Jason Simons

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Previous positions

  • Senior Interaction Designer at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
  • Senior Designer / Manager at NBCUniversal, Inc.

Education

Purdue University, Bachelor’s Degree, Communications

 

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Background

Summary

Designer, Manager, and Art Director who specializes in developing complex and innovative cross-platform digital products. Focused on creating eye-catching visual designs that deliver the simplest and best user-centered experience possible. Proven success leading high-profile initiatives from concept to completion with exceptional management of projects and personnel.

Experience

  • Principal UX/UI Designer

    Symantec

    April 2017 – Present(2 years 6 months)Culver City, CA

    • Team leader and Principal Designer heading the overall UX/UI design for Norton Privacy Manager – an application focused on personal digital privacy. Lead from concept to completion the entire product design across iOS, Android, and Desktop platforms. • Developed final UX/UI design concepts, user flows, low and high-fidelity wireframes, requirement validation, user testing, A/B testing and visual design. In an Agile delivery system – managed designerworkflows, organized schedules, coordinated meetings, lead design reviews, and defended concepts and decisions to multi-disciplinary executive leadership.

  • Senior Interaction Designer

    Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

    February 2015 – February 2017(2 years)Glendale, CA

    • Lead the design for a multimillion-dollar Walt Disney World project that fixed major problems in account and trip planning by creating a new digital system and interface that helped guests recognize issues during their planning process. • UX and Interaction Design for responsive web and mobile digital products including: seasonal tiered ticketing application design, online dining reservation modifications, improved password and account security identification standards, large group itinerary planning, and constructed an internal pattern library system.

  • Senior Designer / Manager

    NBCUniversal, Inc.

    July 2009 – November 2013(4 years 4 months)Universal City, CA

    • Transformed NBC.com from a heavy editorial content site into a video-based experience by establishing new UX/UI design standards that improved the user experience and dramatically increased video views and revenue. • Manager and Art Director to a team of designers with the responsibilities of design critiques, project scheduling, and yearly reviews.

  • Web Designer

    NBCUniversal, Inc.

    February 2006 – July 2009(3 years 5 months)Universal City, CA

    • Designed and oversaw the complete redesign of NBC.com in 2007. Created the final visuals, structure, navigation, and all interior page templates used throughout the entire NBC.com site. • Created from concept to hand-off all Photoshop and Flash files for NBC show site designs, interactive features, flash microsites, editorial and graphic site updates, mobile assets, social promotions, sponsor integrations, game screen designs, and banner ads.

  • Web Designer

    Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

    August 2000 – November 2005(5 years 3 months)Chicago, IL

    • Managed the overall design, coding, maintenance and organization of entire sections of Playboy.com and Playboy Cyber Club (subscription site). • Hand-coded the HTML for my originally designed web pages including features, pictorials, interviews, voting poles, and editorial reviews.

Education

  • Purdue University

    Bachelor’s Degree, Communications

    Major: Advertising Minor: Art & Design

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Product Design
  • Digital Strategy
  • Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • Personnel Management
  • Print Production
  • Adobe InDesign
  • JIRA
  • OmniGraffle
  • Flash
  • Mobile Applications
  • Information Architecture
  • Mobile Design
  • App Design
  • Print Desgin
  • Sketch App
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Mentoring
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • User Experience Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • Television
  • Management
  • Slack
  • Art
  • Interaction Design
  • User Stories
  • Usability Testing
  • Keynote
  • Compositing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Visual Design
  • Typography
  • User Flows
  • HTML
  • Wireframing
  • Social Media
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Print Design
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Agile Methodologies
  • User Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop