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Joshua Kaufman

Product Designer Looking for Next Adventure

Location
San Francisco, California
Industry
Design
Current
  1. Independent
Previous
  1. ExactTarget,
  2. Punchcut,
  3. Tiny Pictures, Inc. (Acquired by Shutterfly)
Education
  1. University College London, U. of London
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Independent

Product Designer

– Present

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Background

Summary

I’m an independent product designer and user experience leader with over 13 years of experience. I'm currently looking for opportunities where I can help grow a team, build a design culture, and work on a meaningful product.

Previously, I led user experience at the the ExactTarget Social Media Lab, designed mobile applications at Punchcut, and led the design of Radar, one of the first mobile photo sharing services. I’m passionate about design, cycling, and products that make a positive, lasting impact.

Experience

Product Designer

Independent
– Present (1 year 10 months)

Independent product designer specializing in mobile apps and websites with a focus on iOS and Android.

• Leading the user experience of Charles Schwab’s mobile web redesign
• Leading the user experience of #climate, a mobile app to promote climate change awareness
• Leading the user experience of Find My Fox, the Firefox OS equivalent of Find My Phone
• Guiding eHealth to concept, prototype and test mobile apps to increase customer engagement

User Experience Lead

ExactTarget
(1 year 10 months)

Led the design of ExactTarget's social enterprise products across their supported platforms including web, iOS and Android.

• Designed and prototyped new features for SocialEngage (previously CoTweet) and SocialPages
• Led the user experience design of new products
• Led the design of SocialEngage for iOS and Android

Senior Interaction Designer

Punchcut
(9 months)

Led the design of applications and interfaces for consumer electronics platforms with a focus on Android applications and desktop websites.

• Identified and analyzed business requirements through interviews and workshops.
• Collaboratively designed conceptual UI models and interaction flows.
• Created specifications that capture the interaction design in detail.
• Presented designs to product and design executives of major tech companies in the Bay Area.

Senior Interaction Designer

Tiny Pictures, Inc. (Acquired by Shutterfly)
(2 years 3 months)

Led the design of award winning mobile photo-sharing service, Radar, across its supported platforms including web, mobile web, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Java.

• Worked with the product team to design and develop the best possible mobile photo-sharing service
• Designed web and mobile applications in their entirety, from sketches to wireframes to pixel-perfect designs
• Radar was the winner of the 2008 People’s Voice Webby for Best Mobile Social Network.

User Experience Architect

LBI
(2 years 8 months)

Developed user-centered websites and conducted design research by working directly with senior executives of companies throughout UK and Europe.

• Led the client and project team in user experience strategy by leading workshops, client meetings, and collaborative design sessions to define the strategy for projects
• Organized, developed and conducted qualitative and quantitative user research including leading contextual inquiry, focus groups, card sorting, usability testing and eye-tracking studies
• Designed sites and applications with appropriate deliverables including personas, scenarios, user journeys, sitemaps, wireframes and detailed functional specifications

Local Ambassador

UXnet
(2 years)London, United Kingdom

As the first London UXnet Local Ambassador, I helped to foster the growth of the London UX community through networking events and a regularly updated UX events list.

Web Quality Assurance Specialist

Columbus State Community College
(1 year 10 months)

• Designed and developed departmental sites by working with department chairpersons.
• Maintained the quality of the entire site through the development of standards and quality assurance reviews.

Co-founder

Edheads
(2 years 2 months)Columbus, Ohio Area

Cofounded Edheads, a non-profit that creates educational experiences on the Web for grades K-8. Researched, wrote and developed educational activities.

Web Developer

MC2 Interactive
(1 year)

Collaborated as an integral member of the design and development team to develop front-end interfaces for Flash and HTML sites.

• Developed and maintained sites using a variety of web technologies
• Wrote internal company thought leadership articles on front-end development

Skills

  • Design Leadership
  • Product Design
  • Product Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Interface Design
  • Information Architecture
  • User Experience
  • Web Applications
  • Mobile Applications
  • Web Design
  • Social Media
  • Usability
  • User Interface Design
  • Awesomeness
  • Mobile Devices
  • Usability Testing
  • User Research
  • Product Management
  • User-centered Design
  • Mobile Internet
  • User Interface
  • User Experience Design
  • Design Strategy
  • Sketching
  • Rapid Prototyping
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Education

University College London, U. of London

M.S., Human Computer Interaction

Thesis: Accessible and Usable Web Design
http://unraveled.com/publications/accessible_usable_web_design/

DeVry University

B.S., Information Technology

Penn State University

B.S., Science

Minor in Science, Technology and Society

Honors & Awards

2008 People’s Voice Webby for Best Mobile Social Network

Webby Awards

Tiny Picture's mobile photo sharing app, Radar, won the People's Voice Webby for Best Mobile Social Network.

Organizations

IxDA, BayCHI, UX Book Club San Francisco

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