I am a Senior User Experience Designer. For the past 2-3 years, my focus has been in the mobile marketspace. Currently, I am a Sr UX designer at NBC for the TODAY show. Prior to this, I was employed, for 6 years, as a Lead Mobile UX Designer at Regence. My responsibilities have included, but not been
I am a Senior User Experience Designer. For the past 2-3 years, my focus has been in the mobile marketspace. Currently, I am a Sr UX designer at NBC for the TODAY show. Prior to this, I was employed, for 6 years, as a Lead Mobile UX Designer at Regence. My responsibilities have included, but not been limited to, overseeing the user experience of all mobile projects; directing project and design strategy; and maintaining collaboration to assure that all key contributors can function as brand champions. For the last few years, my focus has been on emerging market and business development, while also designing and building the UX for mobile interactive experiences.
I have a degree in Interactive Design and have been designing, launching and supporting user experiences for more than fifteen years. I bring a diverse skill set to my professional endeavors, having worked with companies of various sizes in both the public and private sectors.
My extensive and varied work experience has taught me many things. Three of my favorite professional life lessons have been: 1) to always be an ambassador for good user experience; 2) that a successful leader knows how to get out of the way and enable everyone be great at what they do; and 3) that if you aren’t learning new things, you aren’t growing.
My favorite part of my career has been being a member of a team, in which everyone experiences the empowering feeling that a team generates when collaborating and sharing knowledge.
The tools that I use on a daily basis are Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, Omnigraffle, Sublime and, on occasion, AfterEffects.
My specialties include: mobile, multimedia design, interactives, education, websites, presentations and software UI/UX.
Sr User Experience Designer @ Proprietor - King Salmon Creative Communications
Responsibilities include: Business marketing consultation and implementation · Designing · Writing proposals · Creating white-papers · Advising and implementing improvement of web analytics · Wireframing · User Flows · Usability studies and focus groups · Project, vendor and client management · Building scalable Mobile, Web and E-commerce sites · Flash interactives · Designing and presenting UI and IA for applications, online learning courses and websites · Providing UI & design consultation for usability · Leading teams · Establishing and assuring time estimates for projects (coding, design, consulting, research, etc.) · Creating design specification documents for projects · Storyboards · Creating social media pages · Coding of HTML, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, SASS, Java Script and Flash (AS) · Researching new technologies for the internet
Currently working on responsive redesign for TODAY.com · Working on UI/UX for a call center phone system at Seniorhomes.com From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Sr. UX Interactive designer @ I was hired to work on research and document creation for a redesign (for devices and web) of a large corporation's digital presence. Creating userflows, wireframes, journey maps and competitive analysis.
(quick 1 month contract) From July 2015 to October 2015 (4 months) Sr. UX Designer @ I was hired to work on the TODAY show redesign for devices and web. Creating userflows, wireframes, mock ups as well as a little HTML and SASS.
(quick contract - for redesign launch of responsive site) From September 2014 to June 2015 (10 months) Greater Seattle AreaSenior User Experience Designer @ Marketing consultation, projection and forecasting on emerging technologies and emerging markets · Being an expert in social media for web and mobile · Designing and creating web and mobile applications and sites, as well as educational interactives (UI, IA, UX) · Collaborating with internal stakeholders to manifest big picture marketing strategies and goals into a focused web or educational presence · Writing white-papers · Presenting ideas and goal-driven directions to the public and at company-wide meetings · UI & design consultation for usability · Team leadership in a myriad of cross-functional contexts · Establishing and assuring time estimates for projects (coding, design, consulting, research, etc.) · Creating specification documents for projects · Project, vendor and client management · Producing wireframes and mock-ups · Creating social media pages · Coding of HTML, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, PHP and Flash (AS3) · Participating in focus and usability groups · Championing collaboration on all projects · Reviewing web analytics and making adjustments based on results
Accomplishments: Company-wide presentation on mobile projections · Designed and built initial mobile offerings · Created and pitched a high-level business and marketing plan for a new line of business that was implemented and launched · Highly evolved conflict management skills · Developed template system for AS development From 2008 to May 2014 (6 years) Owner @ Responsibilities include: Designing – Scalable Web and E-commerce sites, flash demos, application UI and UA, presentations, advertisements, logos and brochures • Wireframes • Storyboards • UI & Design Consultation for Usability • Leading teams • Writing proposals • Time estimates for projects (coding, design, consulting, research, etc.) • Creating design specification documents for projects • Project and client management • Coding of HTML, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, Java Script and Flash scripting • Researching new technologies for the internet • Marketing and whitepapers
Accomplishments: Designing E-commerce sites, creating clear and concise UI for a variety of applications that have been tested in Usability Studies, designing & producing flash portfolio CD for sales, solidified project management skills.
Partial client list: (United Nations, Washington State Historical Society, Calypso Medical, Providence, Virginia Mason, 7 Simple Machines, Cole & Weber, AK Productions) From January 2001 to November 2008 (7 years 11 months) Graphic Designer @ From February 2005 to June 2005 (5 months) Senior Designer @ From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) designer @ From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Developer and Production Artist @ From 1995 to 1996 (1 year)
Beth Hayes is skilled in: Graphic Design, User Experience, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, User-centered Design, User Interface Design, Information Design, Experience Design, Web Design, Art Direction, User Experience Design, Dreamweaver, Wire Framing, Creative Direction, Adobe Creative Suite
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