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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
October 26, 2016

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Luis Balaguer

acw80g@r.postjobfree.com

Mobile: 647-***-****

Website Portfolio: www.15element.com

Senior UI/UX Designer, Full Stack Web Designer, Professor

Experienced UI/UX designer and professor, with more than 13 years of experience on the industry. Focused on web and mobile devices, cross platform and cross browser expertise. Adept designing, building and maintaining projects based on new technologies, navigation, and usability, static or dynamic.

Areas of expertise:

UI/UX Design

Responsive Web Design

Usability and Web Standards

Dynamic Web Programming

Search Engine Optimization

Teaching

Analytics

Project Management

Training and Support

Client Relationship

Technical Proficiencies

Certifications:

●Hubspot Inbound Certified

●Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop

●Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver

●Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash

Tools/Languages:

●Adobe Creative Cloud

●Axure, Balsamiq, Adobe Experience Designer

●HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, Ajax, JQuery, XML

●Bootstrap 3, Foundation 5

●CMS like: Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal

Portfolio: www.15element.com

Generate a portfolio of my work, showing some of the projects that I’ve worked on including UI/UX design, logo, corporate identity, branding and programming

Complete UI wireframes, layouts, programming, prototyping, UX-testing, and delivery, targeting mobile devices for more than 60 projects, from startups to 6 fortune 500 companies

Professional Experience

PART-TIME PROFESSOR, August 2016-Present

Sheridan College, www.sheridancollege.ca

Courses:

Web Development

Instruct multiple courses on web technologies to a combined total of 40 diverse students. Develop instructional plans, curriculum, and meet the faculty events for student engagement. Delegate real-world assignments which students will encounter in the field on their future job. Measure and assess performance throughout the quarter.

Achievements:

Developed interactive lessons for teaching about website development including UI wireframes, layouts, programming, prototyping, and UX best practices.

Inspire students with real world examples and techniques.

PART-TIME PROFESSOR, August 2016-Present

Guelph/Humber University, www.guelphhumber.ca/

Courses:

Digital Technology for Design. UI/UX Design

Engaged students in multiple classes in interactive graphic design courses using modern technology. Performed student assessments with integrated technology and graded assignments on a daily basis.

Achievements:

Created realistic workplace lesson plans for students to learn how projects work

Adapted current trends and technology into classroom interactive engagements.

SENIOR UI/UX DESIGNER, 2012-2016

Skura Corporation, www.skura.com

Design and develop the last 3 company websites, UI wireframes, layouts, programming, prototyping, UX-testing, and delivery, targeting devices (Desktop, tablet, phone).

Generate prospect demo environments, UI wireframes, layouts, prototyping, UX, and the final product, with the objective of closing deals, or enhancing customer systems; Examples include: Biogen, Mazda, Novartis, Clarks, Johnson & Johnson, Glaxosmithkline, Novo Nordisk, Omnicare, Daichii Sankyo, Sun Life Financial, Manulife, Quest Diagnostics, Mettler Toledo, Unilever, Amgen and BNP Paribas to name a few

Design the core software application twice, generating UI wireframes, layouts and prototyping - targeting all devices (desktop, tablet, phone)

Manage 7 staff members depending on projects, as well as collaborating with engineers to find solutions to different issues

Started the Search Engine Optimization campaign for the company, including the Hubspot platform as well as the website. Leads increased by 83.5%, and visits increased from 485/ month to 5000/month in 2 years – successfully completed with a low budget. Competing with large budget companies, increased from 6 keywords in the top 10, to 21 in the top 3, and 55 in top 10 in Google

Support the VP of Marketing on different marketing strategies, including Hubspot Marketing Automation, email campaign templates etc.

UI/UX Designer, 2011-2012

HelpSTAR, www.helpstar.com

Design and develop the company website, UI wireframes, layouts, programming, prototyping, UX-testing, and delivery, targeting devices (Desktop and tablet)

Set up SEO, that increased the leads of customers through the website by 41%

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, 2006 - 2011

Universidad Iberoamericana, www.uia.mx

Courses: Digital Technology for Design, Portfolio Capstone Project, Graphic Design I & V, Interactive Design I & II, Web Development.

Lectured relevant and current trends on technical/artistic subjects to approximately 500 students in the departments of graphic, industrial, textile and interactive design. Included real world projects in instruction such an interface for a project that was featured for Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. Accessed students’ performance by grading assignments and giving feedback on how to improve test scores.

Achievements:

Inspirational leader in teaching students leading faculty ratings in the top 5%.

Collaborated with faculty to develop the most efficient and effective lessons in the school of graphic design, industrial design, and interactive design.

Planned lessons using new trends and technology to engage students in real life experience in their future fields of work.

Used field work in web technologies such as UI wireframes, layouts, programming, prototyping, UX-testing, and targeting devices (desktop, tablet, and phone).

Coached students to engage in classroom discussions using their own experiences and critical thinking skills.

UI/UX Designer, 2005-2009

Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, www.hacienda.gob.mx

Manage a team for the restructuring of the different sites of the ministry and secretariats. Built with Microsoft Sharepoint

Generate UI wireframes, layouts, programming, prototyping, UX-testing, and delivery of the CD of the Expenditure Budget of the Federation from 2006 to 2010 that the President of Mexico Felipe Calderón Hinojosa gave to the chamber of deputies

Educational Background & Awards

Full Stack Web Development Specialization - 2016

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Computer Programmer – 2012

High Honors – Sheridan Institute of Advanced Learning and Technology

Masters in Virtual Media Communications - 2010

Instituto Iconos – México

Bachelor on Graphic Design – 2004

Universidad Anáhuac del Sur – México

Awards:

2 Honorable Mentions – 2004

Tapio Wirkkala Poster Design Contest- Franz Mayer Museum. México

National 1st Place - 2003

Poster Design - National Prize of Arts and Sciences - México

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Additional experience working part time for Hart Fertility Center (2010). Generated profits by enhancing effective product education in developing instructional material in Flash, such as the Olivetti printer manual in 2D-3D animation and Cisco IP Phone with storyboards for Cisco Systems, working as a full time basis (2004-2005). Managed and designed projects as a Project Leader and Developer for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (2004), worked as a webmaster in Unefon (2004) and Rexcel (2003).

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Some Testimonials

“Absolutely love it! Great work Luis.” “Thanks for confirming that there is no black border in the final design. It looks perfect…let’s roll!”

Annie Colman, National Manager. Mazda, Canada

“He will absolutely not disappoint you - he is one of the most dedicated employees I have ever worked with.”

Jeff Wessinger, President. SKURA Corporation, Canada

“Exciting day at SKURA - the NEW website is up and running!”

Kent Potts, EVP Marketing. SKURA Corporation, Canada

“Thank you all for the hard work and sacrifice over the last couple of weeks! It really paid off, meeting was great, their content was great! Really engaging conversation made easier by a seamless competent demo thanks to you all! Good work we will lunch to celebrate the job well done!”

Aaron Norfolk, VP Industry Solutions. SKURA Corporation, Canada

Community Outreach & Volunteer Work

Charity Name

Contributions

Location

Salvation Army

Collected Donations, Distributed Turkeys & Food

Canada

Terry Fox Run

Collected Donations

Canada

LXE Support Program

Collected Donations for Orphan Institutes

Mexico

Teleton

Collected Donations for rehabilitation program

Mexico

WWF Donation Program

Collected Donations to preserve endangered species

Mexico

UIA Donation Program

Collected donations and encouraged students to donate in disaster events

Mexico

Best Buddies Program

Mentored children with learning disabilities

Mexico



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