Amanda Nelson

Senior UX/UI Design Contractor specializing in Enterprise UX/UI
Onsite in Raleigh-Durham, NC or remotely from home office

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Senior UX/UI Design Contractor (Remote)
October 2017 - Present
Senior UX/UI Designer with over 11 years of experience in Digital Advertising and Design, specializing in Enterprise UX/UI. As a self-motivated and goal-oriented creator and innovator, I work hands-on throughout every stage of the project. I focus on a strong foundation of Market Research and User Stories to better understand the needs and frustrations of the user. From there, I take time to detail each part of the existing application and reorganize it to be more intuitive and easy-to-navigate. The highlight of the process is when we actually start creating the wireframes and prototypes of ideas. Meanwhile, we can also start to give the application a visual identity by working on mood boards and style guides to apply throughout the process. Style guides are a great way to translate design thinking and guidelines to your developer. Quality control is everything!

Senior UX/UI Designer
Intelligaia, LLC. (Remote/Raleigh-Durham, NC)
October 2014 - October 2017
Ideating rough concepts and turning them into works of art. Designing, prototyping, and usability testing for complex issues within mobile, tablet, and desktop applications. Oversee multiple projects while collaborating with co-team members to ensure design vision is maintained, final markup is compliant with brand standards, and deliverables are completed on time. Explore new technologies, industry trends and technical innovation on a daily basis. (NDA Protected)

Freelance Designer (Remote)
July 2012 - October 2014
Produced quality graphic, print and web design solutions for freelance clients throughout the USA. Specialized in responsive web and software design, user experience, front-end visual solutions, and branding. Some clients include Boddie-Noell Enterprises, The Town of Wake Forest, Fujitsu America, Davenport Autopark, John's Gifts & Reproductions, Bootstrap Advisors and more!

Contract Web Designer
SAS Institute (Cary, NC)
August 2012 - August 2013
Worked internally with the Corporate Creative team designing web pages and graphics for the SAS Corporate website, Technical Support website, and the Intranet. Developed and produced visual solutions including, but not limited to, web design, social media, and mobile application design. Constructed responsive and non-responsive web pages using HTML & CSS.

Web & Graphic Designer
Bijur Delimon International (Morrisville, NC)
October 2011 - August 2012
Responsible for generating artwork, presentations and graphics utilized in industrial-based sales and marketing efforts. Provided timely feedback to supervisor, sales and marketing product managers on all aspects of the projects; including knowledge of competitive activities. Assisted in the development of trade show exhibits and affiliated company websites, including participation in ongoing dialogue with internal and external subcontractors and customers internationally. (NDA Protected)

Web & Graphic Designer / Print Management
IMP Designs, LLC. (Raleigh, NC)
November 2008 - September 2011
Daily work in commercial website, print and branding design. Specialized in website design, icon development, and print production. Organized and prioritized up to ten or more projects at a time; to meet the requirements of the job at the standards of each brand's style guide while communicating directly with clients and marketing departments to discuss strategy, target audience and creative direction within the given timeline.

Market Research & Design Thinking
User Personas, Stories & Scenarios
Information Architecture & Site Mapping
Sketching, Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping
Moodboards, Style Guides & Redlines
User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Interactive Prototypes & Task Flows
Usability Testing, Reviews & Feedback
Basic HTML & CSS Frameworks
Quality Control & Time Management

Proficient on both Mac and PC devices;
InVision Web & Mobile Prototyping
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Fireworks CC 2017
Adobe Experience Design CC (Beta)
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017
Adobe InDesign CC 2017
Adobe After Effects CC 2017
Also proficient in Axure, Balsamiq, GitHub,
Basecamp, Microsoft Office Products, etc.

2014 | Presented an American Web Design Award for Indie Back Office website (Santa Monica, CA)
2014 | Presented an American Web Design Award for John's Gifts & Reproductions website (Rocky Mount, NC)
2014 | Presented an American Web Design Award for Stratagon, Inc. website (Charlotte, NC)
2013 | Presented an American Web Design Award for Hardeeā€™s Recruitment website (Rocky Mount, NC)
2012 | Featured in AutoInc. Magazine's Top 10 Automotive Repair Websites for Motorworks in Dekalb, IL
2010 | Icons Featured at Fujitsu / Microsoft Partnership Conference for Fujitsu Self-Checkout icons in San Antonio, TX
2006 | Member of the National Dean's List at the School of Communication Arts (Raleigh, NC)

School of Communication Arts (Raleigh, NC)
Associate in Applied Science in Digital Advertising & Design - September 2008
Coursework in Print, Web, and Photography with a 3.45 GPA

Willing to commute daily to be onsite and/or travel when needed.
Remote work preferred, but not necessary. (full-time or contract)
US Passport valid through 2026