Michael Foran
UI/UX Designer - Graphic Artist - Information Architect

UX/UI


Web Design


Resume



Skilled professional Information Architect/UX/UI Web Designer.
Experienced in making continuous improvements by adding value with demonstrated creative instincts, solid conceptual thinking, and creative problem solving.
Possess the ability to understand customer needs and motives, to prioritize design issues based on impact to UX and to advocate for change.

CORE COMPETENCIES:


IA/UI/UX

Responsive & Mobile design
HTML/CSS/ Bootstrap

Photoshop/Sketch

Wire-framing

Dreamweaver/Sublime

Deadline oriented
Balsamiq/Omnigraffle/Axure 

Team member/leader

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:



Staples

 -April 2015 - March 2016 (contract) 

Senior Information Architecture / UX


Developing interfaces for the business customers of Staples Advantage, focusing on personalization. Working directly with product managers and stakeholders and the development team to refine the design, ensure technical feasibility for interface advancements and implementation. Using Axure for wire-frames.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
 - Dec. 2014 - Feb. 2015 (contract) 

Senior Information Architecture / UX


Developed an interface for a new web portal to be used by internal staff to process customer micro-sites. Developed using Omnigraffle for wire-frames, participated in user testing.

New England Truck Solutions
 - July 2014 - Sept 2014 (contract)

Web design / UX


Combined and simplified web sites for the Truck Sales Division and the Truck Decal Service Division into one unified, mobile responsive site.
The process included brainstorm sessions and wire-frames, through HTML, CSS and Bootstrap.

Provant Health Solutions
 - May 2014 - July 2014 (contract) 

Information Architecture / UX


Created user interface designs for a new company portal. Collaborated within an AGILE team environment, worked closely with business analysts to develop solutions to use cases. Developed UI prototypes/ wire-frames using Balsamiq software.

Easydoesitmedia.com
 - 2012 - 2014

Web Design/Marketing


Designed and updated websites to be mobile responsive, from wire-frames, Photoshop mock-ups, to HTML, CSS and Bootstrap.

The Providence Journal Company
 - 1994 - 2012 

Chief Web Designer/ Graphic Designer


Designed/maintained website, led a small team of designers. Designed and produced award winning multi media projects. Coordinated resources of designers/writers/photographers.
Video/audio instruction and production.

Education:


- Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education Division, Providence, R.I.


- Various college and online courses: Flash, Photoshop, Graphic Design, Commercial Art & Photography


Contact Me


Michael Foran
394 Mendon Road
North Attleboro, MA 02760
508 954 6061
mrforan@yahoo.com