Valerie Honeysuckle ~ UX/UI Designer ~ Atlanta GA

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Experience

I have over 7 years of hands-on work experience in UI/UX design and front-end development. I practice user centered design principles to provide users with compelling and engaging experiences.

  • UX Analyst
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (Atlanta, GA)
  • March 2014 - Present

As the UX Analyst I have the responsibility of creating UX artifacts to include: User Personas, Task Flow/Journey Maps, and Interactive Wireframes/Mockups. Additionally, I am responsibile for facilitating: Persona interviews, Visioning sessions, stakeholder interviews and usability sessions/testing.

Interaction Design (Axure RP Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bootstrap)

Design front-end interactive mockups for various Centers for Disease Control (CDC) application to include: financial, contracting, statistics, Human Resources and Public Health systems. Work closely with development team and Application Governance Council to ensure UI designs are intuitive, technologically feasible, meet best practice standards and Section 508 compliance.

User Reasearch (Wireframes, PowerPoint, Skype)

Facilitate contextual inquiries, persona interviews, focus groups and end-user workgroup sessions (usin UX innovation games such as Card Sorting, and Trim the Tree) in an effort to gain a thourough understanding of end-user requirements based on actual task; this enables the project team to stay focused on the end-users needs. Develop UX approach documenation for use in eliciting feedback from key stakeholders and gathering end-user requirements. Conduct usability testing to increase user satisfaction and save on developmemt and redesign efforts.

Collaboration

Collaborate closely with product owners and key stakeholders during planning and execution to ensure all end-user needs have been identified and met. Work closely with Project Manager, Business Analyst and developers in an agile environment by participating in daily scrums, sprint planning and retrospective ceremonies.

  • UI Designer
  • Advanced Core Concepts (Warner Robins, GA)
  • August 2005 - February 2014

As the UI Designer I have the responsibility of creating all of the user interface (as well as the overall users experience) work to be incorporated into ACC's software applications and website designs.

UI/UX Design (MS Visual Studio, Adobe Dreamweaver MX, FlairBuilder, Wordpress, Bootstrap)

Translate all design requirements into user centered designs for website and software application interfaces. Provide HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Jquery using standards compliant code with emphasis on browser compatibility, accessibility, SEO and mobile first ideology for front-end development. Collaborate with development team to solve user pain points and ensure that simple and intuitive experiences are delivered. Troubleshoot, diagnose problems, and make adjustments to web-based applications. Coordinated with clients to finalize designs and confirm requirements.

Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Create Scalable Vector Graphics using Illustrator for use in websites, software applications and print items. Design informational brochures using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Create design graphics for marketing collateral and corporate identity projects.

Video Production and Animation (Adobe Flash)

Create flash intro and banners for websites and product series demo's. Develop online demonstration video of product series

Project Managemen (VersionOne)

Implement agile project management using Scrum methodology for all assigned projects. Perform backlog maintenance using VersionOne team edition. Annotate Sprint Retrospective. Helped team overcome application defect and load package into SAFE environment. Participate in planning estimation. Track defects.

  • Graphic Designer
  • The Sign Store (Warner Robins, GA)
  • May 2005 - August 2005

As a Graphic Designer for the Sign Store I had the responsibility of creating various graphical elements for commercial signage.

Designed graphics, typography and layout of commercial signage. Prepared and completed weeding of vinyl signage material in preparation for final products. Captured and edited digital images. Initiated new sales and followed-up with repeat sales costumers.

Skills Summary

  • Software
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Captivate
  • WordPress
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Languages
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Product Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Design
  • Prototyping
  • UI/UX Design

Education

  • American Intercontinental University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - April 2005
  • Visual Communication Digital Design
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Sessions College (New York - Online)
  • Independent Studies
  • Motion Graphics
  • Fall 2009
  • Macon State College
  • Independent Studies
  • Information Technology
  • 2001 - 2003