Omar Younis SUMMARY
1000 Franklin st. #102 Interaction Designer with over 7 years professional design experience
in both the web and mobile spaces.
San Francisco, CA 94109
mobile # 415.819.8632
Barnes and Noble Palo Alto, CA
UI Manager March ‘10 – Sep ‘10
Came in during the early stages of a next-generation e-reader UI
University of Kansas
redesign effort. Established UI spec documentation standards and
B.S. Computer Science, 2003 created a design process for the UI and PM/Visual/Dev teams to follow in
order to track progress and secure deliverables, both internally and from
TOOL CHEST third party design firms. Also owned transitioned design specs for several
core applications of the upcoming device.
PunchCut San Francisco, CA
Dreamweaver, Visio, Office
Sr. Mobile Interaction Designer (Contract) Oct ‘09 – Feb ‘10
PROGRAMMING SKILLS Took on interaction design leadership role for several core application
features of an upcoming high-profile mobile device rollout.
Skyfire Mountain View, CA
REFERENCES AVAILABLE Lead Interaction Designer Aug ’07 - Aug ‘09
Responsible for leading the design effort for the Skyfire Mobile browser.
Touched all aspects of the browser, from user-facing features to client-
server architecture. Created UI specs to support all core browser
functions including touch/nontouch interaction schema, text entry,
zooming and much more. Ensured usability persisted across multiple
operating systems, device classes and screen resolutions-- Shipping to
over 1 million active users.
Helio Westwood, CA
UI Architect (Contract) Jan ’07 - Aug ‘07
Lead UI Designer on several core Helio Smartphone applications.
Collaborated with stakeholders to ensure business goals were being met
while apps were kept to appear simple and easy to use. Worked on the
Camera, YouTube app and the ‘Buddy Beacon’ friend-finding tool.
Amp’d Mobile Santa Monica, CA
UI Design Engineer June ‘06 - Jan ‘07
As lead designer, adapted and redesigned the Amp’d Live content portal
interface and layout from the brew-based RAZR to the flash-based
Motorola Q. Also setup and facilitated usability testing sessions.
Sprint Overland Park, KS
Interaction Designer May ‘03 - Jun ‘06
Headed wireframing and flow diagram effort to redesign FAST, the
interface used nationwide by RadioShack employees for Sprint
PCS account creation and management. Introduced a redesign of
the Sprint Media Player experience. Also took part in many other
user-centered design projects for evaluation by both external and