Résumé of Michael Davis

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October 2016 – Present

UX Designer & Front-end Developer

At IBM I am on the Power Systems team helping to create user interfaces for hardware products such as servers. I work closely with Design Leads, UX Researchers, other UX Designers and Visual Designers. My role on the team is as a UX Designer and Front-end Developer. I help the team in UX design tasks such as wireframes, user flows, sketch sessions. I also sit in on user testing sessions, listening to and documenting user feedback of designs.

Another function of my role is to take our UX and visual designs and build functional code for prototypes and production quality HTML and SCSS to be handed to developers.

September 2011 – May 2016

Interactive Developer

At nFusion my primary role was front-end web developer and UX developer. I utilized my skills in HTML, SCSS, jQuery/Javascript & WordPress to help build creative and sharp responsive websites for a variety of clients. I also worked closely with the interactive and creative teams to build engaging user experiences and well designed user interfaces for projects. Aspects of the position include collaboration with designers and producers, sketching UX concepts, building HTML/CSS prototypes, working on wireframes and style guides, keeping designers in line with web technology.

July 2009 – August 2011

Front-end Developer & UX Designer

e-MDs is a software company that develops EMR solutions for doctors and medical clinics. At e-MDs I began as a front-end web developer working directly with the Creative Director in regards to building the HTML and CSS framework for their sophisticated AJAX solution. I was tasked with building HTML & CSS templates, troubleshooting HTML/CSS issues and help build coding standards for the app. I also managed a team of two other front-end developers, providing assistance, performing code reviews and keeping track of tasks.

Due to growth and my knowledge of the application, my position changed to Information Architect. In this role I worked directly with the Creative Director to work out UI requirements, necessary information and design all aspects of the user interface within the application. I worked with a core team of Business Analysts and Product Specialists to decipher what information and data was to be presented in the application. I then designed and illustrated UX wireframes and high fidelity comps of the UI to include in functional spec documentation.

April 2008 – February 2009

Web Developer & UI Designer

With Powered I was a front-end web developer. My responsibilities included design and front-end coding of community driven, social networking websites and social web applications for use within Powered’s Java based system. This was achieved using Photoshop, HTML, CSS, some Javascript, mark-up within JSP files and using custom tags and libraries in JSP. I also helped with and worked on UI/UX design for sites being built. I worked closely with other designers, developers, programmers and project managers to achieve company goals.

April 2006 – April 2008

Web Developer/QA Engineer

With Alchemy systems I was a front-end web developer and a QA Engineer. My responsibilities included design and creation of websites and web applications for clients. This was achieved using CSS, HTML, some PHP and some Javascript. Sites were developed and built within a PHP based content management system. I worked closely with other designers, developers and programmers to achieve company goals.

I also performed work as a QA Engineer performing both black and glass box testing. With the QA position I was responsible for testing of various web based applications. Responsibilities included test case design and creation, documentation and creation of automated test scripts. I also worked closely with project and business analysts to develop and enhance QA processes for the company.

Skills & Tools

User Experience

  • User Experience  design
  • Responsive design
  • Wireframes
  • Sketching
  • Information Architecture
  • Coded Prototyping
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Balsamiq
  • Invision

Development

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SCSS
  • limited  jQuery/Javascript
  • Responsive development
  • Foundation framework
  • WordPress
  • Gulp
  • NPM
  • GIT / Mercurial

Education

Maple Woods – Kansas City, MO – Associates in Arts