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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, and even Lead UX Designer. 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 still want to 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. I provide solutions through design and leadership.

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.
  • Responsive and adaptive design experience.
  • Usability (Certified Usability Analyst, CUA).
  • Ability to code and understand HTML and CSS.
  • Internationalization (I18N).
  • Accessibility.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO).

Please note: I am not a developer, copywriter, visual/graphic designer, or UX unicorn.

Last Engagement:

Insight Global, LLC

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In The News...

March, 2021 - Looking For New Opportunities

My time at IG has ended; and I am looking for new opportunities either as a UI designer or a design leader.

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