Design Director Consultant [1998 – Present]
Yellow Parrot Studios Cambridge, MA
Art direction, IA and UX design, cross-media creative development. Graphic design, animation, video editing.
Senior UX Designer [9.2011 – 4.2012]
BlueMetal Architects. Watertown, MA
Brand creation and management, art direction, UX and UI design for web and mobile application.
Principal UX Design Consultant [3-9.2011]
Jumptap, Inc. Cambridge, MA
Conducted user interviews, developed and modeled process/work flows and new product features. Lead product re-branding effort to maintain consistency throughout all the channels of communication. Developed design specifications. Designed user interface, interaction flows of Jumptap mobile advertising platform. Coordinated creative effort with Product Management, Engineering, Operations departments. Designed and produced advertising units which resulted in 50-70% CTR.
Interaction Design Consultant [10-12.2010]
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Boston, MA
Developed conceptual design for Phase II iPad application. Designed high-level information flows and navigation systems. Worked in close collaboration with development and visual design teams. Designed and produced detailed wire-frames for the product new features use cases.
UX and Interaction Designer [5-10.2010]
TREFIS, Insifgr Guru, Inc.. Boston, MA
Worked on creative aspects of marketing strategy in brand creation and promotion. Lead UX and Interaction Design for Trefis platform – consumer investor web-based research tool.
Information Architect/Visual Designer [2006 – 2007]
Fidelity Investments. Boston, MA
Visual, UI Design for Wealth Management system application including 401(k) and IRA. (Windows desktop apps. NET, Infragistics). Information architecture, UI and visual design for web-based applications. Created wire-frames and prototypes for usability studies based on 2.0 technical requirements.
Multimedia Design Director [2001-2005]
John Hancock. Boston, MA
Successfully developed corporate graphics presentation group into truly versatile multimedia design department. Developed and implemented cost effective marketing communication venue using digital media (web based flash video, flash projections for stage design, CD- and DVD-ROMS). – Provided creative support to wide array of company events and initiatives as well as new products offerings, targeted marketing campaigns, etc. Worked in close collaboration with senior staff as well as Public Relations, Sports and Event Marketing and Meeting Management groups. Events included Annual Sales and Company Meetings, Olympics, Boston Marathon, 40 under 40, etc.
Art Director, Movies Channel [1999-2000]
iCast, Inc. Woburn, MA
Successfully managed channel design team. As a part of product development team participated in strategic planning of product features based on generation X and Y trends analysis and business goals. Conceived, and produced “Underground Russian Music” feature for iCAST Music Channel. – Worked on UI design, “skin” library for media player – iCaster.
Senior Designer [1997-1999]
The Agency At Fidelity Investments. Boston, MA
Handled all intranet design for Fidelity Companies serviced by the Agency at Fidelity. Graphic and UI design for Wealth Management, Fidelity NetBenefits 401(k) defined contributions web site, Fidelity Careers, etc. Designed external web sites for the events sponsored by Fidelity Investments at The World Trade Center Boston (Seaport Hotel Opening, Wine Expo, Build Boston Expo)
Early Career in Digital Media Summary:
Worked in a capacity of multi-media artist, graphic, UI designer and producer on numerous multimedia projects, making illustrations, animations, CD-covers, Macromedia lingo based CD-ROMS for variety of clients: Grafica Multimedia for Steck-Vaughn Publishers, Pacific Bell, California Edison, C-SPAN; Mindscape, Brilliant Media; BBG New Media for Foxboro, Boston Scientific, Alpha Industries, KeyStone, Buck Consultants, Parametric, etc.