- Director of User Experience/Director of Product Development
- Chicago, IL
I’m a dynamic, experienced and data driven User Experience/ Product leader with over 17 years experience in Digital Media.
I am a UX/Product leader with over 17 years experience in: Product ideation, HCI, UX and UX research. I have extensive experience in Agile methodologies, creating and executing on thoughtful user research plans, rapid interactive prototypes, wire-framing, journey mapping, both qualitative and quantitative user research, mobile/tablet/desktop/kiosk design/ux and product ownership.
Over the course of my career some of my favorite challenges have been: taking new products from discovery to launch, optimizing existing apps for Ecommerce/CVR, creating delightful user experiences, helping teams get started with Agile, building excellent UX teams and researching product market fit for new products and features.
I'm a hands on leader with strong skills in HTML, SASS, HAML, SLIM, CMS driven sites, Product Planning, GitHub, User Research methodologies like: 1:1 Interviews, Contextual interviews, focus groups, surveys, both moderated and un moderated usability testing, , Adobe Suite, Sketch, Axure, HotGloo, Sketch, Invision, HotJar, Optimizely and Design/UX Best Practices.
I'd love to find a product that excites me and become a part of team that is really fun & smart (and a little weird doesn't hurt either!). I'm open to Full Time or Contract work in Product/UX/User Research or Design.
When I'm not pushing pixels around:
I'm an oil painter and also the lead singer/guitarist for the alt-pop, indie rock band The Locals
The Locals have played/been featured: Vocalo, WGN, Summerfest (WI), YouBloom Festival (LA), MidPoint Music Fest (Cincinnati, OH), The Metro (Chicago), Lincoln Hall (Chicago), The DoubleDoor (Chicago), Taste of Chicago, Halsted Market Days, House of Blues (Chicago) and more. The band is back in the studio recording a new full length album (due Spring 2017)
My design/ux/product portfolio: http://www.yvonnedoll.carbonmade.com
More about my band: www.localsrock.com
My paintings: https://yvonnedoll.carbonmade.com/projects/4063558
Independant Contractor at Self Employed
October 2015 – Present Chicago, IL
Director of User Experience at GiveForward
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Director of Product Development at FanFueled
August 2012 – December 2013 Chicago, IL
Director of Product Devolopment at Gannett (Metromix)
Sept 2011 – May 2012 Chicago,il
Creative Director at Metromix
Oct 2007 – May 2012 Chicago, IL
Creative Director at Duo Consulting
Aug 2005 – Aug 2007 Chicago, IL
Lead Web Designer at Apartments.com
Aug 1999 – Aug 2005 Chicago, IL
B.F.A at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1988 – 1992 Chicago, IL