Andi has 10+ years as a user experience designer and information architect for commercial/proprietary web applications serving customers such as Oracle, United Nations World Food Programme, New York State Education Dept, Baker Hughes, IHS Markit, and Xcel Energy. She has strong written and verbal communication skills, is confident presenting her work in front of executives and stakeholders, and is extremely organized, efficient, and prompt.
Led the complete redesign and information architecture overhaul of a complex engineering parts/components lifecycle management system, including direct collaboration with product owners, development team, testing team, Agile Scrum Master, other stakeholders, and power users (via user research). Desktop and Mobile.
Spearheaded the new design of a multi-faceted data entry system for an engineering parts/components attribute database with over 400 million individual parts/components (including data entry, search, classification, and quality review processes).
Defined the information architecture, workflows, and user interface design for both desktop and mobile interfaces of an international energy company with a secured oil well entitlement system.
Reorganized and redesigned several corporate portal intranets on SharePoint, Liferay, and OpenText Vignette portal platforms.
Designed the navigation system, information architecture, screen flows, and user permissions model for an online education data portal (with accompanying content management system) for the New York State Education Department.
Consulted for a multi-state energy company to conduct a comprehensive heuristic and strategic evaluation,of the primary customer service mobile interface.
Designed a corporate Gamification strategy and web-based system to track and analyze employee productivity and performance, including reporting outputs to executive leadership.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Axure RP Pro 7/8, Balsamiq Mockups, InVision, Liferay Portal, Mindjet MindManager, MS Office, MS Project, MS Sharepoint, MS Visio, Techsmith SnagIt, Camtasia
User Interface Designer (Contract)
2012 - 2012
A Freelance Company
Served as project owner and administrator (in collaboration with graphic designers) to create the UX Design Standards within the Sharepoint portal environment.
Worked with SDLC and PMO offices to integrate UX Team methodology into the corporate project methodology.
Refined and improved UX Team project methodology to streamline touch-points, reduce rework, and capture reusable patterns for consistency.
Conducted training sessions to share prior consulting experience (project methodology and consulting processes) with other junior team members.
Evangelized the benefits of UX as part of an overall SDLC to support the growth of the UX Team internally as a shared service provider (aimed at multiple development teams and executive leadership).
Technologies: MindJet MindManager, MS Office, MS Sharepoint, MS Visio, TechSmith SnagIt,
Project Lead & Customer Experience Strategist
2011 - 2012
A Freelance Company
Led effort to redesign and migrate legacy marketing website to new public-facing secured Sharepoint Internet site, including writing the business case, managing the development and content teams, proposing future design, and then executing end-to-end design process (project plan, navigation model, information architecture, page layouts, branding, and mock-ups).
Collaborated with sales team and client leadership to design and implement an in-house RFP workflow management system, primarily responsible for capturing the current state manual processes and designing those processes to be more efficient and integrated with standard communication systems.
Led the design of a secured user interface for a process-heavy Arbitration and Mediation (legal) web application, including creation of wireframes, mock-ups, screenflow design, site map, graphic assets, icons, site imagery, and design specifications.
Technologies: Adobe PhotoShop, Mindjet MindManager, MS Office, MS Sharepoint, MS Visio, TechSmith SnagIt
Lead User Experience Designer (Consultant)
2010 - 2010
A Freelance Company
Collaborated with Microsoft (partner) development team to design and build a Silverlight demo for an online bill payment service, including creation of wireframes, mock-ups, screen-flow design, graphic assets, icons, and site imagery.
Provided various development teams with consulting guidance regarding usability and UX best practices for web application development projects in-flight.
Led the redesign and reorganization of the corporate portal intranet (OpenText Vignette) for a multi-state energy utility company, including creation of mental model, information architecture, wireframes, mock-ups, content traceability matrix (for migration effort), and other common design deliverables.
Directed the redesign and reorganization of the public-facing marketing and secure user login web portal for a multi-state energy utility company.
Spearheaded the redesign of an in-house customer service database portal for a multi-state energy utility company, including selection of a low-stress color scheme and feature design to accommodate extended daily use by customer service representatives.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Mindjet MindManager, MS Office, MS Visio, TechSmith SnagIt
Lead User Experience Designer & Information Architect
2007 - 2010
Designed and organized four (4) integrated portal web applications to support Intranet, Internet, Partner, and Extranet services, including creation of all design deliverables, support of QA and testing efforts, collaboration with client product owners, an creation of user training materials.
Conducted heuristic evaluation and content analysis of each website for 12 acquired firms, designed unified branding system (new parent company), and created mock-ups and page layouts for extensive content migration effort to an enterprise portal system.
Conducted requirements gathering interviews, designed primary Master Page template mock-ups, created graphics, and documented design specifications for a Sharepoint portal Intranet.
Served as a process design consultant to capture legacy business processes and redesign them to be more efficient and consistent.
Conducted user research for a telecommunications utility company, assessed and analyzed the usability and design of the web application, and proposed opportunities for enhancement and improvement of the existing system (i.e.: findings and recommendations report).
Served as UX design lead for various additional short-term web system design and redesign projects with Fortune 500, NGO, Regulated Utility, and Government clients.
Technologies: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Axure RP Pro, Mercury Quality Center (Test Director), Mindjet MindManager, MS Office, MS Sharepoint, Savvion Business Modeler, Symantec SnagIt
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Various courses in Business Administration and Management