I lead teams to create beautiful and usable design experiences for all screens.
- San Diego, California (Greater San Diego Area)
Cameron Turner's Overview
- Director of Product Design at ParentsWare
- Director Of Design, UX at Global Analytics
- Digital Art Director & UX Strategist at Bored Talent
- Senior UX Designer at Digitaria, a JWT Company
Cameron Turner's Summary
I love products that will see millions of users that give me the opportunity to express and combat a good idea. Pen and paper is the premise, the software capabilities are only tools, never obstacles.
Worked with fortune 500 Companies: Qualcomm, Oakley, Samsung, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Microsoft, Sony, Vistage CEO, Holiday Inn, Everbank, and many more.
A proven leader who is hands on and very easy to communicate with, I am not your average designer. Pushing brands as well as people to cultivate the best business they can, all while utilizing the most efficient practices in tech today. Being an avid reader and always reverting to the student attitude is what drives me to make sure my work is relevant. Putting your work in the hands of a professional opinion should be easy, that is why I back all my work with necessity and ROI as well as HCI. Making sure business is the goal, and not arbitrary pretty pictures.
Human-Computer Interactions Studies
User Experience & User Interface Design HYBRID
Scrum & Agile Design Lead
Strategy & Motivational Design
Tech Entrepreneurial Consulting
Pixel Perfect Design | Fireworks | Photoshop
Motion Design & Editing Experience | Final Cut | Adobe Premiere & After Effects
Paper-in-Screen prototyping Evangelist
Concept Design Consulting
Cameron Turner's Experience
Director of Product Design
Public Company; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry
July 2014 – Present (3 months) Greater San Diego Area
My job is to push. Beyond the everyday and into real people's lives. We are creating products that allow families to truly make sense of navigating the web safely for their children.
I tell stories, the kind that allow the screen to communicate. Parents aren't users they want to solve problems the same problem we do, we just have to equip them with the best technology to make that easy.
Sure I do user research, create product roadmaps, manage a team, create design tests, optimize and deploy completed sprints, but our goal is to impact young people's lives by tapering their access the same way our mother's did.
Director Of Design, UX
October 2013 – July 2014 (10 months) san diego, california
Oversee the strategy, creation and development of all our financial products through design. Creating marketing funnels and SAAS that manages over 1M users monthly and accounts for $100M in transactions.
Create a User Experience among all brand assets while maintaining and fostering an adaptive design core that can be transitioned to the emerging technologies we face quarterly.
Daily duties include:
- Lead the team into emerging technology and heighten design principles to our growing markets.
- Push requirements to become user centric experiences that drive conversion
- Take market research and aid in the strategy of new financial platforms.
- Manage a Design team to create successfully User Tested applications
- Advocate to all leaders the impact we have on our users through business decisions.
- Foster a culture of innovation and constant improvement through testing and analytics.
Create a globally recognized design aesthetic that translates across 4 continents.
Digital Art Director & UX Strategist
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Design industry
January 2006 – July 2014 (8 years 7 months) san diego
**Working directly with EvoNexus & CommNexus Accepted Startups
Strategy | Interaction | Design | Deploy
Take an idea whether it is with a start-up, existing app, brand or web developement from end to end.
- Concept designs are built around a business strategy
- Mock ups are created to meld to the core users goals
- An interface is crafted to extend the brand language and push the users creativity to complete tasks.
GoFundme - Mobile app design project for a leading crowdsourcing platform. Introduce new features as well as brand UX for small screens.
GoodSnitch - Mobile review app that is meant to help the companies receive the feedback directly while reward people for giving honest reviews to neighboring locations.
Nulu.com - Language learning SAAS that was developed to serve up everyday with 5 min of structured learning that can be consistent for our busy world.
Oakley Golf - Create a brand experience around the product offering launch after signing Bubba Watson to the Oakley team.
Acker Wines - Build a brand experience and modernize a historical wine company that has the largest wine auctions in the world. Create a Live Auction application to accompany online users to live events.
WellMed - A Medical clinic network seeking an Electronic Medical Record ( EMR ) solution that would help their medical professionals manage the large list of patients.
SprinkleBit.com - A socially driven investment engine meant to help people learn to invest with others and practice with rewarded funds. Once classes are completed users can opt to invest real money as well!
EcoAtm.com - A physical kiosk that serves as a phone recycling atm. Deposit your phone and get money out. It offers the ability to donate or print local store credit instead of less cash.
Many more NDA projects that can be shared in person...
Senior UX Designer
Public Company; 201-500 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
February 2013 – October 2013 (9 months) Greater San Diego Area
Take clients ideas and turn them upside down. Upon removing any notion that consumers want more cowbell, begin asserting more anyway. Once that idea has been boiling add some structure and begin a visual solution, a pinch of business analysis for a desired effect. UX is not magic, but it sometimes feels like it.
Art Director & Lead UX Design Strategist
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SNE; Consumer Electronics industry
February 2012 – August 2012 (7 months) Greater San Diego Area
Define the user model and user interface for new and existing SNEI products and services. Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards and wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
- Champion and effectively communicate design ideas using sketches, flow diagrams, wireframes, mockups and prototypes in a cross-functional team environment.
- Define the user model and user interface for new and existing products and features
- Gauge the usability of new and existing products, and make constructive suggestions for change
- Ensure that the design vision is executed correctly during the development process
- Designing compelling and quality interfaces
User Experience Design Lead
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry
August 2010 – February 2012 (1 year 7 months) Greater San Diego Area
Take concepts, words, inspiration and the psychology of users mix it all up into a concise and clear design. The goal is to create designs that communicate and create intuitive experiences.
Working in Teams on Web Applications, Mobile design, and software.
Senior UI/UX Designer
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
March 2008 – August 2010 (2 years 6 months) San Diego
Creative Ad specialist and creating the campaigns for the Company. i.e. Commercials, Design, & Idea feedback to clients.
PSDs, Flash, Video production, Photography.
Cameron Turner's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes I care about:
- Civil Rights and Social Action
- Poverty Alleviation
- Science and Technology
Cameron Turner's Honors and Awards
Best In Class - LPL Financial Conference WebsiteInteractive Media Council
I worked with the LPL Financial team to create a website that engages the audience while adding a responsive layer. The goal was simple:
Create a conference site that advisors can use before, during, and after the Focus 13 Conference. Media sharing, social feeds, Content Library, Daily updates, etc.
The output was complex, and their web developers were very receptive to the ideas and accomplishing them.
Cameron Turner's Skills & Expertise
- Web Design
- User Interface Design
- Business Strategy
- Creative Direction
- User Experience
- User Interface
- Interaction Design
- Creative Problem Solving
- Software Design
- Web Applications
- Mobile Applications
- Concept Design
- Adobe Fireworks
- Corporate Branding
- Experience Design
- Interactive Advertising
- Creative Strategy
- User Experience Design
- Visual Design
- Mobile Design
- Interface Builder
- Company Branding
- Start-up Consulting
- Start-up Ventures
- Mobile Devices
- Wire Framing
- User-centered Design
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Design
- User Research
- Branding & Identity
- Paper Prototyping
- Usability Engineering
Cameron Turner's Languages
Cameron Turner's Education
Graphic Design & Video Game Design, Video Game Design, Concept Art, Illustration
2006 – 2009
Originally attended Ai to study Video Game design, while I excelled at it, I felt that my skills were more broad in interactive media. Coupled with my business sense I pivoted to a web centric focus. The broad spectrum of software capabilities opened my mind up to how interaction that is used in games could transcend the web and traditional software.
Activities and Societies: AIGA president, Concept art Club, San Diego Ad Club
Journalism - Art, Storytelling, Photography, Illustration.
2004 – 2006
Going to a University setting has taught me a lot about communicating in a business world. I am glad I had the opportunity to get a professors point of view to how I learn information and structure. This laid out a path of structured creativity for me that would later become the reason for my successes.
Activities and Societies: Chancellors Advisory Committee, Residential Hall Attendant.
Cameron Turner's Additional Information
Design is a principal governed by discipline. Function is the catalyst, but innovation is the fuel that keeps an idea going. Belief is what gets it done. I am interested in all forms of design, if it can be strategized on paper than I want to talk about it.
- Groups and Associations:
AiGA Chapter President, AAF advertising, Addy's