ABOUT

Resume

Passionate about usability, communications, design, and anything related to interactive and print media I have a proven record of transforming concepts into reality. With a rich background in web development, multimedia design, user experience, and visual art, I have 17 years of professional, hands-on experience in the communications industry.

Working in advertising, communications, corporate IT, and owning my own business has taught me to pay close attention to detail, deadlines, project management timelines, and budgets. Being able to thrive in a creative team environment under these time restraints is also very important. Working towards client specifications is a given, and functioning as the ‘voice of the user’ is the challenge I live for!

Experience

DRB Productions Ltd., Regina, SK
President, usability analyst, designer, and developer
February 2008 – present

  • Dedicated to finding smart and easy web solutions for small to medium sized clients
  • Meet with clients and take them through the process of creating a mobile app or website from first idea to launch
  • Prepare and review technical documents and style guides
  • Research and recommend software, content management systems, etc
  • Using user centered design methods: prepare and review high level UX plans, gather user requirements, create personas, brainstorm with stakeholders and technical resources to produce prototypes, define tasks for user testing, iteratively test prototypes/wireframes with users, provide final UX report
  • Prepare and translate paper prototypes and wireframes into usable HTML templates
  • Provide accurate time estimates and project milestones

Clients include:

  • SaskPower, Regina
  • Johnson Norbraten Architects in Association, Toronto
  • JMA Architecture, Regina
  • Bravo Tango Advertising Firm Inc., Regina
  • Brown Communications, Regina
  • Phoenix Group, Regina
  • Arcas Advertising, Regina
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan, Regina

Bradly Martin Creative, Regina, SK
Managing Partner
February 2002 – 2008

  • Web designer and developer
  • Music production and composition including writing music for Tiger Woods (website) and Venus and Serena Williams (website)

Clients include:

  • TWIi, Boston
  • Devlin Digital, Toronto
  • Johnson Norbraten Architects in Association, Toronto
  • Brown Communications, Regina
  • Phoenix Group, Regina
  • Bradbury Design, Regina

University of Regina, Regina, SK
Web Developer & Graphic Designer
July 2006 – 2008

  • Design and develop dynamic websites and learning objects
  • Assess client needs and provide advice on issues relating to technology, design, typography and pedagogically appropriate rich media
  • Participate in planning sessions
  • Music production and composition
  • Hand-drawn and digital instructional illustrations

Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Regina, SK
Production Technician – Interactive
June 2005 – July 2006

  • Responsible for coding and maintenance of corporate website content
  • Work with corporate designer of special projects, recommending best solutions, technologies, and software. Projects include CD-ROM presentations, flash demonstrations, online versions of annual reports, etc.
  • Member of team developing online bill presentment for SaskPower customers advising on application choices, usability concerns, etc.

Education

University of Regina
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology

Human Factors International
HFI-Certified Usability Analysts™

Professional Development

  • Information Architecture to Improve Your Web Site (July 2005)
  • Understanding WebTrends Reports (February 2006)
  • RedDot CMS Project Builder Training (December 2008)
  • WebTrends RETAIN - Reverse Engineered Training and Implementation (September 2008)
  • An Event Apart - Washington (September 2010)
  • Remedy Responder Training (February 2011)
  • Adaptive Path: UX Intensive, Seattle (November 2013)
  • Coursera: A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior (April 2014)
  • MeasuringU: Denver UX Bootcamp (August 2014)
  • UX Research & Strategy Course - Designlab (trydesignlab.com - 2015)
  • WWDC - San Francisco (2016)