Dylan Simpson

About

I am a creative thinker with a strong and clean design sense, a good technical background, and extensive experience in problem solving. I have an exceptional understanding of user experience, interaction and visual design for web, tablet and mobile.

I began my web experience in 1995, where I explored and studied the basics of design and development on my own. Two years later I started exploring communication theory, visual design, and information architecture and I worked as the Sr. Web Designer for Orrell Communications. Later I landed a position at M7 Design Group as the Web Services Director, an independent web and print agency with clients such as SanDisk, Brocade, Sony, 3Com and Logitech.


In 2003, I established Collective Design, a web agency that used a collaboration philosophy to handle all sizes of projects. Here I designed and developed web solutions for small businesses, divisions of large companies and other local web agencies.


In 2009 I accepted the position of Sr. Visual/UX Designer at CatapultWorks where I design and develop web based experiences which include HTML5, jQuery, video, Flash, motion graphics and other current technologies. I’m responsible for UI/UX design, architecture/framework and management of all aspects of development.


In 2015 I accepted the position of Sr. UX Designer at Guidewire Software. At Guidewire I'm responsible for UX Design of the Guidewire Suite Products which includes PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and ClaimCenter.

Capabilities

  • Visual/UX Design for web, mobile and tablet
  • Information Architecture
  • Usability + Accessibility
  • Wireframing, Storyboarding, Prototyping
  • Motion graphics
  • Front-end Development
  • Project Management
  • DoubleClick Certified
  • ScrumMaster Certified
  • XHTML, HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Actionscript 3
  • jQuery

Work experience

  • Sr. UX Designer
    Guidewire Software, Foster City, CA (January 2015 - Present)
    As Senior UX Designer I’m responsible for the UX design of the core applications. I work directly with the product managers and developers to design a user experience that assures our products are at the highest possible standards. I produce wireframes, user flows, task analysis, and documentation to support the management and development teams for all of the core applications. At Guidewire we implement the Agile methodology which allows us to communicate and collaborate efficiently.
  • Sr. Visual/UX Designer
    CatapultWorks, Campbell, CA (March 2009 - December 2014)
    As Senior Visual/UX Designer I have the overall responsibility for mobile, responsive, web, and motion graphics design. Also, production and delivery of pixel-perfect mockups, visual specifications and assets to ensure design fidelity in prototypes and final developed product. My additional role is development using HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery for prototyping, mobile and web-based applications. I oversee interactive projects which includes the management of outside resources, QA processes and deployment.
  • Principal
    Collective Design, San Jose, CA (June 2003 – March 2009)
    Specialize in UX/UI Design, interactive media, web + motion graphics, as well as conceptualize and develop of interactive experiences, websites and web-based products for B2B companies.
  • Web Services Director
    M7, San Jose, CA (February 2000 – June 2003)
    Responsible for online deliverables including managing resources involved in the production and development. Designed and developed banners ads, email campaigns, websites, microsites, product demos, and various other online marketing material.

 

 

 

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