Kathleen Egge

Kathleen Egge

User Experience Lead

Location
San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Industry
Design

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Kathleen Egge's Overview

Current
  • Senior User Experience Designer at kegge.com
Past
  • Sr. User Experience Designer at Consumer Reports
  • Information Architect at Clasmates Online
  • User Experience Designer at ZAAZ
Education
  • Walden University Laureate International Universities Network
  • University of Phoenix
  • Accademia del Giglio, Florence
  • 23rd St. Drawing Studio, San Francisco
Connections

383 connections

Kathleen Egge's Summary

I work with companies to improved the user experience, increase ROI, and decrease production costs. How did I do it? It helps to have more than a decade of experience. It also helps to love what you do. And I LOVE what I do.

A typical day for me includes working collaboratively and iteratively to develop concepts as well as execute upon solutions. I design IA strategies with complete user experiences and business objectives in mind. By illustrating clear UX documentation, I maintain concise interaction design requirements for new products and for product enhancements. As an advocate for the user, I ensure that business leaders understand the value of UX activities, and help drive the best User Experience strategies. Oh, and I can walk and chew gum at the same time.

I've been instrumental in developing award-winning designs for firms such as BlueCross BlueShield, Classmates Online, Columbia TriStar Television, Consumer Reports, Goldman Sachs, Netscape Communications Inc., Nickelodeon, and Sony Electronic Publishing. My work has been published in HOW magazine, Designing for Business, Careers in Multimedia, and Multimedia Demystified.

Specialties: User experience design, information architecture, interaction design, web-based apps, mobile hand held device apps. for Android and iOS, MMO games, social networking, e-commerce, and e-learning tools.

Kathleen Egge's Experience

Senior User Experience Designer

kegge.com

September 2010Present (4 years 1 month)

Available for anyone who needs a Sr. UX Designer. Clients include Consumer Reports, Goldman Sachs, POP, T-Mobile, and Razorfish. Lately my focus is in mobile smartphones and the hand held device space. My work experience includes Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad), and Tablet apps; mobile and hand held game devices; online games; content management systems; social networking; and web experiences.

Sr. User Experience Designer

Consumer Reports

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Publishing industry

20132013 (less than a year)

Information Architect

Clasmates Online

July 2008August 2010 (2 years 2 months)

As an IA I've concentrated in two areas. First, Classmates next generation experience. Second, SEO strategy. This includes refining the user experience starting from organic search through the site experiences.

- The next generation in social networking online for Classmates. Assisting with the long-term strategy design solutions that bridge the gap between an optimal user experience, and the business goals.

- Organic SEO for branded terms is currently ranked at #1, above Facebook, MySpace, MyLife, and LinkedIn.

- Registration from organic search has increased by approx 28%.

User Experience Designer

ZAAZ

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2008June 2008 (2 months)

Consulting in user experience enhancements for various clients including REI and Microsoft. Responsibilities included Information Architecture, and User Experience Design. Additionally, preparing site maps, use case flows, personas, and facilitating informational interviews.

User Experience Lead & Art Director

The Regence Group

Nonprofit; 5001-10,000 employees; Insurance industry

September 2005April 2008 (2 years 8 months)

Seattle (Sept. 2005 – April 2008)
Lead all design for the rebuild of www.regence.com; formerly a 6000+ page site.

- Assembled and presented business case for executives; secured $2.5 million budget for phase one

- Conceptualized re-branded site design to correct all navigational flaws and enhance user experience

- Reduced required web production resources by 80% using a template-based content management system

- This site won the eHealthcare Leadership 2008 Award of Distinction for Best Design

Responsibilities: Art direction; UEx, IA, and UI design. Site maps, use-case flow and scenarios; wireframes and design specification documentation; research analysis; rapid prototyping and usability testing; and developing best practices for designs and processes

UI Design Lead – Consultant

TeraRecon, Inc.

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Medical Devices industry

February 2003March 2005 (2 years 2 months)

Freelance Flash, UI and UEx work for their medical imaging software products and public web site.

Senior UI Desiger

Netscape

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NSCP; Computer Software industry

October 1995April 1997 (1 year 7 months)

Oversaw design of user experience for interactive web projects from conception to completion.

Art direction for in house design staff and outside vendors, information architecture, user interface design, and interactive/visual design, site maps, content flows, wireframes, design specs, and prototypes for usability testing

Art Director

Vivid Studios

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

19911995 (4 years)

Kathleen Egge's Skills & Expertise

  1. Information Architecture
  2. Interaction Design
  3. E-commerce
  4. Social Networking
  5. Mobile Devices
  6. Web Applications
  7. Usability Testing
  8. User Experience
  9. User Interface Design
  10. User Interface
  11. Web Development
  12. Flash
  13. User Experience Design
  14. SEO
  15. Wireframes
  16. Art Direction
  17. Persona
  18. User Scenarios
  19. User-centered Design
  20. Graphics
  21. CMS
  22. Rapid Prototyping
  23. Experience Design
  24. Usability
  25. Information Design
  26. Wire Framing

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Kathleen Egge's Education

Walden University Laureate International Universities Network

BS, Psychology

20092012

University of Phoenix

AAGS, General Studies

20062009

Accademia del Giglio, Florence

Fine Art

20022002

23rd St. Drawing Studio, San Francisco

Figure Drawing

19981999

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