UX Architect & UX Subject Matter Expert
Specializing in User Experience Design, User Centric Design Patterns, Usability Studies, Use Case Scenarios, UX Design in Hi-Fidelity and Low-Fidelity Prototyping, Wire framing based on Business Owner Collaboration and Extensive Use Case Testing.
A bit about Faith…
I have been called the ultimate artist by friends who know me well, I sing, write poetry, paint, draw, and I think I design really impressive websites. I think websites are my greatest talent so far. I feel lucky to have found something to do for a living that I enjoy so much, it is infectious. Grumpy programmers that usually don’t let people stick their fingers into their code come to me smiling saying I improved their websites and their code.
I enjoy what I do, and it shows in my work and in my life. I am lucky to have found something to do that lets me use my psychology background and my artist’s eye. I like to believe it takes both of these things (including an engineering degree) to get these sites worked out sometimes. But it is a challenge I fully enjoy! Everyone that works with me always comments on how happy and carefree I am am, and how much they enjoy working with me. I have a talent for explaining things to Business Owners, Developers and Designers so everyone is in sync and there are no gray areas, yet everyone is allowed some creative input into the process.
I enjoy each new project and challenge of figuring out each new scenario for the users. I think understanding the business is only a small piece of creating the application, you have to understand the people that will be using the application and what they want to achieve and how they are best going to get to that goal successfully. Over the years this is an innate talent I have found to be indispensable I know users, I am a user to an extent, and so with all my background I can advocate for the best results and see the ways to improve the application to make the steps to completing their assignments simple, faster and more intuitive. It’s also a matter of making the conversion rate faster, users that can identify the path they need to take quickly can be trained to use it faster and complete their tasks more efficiently and improve the overall performance of the application for success. I know this and have proven it to many clients and they are happy with the results, a 200% increase in completed transactions speaks volumes when you are talking about sales and application usage. I know it can be done and I am a complete believer in iconography being a language unto itself that can transcend the language barriers and make internationalization easier than in decades.
Professional Consulting Past
Building websites has enabled me to travel extensively within the United States. I have been to Chicago, to work on Grant Thornton’s website, New York to work on Fox Business News, Washington DC to work on the American Red Cross Website! Even sunny California and Florida, so I have seen both coasts, and I love to travel! I took a lot of pictures while traveling, you can go to my Facebook page to see them. You can see I made a lot of friends along the way. One of my mentors and an old boss Adam Doti told me that I had never met a stranger, and I hope I never do. I enjoy meeting new people and working together towards a common goal. I have a very open personality and fit into any team environment. I have worked with engineers, scientists, and accountants who provided requirements, even doctors, lawyers and BOY SCOUTS! I have run the gamut and feel I can fit in pretty much anywhere.