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Mark K. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 25, 2014

Mark K.

User Interface Designer | Interaction Designer
   United States
  |   Philadelphia, PA
  |  12:20 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $45

User Interface Designer with 10+ years' software design experience in the financial, legal, and employer services domains and 1+ years’ usability engineering experience in a design consultancy environment, seeking projects in interaction or user interface design. Unique ability to understand user needs and to simplify methods of presentation. Hearty appetite for fact-finding. Curious, outgoing, and collaborative – always ready to try new approaches to solving a problem.

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Portfolio

A new design for an old technology - that of 'scrolling LED displays'. The LED displays...
Each dot on the map indicates the location of the employee. The color of each dot...
Management can create 'zones' to target an advertising campaign based on employees'...
Once the zone is created, a pop-over displays (shown) with the zone's name, the...
Management can assign a zone message from the list of messages currently available in...
Management decides to assign the message "Lunch Specials from $3.99" to the...
Management decides to set the "Lunch Specials from $3.99" message to expire...
Once the desired zone message and expiration time have been selected, Management...
After the 'OK' button is clicked, the pop-over disappears and all the employees in that...

Skills (9)

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Axure RP (Rapid Prototype Tool)
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Macromedia HomeSite
Rich Internet Application (RIA) Design
Desktop Application Design
Agile / Lean UX

Service Description

User Interface Design, Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Usability, wireframes, Web Design, Desktop Application Design, Rich Internet Application (RIA), Software Design

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Employment

Various Freelance Assignments
User Experience (UX) Designer
2013 - Present
- Assist startups in applying Lean UX methods in their software development processes. - Design rich, Web-based applications, components, and websites.
Sabbatical
Personal and Professional Development
2011 - 2013
- Focused more time on volunteering in my community. - Built skills in the areas of social, mobile, and Agile / Lean UX design.
MISI Company
User Interface Design Consultant
2010 - 2011
- Led the redesign of a complex Web-based application for Automatic Data Processing (ADP). - Utilized design pattern library and created new elements. - Used iRise Studio to create mockups, build...
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Senior Product Designer
2007 - 2008
- Led the design of a new professional networking site for lawyers. - Planned and conducted user research activities. - Created annotated wireframes and mockups. - Iterated designs in an Agile...
Thomson Financial / Baseline Financial Services
Interface Designer
2001 - 2007
- Designed Windows desktop and Web-based applications. - Usability tested paper prototype design concepts. - Spearheaded design effort for an innovative Corporate initiative.
marchFIRST
Usability Engineer
1999 - 2001
- Participated in formal usability testing sessions for e-commerce clients. - Worked closely with team to provide usability evaluations as needed. - Helped perform a "guerilla" usability...
Reality Online (a Reuters Company)
Quality Assurance Specialist
1997 - 1999
- Created software test plans, functional checklists, test cases, and test reports for applications. - Performed some free-form testing of software to uncover defects. - Logged defects in database.
Reality Online (a Reuters Company)
User Interface Designer
1994 - 1997
- Designed Windows desktop applications. - Laid out user interfaces using proprietary layout tools. - Performed usability testing. - Worked closely with programmers to ensure implementation as...

Education

Rutgers University
Mini-Masters in User Experience Design
2010 - 2010
The University of the Arts
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
1988 - 1992
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user interface design
interaction design
user experience design
usability
web application design
desktop application design
Rich Internet Application (RIA) design
iRise Studio
Axure RP Pro
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