John Strott

Work History

Work History
May 2013 - Present

User Experience Consultant, Advisor

JLANEDESIGN, La Jolla, CA
User Experience Consultant, Advisor JLANEDESIGN(mobile & web product design), La Jolla, CA We combine user research, usability testing, heuristics, information architecture design, visual design & interaction design to create an emotional connection to your product for the end user.
Jul 2011 - Apr 2013

Senior User Experience Designer

STOCKTWITS, Coronado, CA
Senior User Experience Designer STOCKTWITS(social, finance, startup), Coronado, CA Member of a small, startup team focused on delivering exceptional user experiences in mobile (responsive and native applications) and web products. Provided design leadership and communicated decisions driven by user research, usability standards, heuristics, testing and iteration to key stakeholders. Utilized agile and lean methods to create and deliver product requirements, user task fows, interaction models and visual user interface designs that promote ease of use and optimized the user experience.
Apr 2007 - Jul 2011

UX Lead, Creative Director

BLINDSGALORE, San Diego, CA
User Experience, Lead Creative Director BLINDSGALORE(e-commerce, home furnishings), San Diego, CA Managed in-house creative staff and off-site contractors while executing UX design for the e-commerce platform. w. jlanedesign.com p. 858.736.5051 e. john@jlanedesign.com t.@ mrjohnnylane a. La 92037 Experience: Planned, designed, and created new user interfaces, based on my own research in user testing and web analytics, executed using Adobe CS and OmniGraffe. Implemented UI through DreamWeaver with XHTML, CSS and jQuery. Develop brand strategies and identity packages with Illustrator and InDesign for print usage and implement branding with PhotoShop across web mediums.
Sep 2005 - Apr 2007

Senior Web Designer

AUTOANYTHING, San Diego, CA
Senior Web Designer AUTOANYTHING(e-commerce, automotive), San Diego, CA Managed creative and administrative aspects of the art department. Designed, tested and iterated user interfaces for the e-commerce web site using PhotoShop. Incorporated usability best practices while driving the sales and marketing initiatives. Front-end development was completed using W3C standard, handwritten XHTML & CSS that allowed the site to remain SEO friendly. Planned, designed and managed corporate identity and print assets using Adobe CS that included ten monthly multi-page ads in national automotive magazines.
Feb 2003 - Sep 2005

Web/graphic Designer

SAN DIEGO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, San Diego, CA
Web/Graphic Designer, San Diego, CA Designed layouts, edited monthly publications and annual directory in QuarkXpress and InDesign, handled art production and digital photography using PhotoShop. Redeveloped the web site using DreamWeaver to upgrade it's core HTML and CSS technologies and implemented frequent updates and site expansions. Performed daily design tasks and general communications department administration.
Jun 2002 - Aug 2002

Web Design Intern

HARRINGTON COMMUNICATIONS, Springfeld, NJ
Graphic and Web Design Intern Designed and produced elements for PR agency's website and direct mail campaign.
Mar 2009 - Dec 2010

Cofounder

APPLEKISPER  La Jolla, CA
Startups: Cofounder La Jolla, CA E-commerce startup venture selling accessories for apple products.
Nov 2003 - Dec 2008

Cofounder

WEST COAST SUNSETS, La Jolla, CA
Cofounder, La Jolla, CA E-commerce startup venture selling landscape photography.

Education

Education

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Sep 1998 - May 2002

B.A

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY State College

Skills

Skills

IOS

Lean

AGILE

UX

Building

Advisor