiar features of the previous mobile versions, including the calendar-style opening screen that existing users have come to appreciate.
The Food Diary (pictured at right) gets a few improvements, thanks to the fantastic iPhone GUI. Compared the the previous mobile versions, the iPhone design reduces taps and makes the application even easier to use.
The iPhone will be able to synchronize with the web version of Weight-By-Date, which is also under development.
An Android version of this application is also planned. The design will of course take on the look-and-feel of a native Android app.
Windows UI and UX: 15 Years of Experience
|Quick Facts: Weight-By-Date for Windows|
|Custom-designed calendar interface allows direct editing|
I have designed numerous applications for the Windows platform to meet the needs of both business and consumers. Here are three examples:
- Weight-By-Date for Windows: This is a consumer-based application in the health and fitness industry. It has a complex, rich feature set that is also user-friendly, something that is not always easy to achieve. This application has over 25,000 paid users and I am the sole designer.
The application does a good job of anticipating the user's needs. The food diary contains a search feature that finds foods as you type, which is a significant achievement considering that there are over 40,000 foods, 850 brands, and 130 restaurants.
|Quick Facts: Syrus Information System|
|Clear navigation with lots of feedback||Easy to use; small learning curve|
|30+ concurrent users and labor cost was directly affected by the app|
|Still in use today (14 years later)||Excelled at automating daily tasks|
- Syrus Information System: This is an enterprise-class, client/server application supporting a business of 30+ employees who use the application daily. Labor cost was directly affected by the use of the program — the better it was, the less employees were needed. For this reason, it was imperative that the interface be efficient, user-friendly, and focused on the user's productivity.
Originally, I was the sole creator of this application, which I designed as a computer consultant. The application was so good that I was hired to manage the company's IT department and oversee future developments. I became VP within 2 years.
Syrus is a privately held company and unfortunately I cannot share examples of the application online. Jim Karam, the company's president, is one of my references and he will be happy to verify my accomplishments.
|Quick Facts: Syrus Reporting System|
|Attractive, clean interface||One-click access to reports|
|Critical app that represented the face of the company to many clients||Included built-in troubleshooting features to simplify support|
- Syrus Reporting System: This application was used by clients to download and view their reports. Because many of the users were essentially computer-novices, everything about the user experience had to be extremely user-friendly with almost no learning curve.
The application was used to dial-in to the Syrus servers, download report data, and then and import it into the local database. The interface was mostly point-and-click, allowing users to select reports via several options. To reduce support, it contained a built-in troubleshooting feature that scanned the local system for problems.
- Other PC applications designed: Weight-By-Date Basic for Windows, Gift Assist for Windows, DiabeteSense for Windows, Syrus Barcode Scanning and Automated Ordering System, and an in-house customer management application.
- Other Clients: I've also designed in-house solutions for Cedar Enterprises, Navistar International, Wasserman Uniforms, Recreation Unlimited, Charles Penzone, Retrobox, Microman, and OCIA International.