Hello MailChimp! I noticed that you are currently looking for a UI Designer for your Mandrill Team. I attended your Happy Hour event at Krog Street last week and was left with the impression that working at MailChimp could be a fun and rewarding next step in my career. I've carefully read through the job description on your website and believe that I am a good candidate for the position.
AirWatch Dashboards & console
Most of my work at AirWatch has revolved around our enterprise mobile device management products. I've learned that it's truly a challenge to take very complex, and sometimes, not well defined requirements and turn them into an interface that is both intuitive and useful. During my 6+ years with AirWatch, we have grown the AirWatch Console from a single screen app with no users to a sophisticated, industry-leading solution with hundreds of screens and tens of thousands of customers.
Between 2008 and 2010, I did all of the UI design and front-end development work on the AirWatch Console. Over the last four and a half years, I have helped to grow and lead a team of designers, front-end developers and researchers who use cutting-edge technology and the latest software development methodologies to ensure we stay ahead of the competition.
Recently, I've been heavily involved in designing dashboards and visualizations that enable administrators to quickly understand what is happening across the system at a glance.
I really enjoy digging into the iOS HIG and Android's Material Design guidelines and seeing how I can use them to solve business problems. Understanding the design rules of each platform and figuring out how to intelligently expand those parameters in ways that open up new experiences for users is very gratifying. I definitely enjoy pushing the boundaries of UX on mobile platforms in exciting, yet intuitive ways.
During the summer of 2011, I did some freelance work for Turner Broadcasting on an internal notification web app and the CNN iPad app. It was a new experience for me to work with such a large and established organization. I gained a strong appreciation for brand guides and enjoyed working as a part of their multidisciplinary team.
AirWatch App Icons
I undertook a project at AirWatch to redesign all of the icons for our iOS and Android apps. The goals for the project were to make the icon family cohesive and respect the app design guidelines for the platform on which the icon resided. As a result, there is more consistency across our app ecosystem, and our brand is more easily recognized in the market.
Brand and identity Design
I really enjoy tackling branding and identity projects. All other design work becomes easier once an organization's brand has been clearly articulated. Everything from designing an app's on-boarding experience to writing copy for a company newsletter can be done with more confidence if the designer is working with a well-defined brand.
Finally, here are a few older projects that I think have stood the test of time. I especially liked helping small, creative organizations like Dashboard Co-op and Skybucket Records forge their identities and reach more people.