Web Résumé

Summary

  • Experience in nearly every aspect of website creation, maintenance, and strategy; since 1996
  • Passion for creating deliverables that meet business needs, delight users, and strengthen market position
  • Unique blend of professional experience in private and government sectors that will strengthen any digital team

Professional Experience

UX Architect

Confluence, Pittsburgh, PA (07/2015 – 6/2017)

  • Designed screens, workflows, and interfaces for financial reporting software through research; validated personas to better understand customers; guided UX from inception to delivery in an agile environment
  • Lead stakeholder and customer interviews, analyzing results; presenting findings to key decision makers
  • Ran usability studies on legacy software platform. Targeted specific goals, drafted script, and met remotely with actual customers; analyzed results & identified best fixes for maximum usability impact
  • Mentored UX intern; provided regular design feedback, task assignment, Axure training, and career advice

Business Analyst

TowerMetriX, Wexford, PA (08/2014 – 4/2015)

  • Analyzed legacy system with no documentation for integration with current platform. Turned existing requirements listing into clickable prototypes, customer overviews, & detailed technical specifications
  • Initiated content audit of error messages & instructional text to unify the company/product voice & tone

Information Architect

Thermo Fisher Scientific, eBusiness User Experience Team, Pittsburgh, PA (11/2011 – Present)

  • Key player of major eCommerce re-platforming project; managed wireframe build efforts and was technical lead for wireframing software; led to a fully annotated working prototype in less than two months.
  • Created six modules of training material for Axure wireframing tool; led workshops to train all IA and BA team members; including lessons learned and best practices gathered from re-platforming projects
  • Spearheaded creation of component requirements document, outlined all key reusable content formats; eliminated re-work & duplicate effort; delivered pilot/concept site prototype to senior management on time
  • Led usability testing sessions, validating eCommerce website changes for high visibility quarterly project

Business Analyst

National Energy Technology Laboratory, South Park, PA (2/2011 – 10/2011)

  • Turned customer ideas into complex technical requirements for numerous medium/small-scale web apps; providing unexpected benefits of data integrity, universal access, tiered permission, and ease of use
  • Spearheaded initiative to collect detailed web analytics data and conduct usability testing; created new gold standard for Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) in less than two months of starting
  • Brought new level of discipline and organization to dashboard project, directly supporting the director’s office; created detailed RTMs and basic wireframes for high-visibility projects

Consultant, Blogger, Podcaster

Freelance, Cranberry Township, PA (7/2011 – present)

  • Produced over 250 weekly articles focusing on user experience, usability testing, content strategy, social media, personas, SEO, content marketing, and managing digital projects and teams.
  • Coached international non-profit groups to create industry-standard digital platforms; encouraged consistent branding, more effective donation platforms, use of social media, and a regular content production schedule.

Web Applications Project Manager

Affiliated Computer Services, Pittsburgh, PA (7/2007 – 2/2009)

  • Managed multiple web projects for Fortune 500 company’s fast-paced User Experience team; enabled on-time delivery of demos; guided rapid web application prototyping for improved usability & visual treatments
  • Developed & tracked $3.7M capital expenditure budget; projected team involvement, resources, and scope
  • Presented detailed weekly status reports directly to external and internal clients, reported monthly budget status to upper management, conducted post-mortem meetings, & led weekly team progress meetings

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies / Recruiting Officer

AFROTC Det 490, Newark, NJ (5/2005 – 7/2007)

  • Instructed senior-level class according to university & Air Force policy; 90+% student satisfaction rating
  • Primary recruiting officer; managed $5K budget, oversaw web site compliance, designed local brochures and promotional items, and extended campus presence; resulted in 25% increase in recruiting & retention

Project Manager

552nd Computer Systems Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK (7/2002 – 5/2005)

  • Orchestrated CMMI Level 3 software projects from conception to implementation; directed all activities according to Air Force and DoD standards, providing ground support for critical air weapon system
  • Served as sole communications liaison officer for all coalition troops at an overseas location. Multi-national network project manager; 2,500+ coalition partners shared classified information easily & securely

Network Engineer

Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AF, IL (7/2000 – 7/2002)

  • Member of traveling multi-faceted team providing efficiency & security solutions for Air Force networks; made detailed technical and policy recommendations and provided training on changes and upgrades
  • Team Leader of Network Management group; organized hands-on training sessions, and best practices documentation for 11 contractors and military personnel; new team members trained in record time

Education and Training

  • Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communications (in progress)
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, minor in Aerospace Studies
    Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Publications

  • Morrissey, Stephen. The Rookie Year: Church Web Strategies Blog Vol. 1. Pittsburgh, PA: CreateSpace, 2012
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Technical Background / Computer Skills

Familiar with:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL

Software/Platforms:

  • Axure RP
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio & Publisher)
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop & Dreamweaver)