“Action Z. Goldfish” Has 9 years experience and is looking for a new role as an Experience Design Director in 7 Locations.

I'm a passionate experience design leader with a proven track record, who thrives in high-stakes, fast-paced environments with vague challenges and wicked problems. I am most fulfilled when I see team members I have mentored make breakthroughs in their own work, and contribute to the success of the team. I have high expectations of myself, and enjoy being surrounded by those who share this value. I am infinitely curious, and have an inherent desire to learn, as well as teach others.

I currently manage a team of 15 UX Researchers, UX Designers, and UI Designers across 2 offices in an in-house corporate environment.

I believe that user experience and user interface (visual) disciplines are inescapably linked, and that specialists in each area should have a keen understanding of their peers' practice.

My next role will enable me to develop a larger strategic focus in the customer experience and user experience disciplines. Growing design managers, designers, and strategists that contribute to the long-term success of the organization. Developing the long-term strategic vision for both the design organization as well as the customers that it serves.

Ideally, the role spans multiple products and services in physical and digital channels. I am naturally drawn to elevated brands that tell a story.

Summary

  • Has 9 years experience in field
  • Most recent title is Experience Design Manager
  • Has had a promotion in the past 2 years
  • Held a Senior Level role in a company 500+ people
  • Mostly works in companies 500+ people
  • Primarily works in corporate environments
  • One or more companies is well known in its industry
  • Played a material role in the beginnings of one or more companies
  • Primarily works full-time roles
  • I played an integral role in building and developing a department
  • I have been recognized with early promotions on multiple occasions

Notable Projects

  • Designed omnichannel functionality and experiences across 5 global regions, which grew to represent 15% of the 1B+ business
  • Designed, launched, and optimized 1B+ global ecommerce sites across 10+ countries seeing 400% growth in sales
  • Designed, launched, and continuously delivered into 5-star apps on iOS and Android platforms

Ideal Company

I am looking for a customer-centric company that values and invests in design throughout the entire organization. Ecommerce/Retail is where I have developed my career, however, I am equally as excited and have a passion for the music, tech, and editorial industries.

Education

B.S. Visual Communication Design

Skills/Tags

design leadership Management user interface user experience design thinking motion design User Research Information Architecture User Testing Creative Direction art direction Design Planning Strategy Design Sprints business development design systems prototyping interaction design Retail Ecommerce customer experience Customer Journeys Persona Development Service Mapping