Robert Grasso

UI & UX Designer

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Résumé

Profile:

User-centered experience and visual design professional specializing in creative, team oriented solutions.

Skills Include:

  • UX and UI project management and artistic direction including collaboration with primary stake holders such as customers, product management, marketing, and development.
  • Screen behavioral and visual specifications documentation including workflows, wireframes and detailed interactions.
  • Hands-on HTML5, CSS3 and image asset creation. Experience with touch and browser based UI, responsive design, mobile, iOS, ASP.NET, Silverlight/XAML and the Agile development process.

Experience:

2006 – 2015

User Experience and User Interface Design Contractor

Current

XEROX, Webster, NY

  • Collaborate with key strategists, developers, and team members to provide UX and visual design direction and behavioral specifications for embedded touch and Web-client user interfaces. Projects included a department-wide effort to simplify embedded UIs and custom branded interface designs for Staples, Honeywell, and Office Depot.
  • Design lead for Xerox Ignite, an educator support system application that provides detailed student data and analytics to teachers and administrators from traditional paper and online assessments. Project tasks included feature and workflow updates that enabled teachers to administer online assessments to students using a tablet or browser.

Previous

ROADNET TECHNOLOGIES, Towson, MD

  • UX and UI design consultant working closely with developers and product management to redesign the user interface for MobileCast Ontrack, an iOS app that tracks mobile resources and provides data to managers.
  • Responsible for screen layout, visual design elements, and Apple iOS Human Interface Guidelines compliance.

PAYCHEX, Webster, NY

  • Focused on creating wireframe and screen behavioral requirements for the Paychex "Next Generation" payroll app.
  • Work with product/operations experts and business analysts to design intuitive and user friendly screens.
  • Collaborate with other UX team members, developers, and test engineers to provide highly detailed wireframe and screen behavioral requirements documentation for development and QA testing.
  • Observe user testing and collaborate with usability experts, provide alternative solutions to improve the user experience.
  • Contribute to product wide UX standards and pattern documents.

OPENTEXT, Baltimore, MD Formerly Metastorm Inc.

  • Provide user experience direction and UI elements including HTML and CSS for existing products and POCs. Interpret product requirements, identify personas, clarify use cases, and illustrate wireframes.
  • Primary UI designer for the Smart Business Workspace POC, a Silverlight mash-up of Metastorm products.
  • Contribute UI elements and direction for Metastorm BPM application version 9, a leading process management application with client and Web-enabled interfaces.
  • Refactored UI interaction process to improve UI designer and developer collaboration focused on user centered design.

FIRST NIAGARA BANK, Rochester, NY

  • Design a new user experience and visual interface for a revised on-line benefits enrollment application.
  • Collaborate with product management and development to improve the user experience visual design.
  • Provided wireframe and full color screen design documentation as well as image assets and CSS.

1998–2005

WORKSTREAM INC., White Plains, NY Formerly ProAct Corp/CFN and iExpert

User-Interface Manager [2001 – 2005]
  • Lead and provide direction to a team of HTML coders, graphic designers, and front-end developers.
  • Communicate with product managers, developers, and clients to determine UI requirements and provide solutions for custom branded Web-client browser based applications.
  • Build interface prototypes with HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as provide wireframe and workflow diagrams for new and existing applications.
Senior Graphic Designer, iExpert [1998 – 2000]
  • Design and implement client branded interfaces using iExpert's proprietary knowledge management application.
  • Responsible for iExpert's promotional materials including electronic media and print.

1994–1998

NORTH COUNTRY MEDIA, Stamford, CT

Lead Animator and Graphic Designer
  • Business communications designer responsible for broadcast and corporate video graphics, Web sites, and CD-ROM's.

1990–1994

VISUAL SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, South Norwalk, CT

3d Artist/Animator and Video Graphics Designer
  • Design and implement animations and graphics for corporate videos, interactive interfaces and electronic presentations.

Education:

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Bachelor of Arts in GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • Minor in COMPUTER SCIENCE