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Welcome to the online resume and portfolios of Jim O'Brien, passionate user interface (UI) designer and evangelist of the user experience.

Over the years I have worn a lot of hats and many titles, including: Web Site Designer, Senior Web Developer, Manager of Web Integration, User Interface Designer, Senior Information Architect, Product Designer, Senior User Experience Designer, Senior Interaction Designer, Senior User Experience Architect, etc. When I am not designing, I have been known to play the role of a project manager, a team lead, a consultant, and even a business analyst. People sometimes still ask what it is I do.

The short answer I always give? "I do web design." The more complete response is I create solutions to challenges involving user interfaces on the web. I work to integrate new or improve existing features and functions while striving to ensure business goals and objectives are met all while working to create the best possible experience for users. The intended experience is captured in the wireframes, mock-ups, and detailed design specifications I am primarily responsible for.

UI Design Expertise

  • Web site and intranet design.
  • Application design (primarily thin-client, but some thick-client too).
  • Evaluations, task flows, storyboards, wireframes, prototypes, and design specifications.
  • Design processes.
  • Usability (Certified Usability Analyst, CUA).
  • Hand-coding validated HTML, XHTML, and CSS.
  • Internationalization (I18N).
  • Accessibility.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO).

Last Engagement:
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) site images

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a picture of my MacBook Pro's keyboard

In The News...

June 8, 2016 - Still No Search Results
Back on March 19 we told you our site had been hijacked by a casino site of some sort within Google's search results. The good news is that is not longer the case. However, we no long appear in search results. We are hoping we appear again sometime soon. Stay tuned.