Hello, This Is

Bossenova

UX Design, Digital Strategy, Interactive Solutions

ABOUT

ME

I am a highly accomplished interactive strategist, designer, and manager, with a strong emphasis in large corporate web initiatives, interface design, mobile and social media, plus a side dish of interactive development and programming. I am an accomplished researcher and presenter - I deliver complex UX experiences and ideas to audiences of all shapes and sizes. I have years of experience handling international accounts and presenting project results and metrics to internal and external groups. Other skills include consultation on interactive and social media initiatives for businesses, plus a deep understanding of enterprise-level UX challenges. I have recently cultivated a deep fluency in accessibility requirements, including remediation strategies for digital experiences. My passion and focus are on exceptional user experiences that embody optimal efficiency, simplicity, and functionality.

UX Strategy/Research

UX Architecture

Web Design & Development

RESUME

Bossenova

UX Designer/Strategist, UI/UX Designer, Graphic Designer, FED

I am passionate about applying interactive strategy, design, interface usability, and organizational skills to develop cutting-edge, user-friendly, and results-driven digital experiences. I have delivered hundreds of different, proven, creative solutions in UX/UI for online, offline, and mobile projects. Other contract-based opportunities have included interface design, digital strategy, content strategy, and leading a variety of training activities and workshops. I am a team player who thrives on creative challenges, open communication, and working closely with colleagues and clients. I am a strategic thinker who can quickly identify a problem, develop solutions, prioritize workloads, and deliver stellar results.

2014 - 2018

RBA Consulting

Discipline Lead/UX and Design Manager

As the Discipline Lead for RBA's Experience Design Team, I led the UX/UI activities around Design Research, Experience Strategy, Interaction Design, and Visual Design. I used these skills to help our clients to better understand and engage with their audiences through various digital channels. In this position, I nurtured and grew the UX/UI team, advocated for the end user, and helped RBA articulate UX/UI services internally to our teams, and externally to our clients. I managed a diverse group of UX Architects, Designers, and Content Strategists.

In addition to my management responsibilities, I was also tasked as a User Experience Architect and Strategist. In this role, I worked collaboratively with developers, business analysts, product managers, and QA analysts on agile project teams to architect web and mobile applications that focused on user needs. I presented and ran workshops designed to enable UX practice within internal corporate teams. Using designs, interactive prototypes, usability research, and strategic insights, I advocated for the end user throughout a project lifecycle.

In these roles, I supported the design and prototyping of navigation, content structuring and workflow for various client initiatives across a number of industries. I worked closely with clients to analyze and understand their users and business requirements, and then communicated the UX direction to the entire project team. I was also the SME for Accessibility and ADA compliance.

2013 - 2014

MSP Communications

Director Of User Experience / Digital Strategy

Developed processes to integrate UX/UI into MSP-C's content creation systems. Served on the senior strategic team to develop content methodologies that optimize digital platforms and capabilities. Participated in client discovery and brand strategy development presentations. Created wireframes, IA, mobile-first and responsive design initiatives for client and proprietary web projects. Managed and produced new web site designs, site redesigns and e-mail templates. Served as knowledge leader and mentor for web and UX for internal and external groups.

2012 - 2013

Capella University

Senior User Experience Analyst / Web Designer

Worked on establishing the strategic direction for the student and faculty online experiences at Capella University. Partnered with key functional groups to deliver UX visuals and prototypes in alignment with the business and user experience goals of new web pages, mobile experiences, and applications. Part of the team responsible for the strategic development, production, design and analysis of Capella University's online experience.

2009 - 2011

Hanley Wood Marketing

Director Of User Experience / Interactive Strategy

Provided leadership in developing and executing online interactive marketing solutions for a diverse roster of corporate clients. Served as an in-house expert on new interactive developments, leveraging technology as part of an integrated marketing platform. Developed user interface design specifications that were used as a blueprint for interactive development. Subject matter expert for online corporate guideline updates and enhancements. Social media expert. Acted as interactive mentor and advisor to all creative team members.

2007 - 2009

Go East Design

Interactive Director

Involved in interactive strategy, new business development, marketing strategy, creative concepting and programming, and information architecture for a regional brand and design firm. Managed large web sites and projects for a diverse group of multi-national corporate clients. Actively pursued new concepts in mobile marketing and hand-held technologies. Other initiatives included educating a team of traditional print designers in the intricacies of web site design, mobile UI, and interactive projects.

1998 - 2004

Fallon McElligott

Multimedia Executrix

Helped build Fallon's Interactive Department from 2 people to 30-plus. Was responsible for all interactive projects for one of the top advertising agencies in the world. Established interactive project guidelines for Account Executives and Design personnel. Managed and produced award-winning multimedia projects on time and within budget. Involved in interactive company startup "Revolv". Continued to produce, design, and develop a variety of freelance projects for Fallon after leaving the firm.

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612 865 4379

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250 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

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