Steve Blatt
Senior User Experience Designer
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Empathetic designer with over 10 years of experience discovering what people do, think and feel while using their applications.

Vast experience creating multiple, data rich, web-based and mobile applications. Specialize in workflows, wireframing, and rapid prototyping. Deliver exceptional customer experience with innovative data visualizations and intuitive human to computer controls. Background includes conducting usability testing to ensure quality and ease of use. Ensure compliance with modern graphical design standards and company branding guidelines.

Work closely with customers, business analysts, marketing managers, and programmers to integrate all requirements into a simple and elegant way to interact with the application. Commended as a charismatic and articulate communicator with the ability to clearly convey complex technical information to key project stakeholders, including high-value clients and executive leadership.

RESUME

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Wolters Kluwer, 1993 - 01/2018
Riverwoods, Illinois

Senior User Experience Designer, 2012 - 2018

User Interface Designer, 2006 – 2011
Web Designer, 1999 – 2005
Computer Graphic Designer, 1993 – 1998

Challenge: Enabled company and product vision by researching, envisioning, wireframing, prototyping, and implementing world-class user experiences for feature rich web and mobile applications.

Actions: Collaborated with business analysts, marketing managers, customers, and application architects to identify and document each group’s requirements. Implement projects using workflows, wireframes, prototypes and provide graphic assets.

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS:

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES:

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Apple iOS, Google Android
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, InDesign, Animate, Audition and Dreamweaver; Axure RP; Sketch and Invision; Microsoft Office
Languages: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, ActionScript, XML, XSLT

CORE COMPETENCIES:

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS:

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Studied graphic design

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Usability Analyst, Human Factors International

Certified Internet Web Associate, Certification Partners

PORTFOLIO

ABOUT

I am a highly motivated and creative person that enjoys solving design problems and learning new skills.

I started my career as an illustrator for a full-service advertising studio on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. I then worked for a toy design company and helped sell a few toy lines to Hasbro and Playskool.

I soon realized that computers were the future of commercial design and I set a goal to develop my computer skills. I learned how to use graphic design software and worked for many years as a print designer.

While at Wolters Kluwer, I advanced to web design and finally to user experience design.

On a personal note, I played keyboards and sang in several alt-rock bands over the years and I still enjoy writing and recording original music on my computer. I also enjoy boating and fishing and try to get out on the water as much as possible.

CONTACT

(847) 274-1265

steve_blatt@comcast.net

364 Golden Eagle Bend • Machesney Park • Illinois • 61115