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UX Designer

Location:
Denver, Colorado, United States
Posted:
November 09, 2018

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Alan Turransky

Design • User Experience • New Media • Communications

CONTACT

***** * ******** **, ******, CO 80016

425-***-****

ac7nhv@r.postjobfree.com

turransky.com

turranskyllc.wordpress.com

www.linkedin.com/in/alanturransky

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1993)

Masters of Science in Media Arts and Sciences

Capturing Design Knowledge from Interactive User

Demonstrations

Utrecht School of the Arts (1991)

Exchange, Center for Image & Media Technology

An Imaging System for The Synthesis of Abstract

Paintings

University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1990)

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Art Department

Teaching Computers to Synthesize Imagery Based On

Abstract Descriptions

AWARDS

Design: Communication Arts, The Communicator

Awards, The Seattle Show

Advertising: The Davey Awards, Service Industry

Advertising Awards

Publishing: Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards,

American Society of News Editors

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

High performing, cross functional senior Executive with 25+ years’ experience in product development; combining intelligence, passion and creativity in running new media and emerging technology projects for over 20 years at four of the nation's largest publishers, all recipients of multiple awards for excellence in design and development. Seasoned leader with proven success in analyzing operations, then designing and instituting project management methodologies that work to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while utilizing expert skills in planning, monitoring, reporting, resource management, quality, and risk management.

Comprehensive background in procedure development, budgeting, vendor negotiations, and software development

Seamless communication of design, marketing and editorial ideas into technical specifications Outstanding problem solving, conflict management, and analytical skills with exceptional facilitation, collaborative, and coordination abilities.

SKILLS

Managerial:

Analytical and Creative Thinking Conceptual Problem Solving Cultural Development / Refinement Deadline and Goal Driven Mentorship and Training Project Management Risk Assessment Strategic Planning

UI / UX:

A/B Testing Flowcharts Information Architecture

Mood Boards Navigation Maps Persona Development

Site Audits User Journeys Wireframing

Development:

HTML (25+ yrs) CSS (20+ yrs) JavaSript (20+ yrs)

SQL (10+) Java (2+ yrs) PHP (2+ yrs)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Software development and UX firm specializing in advertising and publishing solutions for small businesses

Apply various tools, techniques and methods throughout the design and development cycle that support ideation, combining and clearly defining successful new offerings, alternative solutions, innovative services and product service systems

Collaborate with customers to provide guidance and support throughout entire design and development process

Lead iterative projects that include research and prototyping to guide the creation and evaluation of new concepts and solutions

Create documentation that establishes the vision for the project and can be used to guide decisions throughout the project lifecycle

PAST CLIENTS

Arizona Republic: USAToday Jobs

Cobalt Automative: Yearly Calendar

Denver Post: CMS & Web Site

Ford: Mobile App

Gannett: CMS & Web Site

Honeywell: Safety & Protection Web Site

J.G. Wentworth: CMS & Web Site

Pioneer Press: CMS & Web Site

San Jose Mercury News: CMS & Web Site

Seattle Dog Magazine: Magazine Design &

Advertising

Seattle Symphony Orchestra: Poster Design

RECOMMENDATIONS

"For Alan Turransky, there is no box to think

outside, because he simply does not see the box.

He's an adept problem solver than can create

solutions for problems that others find impossible. Through innovative and persistence, Alan has

been able to lead teams to successfully tackle

Digital First Media's largest enterprise initiatives. Alan combines his strong eye toward best

practices for UX and the desire to create user

centric products, with a strong business and

strategy acumen to drive success. Alan is a key

driver of strategy, architecture, and people for

Digital First Media. A rare and experienced talent, his involvement has been critical to the success

my projects."

Allen Klosowski, SVP Advanced Solutions Group, SpotX

"Without Alan, usatoday.com may not have

enjoyed its early success in cyberspace. When the

site launched in the mid 90s there were no

roadmaps or examples to follow. Alan stepped up

and in some cases single handedly solved

problems and made the life of those in all

departments easier. Because of improvements

Alan made, usatoday.com quickly grew to become

the largest newspaper linked website in the

country (it's not anymore)."

Chris Fruitrich, Former Managing Editor, USA Today

"Alan is an innovative problem solver, an excellent Information Architect and one of the best front end developers in the business. I have worked with

Alan since 1994 and can attest to the attention to detail and thoroughness of his work. Alan is also

unflappable under pressure and looming

deadlines. I would give anyone seeking his

services my highest recommendation."

Chuck Rose, Creative Director, National Cancer Institute REFERENCES

Available upon request

PAST EXPERIENCE

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Managed enterprise level projects through the entire software development life cycle Performed analysis and provided systems architecture solutions and leveraged new, existing, and emerging services, technologies, and platforms in a services and enterprise oriented environment Directed the overall strategy relating to usability, function, features, and customer experience as well as developed strategies identifying and creating new pathways Defined technical solutions to meet client requirements efficiently, with greater reusability, and longer shelf life

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Functioned as member of a team responsible for creating the IAB's Technical Lab to help aid in the production of source code and support materials, in order to further industry adoption of technical standards and specifications

Ensured that the required strategy, execution plans, operational metrics, policies and tools were in place to successfully achieve the objectives

Provided technical leadership, guidance, mentoring and coaching for staff, and fostered a culture of accountability, innovation and team building

Sr. Director of Technology & User Experience

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Led the redesign of over 100 web sites across 5 different CMSs in which 30 developers created common, reusable code libraries, unit tests and automated build processes that were seamlessly integrated into all of the company’s subsidiaries

Architected and oversaw the migration of over 6500 ad campaigns from Yahoo APT to Google DFPP by creating custom middleware to translate one company’s API calls into the other’s Oversaw the analysis, technical design and continual improvement of the site architecture, its constituent software components, process, tools and methodologies Sr. Developer • UI/UX Designer

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Executed R&D projects to identify long range opportunities to the company's businesses that resulted from technology and industry driven change

Expanded daily readership by increasing user registration 380% and site visitors by 21%, using social media APIs, AJAX and advanced page loading techniques Stewarded the vision and continuity of highly personalized digital experiences from inception through implementation

Collaborated with multi disciplinary teams to execute exceptional user experiences that embodied the brand and pushed technical boundaries

Supervised and coached direct reports in the performance of their duties; completed performance reviews and provided feedback to direct reports

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Co designed and implemented the look, feel and functionality of the first Washington Post web site Developed first internal Content Management System to automate site publishing on an hourly basis Led design sprints to create high fidelity, customer validated designs



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