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Michael L. | Elance
 
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Michael L.

Sr. Level Experience Designer
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

I'm an Interaction Designer with 10 years of industry experience. I specialize in clean, grid-based minimalist design layouts for the web, mobile and tablets whose inspirations are derived from music, art, design, film, photography and publications.

My UX philosophy:

"User experience to me is the overall experience a user or customer has over time with your product or service. The building blocks that ultimately achieve that delightful user experience is a collaborative effort between a number of different people that produces a number of...

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Skills (10)

Tested
User Interface Design
User Experience
Usability Testing
Interaction Design
Mobile Interface Design
Mobile Interaction Design
Usability
Web Design
Mobile Applications
Mobile Design

Service Description

Skills Summary:

UX/UI:
o Interaction Design models
o Interactive prototyping
o Wireframing
o Heuristic Analysis
o Information Architecture
o Interface Design
o User Testing,
o Responsive Design
o Native app design,
o Content strategy

Tools:
o Adobe Creative Suite
o DevRocket
o WebZap
o Axure 6.5
o Sketch 3
o InVision (used for prototyping)
o MarvelApp (used for prototyping)
o IDEO Labs 'Avocado' (prototyping toolbox for interaction designers)
o Framer.js (prototyping toolkit)

Mobile platforms:
o iOS
o Android
o Windows Phone

I am also knowledgable of HTML, CSS and JavaScript as it pertains to what is possible functionality wise from a UI perspective.



Some of my clients have included JPMorgan Chase, State Farm, Nokia, Caterpillar, to name a few.

Urls of the most recent sites and apps I've worked on:

http://www.cat.com/en_US.html
https://trapster.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trapster-speed-traps-road/id537300021?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/state-farm-pocket-agent/id318142137?mt=8

The experienced I gained crafting websites and mobile apps (that are live on the web and in the app store now) for these corporate clients will pay dividends in the work that I hope to do for you in the near future!

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Employment

closerlook, inc.
Interaction Design Director
2013 - Present
Genius Interactive
Freelance Associate Experience Director
2008 - Present
Konnect4 Media Aug 2013 - Current Director of Mobile Design in Chicago, IL ? Konnect4 is an app that puts you in the right place at the right time to connect with like-minded creatives at events...
Razorfish
Sr. Interaction Designer
2012 - 2013
This was a contract position.
Nokia
Lead UX/UI Designer
2012 - 2012
This was a contract position.
JWT
Lead UX/UI Designer
2011 - 2012
Worked at prestigious Agency J. Walter Thompson (JWT) as a Lead UX Designer via the agency The Buzz Company. This was a 3 month contract position.
Trustwave
User Researcher/Consultant
2010 - 2012
JPMorgan Chase
UX Architect
2004 - 2010
I was employed at JPMorgan Chase for 6 years, working in technical consulting, programming and User Experience roles. I was promoted through the ranks 4 times.
Technology Institute
UX Designer
2003 - 2004
The Technology Institute is a non-profit umbrella of Project Turnaround, which is associated with Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, TX. While at the Technology Institute one of my...
Lockheed Martin CSOC Storefront
Software Engineer
2001 - 2003
This was a co-op position on the campus of my undergraduate university. I learned by going through this co-op program that my real interest and skill set was better suited for...

Education

DePaul University CDM College of Computing
M.S
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General Assembly (NYC)
Continuing Education in:
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Prairie View A&M University
B.B.A
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