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Jeff Rankin | Elance
 
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Jeff Rankin

Experienced, full stack UX Designer
   United States
  |   Boulder, CO
  |  8:43 pm Local Time

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Overview

I create transparent user experiences. I accomplish this by understanding user goals, tasks, and behavior; and through application of interaction and visual design principles. My experience includes user research, storytelling, ideation, interaction design, visual design, design implementation, and usability testing. I favor guerrilla UX techniques that work well with the agile philosophy.

Hereís a short video about my approach to design:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE8f1CkD3jI

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Portfolio

Designed this page to modernize look and feel, increase appeal, and provide modern...
Designed this page to modernize look and feel, increase appeal, and provide modern...
Designed this page to modernize look and feel, increase appeal, and provide modern...
Designed this dashboard to highlight, roll up, and summarize important information for...
Designed this dashboard to highlight, roll up, and summarize important information for...
Provided a product style guide to provide a consistent user experience for customers...
Provided a product style guide to provide a consistent user experience for customers...
Provided a product style guide to provide a consistent user experience for customers...
Provided a product style guide to provide a consistent user experience for customers...
Designed this product to provide an intuitive experience for data stewards, allowing...
Designed this product to provide an intuitive experience for data stewards, allowing...
Designed this product to provide an intuitive experience for data stewards, allowing...
Provided design concept to update look of current product, improve usability, and...
Created and annotated interaction model to ensure a logical and intuitive flow.
A wireframe used for discussion of a product management screen.
Redesign of corporate intranet to facilitate ease of navigation and improved aesthetics.
Provided redesign of individual franchise owner home page to provide more appropriate...
Provided individual franchise owner a calendar view of upcoming restaurant events.
Redesign of navigation model and inclusion of fat menus to improve findability of...
Design of faceted search to improve findability of information in a complex information...
Created a conceptual model of the roles, departments, and content for a corporate...
Created an intuitive navigation model for a corporate intranet.
Provided an infographic detailing training statistics over one year.
Provided an infographic detailing training statistics over one year.
Provided visual design, interaction design, and front end code for a page introducing...

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Visual Design

Service Description

Iím a full stack UX designer with a proven track record and have worked in multiple industries including healthcare, government, ERP, heavy machinery, transportation, and logistics. I've worked across all phases of the product life cycle, so I can help you make a great product whether it's in the planning or implementation phase. I'll work with you to determine where I can best help with your product's design.

If your product is in the planning phase, I can define it by writing user stories or requirements ó fundamental building blocks of a great product experience. This is a great time to speak with users to understand their needs. I can conduct user research through interviews, surveys, etc., to gather information about what they really need, and to create user scenarios and personas.

Before any mockups or prototypes are created, I like to work on the productís interaction design to make sure that the flow, navigation, and patterns will make sense to the users. This is critical since no amount of visual design can fix a broken interaction model. Typically, diagramming is the best way to work through the interaction design. This gives an overview of productís primary flow and secondary paths, allows me to determine the types of UI patterns that work well, and keeps the focus on the interaction as opposed to visual details.

Once the interaction model has been addressed, I can focus on the visual design to make an easy to use and great looking product. Whether a...

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Employment

UX Consultant & Freelance
UX Designer
2011 - Present
Freelance Consultant - User Experience Design Freelance project work includes leading ideation, branding, and concept design for an e- commerce web site, design lead and engineer on a social...
Outsell
Lead User Experience Designer
2014 - 2014
Led design of a web-based EDI tool. Activities included wireframe creation, design reviews with product team, detail design and documentation, and working with engineering team to explain design...
Activant Solutions Incorporated
Senior User Interface Designer
2010 - 2011
Led design activities on projects including a web-based service dispatch application used to manage technicians, a service order entry and management iPhone app, a business rules management...
McKesson Provider Technologies
User Interface Design Engineer
2006 - 2009
Design lead for multiple projects including an application used by nurses to coordinate daily activities and visualize task density, a CMS used to assemble patient care plans, and an application...
Union Pacific
User Interface Designer
2005 - 2006
Responsible for maintenance, support, and documentation of existing reusable User Interface (UI) components. Led architecture, development, and documentation of next generation UI component...
OíNeil & Associates
Lead GUI Engineer
1996 - 2005
Responsibilities included User Interface (UI) specification, prototyping, template implementation, usability evaluation and testing, team mentoring, and use case authoring. Additional...
CSERIAC Program Office
Human Factors Analyst
1993 - 1995
Researched technical inquiries from various clients in government, academia, and industry. Extensively reviewed and analyzed literature on the topics of: Hypertext-based operating procedures in...

Education

Wright State University
B. S., Psychology
1989 - 1993
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interaction design
visual design
user research
wireframe
prototype
information architecture
html
css
usability testing
user stories
responsive design
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