Welcome! This is my tiny spot of the internet where I get to showcase all the Applicatioms, Websites, and Illustrations I've worked on over the years I've been active in the design industry.
I'm a UX Designer at heart. Creating conceptual wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, interaction specifications, and functional prototypes. Turning the complex requirements into a useable and fun journey for the user can only be achieved by working closely with the PMO teams. I use Sketch, Invision, and the Affinity suite in my day to day. I've built Design Systems and Style Guides for multiple web applications and I build HTML and CSS assets whenever required.
On the UX Research side I've completed A/B testing, card sorting, and several moderated user testing excercises to get the best feedback possible for the teams.
I've completed the Lean UX Bootcamp with Jeff Gothelf and I have a UX Designer certification from The Team W.
When I'm not in front of the computer, I'm playing bass guitar or enjoying a movie... or 3!
The term User Experience (UX) hasn't been around that long but its quickly replacing the traditional "web designer" role.
I've been the "UX guy" for the last 8 years or so. My experience lies in the multi-agile scrum teams for SaaS Enterprise products.
I started out wire-framing, producing mockups and coding html/css for several small state of Oklahoma web applications. That involved, requirements gathering, mockups - both graphic and html, developer hand off and coming back at the end to perform the accessibility scans.
I moved to Austin 5 years ago for a multi-year Texas state private security project. I worked closely with the project management office (PMO) team to produce the mockups, usable html code, and facilitated hand over to the development team. I was part of a 5 member UX team that performed moderated and unmoderated user testing for the project increment deliverables.
Now I head up the UX for a SaaS Enterprise License and Permit product for the state of Illinois encompassing all the UX areas.
I started building websites professionally in the early 2000's. Like 1000's of others I started with my own free hosted site and messed around with animated-gifs, flash, and guest books. I only do a few websites a year for clients these days and its usually in my own time, but I do still enjoy the process and it encourages me to keep an eye on trends and sharpen my html/css knowledge.
I've been working with state Governments for many years. I've learned a lot about accessibility and its important considerations. Even now many large multi-million dollar corporations forget the details when it comes to their website visitors with disabilities.
State and Federal websites are required to be 508 compliant. It is the law to adhere to Section 508 regulations, which are an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and apply to all information technology, including computer hardware, software and documentation.
Section 508 may not apply to your website, but other laws likely do, so your website should be accessible. Most accessibility standards are moving toward WCAG 2.0 standards to best meet the needs of people with disabilities. Regardless of whether or not federal regulations apply to your website, designing for all users is a best practice, and will help your organization more effectively meet the needs of all your customers.
There's a big mix of projects listed below. UX work is first along with my thoughts on the process mixed with mockups, sketches and illustrations. I hope you like what you see.
Click on the "Read More" link below the intro text to see my write up of each item.
SaaS licensing / form builder application I recently worked on. I can't share names or any specifics about the project but I'll share my thoughts, design, and research processes.Read About ELP
This was a two year (still ongoing) project I worked on with the Department of Public Safety in Texas. I was on one of the 4 agile teams that were brought together to complete the product.Read About TOPS
A small internal project I've been working on for a month or so. This is an internal API database that developers and alike can search and view API's built for our internal services. Speed was key so its a basic site running a bootstrap 4 template with some custom CSS.Microservice Platform
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