Hello, my name is

Heather Garcia

Sr UI/UX Designer & team leader

ABOUT

ME

As a Senior UI/UX designer, researcher and moderator I have a passion for usability and beautiful simplistic design. I love team collaboration and I believe in the value of effective communication and finding the best solution for the product and company. I'm known for my eye for detail.

The UX industry is an adventure and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. I live for that "A-ha!" moment when I discover the right solution to a problem. I've been honored to work with some brilliant minds in a wide range of industries.

User Interface Design

User Experience Design

User Experience Researcher and Moderator

RESUME

Jack Henry and Associates (ProfitStars)

Sr UI/UX Designer (Senior Software Engineer)
2014 - Present

  • Work with our clients and internal teams for our software products in user experience, user interface design, development and testing
  • Specifically, I have led the UI/UX (from information architecture to the final product and everything in between) for a responsive complex finance software application
  • Also including interactive wireframes and prototypes.
  • Usability assessments, planned and moderated Usability Testing including User Interviews, Roundtables and Focus Groups
  • Active particpant in project and sprint planning
  • UI/UX Standard and Pattern Library (including solving unique complex scenarios and patterns
  • Created and managed the team's style guide including documentation, usability exercises, general assets, etc.

2012 - 2014

West Interactive Services

(Sole) UI/UX Designer

Worked with our clients and internal teams for our products in user experience, user interface design, development and testing.

Specifically, I have led the UI/UX (including design and information architecture) for Mobile Apps (Native, Hybrid, Responsive Web App), Interactive Wireframes and Prototypes, Product UI/UX Design, Complex Applications, UI/UX Standards Documentation & Library, Product Demos, etc.

Usability Assessments, Led Usability Testing, User Interviews, and Focus Groups.

I also had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to meet and work with a remote development team that I worked with regularly remote.

2008 - 2012

(Freelance) Design in a Dash, Inc.

Creative Director, UI/UX Designer and Developer

Website design and development, SEO, analytics, blogs, email campaigns, flash projects, mobile projects, online marketing, social networking design and management, video projects, widgets, corporate branding development, advertising and more.

Creative Director, UI/UX Designer and Developer for site (including creating instant messenger, flash, video/audio chat, blogs, photo upload, music upload, video upload, e-commerce, allow members to customize their profile, also directed photo shoot (including hiring models, assembling multiple wardrobes for 8 models, scheduling shoot with photographer and models, provided direction for photographer, hired hair and make-up artist, etc.). Hiring, directing and working with Web Developers, Programmers, Photographers, Salespeople, etc.

2010 - 2011

Nexon America, Inc.

(Lead) Web Designer

Web Designer with a main focus on PopTag! and Mabinogi game websites, also designed for Maple Story, Vindictus, Combat Arms, Dungeon Fighter, Atlantica sites and Nexon corporate site. Including full re-designs, re-skinning sites, UI/UX Design, email campaigns, social networking design, flash and other interactive projects. Mentored junior designers in projects from concept to completion.

2007 - 2008

Oriental Trading Company

Web Designer

Designed and developed email campaigns, contests, homepage features (which included using javascript and flash), landing page updates, banners, global banners and affiliate advertisements. Lead team members in projects from concept to completion.

Created seven different blogs (for seven different business units), banners, site stripes and landing page updates. Lead on email campaigns, landing page and homepage updates for e-commerce Fun Express.

2005 - 2007

Cabela's

Web Specialist

Content (articles, product reviews, and buyer's guides) design and development. Designed and developed different portions of the site such as: Cabela's Television (which included four different television shows), New/Used Boats, and (Cabela's sponsered) Iditarod (takes place in Alaska). In addition I did the digital photography for the site as well.

2003 - 2004

Women's Edition Magazine

Graphic Designer

Design and layout for four different regional magazines, design advertisements and digital photography for clients.

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402 708 8161

mail@heatherdawnsstudio.com

heatherdawnsstudio.com

Omaha, NE, US

As a Senior UI/UX designer, researcher and moderator I have a passion for usability and beautiful simplistic design. I love team collaboration and finding the best solution for the product.

The UX industry is an adventure and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. I live for that "A-ha!" moment when I discover the right solution to a problem. I've been honored to work with some brilliant minds in a wide range of industries.