I possess extensive UX/Web/UI Designing and Front End Developing experience in both Waterfall and Agile processes. With an MS in Professional and Technical Communication focused on User Centered Design from New Jersey Institute of Technology (with highest honors) and Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University (with highest honors), I have a full understanding of the whole life cycle of a desktop application and/or web based software/site development project.
As an experienced certified SAFe Agilist, certified ScrumMaster, certified Scrum Product Owner, I can work well in an Agile/Scrum oriented environment efficiently. My specialties include User-Centered and User Experience Designing, Scrum/Agile Process Implementation, Web Designing and Front End Development, and SharePoint Site Development.
TriZetto 10/11 to Current: Senior (UX/UI) Designer
Translates business requirements for software features and functionality into detailed interactive prototypes, storyboards, flow charts, sketches, comprehensive wireframes and other documents that effectively communicate the information design and interaction design.
Serves as the expert in the user experience design process for the company and providing leadership on user experience best practices. Plans and directs user experience validation and testing.
Performs the role that combines the disciplines of psychology and software production design to ensure delivery of products that give users the best possible experience with the product.
Executes ScrumMaster and Product Owner responsibilities plus coach new Scrum professionals about Agile practices.
Conducts Agile training to further Scrum evangelization.
1stwebs Services 06/98 to Current: Principal Web/UI/UX Consultant
Manage a small group of consultants towards successful deployment of small business corporate projects.
Responsible for research, design, development, set-up, maintenance, administration and remote hosting (IIS or UNIX) of client web sites.
Conduct Web Based Training for Basic Web Designing and Advanced Web Development online courses using Camtasia and Adobe Captivate.
Create corporate websites (internet or intranet portals) from scratch:
Gather requirements using interviews with stakeholders, user research, focus groups, and persona creation.
Create visual comps using Adobe Photoshop and slice images using ImageReady.
Create wireframes and site maps/Information Architecture using Visio.
Create high definition HTML prototypes and functional flows using Dreamweaver and Homesite.
Customize PHP/ASPX Open Source codes (Wikis, Blogs, Moodles, Joomla, phpBB discussion Board, and OS Commerce Applications) to meet client requirements.
Create and integrate multimedia web components (picture galleries, movies, and FLASH animation) using Camtasia, SwishMax or Adobe Photoshop Suite.
Create QA and Usability Testing scripts and perform tests to determine that the original site intent is met.
TravelClick 08/11 to 10/11: Senior User Interface Developer
Responsible for ensuring that the web-based products that are built by TravelClick meet all necessary qualifications of the industry’s most advanced engine that increases conversion, provides an excellent user experience and can be deployed across multiple environments.
SecondMarket 02/09 to 07/11: User Experience Designer II
Performed the role that combines the disciplines of psychology and software production design to ensure delivery of products that give users the best possible experience with the product.
- Applied knowledge of cognitive processes to simplify the user interface in order to increase usability which ultimately increase the product's efficiency and effectiveness as well as help prevent product interface misuse.
- Improved the usability, usefulness, and desirability of SecondMarket's interactive web-based financial trading systems by applying knowledge of a person's cognitive processes to the design of the interfaces, their function, how they are used, their colors and their look and their feel.
- Conducted user interviews and requirements workshops to collect, document and communicate requirements using visualization techniques.
- Assisted SecondMarket's marketing and sales efforts on part-time basis with creative design of web and email correspondence.
Logical Design Solutions (LDS) 06/08 to 12/08: Consultant, User Experience
Consulted with clients and stakeholders from Valero (HR portal project), Colgate (eBuy portal project) and Schering-Plough (Asmanex Competitive Analysis).
Used iterative design techniques to translate findings into a solid MS SharePoint intranet portal solution model, information architecture and design.
Planned and executed a range of user assessment methods and tools including contextual inquiries, iterative design based on user feedback, heuristic analysis, and participatory design exercises in projects assigned.
Researched, designed and tested low and high fidelity technology solution prototypes/wireframes using Visio and Dreamweaver.
Documented wireframes and web component specifications on individual web page intents using Visio and PowerPoint.
CheckFree /FISERV 01/01 to 05/08: Sr Web Designer/Developer and UI Specialist
Designed, developed and maintained CheckFree’s intranet product support sites in the enterprise-wide portal environment on Oracle’s Universal Content Management (formerly Stellent) and Microsoft SharePoint servers.
Took the lead in institutionalizing usability into CheckFree’s software development life cycle using User-Centered Design methodologies (analysis, design, implementation and deployment of web products).
Translated audience, technology and other key product requirements into effective CheckFree UI design solutions.
Performed expert code reviews, usability testing and troubleshooting of all CheckFree web applications, and then recommended fixes that include implementation of solutions in both back and front end.
Maintained and owned CheckFree’s UI, navigation and usability documentations applicable to all CheckFree Investment Services web products.
Created Web based tutorials as online help for CheckFree’s intranet using Camtasia and Captivate.
Created and integrated multimedia web components (picture galleries, movies, and FLASH animation) using Camtasia, SwishMax or Adobe Photoshop Suite.
Mentor and influence other members of the Technical Communication team on Human Factors and User-Centered Design processes.
Micropower Computer Institute 03/01 to 07/01: Web Designing/Developing Instructor
ClickUpdate, Inc. 08/00 to 12/00: Senior Web Integrator
Took the lead in all web integration/HTML coding for all ClickUpdate client sites.
Responsible for the integration and QA of backend Active Server Pages programs into front-end HTML pages for ClickUpdate's corporate clients.
Assisted in the creation and implementation of templates and the lead coder for Click Update's projects: Long Distance of Michigan Sales, Merrill Lynch Sales Center, and Print to Win Sales Center.
JK Design, Inc. 01/00 to 08/00: Web Designer/Junior ASP Developer
Performed onsite web developing responsibilities for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).
Assisted in the designing of other major corporate web sites for JK Interactive: Atlantic Lighting, Greenwich Mortgage, Isolatek, Midland, Siemens, Professional Actors, and Life Science Direct.
Northcentral University (Current) ‐ Doctor of Business Administration, Organizational Leadership
DePaul University - Masters of Science in Human Computer Interaction
Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Masters of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (focused on User-Centered Design)
Member, Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society
UMDNJ-Kean University - Post Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy
Philippine Military Academy - Bachelors Degree in Science
Full Government Scholar
Cause Mapping Facilitation
Collaborative Technologies For Leading Projects; Digital Page Design; Information Visualization and Infographics; Inquiry Methods and User Analysis; Interaction Design and Information Architecture; Multimedia Design; Prototyping & Implementation; Social Interaction Design; Usability Evaluation Methods; Usability Issues Handheld Device
Scaled Agile Academy
Scaled Agile Framework Agilist
Certified ScrumMaster Course; Certified Scrum Product Owner Course
New Jersey Institute of
Web Based Design Training Course; Advanced Java Programming Course; User‐Centered Designer Certificate; Hypertext Design Studio Course; Advanced Online Design Course; Evaluating Hypertext: User and Task Analysis; Elements of Visual Design Course
Basic Stellent Web Content Site Studio Certificate; Basic and Advanced Stellent Web Content Publisher Certificate
Human Factor International
The Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design; User‐ Centered Analysis and Conceptual Design
Micro Power University
Web Developer/E‐Commerce Designer Certificate
System and Software Institute
Corporate Webmaster 3000 Certificate
Inquiry Methods and User Analysis
Used UX inquiry method and analysis toolset to create a report on how to build a local community.
Report: Building a Local Community.pdf
Interaction Design and Information Architecture
A full blown research using the principles of interaction design and user analysis to create a prototype.
Report: Nutri Coach.pdf
Usability Evaluation Methods
My Med Schedule comparison study to test that changing button layout will provide a better user experience.
Report: My Med Schedule Comparison.pdf
Information Visualization and Infographics
Samples of two InfoViz and InfoGraphics projects using the Tableau software.
InfoGraphics: Top Two Leading Causes of Death by County of Residence NJ 2012 – Tableau
InfoViz: 10-Year Arrest Trends.pdf
Global User Research
Wrote a paper that examines two countries, the United States and South Korea citing differences (and similarities) of how their ecommerce sites were designed and presumed effectiveness to their intended users.
Paper: The Differential Efficacy of Ecommerce Sites.pdf
Functional HTML Prototypes
Here are samples of my professional works.
URL: Account Activation
URL: Administration Center
A couple of my web designing projects.
URL: Euro Art Renovation
URL: New York Radiation Oncology Associates
A few of my Doctoral Papers:
Research Employee Commitment, Motivation, and Cultural Intelligence.pdf
Culture and Change through Annotated Bibliographies.pdf
The Importance of Leadership Communication and Trust.pdf
Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Issues in Twenty-first Century Businesses.pdf
Business Integration and Strategy.pdf