JEFF SCHWEDES

UI/UX Designer 

Senior Graphic Designer

jeffschwedes@gmail.com

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"Since 2008 I have been operating under one principle – A good design is a good design, regardless of its application. It’s my mission to create visual concepts that provide an intuitive user experience. My goal is to show you my passion & adventure for interaction design & user research, for any business striving to create a visually appealing and user-friendly foundation."

XP

User Experience Designer

Neural Trend - Chicago, IL

April 2020 - May 2020   

 

This project focused on the information organization of client and vendor content accessed through an existing user dashboard. The project tasks included:

 

  • Corresponding with the Neural Trend team while building out the designs

  • Conducting multiple rounds of user research & competitive analysis

  • Creating low to mid-fidelity sketches, wireframes, micro-interactions, and mockups

  • Deliver final assets and documents

  • Supervise development

  • Verify product micro-interactions, and iterated again for multiple rounds of usability testing.

Lead Graphic Designer

Abracadabra Printing, Inc. - Seattle, WA

April 2018 to November 2019

Created and maintained websites for customers both on a web to print platform as well as creating eCommerce sites for individual clients, including personal branding design. This allowed for a more intuitive approach to buying fully customizable promotional products as well as ordering business cards for multiple departments and locations within a company at once. 

Owner - Lead Graphic Designer

Simple Solutions - Reno, NV

Sep 2014 – Mar 2018

Simple Solutions was the stepping-stone for powerful full-service digital innovation. We strived to bring ideas to life by combining strategy, design & creativity to optimize complex solutions into one simple flowing concept. It was our mission to create visual concepts that provided a service that showed both our passion & adventure for local businesses and their goals for a visual and user-friendly foundation. We specialized in web design, mobile, print, screenprint, and social media. We brought simplicity and creativity to every principle in our design building process.

Graphic Designer

Keystone Quality Printing

Feb 2015 – Jan 2018 

Create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. Develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Education

Flatiron School

UX Design & Research

Jan 2020 - June 2020

Coursera

UX Design Fundamentals

Oct 2019 - Nov 2019 

Visual Elements of User Interface Design

Nov 2019 - Jan 2020

Truckee Meadows Community College

Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Communications

2009 – 2012

Skills

User Research (UX)

Interface Design (UX)

Prototyping (UX)

Information Architecture (UX)​

Responsive Visual Interface Design (UI)

Visual Hierarchy, Typography, Color Theory, Animation, Accessibility, & A/B Testing (UI)

I have experience working with teams to brainstorm and whiteboard concepts. I can create wireframes at varying levels of fidelity, and enjoy prototyping and interface design ideas. I have knowledge and experience with multiple methods of research artifacts. I enjoy working with developers to build out ideas. I have conducted countless rounds of usability testing and competitive analysis reports.

I have worked with UI and developers including direct contact with clients including vendors and beta users.

Sofware that I am familiar with:

  • Sketch 

  • Figma

  • InVision/InVision Studio

  • Validately 

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

  • Keynote 

  • Principle

  • Wordpress

* I have worked with many different prototyping tools and frameworks - to avoid a full laundry list above, I've kept it to just my favorites. If you use a different prototyping tool that works well in your established workflow, I would be happy to learn it.

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