/ XD LEAD
John is an Experience Design Consultant and former Creative Director who leverages design thinking and lean UX processes to foster collaborative design solutions with client and user involvement.
With over 24 years of local career experience helping Colorado companies with branding, marketing, advertising and product design, John has covered the gamut working in nearly every aspect of digital and traditional creative services. His tenure and reputation within the greater Denver area are unparalleled.
MY EXPERIENCE LEVEL IN PRODUCT DESIGN
SAS WEB APPS
REACT HYBRID APPS
NATIVE IOS APPS
MY EXPERIENCE LEVEL WITH DIGITAL TOOLS
2024 - 2016
Senior XD Architect, Consultant
I am in my 8th year as a consultant at Slalom where I have worked as a lead designer on a number of program level engagements.
Below are a few highlights from my time at Slalom (dates shown in blue).
Lead Flutter Designer / Leading Global Cruise Line Company, Native App Design
For nearly 2 years I have served Lead XD architect for iOS / Android mobile application. My roll entails feature creation from wireframe to dev ready hand-off. I maintain daily correspondence with stakeholders, engineering leads and product owners across multiple development pods. My role began with a small team of designers and developers and has scaled to more than 50 team members and 4 delivery pods.
TITLE & ESCROW PLATFORM
Lead Platform Designer / Enterprise Platform, React SaaS Application
Since October of 2020 I have served as a Pod Lead XD Architect on one of Slalom _build's largest client engagements. I collaboratively work with Product and Engineering to create, refine, and explore ways in which business partners can create world-class title and escrow technology.
Lead iOS Designer / Agriculture, Enterprise Employee Portal, iOS App Design
For 3 years I served as the lead designer for a Net New iPhone Employee tool which enables crop advisors with the ability to order products and services for their grower customers. My roll entailed collaborating within a 170+ person digital platform team consisting of retail leadership, business owners, product managers, data scientists, engineers, developers, UX researchers and multi-disciplinary designers.
Lead UX/UI Designer / Oil & Gas, Product Website Redesign, Sitecore CMS
As the sole designer on this 6 month engagement, I lead discovery, UX/UI design and testing for a legacy website redesign which was ported over to a new Sitecore platform. Assisted marketing manager with content migration and beta rollout. Worked alongside with _build engineering team to ensure designs were within scope and timelines were met.
CHARTER - SPECTRUM
Senior Experience Designer
Lead designer for Spectrum Business. Provided research driven experience design for an enterprise business telecom portal. Built web and mobile apps for small business customers.
Senior Interactive Art Director
Head of Interactive Dept. Lead digital execution for all crossover creative for traditional campaigns. Clients included McDonald's QSR, Colorado Lottery, Globus Travel, Denver Tourism, Pinnacle Insurance and Fiserv Financial.
BLUE COLLAR COMEDY
Digital Creative Director
Interactive viral marketing service for Blue Collar Comedy, Parallel Entertainment and Larry The Cable Guy.
Senior Digital Producer
A Hybrid Advertising Agency focused on cross-media marketing solutions for a host of diverse brands including - Crocs, Mtn Dew, Vehix, Comcast and John Lange Homes.
Global Senior Creative Lead - ecom
Managed a team of 10 designers producing content for D2C e-Comm and retail channels. Managed and maintained the crocs.com webstore. Create versatile UX & UI designs for multi-lingual consumers in 24 countries worldwide. Championed a concept-to-build product entailing the user-centric architecture and design of a world-class enterprise global
e-Commerce sales channel.
Digital Creative Lead
Lead a team of 4 designers producing performance and SEO enabled web products to help drive in market, organic and paid-search traffic through school enrollment application processes.
Digital Creative Director
Lead a small digital creative team designing full stack webstore and producing XD/CX campaigns. Enterprise site creation built on Shopify platform with an emphasis on mobile-first technology. Customized JQuery, Bootstrap and HTML 5 integrations. Third Party API installations ranging from Email marketing to ERP & Netsuite order management solutions.