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Hi, I'm LaTonja McCord

I am a UI/UX Designer, whose mission is to visually communicate aesthetically-pleasing and effective ideas that benefit end users, utilizing my creative talents, diverse industry experience and technical skills.

With every design opportunity, I look forward to different design challenges and the collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. I am enthusiastic about creating efficient and innovative experiences that balance user needs and business goals. During my work process, I develop concepts, wireframes, and specifications; and design pixel perfect mockups and prototypes.

Want to know more about me? I encourage you to continue to explore my professional background, as well as some of my design work.

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Who I am

About Me

Currently located in KS, I'm a designer whose career has allowed me the great opportunity of merging my passion for design & technology into a fulfilling UI/UX profession.

I have over 10 years of professional experience designing creative solutions to design problems within the advertising, mobile & healthcare industries. Along with UX and visual design, my experience includes concept development and interactive project management. I hold a BFA in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University, and a second BFA in Interactive Media & Web Design from the Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg.

What I seek is professional and personal growth, the chance to work on projects that delight & benefit end users, meet new people and learn new skills & ways to not only improve upon my current skill set, but also allow me the opportunity to champion great user experiences.

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Skills

Axure

100%

Fireworks

100%

Photoshop

100%

Illustrator

100%

Sketch

88%

HTML5 & CSS3

70%

Wordpress

57%

Knowledge

  • Graphic Design
  • Storyboarding/Sketching
  • Mobile Design
  • Icon Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Prototype Development
  • Usability Research
  • UI and UX Design
  • Logo Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Audio/Video Editing
  • Photography
  • Web Development
  • Web Accessibility

About my past

Resume

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art2001-2003
BFA: Interactive Media & Web Design

Schaumburg, IL
GPA: 3.9/4.0

Northern Illinois University1995-1999
BFA: Visual Communications

DeKalb, IL
GPA: 3.5/4.0

Most Recent Experience

UI/UX Designer2012-present
Cerner Corporation | Kansas City, MO

• Designed at all phases of the development process including: on-site user research to understand user needs, sketching to ideate, storyboarding and wireframing to define workflow.

• Clearly communicated user interface specifications, recommendations, and potential design solutions to developers, designers, and leadership.

• Facilitated design sessions with project teams to help define vision, user stories, functional requirements, wireframes, and visual prototypes.

• Demonstrated knowledge of and willingness to help evangelize best practices for achieving User-Centered Design within agile development teams with short timeframes.

 

UI Designer2010-2012
Weather Central, LP | Madison WI

• Led product teams consisting of developers, visual designers and product managers in ensuring the UI/UX design intent and principles were upheld & maintained across various products.

• Responsible for gathering business requirements creating effective information architecture, wireframes and user flows for online, on-air & mobile products.

• Defined user interface design and interaction specifications for online, on-air & mobile products through documentation, creation of high/low fidelity mocks and working prototypes to be delivered to the different development teams.

Interaction Media Designer2004-2009
Motorola Mobility | Chicago, IL

• Interpreted and created wireframes to develop interactive mobile prototypes and final user interface designs for mobile phones.

• Delivered and maintained a media library to be referenced by UI/UX designers, development engineers and upper management.

• Collaborated with development teams to problem solve UI/UX design issues, using documentation and working prototypes to ensure a satisfying and complete user experience.

My latest projects

Portfolio



Healthcare Software App

Healthcare Software App

Healthcare Software App

Healthcare Software App

Responsive Design

Healthcare Software App

Mobile App

Mobile App

Weather Software App

Website UI

Iconography

Weather Mobile App

Iconography

Weather Software App

Kiosk UI

Weather Software App

Mobile UI/UX

Weather Software App

Icon Specifications

Mobile UI/UX Designs

Mobile UI

What can I do

Services

Visual Design

•  Iconography
•  Grid & layout design
•  Brand identity integration

User Experience Design

•  Generate & support pragmatic solutions
•  Listen to stakeholders & clients
•  Understand business objectives
   & functional requirements

Usability Research

•  Journey mapping
•  Interviews & observations
•  Task analysis & user stories

Wireframes

•  Concept sketching
•  Interaction design
•  Information architecture

Mockups & Prototypes

•  UI spec documentation
•  High-fidelity mockups
•  Interactive prototypes

Project Management

•  Time management
•  Facilitate UI/UX design reviews
•  Conduct multidisciplinary team meetings

Get in touch with me

Contact