Because I am a self-motivated, progressive thinker who has the unique ability to view the world with a fresh perspective! I have six + years of professional experience in web/print/interactive design and hold demonstrated accomplishments working in a demanding, fast-paced role. I remain flexible and manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines--while maintaining a good sense of humor.
Currently seeking a role requiring quick-wit, strong interpersonal skills, and the proven ability to adapt quickly and apply knowledge effectively; while utilizing my exceptional energy, commitment and ability to work as a team player.
UI Design Architect, 2002-2005
AstraZeneca, Waltham, MA
Major responsibilities: Created useful and informative internal websites while working in conjunction with Global Communications as the sole Boston communications contact. In charge of internal R&D communications, including website content, informational brochures, pamphlets and posters.
Additional duties: Managing projects, analyzing new internet/technology investments, management and implementation of production.
Front-end application design and development for a much-anticipated chemical software program.
Overhauling entire intranet into a useful, cohesive, knowledge-sharing environment for employees to call on as a reliable and informative content source.
Internal corporate branding for a newly created department.
Working closely with educational department to create lively and enticing communications collateral to increase class registration and attendance. Created department marketing pieces to incite staff enthusiasm and motivation.
Introduction/implementation/education of publishing tool to enable scientist to publish as needed without prior HTML skills.
Implementation of site-wide search engine.
Re-designed/re-structured local intranet from unusable and outdated content, into an informative and oft-used source of information.
Senior Developer, 2000-2001
IXL Enterprises, Cambridge, MA [Currently known as SCIENT]
Worked with client and development teams to design, build, and deploy interfaces and technologies.
Hired, allocated, and managed front-end development contract employees.
Worked with sales teams to collect functional requirements, project scope, and milestone needs.
Wrote client-facing documentation/manuals to support final product deliverables.
Trained clients on interface usability and architectural details.
Senior Designer, 1999-2000
Lycos Gamesville, Boston, MA
Designed and merchandised Deal-O-Rama™
Produced Crystal Ball™ games.
Relaunched Acey-Deucey™ game. (Increased traffic to the game by 70%)
Maintained visual design. Proposed and executed solutions within a dynamic/rapidly-changing environment.
Web Designer, 1998-1999
CCBN: Corporate Communications Broadcast Network, Boston, MA
As sole designer for CCBN, responsibilities included:
All web presentation, UI, functionality, and screen design.
Implementation/integration of existing clients sites into our “IREye” service.
Created initial client concepts and developed strategies/solutions/enhancements.
Responsible for all stand-alone site design decisions.
Adobe/Macromedia: CS3, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat/Distiller, Dreamweaver, Flash, Contribute (Setup & Instruction)
HTML: Handcoding, Homesite, BBEdit, Dreamweaver, Notepad
Standard MS Office Suite Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Outlook
Multi-platform literate: Mac Classic/OS X& Windows 9X/NT/XP
Art Technology Group/ATG Dynamo - Cambridge, MA
Interactive Factory - Boston, MA
Holyoke Community College - Holyoke, MA
Bridge Academy - Springfield, MA