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Charles W. | Elance
 
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Charles W.

Expert UX, design and web dev, Web book author
   United States
  |   Charleston, SC
  |  5:36 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $75

Do you want a world-class user experience for your online application? I specialize in developing compelling online experiences that that engage and delight users. I have strong skills in information architecture, wireframing, and UI design and programming.

I have pro-level coding skills in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery, Meteor and AngularJS. I understand MVC development processes, and how to develop modern single-page applications. I am well set up for working remotely, and can collaborate effectively with large development teams.

If you...

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Portfolio

I designed and coded the front end of Bublish, an online platform to enable independant...
http://www.bublish.com
Designed and programmed the UI for the Bublish Bubble Stream - book bubbles are...
http://www.bublish.com
This screenshot shows the genre menu so the user can filter down the stream with only...
http://www.bublish.com
Bublish is a book discovery site to enable authors to promote their work in social...
http://www.bublish.com
Forms are the user's way of sending data back to you, so the quality of their design...
http://www.bublish.com
Sites aimed a consumers need visual impact to create instant engagement - here,...
http://www.intown.com
Designed page layout, all front-end programming
http://www.careerkick.com
Designed layout and programmed JSON data-driven Gantt chart and goals editor in...
http://www.careerkick.com
Logos must convey the business concept they represent. Over time, a logo becomes a...
Dashboards provide access to a variety of the product's options so logical information...
http://www.peoplematter.com
Gotta Remember is a messaging service I developed with ace coder Austin Markus. The...
http://www.gottaremember.com
The default styling of HTML tables is unhelpful to the user as it puts boxes around...
http://www.gottaremember.com

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user experience
jQuery
HTML5
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business strategy
CSS
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Service Description

I design and develop online applications - I can take your product concept through the steps below to completion, or provide assistance to you and your development team in any specific area. See my eLance portfolio for descriptions, screenshots and links to recent projects.

Developing the concept
I can take your ideas for your online service and help you develop the user stories and acceptance criteria that serve as the roadmap for product development.

Architecture
Information Architecture turns user stories into a map for the application, and involves the creation of flowcharts that show the task paths for each user activity, be that a simple signup or the sequence of steps make an online purchase. The grouping of tasks and how tasks will be named are some of the important decisions made at this step.

Wireframes
Wireframes provide a more detailed, page-level examination of the architecture. Simple black-and-white line diagrams show what elements will appear on each page and how will that page be divided into reusable views that may also appear in other pages. What are the page's primary and secondary tasks and how will their relationships be logically presented? What will be large or small, in the main area of the page or a sidebar, and so on?

User Interface Design
This step produces the visual look of the page - showing type selections, colors, and the "look and feel" of the product. UI designs can be created in Photoshop or Fireworks, or as I prefer, directly in...

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Employment

Bublish Inc.
Head of Product Development
2012 - Present
Lead a small team of designers and developer to create the Bublish platform. I develop all architecture, workflows and design every aspect of the UI. I also code the front end in HTML5, CSS3,...
PeopleMatter
VP of Strategy
2009 - 2012
Helped found and run PeopleMatter. The company develops software for managing employees in customer-facing services industries such as restaurants. I designed the first generation of the platform...
Benefitfocus
Director of User Experience
2006 - 2009
Ran the User Experience Group of 400 person company developing large online platform to enable employees of over 300,000 companies to enroll in their health benefits. Managed a team of 8 designers.

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user experience
UI
user interface
UX
CSS
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
information architecture
wireframes
wireframing
Meteor
Angular
single page application
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