Mike Rivera

Mike Rivera

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

Location
Denver, Colorado (Greater Denver Area)
Industry
Internet

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Mike Rivera's Overview

Current
Past
  • Social Media Strategist at University of Denver
  • Senior Web Designer at Slice of Lime
  • User Interface Designer at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Information Architect at SpireMedia
  • Designer at MatchLogic, Inc.
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Mike Rivera's Experience

Director of User Experience

Slice of Lime

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry

April 2012Present (2 years 6 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

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2008April 2012 (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

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry

20052008 (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

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

20012005 (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

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

20002001 (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.

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

19971999 (2 years)

Mike Rivera's Skills & Expertise

  1. User Experience
  2. Information Architecture
  3. Web Strategy
  4. Social Media
  5. Online Marketing
  6. CMS
  7. Web Design
  8. HTML
  9. CSS
  10. Web Content
  11. Customer Service
  12. Graphic Design
  13. Online Advertising
  14. Interaction Design
  15. Digital Strategy
  16. Usability Testing
  17. Web Development
  18. Usability
  19. Social Networking
  20. Wire Framing
  21. Web Applications
  22. User Interface
  23. User Interface Design
  24. Project Management
  25. Analytics
  26. Persona
  27. Content Management
  28. Accessibility
  29. Site Maps
  30. Start-ups
  31. Strategy
  32. Web Analytics
  33. Creative Direction
  34. Experience Design
  35. Google Analytics
  36. User Experience Design
  37. Web 2.0
  38. User Research
  39. Mobile Applications
  40. E-commerce
  41. Web Project Management
  42. Wordpress
  43. Content Strategy
  44. Information Design
  45. User-centered Design

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Mike Rivera's Education

University of Denver

Executive MBA

2011

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Graphic Design

19951997

University of Colorado Boulder

BS, Advertising

19891993

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Digital strategy, user experience, jobs to be done, staying fit, reading

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