User Interface - Experience Designer (RIA FLASH by xbh15356

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									                                                                         Palo Alto / San Francisco, CA
Piotr Chojnowski                                                                Phone: (650) 388-6055
                                                                         piotr.chojnowski@gmail.com
                                                                         www.piotrekchojnowski.com



Attention to detail and perfectionism are the values that take the lead in any project I put my
hands on. I love knowing that I've done everything using my skills and creativity to provide the
best solution possible for a given task. At the same time, I realize that keeping deadlines and
teamwork are just as crucial to any success. After hours, snowboarding and mountain biking
keep me going and in shape for upcoming challenges.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Web, UX & Graphic Designer                                                     July 2006 - present
Own freelancing company | www.piotrekchojnowski.com

        manage company, team and multiple projects simultaneously
        design and develop websites and applications
        prototype and conceptualize
        design, analyze and improve user experience
        create graphics for web and print (corporate identity, promotional campaigns)
        creatively incorporate new technologies and offer best solutions

UX & UI Consultant                                                         August 2009 - present
tap.info - social communication startup | Palo Alto, CA

        analyze and improve user experience for innovative social communication platform
        design user-centered interaction models (use cases, wireframes, workflows etc.)
        create graphical and functional UI prototypes

Lead UI Designer                                                        October 2008 - June 2009
E-Board.pl internet store | Wroclaw, Poland

        prototyped and designed user interface of the store
        analyzed, tested and improved user experience on the website
        created digital graphics for web and print purposes
        managed design team

Creative Designer » Lead Creative Designer                     September 2005 - December 2007
Wrocek International Festival | Wroclaw, Poland

        designed, developed and maintained rich multimedia festival website (Flash)
        created graphics for web and print for promotional purposes
        after promotion in August 2006, managed design team

Multimedia Software Designer INTERN                                  July 2005 - September 2005
Albion, Publishing Company | Wroclaw, Poland

        created educational software in Flash technology
        designed and developed rich multimedia online applications
        communicated bilingually as a great part of clients were from Spain
EDUCATION
Master's Degree, Computer Science                                      October 2002 - August 2007
Internet and Distributed Systems Engineering
Technical University of Wroclaw | Wroclaw, Poland

    Master's thesis title: "Multimedia tourist guide for PDA in Adobe Flash Lite and GPS
    technology – design and application" (graded A).

Part of Master's Degree, UX / UI design                                 September 2005 - July 2006
Universidad de Granada | Granada, Spain

    European Union Socrates / Erasmus study abroad scholarship.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
San Flashcisco User Group                                     active member from July 2009
    The San Flashcisco user group aims to promote understandings of wide Adobe Flash
    Platform technologies within and around the San Francisco area with emphasis on learning,
    fun and networking (http://sanflashcisco.com/).

Warsaw Adobe Flash Camp                                                                   June 2009
    Official Adobe conference organized by Adobe Creative Suite User Group in Poland presenting
    new features of FlashCS4, FlashBuilder4 and FlashCatalyst (http://www.g-media.pl/aug/flashCamp/).

SKILLS
       UX design (prototypes, use cases, workflows, wireframes etc.)        
       practical knowledge of user-centered design                          
       graphic design for web & print (Adobe Creative Suite)                
       website design & development (XHTML, CSS, Flash)                     
       RIA design & development (Flex, ActionScript, XML)                   
       website programming (JavaScript, AJAX, ASP.NET)                      
       project management                                                   
       work enthusiasm and initiative                                       

LANGUAGES
        English, Spanish    fluent
        Polish        native

HONORS & AWARDS
    Dean's Award for Distinguishable Thesis at the Technical University of Wroclaw (2007).

    Technical University of Wroclaw President's Award for Significant Achievement in Building
    and Improving Student Networking (2005).

After hours, I am passionate for…
Active lifestyle – snowboarding (international instructor since 2007), mountain biking, coaching
basketball (freshman team at Sequoia HS in Redwood City, CA), playing tennis & racquetball.
Additionally – ergonomics, photography, board games, discovering Latin culture and Spanish language.

								
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