Who Is Matthew?

Career Summary

Background originated in traditional art and graphic design before transitioning into web design. In conjunction with an ever-changing landscape in web design standards, browser compatibility and mobile device compatibilities, my skills and positions have changed in accordance. Recent interest in Mobile Web, Mobile Apps and Gaming, Wearables, and Connected Devices, is currently reshaping my skill sets to accommodate for a shift into these industries.

Technical Summary

  • Capacity to build wireframes, prototypes, and user flows utilizing Axure, Balsamiq, Dreamweaver, and Visio.
  • Aptitude to design and conduct usability testing through moderated and unmoderated testing.
  • Recently trained in 508 and WCAG compliance quality assurance.
  • Specialist in Photoshop to create mockups, manipulate images and optimize them for the web and mobile apps.
  • Proficient with HTML 5, CSS 3, responsive web design using Bootstrap framework and to configure jQuery & JavaScript libraries.

THe Relevant Experience

UX Designer (Perm)

CONNECTURE / DRX

5.2014 - Present

Los Angeles, CA

A healthcare software company health care marketplace recently acquired L.A. based Destination RX (DRX) to expand into the Medicare marketplace. Performed competitive research, internal assessments of products and researched the Medicare landscape from both a business and consumer perspective. Executed usability studies on current products which offered solutions for improvements. Collaborated with the Product team and UX team in conceptualizing new directions for the products using wireframes and prototypes. Accepted specialty design projects and the role to oversee that al products were 508 compliant.

Information Architect (Contract)

RIPE MEDIA

2.2014 - 5.2014

Los Angeles, CA

A healthcare software company health care marketplace recently acquired L.A. based DestinationRX (DRX) to expand into the Medicare marketplace. Performed competitive research, internal assessments of products and researched the Medicare landscape from both a business and consumer perspective. Executed usability studies on current products which offered solutions for improvements. Collaborated with the Product team and UX team in conceptualizing new directions for the products using wireframes and prototypes. Accepted specialty design projects and the role to oversee that al products were 508 compliant.

UX Designer (Contract)

INTERLACE MEDIA

4.2013 - 10.2013

Hollywood, CA

A healthcare software company health care marketplace recently acquired L.A. based DestinationRX (DRX) to expand into the Medicare marketplace. Performed competitive research, internal assessments of products and researched the Medicare landscape from both a business and consumer perspective. Executed usability studies on current products which offered solutions for improvements. Collaborated with the Product team and UX team in conceptualizing new directions for the products using wireframes and prototypes. Accepted specialty design projects and the role to oversee that al products were 508 compliant.

WEB Designer (Contract)

AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America)

5.2012 - 2.2013

Sherman Oaks, CA

A healthcare software company health care marketplace recently acquired L.A. based DestinationRX (DRX) to expand into the Medicare marketplace. Performed competitive research, internal assessments of products and researched the Medicare landscape from both a business and consumer perspective. Executed usability studies on current products which offered solutions for improvements. Collaborated with the Product team and UX team in conceptualizing new directions for the products using wireframes and prototypes. Accepted specialty design projects and the role to oversee that al products were 508 compliant.

Web Designer (Perm)

ALAN GORDON ENTERPRISES

12.2008 - 12.2011

Hollywood, CA

A healthcare software company health care marketplace recently acquired L.A. based DestinationRX (DRX) to expand into the Medicare marketplace. Performed competitive research, internal assessments of products and researched the Medicare landscape from both a business and consumer perspective. Executed usability studies on current products which offered solutions for improvements. Collaborated with the Product team and UX team in conceptualizing new directions for the products using wireframes and prototypes. Accepted specialty design projects and the role to oversee that al products were 508 compliant.

The "In-Betweeners"

Compositor / Animator (Contract)

SCATTERLIGHT MEDIA

11.2013 - 12.2013

Hollywood, CA

REP: Match Creative Talent

Composited existing Flash animation elements and PSD backgrounds together using After Effects.

Flash Banner Designer / Animator (Contract)

STEELHOUSE

6.2012 - 10.2012

Los Angeles, CA

REP: Match Creative Talent

Provided overflow support for designing and building online Flash banner ads.

Web Production Artist (Contract)

MILKEN INSTITUTE

4.2012 - 5.2012

Santa Monica, CA

REP: Match Creative Talent

Supported the web team with building HTML emails and updating content on company website.

Web Production Artist (Contract)

SOCIAL HOUSE, INC.

1.2012 - 3.2012

Los Angeles, CA

REP: Self - Obtained via Referral

Created graphics and HTML content on the Facebook Fan Pages for this social media company and its clients.

Flash Banner Designer / Animator (Contract)

GOLDDERBY.COM

8.2011 - 10.2011

Los Angeles, CA

REP: Self – Obtained via Referral

Designed static and Flash banner ads for use on the home page of the website.

Web Production Artist (Contract)

KAISER PERMANENTE

3.2009 - 5.20091

Eagle Rock, CA

REP: Match Creative Talent

Assisted the web team with building HTML templates (based on Photoshop mock-ups) for their various intranet sites..

Education

  • Lynda.com

  • ONLINE COURSES / 2011 - PRESENT
  • ONLINE
  • A variety of training courses that have assisted in advancing all skills relevant and necessary for each phase of career growth.

  • AGI (AQUENT GRAPHICS INSTITUTE)

  • AQUENT / 11.2007
  • LOS ANGELES, CA
  • A course for updating current knowledge and skills in HTML & CSS languages. Focused on standards-based web site creation, hand- coding XHTML & CSS, information architecture, site navigation and search engine optimization.

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  • B.A. FINE ARTS / 1994 - 1999
  • BLOOMINGTON, IN
  • While Fine Arts was primary course of study, other subjects explored were set design, music composition, graphic design, web design and multi-media.

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