Keep Moving Forward

I’ve always been fascinated with the relationship between technology, media, and reality. Science fiction acts as a self-fulfilling vehicle for ideas of what could be. If that idea gains interest, demand grows among innovators, and eventually the idea or something like it transitions from science fiction to reality.

As technology progressively impacts the ebb and flow of our society, understanding it and it’s applications increasingly affords us the ability to delight and inspire on a large scale. As a nerd, a Designer, and a lover of all things sci-fi, I strive to apply my knowledge of user-centered design and front-end development to create technical solutions that drive business success and progress.

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Professional Experience

UX/UI Designer

Zoozler, LLC · Cincinnati, OH · Sept 2017 - Feb 2018

  • Worked with team to establish a timely production process.
  • Used a user-centered design process to create websites that aligned with users needs and requests.
  • Managed weekly client updates to maintain project expectations, scope of work, and alignment of intent.

Freelance Web Designer, Cryptocurrency Miner

Looking Glass Labs · Cincinnati, OH · Feb 2017 - Present

  • Used expertise in HTML, CSS, JS, and WordPress to make creative solutions to client needs.
  • Conducted and refined onboarding  interviews.
  • Installed, and managed 2 Cryptocurrency mining PCs.
  • Mined 8 different currencies over 6 months.

Web Master

The Ohio State University · Columbus, Ohio · Aug 2016 - Feb 2017

  • Managed the Ohio State Department of Social Change website.
  • Leveraged my Communication degree and Google Analytics to conduct a site audit to improve navigation the usability of the website.
  • Conducted staff interviews and designed web solutions to improve user experience for both volunteers and site leaders.

Skill & Software Experience

I have gained experience from both my successes and my failures as a designer and a self-taught front-end developer.  I am proud of my academic and professional growth as a UX/UI Designer but I recognize my shortcomings, and look forward to working towards eliminating them.

UX/UI Design
Information Architecture
Wireframing & Prototyping
Persona Creation
Javascript (Node, React)
Rapid Prototyping

While the software does not make the designer nor the developer, it does make completing work faster and more efficient.

Adobe Creative Cloud
© 2018 Tiko Nelson