Feb 2018 - Present
Product Designer, UX LEAD, Navistar Digital Experience
UX lead bringing many experiences into one integrated fleet and repair management product.
Leading designers with various strengths and experience levels to design digital products to standards.
Reshaping high-level digital product strategy with user research facts over internal assumptions.
Implementing practices to move Navistar digital products up the UX maturity ladder.
Coordinating/aligning efforts between PM, BA, QA, UX, Dev and Product Owners toward optimal outcomes.
Influencing how the industry handles the Over-The-Air engine calibration and remote vehicle settings
Aligning the broader digital product process (outside of UX) to deliver more optimal outcomes.
May 2017 - Jan 2018
UX Consultant & Product Designer
UX Lead: OnCommand® Remote over-the-air engine calibration.
Implemented Navistar's design system for consistency across digital products.
Consult/Contribute toward establishing Navistar's UX practice.
Work on native app and web SaaS products relating to:
Engine calibration updates
Telematic Fleet Management
Vehicle health and diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's)
Electronic driver logs (EDL)
Digital vehicle inspection reports (DVIR)
UX research & analysis, human-centered design facilitation and graphic facilitation.
Sep. 2014 - Oct. 2016
Visual Designer, User Experience
Visual Design Lead for Hyatt’s first in-house iOS and Android App.
The app recently went on to win J.D. Power’s first Best Travel App Overall award.
Developed Hyatt’s system of app standards, specs and asset template libraries.
That system became the default point of reference for Product, UX, BA and Dev teams.
Designed Hyatt.com's responsive header, footer and navigation.
Proposed and Designed Hyatt’s favicon and evangelized digital native visual branding
Dec. 2012 - Sep. 2014
Lead User Experience & Brand Designer
Designed/developed Bookoo’s responsive transactional, marketing, and alert emails.
Designed UI prototypes and user flows of venture products for patent submission.
Dec. 2008 » Dec. 2012
Sr. Website Interface Designer, eCommerce Usability & Design
Implemented OfficeMax’s first ESP-based email marketing template system
Developed master email templates for OMX’s 3 divisions: Officemax, Contract, Reliable.
Designed and developed '10 cyber week emails.
Designed/developed/coordinated ‘09 holiday, Black Friday/Cyber Monday, eCommerce campaign.
Co-produced OfficeMax weekly home page, banners, email marketing & landing pages.
Co-designed and executed redesign and production for officemax.com 2009 relaunch.
Interactive Art Director / Principal
Established the business and reached profitability within two months.
Developed 50+ sites acting as the hub of marketing efforts selling tens of millions in real estate.
Developed core service from basic html sites to rich media xml flash, video css/php experiences.
Built and delivered end-to-end solution: registration, hosting, design, coding, customer support.
Contracted and managed freelance designers when time demand exceeded supply.
Jim Curry Design
Nov. 2004 - Dec. 2008
Art of Science
Interactive Graphic Designer
Aug. 2001 - Sep. 2001
Art Director/Graphic Designer
Nov. 2001 - Sep. 2002
Sep. 2002 - Apr. 2003
Oct. 2003 - Nov 2004
Fort Hays State University
1995 - 2000
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
Trained under Chaiwat Thumsujarit.
Interned at Leo Burnett junior year (1998).
Won 1998 Fort Hays State University Encore Poster Design Competition.
Interned on Hyundai account at Bates USA west sophomore year (1996).
Won bid to design Hyundai retail collateral while interning at Bates Advertising.
Scored 99th percentile CLEP scores in Spanish language.
User & UX Research
Scenarios & Stories
Front End Dev
Google Material Design
Apple HI Guidelines
Mobile First Responsive
UI in an Agile Environment
Lean, MVP, Iterative Design