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					Joseph Davidchik
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SUMMARY:

       9 years of user interface and web design/development experience.
       History of taking complex problems and finding simple solutions in aggressive timelines.
       Working knowledge of User Interface Design principals, Interaction Design Guidelines/Patterns.
       Active contributor to practices and methodologies, evangelizing User Centered Design within a Unified
        Development Process team.


EXPERIENCE:

Dun & Bradstreet                                                                                           July ‘05 – present
Sr. User Interface Designer/Interim Leader User Interface Group
   Design Lead role for projects; responsible for quality of design throughout development cycle.
   Supervised seven member UI team (onshore and off) working on multiple tasks and projects.
   Served as liaison between business stakeholders, engineers, and business product managers.
   Principal Information Architect for DNBi Product.
   Oversee contributions of UI pattern library & visual style guide repository.



Selected Projects include:
   DNBi Yosemite Release. — April ‘06
    Initial Launch D&B Flagship Credit Risk Product
        Senior UI Designer/Information Architect for multi-licensable web based application.
        Produced conceptual wireframes, detailed screen layouts, design specifications.
        Worked collaboratively with Software Engineering to ensure usability and design specifications faithfully implemented.
        Designed various concepts for usability testing and market research study.
        Oversaw and directed AJAX based interactivity and development.


   DNBi Acadia Release. — July ‘07
    Product Enhancement Release to Sunset DecisionExpress Product
       Senior UI Designer/Information Architect for multi-licensable web based application.
       Produced conceptual wire frames, detailed screen layouts, design specifications..
       Help plan usability testing exercises and test materials.
       Worked collaboratively with Software Engineering to ensure usability and design specifications faithfully implemented.
       Designed various concepts for usability testing and market research study.
EXPERIENCE: (continued)


Tempo Card Payment Solutions                                                                              April 2007
Consultant User Interface Designer
  Designed easily customizable debit application flow
  Created wire frame concepts for image editor for applicant customized debit cards.



LiveCapital                                                                                              March ‘01 – July ‘05
Sr. User Interface Designer & Developer
   Design Lead role for projects; responsible for quality of design throughout development cycle.
   Lead role overseeing all “font end development” in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML/XLST,
   Key team member maintaining JSP inventory and use of Apache STRUTS Tag Libs.
   Active role in developing extensible, scalable, and skin-able patterns with development team.
   Maintained visual design, and consistent use of UI elements and patterns.



Selected Projects include:
   DecisionExpress (ASP) — June ‘04
    LiveCapital’s ASP Credit Risk Product
       Senior UI Designer/Information Architect for software as a service product.
       Produced conceptual wire frames, detailed screen layouts, design specifications.
       Worked collaboratively with Software Engineering to ensure usability and design specifications faithfully implemented.
       Worked closely with Sales and Marketing team to develop both online and offline collateral to market key functionality.
       Defined Key XML /XSLT Schemas used for data presentation from credit bureaus (such as Experian, Equifax, and D&B).
       Designed various concepts for usability testing and market research study.


   DecisionExpress Enterprise – May ‘02
    Enterprise Product solution for Waste Management, PC Connection, Siemens Medical
       Senior UI Designer and Developer for hosted and on premise software application.
       Designed “Skin-able” UI which allowed for easy custom branding and easy deployment
       Produced conceptual wire frames, detailed screen layouts, design specifications, and graphic/HTML prototypes.
       Worked collaboratively with Software Engineering to ensure usability and design specifications faithfully implemented.
       Performed design reviews and usability testing during various phases of product development to evaluate user interface.
       Worked closely with Sales and Marketing team to develop elaborate and custom branded sales demos.
       Coordinated with both professional services group and customer to develop project branding strategy.



   LiveCapital Credit Solution for California Bank & Trust
    Online Small Business Loan Application.
        Served as Senior UI Designer/Information Architect designing the various small business loan application flows.
        Produced conceptual wire frames, detailed screen layouts, design specifications, and graphic/HTML prototypes.
        Worked collaboratively with Software Engineering to ensure usability and design specifications faithfully implemented.
        Performed design reviews and usability testing during various phases of product development to evaluate user int erface.



Emergingmedia                                                                                         February ‘00 – January ‘01
Lead Web Development Producer
      Lead Web Development manger for FlashPoint Digital Photography Portals (US & Japan)
      Web Development lead and Information Architecture for Altitude Software corporate website.
      Project Web Architecture for Altitude Software corporate website
      Web Developer for The Hakman Group (www.hackman.com)



3WC (now BoldFocus)                                                                                   April ‘98 – February ‘00
Web Developer
     Project Development for KLA-Tencor Corporate Site
     Project Development for Symbol Technologies Knowledgebase
     Project Development for Xilinx Corporate Site
SOFTWARE & PROFICENCIES:
   Design: Adobe Create Suite Products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks),
   Web Development: HTML, DHTML/Java Script, CSS, XSLT, JSP.
   Office: MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook/Access/Project, Adobe Acrobat, Visio, RoboHelp, Adobe Captivate.
   OS: Mac and Windows platforms.




PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Member, BayCHI, www.baychi.org (Bay Area chapter of ACM SIGCHI on Computer-Human Interaction)
Silicon Valley Web Guild



EDUCATION:
San Francisco State University
Attending
    - Major: Fine Art - Emphasis in Photography and Computer Information Art.

Yuba Community College
      Associates Degree Liberal Studies

				
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