Roland S.

Roland S.

Senior UI/UX Designer

Chicago, United States of America
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Portfolio

UX Designer/Lead Prototyper - Via the Village
UX Designer/Lead Prototyper - Via the Village

Via the Village is a digital nanny sharing platform helping families and nannies find childcare and job positions matching their needs. The digital platform was started as a Facebook Group in 2012; it has helped families and nannies find resources, network, and search for nanny share opportunities in their area. Prototyped the family profile, search page, and made iterations in-between testing sessions to get the most out of user testing sessions. Created the style guide to provide a consistent look for the prototype in testing sessions and helped the team create wireframes and a prototype with good type hierarchy, design patterns, and layouts, making the design solutions familiar to users in concept and usability testing.

UX Designer - Design Museum of Chicago
UX Designer - Design Museum of Chicago

Worked as part of the team that developed a platform where art enthusiasts connect with others, find events, and inspirational art around the greater Chicago Area. Within the onboarding process, users can anonymize their profiles when joining groups and/or commenting on inspirational art.

UI/Visual Designer - Novartis
UI/Visual Designer - Novartis

Novartis is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland that researches and manufactures a variety of drugs. Redesigned Novartis'product websites into a modern look with responsive and new UI components. Worked on the design of two responsive templates, a landing and interior webpage. Researched and designed new components, icons, and interactions for the solution. Participated in the documentation of each template, component, layout order, and other elements onto a web style guide.

UX/UI Design - Forward Health
UX/UI Design - Forward Health

Forward health is a concept mobile app that helps users make important life decisions about what health insurance is right for them. Interviewed some users, aged 26-35 and researched various websites to learn about the process of getting health insurance. Created a rough task flow to see what value proposition Forward Health could offer in order to stand out from its competitors. Designed wireframes to show how different interactions such as tooltips and health plan comparison tool would help users understand the health insurance terminology and see price differences.

Work history

Freelance
Freelance
Senior UX/UI Designer
2018 - Present (4 years)
United States
  • Provide design solutions for a wide variety of mediums on projects through user-centered design approaches for clients.

  • Regularly conduct design research such as user interviews, competitive and heuristic analysis for the ideation and implementation of solutions on projects.

  • Actively participate in the provision of high-quality solutions to improve websites and mobile platforms using user research, synthesis, ideation, and testing processes.

Alliance Entertainment
Alliance Entertainment
Senior Web Designer
2016 - 2017 (1 year)
Itasca, IL, United States
  • Successfully led a team of 3 Designers to create and design email and banner concepts execution into world-class design and social media campaigns for clients.

  • Efficiently oversaw the ideation of creative assets with designers for the redesign of email and banner templates for clients; using best practices and brand guidelines.

  • Managed and mentored members of the design team through their daily design projects for the delivery of successful and polished solutions for clients.

Freelance
Freelance
Senior Visual Designer
2015 - 2017 (2 years)
Chicago, United States
  • Provide technical design expertise on digital products, web and mobile solutions by designing the user interface, page flow/task flow designs, navigation and information architecture that engage and delight end users on projects.

  • Regularly create user experience documentation to provide guidance to software development teams and oversee the implementation of solutions for clients.

  • Oversaw the execution of large projects for Wide Awake Coffee, Ceres Coin, Chicago Public Media (NPR) and R/GA using industry-best standards.

Freelance
Freelance
Senior Visual Effects Artist
2008 - 2015 (7 years)
Chicago, United States
  • Offered technical consultancy for the design of creative assets and visual effects solutions on projects such as Star Wars Episode 1 3D, Green Lantern, Alice in Wonderland, etc.

  • Actively participated in the execution and delivery of high-quality shots on different film projects within a tight deadline.

  • Worked collaboratively with 3D artists, concept artists, designers, and engineers to maintain the artistic styles and content of projects.

Education

Education
UX Design
Designation
2018 - 2018
Education
Web Design Certificate
College of DuPage
2013 - 2015 (2 years)
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Effects
Savannah College of Art & Design
2004 - 2008 (4 years)