Marek B. | Elance
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Marek B.

Professional UX Designer & Technical Writer
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA
  |  9:42 am Local Time


* 10+ years professional experience in Entertainment, IT, Aerospace and Consumer Products industries.

* Expert in Balsamiq, Axure, Keynote, Visio, Omnigraffle and InVision, which have been used to create rapid prototypes, low- and high-fidelity wireframes, personas, mental models, sitemaps and process flows.

* Strong background in designing user journeys for native mobile apps, web sites (both marketing and eCommerce) and online training.

* In-depth knowledge of web site and mobile app functionalities, interactions, usability and navigation.

* Accomplished technical writer with demonstrated experience developing copy and help documentation for science, engineering and high-tech audiences.

* Extensive experience with responsive web design and Bootstrap.

* BS in Engineering and UX Design Certification from UCLA
Service Description

Lead UX Designer
Talus Labs
August 2013 – Present
Greater Los Angeles Area

* Created low-fi sketches, low-fidelity wireframes and high-fidelity wireframes featuring detailed annotations to establish principle direction.
* Created interactive prototypes that facilitated an iterative design feedback process.
* Performed A/B testing with end-users.
* Authored thorough design specifications and business requirement documentation.
* Collaborated closely with project managers, product managers, development leads and other designers.

UX Design and Technical Communications Consultant
March 2006 – Present
Greater Los Angeles Area

Client Snapshot: Activision (Call of Duty), Allscripts, AT&T RingCentral, Carbonite, Corporation Service Company, Experian Simmons, Guthy-Renker (Proactiv), Johnson & Johnson, Lexus, Liberty Mutual, LogMeIn, Rovicorp (Sonic Solutions), TD Bank, Ticketmaster, True Religion Brand Jeans, US Army

* Designed user experiences for marketing web sites and online stores, which were optimized for search engines, lead-generation and conversions.
* Created native mobile apps for both iOS and Android platforms.
* Developed models that formed the theoretical foundations for web sites and mobile applications, including workflow diagrams, process flows, personas, interaction models and mental models.
* Authored user manuals, developer’s guides, presentations, web copy and technical whitepapers for numerous digital communication, media, software development and information technology companies.

Technical Writer
Dependable Solutions Inc.
January 2013 – Present
Greater Los Angeles Area

* Created workbook content for DSI classroom training
* Wrote technical user guides
* Converted PDF documentation into HTML WebHelp

Technical Publications Manager
Aspera, an IBM company
July 2010 – March 2013
San Francisco Bay Area

* Developed product demonstration videos, as well as interactive product and technology presentations, which were used as sales and training support collateral.
* Created style guides and templates for Aspera help documentation, which included designing for web and PDF output.
* Authored product manuals, knowledge base articles, white papers and release notes, in accordance with multiple, concurrent product lifecycles.
Design Communication Arts (DCA)
Awarded: 2012
Six Sigma
Awarded: 2005
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
1998 - 2004
Talus Labs
Lead UX Designer
2013 - Present
UX and Technical Writing Consultant
2006 - Present
Aspera, Inc.
Technical Publications Manager
2010 - 2013
Honeywell Aerospace
Performance Analysis Engineer
2004 - 2006
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Technical Writer (Product Development)
2002 - 2004
Payment Terms
Net 30
Erica Bowers
Growing Generations, Vice President
Since 2006, I have written Website copy, articles, Knol posts and press releases in support of Growing Generations' global marketing efforts.
Marek B. | Elance

Marek B.