Resume

UX & Interaction Designer

562-631-4686

me@noahkareus.com

www.noahkareus.com

Profile

Invigorated by a highly collaborative environment of markers, sticky notes and whiteboards. Equally inspired by some difficult UX problems, solitude and something to sketch on. Being intensely analytical and inventive at the same time helps me discover innovative solutions for intricate products. I am proficient at building high quality annotated user flows, wireframes and interactive prototypes for establishing or justifying product direction.

Experience

Interaction Designer, Google - February 2015 - present
Working within the Sales, Marketing & Support team designing experiences for internal tools that are used by various teams at Google.

Senior UX Designer, Edgecast/Verizon - February 2014 - February 2015
Working closely with the product team and focusing primarily on casting a vision for the next generation UX & UI of customer portals and highly technical toolset for CDN customers. This is accomplished by translating complex technical functional requirements into understandable user interfaces with intuitive interactions that will work for a advanced engineer as well as the person setting up CDN services for their small start-up.

A great amount of effort is spent creating a holistic pattern library to be used by developers, that contains the UI Kit for wireframing, UX/Product guidelines, html, css and javascript necessary to implement a certain piece of functionality in their projects. Designing a catalogue of ingredients and the recipes for using these ingredients will not only enable nimble development of new products/tools and feature enhancements for existing products but free up resources and create opportunities for teams to spend effort on new products and innovation.

Senior UX Designer/Product Designer, HR Cloud, El Segundo - January 2013 - February 2014
Hitting the ground running, I worked on an Information Architecture and UX redesign for the public sector job posting site government jobs.com. This site was given additional functionality and a roadmap of additional enhancements that can be made. Partnering with UI designer, a fresh and modern look was designed to carry into the competitive market for job posting/listing sites.

Much of my time was spent working on a team dedicated to a complete overhaul of a cloud based HR Suite that provides applicant tracking/recruiting, onboarding and performance solutions for the public and private sectors.

UX Designer / IA, Capital Group, Los Angeles - July 2012 - Jan 2013 (Contract)
Working on the service and transactional side of American Funds I provided advisers and shareholders with the best user experience possible. Working closely with business and the development team I had the opportunity to create more streamlined user flows and establish interaction patterns that support task centric behavior. Worked through challenges that come with working with the external vendors and internal dependencies. Served as an agile mentor for my team, as Capital Group made the transition to an agile environment.

UX/IA Strategy Consultant, City National Bank, Los Angeles - June-July 2012 (Contract)
Developed a UX/UI style guide for internal application development. This document would be utilized by the in house UX and Visual Design team, Business Analyst departments, in house development teams and various external contractors.

UX - Strategy Consultant, Spectrum Knowledge, Los Angeles - May 2012 (Contract)
Established a focused product direction.  Designed the key features of a educational platform product.  After using Omnigraffle to provide general concepts, Keynote was used to deliver a mockup of key features and essential consumer facing interactions.

Intern at Discovery Communications Inc., January 2012 - April 2012
Created use case flows and interface wireframes.  These wireframes were turned into photoshop rendered assets for use in Keynote mockups for frequent user testing. Conducted extensive competitive analysis of onboarding, consumption, navigation, social and publishing models.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, Graphic Design from Cal State Fullerton, – Spring 2012

References

John Donahue
Manager of UI Engineering
jdonahue@verizon.com

William Larsen
Design/Product Director,  HR Cloud
wlarsen@google.com

Hannah Galloway
UX Manager,  Capital Group
hannah_galloway@capgroup.com