Byron Coons UI Designer
GUI (Graphical User Interface) design and mockup production
Flexible working on MAC OS X and Windows XP, Vista
Manual code authoring of HTML, XHTML, CSS
Experience designing UI in the Web 2.0 arena with an emphasis on interactivity and the end user
Informed in W3C standards and compliant code
Design and production of logos, icons, animation and banners
Conceptualize graphical user interface design from verbal descriptions and minimal specifications
Strong organizational skills with attention to visual and procedural details
Logical best practices for consistent interface usability and visual brand compliance
Ability to articulate and present visual concepts to co-workers and clients
Able to optimize web graphics for high-performance and Search Engine Optimization in code formatting
Awareness of relevant nomenclature in regards to navigational and file naming conventions
Poised to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Dedicated to quality and teamwork with a positive approach to creative solutions
McKesson, S.San Francisco, CA 05/2010 – present
UI Visual Designer
Producing Photoshop mockups for their online SaaS application. Working with a diverse team of Business
Managers, Product Managers and Developers to contribute to the look and feel of an EMR or electronic medical records
system. Manipulation of GWT (Google Web Toolkit) to implement the user workflow.
TriplePoint Capital, Menlo Park, CA 10/2009 – 05/2010
UI Designer (Contractor)
For the company's online application, SaaS, created mockups and HTML/CSS/JS prototypes for approval of redesign.
Utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator and UltraEdit to insure brand consistency and code validation.
* From engineering and business requirements produced interactive prototypes on the test server for interface updates.
* Authored code for front end presentation building new style rules for application redesign.
* Tested all reiterations in required browsers and authored alternative stylesheets for multiple browser compliance.
* Prepared corresponding CSS for print output of the application data.
Symbian Foundation, Foster City, CA 07/2009-08/2009
UXUI Designer (Contractor)
Worked with internal Product Managers and project teams to create wireframes, based on the End User journey, to
precisely describe the Search-Browse-Discovery experience involved for the successful purchase of Symbian
applications for mobile devices. Collaborated with team members in the US and UK
to illustrated usability workflows into concise and descriptive wireframe guides for implementation
by the Developers.
Sun Microsystems, Menlo Park, CA 0 9/2008-03/2009
UI Designer (Contractor)
SaaS client-side UI design based on business and functional requirements relevant to engineering schema.
In an Agile environment, worked closely with project teams and product owners worldwide to create and layout
information workflows for the user/customer experience. Through Scrum teleconferencing collaborated with team
members internationally to implement complex functional and usability needs into cohesive and aesthetically pleasing
user interfaces. Created wireframes as vector image files, to produce Photoshop mockups for interactive prototypes.
Coordinated priorities with engineering and business teams to create a consistent look and feel for the platform.
Authored documentation for UXUI Style Guide based on established UI Standards and Sun branding. This document
was prepared as a reference tool for developers on the engineering team.
Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, CA 04/2008-06/2008
UI Designer (Contractor)
Prototyped user interface designs by manually coding HTML and CSS for front-end presentation of back-end functional
requirements. Provided leadership and guidance on both visual and technical aspects of the
user interface design. Designed UI models in Photoshop and Dreamweaver for approval by department business
managers. Upon approval, archived and transferred files FTP to Test Server. Produced wireframes for user interaction
and navigational flows. Worked in a team environment collaborating with Marketing to insure Cadence brand
consistency. Routinely met with department managers to confirm usability with Cadence's application customers.
UI Developer (Contractor) 2/2008-3/2008
Authored HTML/CSS prototypes for the Shutterfly-Weddings supplementary web offering.
Worked from pre-designed mockups to deliver validated code and optimized graphical content.
Grey Global Group
UI Designer (Contractor) 1/2008-2/2008
Developed email widgets for dynamic placement on the Symantec. Authored HTML/CSS for snippet layout compliance.
McCann Erickson Worldwide SF, Flash Developer (Contractor) 11/2007-12/2007
Resized pre-composed Flash banners promoting Microsoft Visual Studio. Worked timelines and trouble shot
American Academy of Ophthalmology
UI Developer (Contractor) 4/2007-7/2007
Utilizing a CMS, participated in the redesign efforts for the corporate web site. Extensive content placement in accord
with design specifications. Worked on ten person team to successfully launch in three months.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati,
Graphic Designer Web & Print (Contractor) 4/2007-6/2007
Graphic design/production for print, email promotions and web content for corporate presentations.
UI Designer (Contractor) 1/2007-2/2007
Designed email promotion pages to announce Spock Networks product offering to external users.
Created graphic designs and authored HTML for web ready distribution.
Forty Forty, Berkeley, CA 12/2007-10/2008
Flash Developer (Contractor)
Flash banner production from client approved storyboard designs for placement on Yahoo Sports
Clients: NFL PLAYERS.COM, MLS (Major League Soccer)
Your Brand Here, Palo Alto, CA 11/2006-12/2006
Visual Designer (Contractor)
Ecommerce web site development for branded promotional products. Digital photo documentation of all products. Page
design using the administrative tools of third party provider.
Clients: Del Monte Foods Company Web Store
iKorb Corporation, Santa Cruz, CA 08/2004-10/2004
Web Production (Contractor)
Authored HTML and graphics for assigned web sites from customer's requirements. FTP to test server.
Spyglass Media, Palo Alto, CA 01/2002-01/2003
Contributed in the initial start-up phase of the company producing client-side graphic design and HTML code for all
interfaces in the initial product development. Produced template design standards for the presentation of online content
for publishers of national media. Wrote user interface specifications in accordance with customer requirements.
Interactive designs were deployment-ready HTML for demo and proposal purposes. Prepared all areas of site for vertical
and horizontal prototyping. Developed corporate color palette. Designed company business cards and stationary.
Coordinated print projects with vendors to produce quality print-ready artwork.
The Webvan Group, Inc., Foster City, CA 9/2000-4/2001
Art Director/Website Production
Managed production artist and designers in the weekly refresh of online product presentation. This procedure had
definite steps before going live with a drop-deadline we successfully met on a weekly basis. Performed design reviews
and usability tests of developing and existing projects for new services to be integrated into the Webvan platform.
Approved designs of the Senior Designer for strategic alliance partner promotions to ensure high graphical design
standards. Worked closely with User Interface Department creating comps in Photoshop and Dreamweaver for new site
features and navigation. Communicated daily with Engineering to ensure designs met code standards that scaled across
multiple platforms and cross browser functionality maintaining the Webvan brand.
StudioFX, Inc., San Jose, CA 11/1998-6/2000
Creative Art Director of Multimedia Art & Design
Responsible for the creative direction of the company's ecommerce and interactive web site designs. Designed marketing
print materials for direct mail promotions. Met with clients to creatively merchandise nostalgic collectibles through
acquired licenses. Ensured consistent graphic presentation of content reverent to characters and memorabilia design
themes. Managed a large staff of multimedia and graphic artists to maintain a high standard of artistic digital output
consistent with the StudioFX brand. Coordinated Usability Testing with volunteer site users. Collected information to
implement changes to enhance usability and content of our services. Over saw multiple ecommerce and entertainment
Flash web site development. Directed all task, activities and workflow of the creative team. Through sketches,
storyboards and wireframes designed and produced Photoshop comps and HTML for online stores.
Served as licensor contact maintaining personable productive relations with clients.
The Detroit Society of Arts And Crafts, Detroit, Michigan
Fine Arts Major, Painting and Graphic Design
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California
HTML - Publishing on the World Wide Web
CS3 - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Eclipse, Firebug, CommonSpot CMS (Content
Management System), CVS (Concurrent Versions System), Word, PowerPoint, Omnigraffle, Visio, Outlook, Excel
Silver Medal - Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
Award of Special Recognition - American Advertising Federation
Certificate of Merit - Western Art Directors
Pure Gold Award-Real Estate Library - Based on design, content, accessibility and relevance to the internet community.