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Mike Rivera

Web Strategist with expertise in user experience, social media & design

Location
Denver, Colorado
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Slice of Lime
Previous
  1. University of Denver,
  2. Slice of Lime,
  3. Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Education
  1. University of Denver
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Websites
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Slice of Lime

Slice of Lime

Director of User Experience

– Present

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Background

Experience

Director of User Experience

Slice of Lime
– Present (2 years 7 months)Boulder, CO

Lead the evolution of our user experience (UX) practice into lean/agile methodologies.

Lead and work alongside a team of senior UX professionals. We are a cross functional group that provides business strategy guidance, connection between the business and its customers and hands on facilitation of workshops, customer interactions and internal communications.

Speak about UX topics at Boulder Start Up Week, Denver Start Up Week, the University of Denver and others. Have hosted UX office hours with many companies at Techstars Boulder, Nike+ Accelerator Portland and the Galvanize co-working space in Denver.

Social Media Strategist

University of Denver
(4 years 4 months)Greater Denver Area

Led and managed the University of Denver’s primary social media accounts. Acted as university-wide consultant for online community management and operational effectiveness. Launched a grassroots, bi-weekly seminar series on digital technology topics delivered in person and via the web to participants. Spearheaded the redesign of the university’s news site increasing unique monthly visits 18% and reducing staff management time by 25%. Reduced delivery and approval time for multimedia work by leveraging social network automation.

Senior Web Designer

Slice of Lime
(3 years)

Created and led the company’s information architecture process to instill analytic rigor to design and technology decisions. Completed strategy, data analysis, design, code, and maintenance work for client web sites, web applications and online advertising. Helped company make Boulder County Business Report’s 4th and 7th fastest growing company lists in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Extensive experience working with early-stage, fast growth companies.

User Interface Designer

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
(4 years)

Architected, designed, coded and produced 12 web sites, intranets, and marketing microsites. Grew total web site visits 45% over a two year period. Streamlined web development process. Led stakeholder interviews, usability tests, and focus groups to inform project goals and outcomes. Spoke at the 2004 Association of Science & Technology Center’s conference panel on usability.

Information Architect

SpireMedia
(1 year)

Defined, designed and created messaging, concept and media delivery plans for client projects. Facilitated communication between clients and project teams. Prepared technical specification documents for handoff to development teams. Created and maintained project schedules. Educated internal teams on website usability principles.

Designer

MatchLogic, Inc.
(2 years)

Skills

  • User Experience
  • Information Architecture
  • Web Strategy
  • Social Media
  • Online Marketing
  • CMS
  • Web Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Web Content
  • Customer Service
  • Graphic Design
  • Online Advertising
  • Interaction Design
  • Digital Strategy
  • Usability Testing
  • Web Development
  • Usability
  • Social Networking
  • Wire Framing
  • Web Applications
  • User Interface
  • User Interface Design
  • Project Management
  • Analytics
  • Persona
  • Content Management
  • Accessibility
  • Site Maps
  • Start-ups
  • Strategy
  • Web Analytics
  • Creative Direction
  • Experience Design
  • Google Analytics
  • User Experience Design
  • Web 2.0
  • User Research
  • Mobile Applications
  • E-commerce
  • Web Project Management
  • Wordpress
  • Content Strategy
  • Information Design
  • User-centered Design
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Education

University of Denver

Executive MBA

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Graphic Design

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