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Technologies

DAY-TO-DAY COMFORT

  • Adobe CC

  • Axure

  • Balsamic

  • Mindjet Mind Manager

  • Proto.io

  • Sketch

HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH

  • Adobe Experience Design

  • Bootstrap

  • HTML / CSS

  • iRise

  • jQuery plugins

  • SharePoint


Experience

SENIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

Duke Energy Corporation, Charlotte, NC, July 2014 - Present

 

Developed complex, dynamic, wireframes and prototypes. Applied a deep understanding of user interface design patterns and best practices. Applied user research methodologies including usability testing, card sorting, web analytics, field studies and heuristic evaluation. Collaborated with multiple internal clients across multiple internal departments to find and interpret business requirements into a fully functional and usable prototype. Focused on desktop to mobile interactions, envisioned and revised potential usability issues across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices


 

USER EXPERIENCE / USER INTERFACE DESIGNER

Institute for Building Technology and Safety, Ashburn, VA, February 2014 to July 2014

Redesigned the business intelligence dashboard using information architecture techniques, usability best practices, and emerging dashboard conventions. Created a content strategy and drafted web information architecture for the label verification webpage to engage visitors and increase conversion rate while decreasing helpdesk phone calls.

  • Led site map, wireframe, and creative kickoff meetings with upper level management

  • Discussed business requirements to upcoming projects

  • Organized and presented deliverables to key stakeholders

  • Worked closely with database engineers

  • Ensured the feasibility of conceived designs and that technical requirements were being met

  • Completely redesigned a business intelligence dashboard

  • Designed the dashboard from concept site mapping and wireframing

  • Hand crafting UI elements including custom buttons, pie charts, graphs, and other analytical tools

  • Documented deliverables including goals and objectives summary’s, site maps, wireframes, and comps


 

INFORMATION ARCHITECT, INTERN

TerpSys, Rockville, MD, May 2013 to September 2013

Worked as a part of the User Experience team and assisted with usability testing, site maps, wireframes, taxonomy, and other duties as assigned. Met with clients and analyzed their users' needs and functional requirements. Worked closely with project team members including web developers, business analysts, application developers, and senior project staff to identify and explain user experience requirements.

  • Built a foundation of Information Architecture techniques

  • Produced multiple mobile and web wireframe prototypes using Axure

  • Drafted site maps, usability testing plans, goals and objective summaries, and content audits

  • Extended web-to-mobile wireframes for the TerpSys website

  • Produced a range of low fidelity paper prototypes to complex, high fidelity, interactive prototypes, designed in Axure using multiple dynamic panels and states

  • Built a foundation of User Experience research and evaluation techniques

  • Conducted heuristic evaluations of sites using multiple sets of heuristics

  • Designed and conduct usability tests early in the design process and at every stage of concept

  • Conducted content inventories and audits

  • Developed prototyping techniques to produce the best possible solution for the customer

  • Merged businesses goals with the users goals and applied usability best practices to inform the creation of interactive web and mobile prototypes

  • Led customer presentations for site map and wireframe approval


 

IT Marketing Analyst, Intern

Salisbury University Office of Admissions, Salisbury MD, November 2012 to May 2013

Assisted with a large-scale HTML conversion and testing using Microsoft Expression Web and a proprietary HTML and CSS text editor in a customer relationship management application. Worked extensively with CRM tools such as EMAS Recruitment Pro and CollegeNet® software. Tested user requirements and documented issues for a third-party graduate application to ensure requirements had been met.


Education

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY - SCHOOL OF INFORMATION

Masters of Science, User Experience Design

2017 - 2019

 

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY - PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Bachelor of Science, Information Systems

2011 - 2013

 

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY - PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Bachelor of Science, Marketing

2011 - 2013


Recommendations

Jesse is a fantastic UX/UI designer that is a true joy to work with. He keeps things fun — yet professional, and has a genuine passion and talent for what he does. Jesse has an eye for design and a keen understanding of user experience that allow him to not only succeed in pure UX roles, but offer incredible wisdom in regards to visual design as well. He’s a guy that always pushes himself for perfection, cranks out impressive designs consistently, and is always on schedule. You may not know it yet, but your team needs him.
— Lawren Whitehead, Front End Developer
Jesse’s combined knowledge of web development and his creative approach to user interface was invaluable to the development of several products and service offerings at IBTS. He was an integral part in creating the firm’s first responsive web application and many other successful applications. He exhibits a balance of being a strong leader and a collaborative team-member. Jesse’s positive attitude, enthusiasm for his work, and technical knowledge made him both a valuable asset to our team and a stand-out colleague.
— Sallie Drumheller, Graphic Designer
Jesse is a talented UX designer and a pleasure to work with. He is composed, collaborative and considerate with all of his teammates and clients. Jesse took the lead on an information architecture site mapping initiative while I was at Duke Energy, developing standards for the authenticated and public areas of the site.
— Sarah Auvil, User Experience Designer
Jesse is incredible to work with! i own a wedding business that specializes in airbrush makeup and hairstyling, and thought the photobiz template I had was working just fine. Jesse had a vision for how it could be so much more, and created a beautiful website that was so much more impactful for my customers, while still being easy to use and update. He was able to capture the feel of my business, and take our unique style and bring it to life on our site. My side panels went away from the Photobiz, and with Squarespace, Jesse put together a new website that felt so much more open, bright- fresh and modern. Not to mention how many more inquires we now get from our website!
— Kelly Farrell, Small Business Owner