About O.G.

Stats

  • 10 years as a User experience Designer
  • 7 years conducting user-centered research
  • 20 years coding in front-end languages
  • 3+ years designing and coding eCommerce sites
  • 5 years designing SaaS applications
  • 10+ years designing for B2C
  • 5 years designing for B2B

Industries

Between taking on my own clients, contracts, and community work I've designed for quite a few industries:

  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Personal Development
  • Entertainment
  • Religion
  • Fitness

Education

  • Graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design, May 2009
  • Majored in Industrial Design with a minor in Interaction Design
  • Also took 4 years of courses in Visual Effects and minored in Compositing
  • Self-taught in coding: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, and PHP

Philosophy

In my user-centered design process all elements should be backed by evaluation and contained by research:

My design philosophy

Skills and Services

  • Lead the user-centered design process within a new or pre-existing agile environment.
  • Improve or redesign an existing interface, website, web-based software.
  • Produce new processes, design systems, and design specs.
  • Train individuals about accessibility and its effect within their respective role.
  • Congregate business requirements by planning and conducting stakeholder interviews, requirements workshops, competitor benchmarking, analyzing, and reporting my findings.
  • Gather insights on the user by conducting contextual research, usability testing, writing surveys, expert reviews, heuristic evaluations, cognitive walkthroughs, and cultural probes.
  • Uncover the user needs and wishes by analyzing my findings and articulating it with task models, user journeys, personas, user tasks, and experience maps.
  • Solve for user pain points while still meeting business requirements through an iterative process of ideation workshops, information architecture, card sorting, sketches, wireframes, low and high fidelity prototypes.
  • Prototype my designs in a variety of applications like inVision app, Axure, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Sketch as well as code it for an interactive prototype for testing and development.
  • Design logos, digital and print marketing material, animations, video, photography and create a branding guide.
  • Collaborate with other designers, developers, photographers, videographers, directors, legal, stakeholders, project managers, product owners, quality assurance testers, sales, business executies and analysts.
  • Design and front-end code a web-based interface to be WCAG 2.1 compliant.
  • Conduct user-testing, design a MVP, and plan a roadmap for future releases and updates.
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Personal Time

When I'm not working I like to cook, travel the world, and work with the youth. I attempt to try a new recipe once a month and travel abroad 2-3 times a year. I have worked with youth in the foster care system, helping them to get to college and pursue their dreams. My last two years in Brooklyn, I taught students in under-resourced high schools how to code in front-end languages, preparing them for paid summer interns as junior developers. I have taken on some of those high school students as interns, showing them how to take designs and code them, pixel perfect. I also volunteer my design services to local churches and non-profits.

Social Media

I am fairly active online, writing blog posts, medium articles, pictures on Instagram and the occassional rant and sharing of information on Twitter.