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my name is Shawn Ross Phillips and I'm a UX/UI Designer. Check out my interactive resume/cv

About Me

I am currently solving problems within the constant battle between system design and the user experience. The perfect balance between system design and UX is imperative for executing an exceptional web product. My goal is to make complicated systems easy to use.

I love to design both aesthetically and functionally beautiful web interfaces that engage, inform and inspire the user. I am most fascinated by the creation process behind a concept, because it is this very process that is critical to a solid and compelling solution. From government to private sector, I enjoy the business process as well as helping to drive information technology systems to meet business needs.

Education

  • 2006

    Northern Highschool

    Durham, North Carolina

    Area of Study - Arts

  • 2010

    American InterContinental University

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Bachelor's in Visual Communications

Corporate and Agency Experience

AT&T Mobility
07/2016 – Present
UX Specialist
Currently redesigning the User experience of MyAT&T App.

Technologies & frameworks
  • Pixate
  • FramerJS
  • Axure
  • Photoshop
  • Bootstrap 3
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
InterContinental Hotels Group
12/2015 – 07/2016
UI Developer
Redesigned the user interface and user experience for the IHG internal marketplace portal. This online portal is a 1-stop-shop that services all IHG brand hotels from a brand standard and eCommerce prospective. Utilized HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build and implement web, eCommerce, WebServices and Marketing Campaign Applications. Created wireframes that visually represents business logic and UI bone structure. Storyboarded user journeys, UI process flows and designed Photoshop mockups base on wireframes. Developed UI templates using Twitter Bootstrap 3 and worked with Salesforce.com development on implementation.
Served as a IHG/Salesforce business analysis. Worked with engineers and Salesforce.com dev teams on legacy IHG system migration to salesforce.com.
Created highly engaging marketing colatoral such as microsites, infographics, web banners, and postcards that supported high visiblity marketing initatives.

Technologies & frameworks
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Bootstrap 3
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Jquery frameworks
  • Font Awesome
  • Umbraco CMS
  • Photoshop CC
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • Salesforce Administration
  • UI Developement
  • Business Analysis
  • Wireframing
  • User Journey's
  • Business Rquirements
Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
08/2013– Present
UX/UI Designer + Developer
Operating as User Experience Developer for all digital products and programs administered by GSFC. The agency is undergoing system migration from Cold Fusion to a .NET environment. Working closely with business and IT on product development and new program initiatives, while simultaneously rethinking, redesigning and developing user-friendly UI’s to support the user interaction of these new systems. Presently incorporating persona-based design and modern content delivery strategies into the redevelopment of GACollege411.org. Heavily involved in product business development, performance management and risk management. Currently managing product risk assessment; and supervising Deloitte with the documentation of their front-end performance requirements. Manage .NET vendor Mindfly in CMS Code Audit Assisted with development and launch of new www.gsfc.georgia.gov website

Technologies & frameworks
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Bootstrap 3
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Jquery frameworks
  • Font Awesome
  • Umbraco CMS
  • Photoshop CC
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • Firebug
  • Strategic planning
  • Information Architecture Design
  • Usecase
  • Functional Specs
  • Mockup UI's
YP Holdings LLC (Yellow Pages)
11/2011 - 08/2013
Senior Web Designer
Worked with Internet Operations Group at YP Holdings (formally AT&T). Developing custom brochure websites for small, medium and large companies. Designed custom landing and internal page templates, utilized User interface and User experience techniques. sliced and coded mockups to HTML5, CSS3, Jquery and 960 grid system. Integrated templates into YP.coms propriertary Content Management System. Trouble Shooted websites template via firebug and other browser code inspector.

Technologies & frameworks
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • JQuery
  • 960 grid system
  • Salesforce
  • Propriertary CMS
  • Photoshop CC
  • Mockup UI design
  • Dreamweaver CC

Freelance Experience

Multiple Companies
06/2006 – Present
UX Consultant
Over the years I have designed websites for small and medium size businesses. Working directly with clients and engaging in consultations. This continuous experience has been my launch pad into other areas of the web industry like UX/UI. The technologies and methodologies that I use today are ever evolving and profecting due to my freelancing projects. I work heavily with Joomla! CMS, Wordpress and Umbraco CMS. I build custom themes, create modules and implement plugins/extensions as a solution to the clients needs.

Technologies & frameworks
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Bootstrap 3
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Jquery frameworks
  • Font Awesome
  • Umbraco CMS
  • Photoshop CC
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • Firebug
  • Stategic planning
  • Information Architecture
    Design
  • Usecase
  • Functional Specs
  • Mockup UI's
  • Organic SEO
  • SEM
  • Lead generation
  • Lead converion
  • Marketing concepts

Hobbies

Think tanks
Inventing
Football
Business Ventures
Start-ups
Travel
Investing

Contact

(404) 954-0641
solutions@2rconcepts.com
Skype
rphillips5865

Skills

HTML5
CSS3
jQuery
Javascript
Bootstrap 3
Joomla! CMS
Drupal CMS
Umbraco CMS
Wordpress
Axure
Photoshop CC
Dreamweaver CC
Illustrator CC
Beginner
Proficient
Expert
Master

Associations

AIU
08/2012– Present
Advisory Board Member
Active member of the advisory committee at American InterContinental University working the expand the web design curriculum in the visual communications department at AIU. My goal is to develop the current curriculum structure into a more flexible program that's geared toward the rapidly changing web design industry.

Technologies & frameworks
  • Web design
    best practices
  • Dynamic function (scripting)
  • The benefits of CMS
  • Frameworks
  • Benefits of responsive
    web design
  • Benefits of game theory
  • Other useful resources

Key Accomplishments

  • 2012

    YP.com Febuary

    Promoted from an entry-level position to a leadership position within the first 2 months of employment. Lead designer - led a team of 25 creative professionals in a high volume production environment.

    Promoted to a specialist developer position on a premium product. Built premium website templates from scratch and coding the templates into their CMS platform

  • 2013

    YP.com & GSFC July

    Hired on permanently as senior web designer. Developed premium web applications and led special projects.

    Landed a high visibility UX/UI opportunity with Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).

  • 2014

    GSFCJanuary

    Operating as User Experience Developer for all digital products and programs administered by GSFC.

  • 2015

    GSFCOctober

    Assisted with development and launch of new www.gsfc.georgia.gov website

    Redesigned and Developed the UI for GAfutures.org launched in the 2nd quarter of 2016. GAfutures.org has 1.4 million concurrent users

BEFORE & AFTER
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RECENT PROJECTS