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Welcome to the online resume and portfolios of Jim O'Brien, passionate UX / user interaction designer (IxD) and evangelist of the user experience.

In short, I solve problems through design and leadership.

My career has primarily been focused on coming up with design solutions through critical thinking, collaboration, wireframes, task flows, sitemaps, and detailed design specifications. I have also been a leader, growing and mentoring teams through authenticity and trust.

 

NOTE: I am not a developer, copywriter, or visual/graphic designer. However, I collaborate with and whole-heartedly support these roles and many others.

UX Design and Leadership Experience

  • Advocate for team and abilities.
  • Mentoring and team cohesion.
  • Design processes.
  • Cross-functional team collaboration.
  • Project estimation.
  • Requirements clarification.
  • Product / UX strategy.
  • Design liason with vendors.
  • Balancing of design, business needs, and timeline.
  • Application (web, desktop, RIA), intranet, 10ft UI, and website (B2C and B2B) design.
  • Mobile-first responsive and adaptive web design.
  • Wireframes, task flows, prototypes, and detailed design specifications.
  • User research.
  • Ability to code and understand HTML and CSS.
  • Accessibility.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO).