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Hi, my name is Andy Nguyen and am currently living in Houston, Texas. I am a visual and user experience designer who is passionate about designing beautiful, user-friendly web applications and mobile apps. I have extensive knowledge and experience in creating clean web standard designs and great looking, functional applications.

I have been working in the design industry for over 9 years, and obtained my Human Factors Certified Usability Analyst Certification in Fall 2012. I'm currently pursuing my Certified User Experience Analyst Certification.

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I attend the HUXPA meetups regularly and have presented a talk on Axure for Beginners. Our UX Team wanted to help evangelize the use of Axure and its prototyping capabilities to the design community.

Key Areas

For the past several years, I’ve practiced and gained a lot of knowledge in the following key areas below:

User Experience Design

I have help guide and shape the development of products and services based on what the user understands and requires. I love paper sketching and whiteboarding with a collaborative team to talk and think through problems. I produced insightful documents that successfully communicates the needs of the user to the business through: persona development, mental models, user workflows, sitemaps, wireframes, and prototyping.

Front-End Development

I have coded numerous responsive websites using HTML5 & CSS3. I take great care and effort to make sure websites are cross-browser and mobile-device friendly. I have tons of experience with integrating frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation. I’ve been responsible for taking a website from start to finish. Lastly, WordPress is my favorite CMS platform, and Github is my favorite collaboration and revision control system.

Web Applications

I have worked on numerous projects that involve complex back-end systems including ASP.net, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. I have a wide range of experience in developing web applications for all kinds of industries including oil and gas, medical, financial, and non-profit. I work side-by-side with designers and developers to help ensure that applications adhere to proper usage of web standards and optimized for great user experience.

Mobile App Design

I have designed a variety of mobile apps on iOS and Android. I can brainstorm and prototype very quickly by using agile methodologies. When designing for mobile, I make it easy for users to find information quickly and efficiently. I embrace the constraints of a smaller screen and design for the best user experience. Also, I make sure that the app can be developed for cross-platform and multiple devices (including retina screens).

Skillsets

User Experience

  • Persona Creation
  • User Journeys
  • Sitemap Creation
  • Task Analysis
  • User Testing

Training & Consulting

  • Discovery Workshops
  • User Research
  • Concept Development
  • Usability Evaluations

Platforms

  • Mac & Windows
  • Github
  • WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails

User-Interface Design

  • Paper Prototypes
  • Wireframes
  • Interactive Prototypes
  • High-fidelity Mockups
  • Front-End Development

Roles & Experiences

  • Lead UX Designer
  • Lead UI Designer
  • Front-End Designer
  • Mobile App Designer

Tools

  • Adobe CS Suite
  • Balsamiq / Omnigraffle / Axure
  • SASS / Compass
  • Atom / Sublime Text 2 / Textmate