ui-ux design

wireframes, prototypes, html and css

Development teams seek me out for system redesigns, reskinning, information hierarchy, usability testing, optimizing workflow, navigation, iconography and visual design.

I have transformed archaic layouts to current standards while retaining compatibility and now more frequently, turn sites into device friendly responsive designs using media queries, flexible images and fonts - all while keeping content and usability at the forefront of the product.

Here is a quick prototype using some responsive techniques.


10+ years overall

As of Jan 2, 2013, I have been hired by Aspect Software as Senior Consultant, Professional Services for Global Innovations & Workforce Optimization.

I started my career hand-coding html, graphic design, building websites and exploring the concepts behind user experience. At DownloadCard Inc., my responsibility as the microsite builder was using graphic design, html, css and javascript to make the process of extracting information as simple as possible.

Later employed by Delta Funding Corporation as the Sr. Product Designer, my primary task was rethinking their patented loan closing software, with it's myriad of variables, compliance and security concerns, I was a part of the team to make complex interfaces appear sensible.

For years I have been the User Interface Designer for a highly flexible feature-rich CMS. Our biggest challenge is turning new users into intermediate users as quickly as possible. Later we developed a brand new product - a social management application to help users search, interact, monitor, blog and post seamlessly to all their social networks from one interface.

I work throughout the front and backend development process while creating style guides (with screen shots, icons and html/css code snippets) to help the team get projects started quickly and keep a uniform look. Every day I use tools such as the Adobe suite, HTML5, CSS3, Zend, Symphony, JIRA, SVN, CodeIgniter, Sublime as well as clear verbal and written communication to do this job.

With more than 10 years overall in the web design business, I have spent the last eight years focusing on UI-UX design for large software applications. With my proficiency in CSS3, HTML5, Responsive Web Design, current UI-UX standards and browser compatibility, I have made myself an essential asset to the software development team.

Adobe, Cinema4D, Ableton

work and play

ableton, adobe, c4d, social marketing

Though front-end design is my primary passion, I have also produced audio, video, interactive Flash projects and convention booth banners displayed at corporate conventions - saving the company tens of thousands in agency expenses. I have also led small business marketing campaigns focusing on social networking, web presence, search engine optimization and online advertising - generating thousands of dollars in new business. I've taught business owners to use social management tools to keep clients engaged.

frequently used software

Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Shadow, Balsamiq, Grid Paper, Sublime, CSS, HTML, Jquery, OmniGraffle, CodeIgniter, Zend, SVN, Eclipse, Filezilla, NeoOffice, Windows, Macintosh, IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Google Docs and Android devices. Other software I have used extensively include After Effects, Premier, Cinema4D, Ableton, Protools and more. I enjoy reading on the subject of ui-ux patterns and standards and advancing my skills by taking online courses in HCI (Coursera,) Jquery (Jquery Air,) and attend conferences such as Usability Week 2011 in NYC.

Please explore samples of my work and thank you for your time.

Holbrook NY
516 509 3458
(testing skype call button stuff - ignore)

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