EDUCATION

Associates of Applied Science Degree
in Graphic Design, June 2011
Seattle Central Creative Academy
at Seattle Central College

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite
Balsamiq Mockups
HTML5 / CSS3
JIRA / Trello
Sketch

 ASSOCIATIONS

Seattle Central Creative Academy
Technical Advisory Committee
2016 - 2018 Term

AIGA Member
2009 - Present

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Concept-driven and scenario-focused user experience and interface design for mobile, web, and applications
    Exemplary written and verbal communication
  • Ethically driven to act as strong advocate for customers and users
  • Voracious curiosity and determination to get things done right
  • Vital partner in user research studies, turning observations into actionable design recommendations
  • Presentation of concepts, roughs, comps, and final collateral to stakeholders and development partners
  • Front end development utilizing HTML5, CSS3, font embedding, media queries, and content management systems
    Identity, branding, and packaging design, mockup, and layout with multi-media production experience
  • Comfortable in both PC and Mac computing environments

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Seattle Central College
Adjunct Instructor| September 2017 - Present

  • Creation and presentation of curriculum providing an introduction to interactive design processes, usability testing, and Adobe XD with a focus on mobile device platforms
  • Facilitation of project-based group assignments, preparing Graphic Design and Visual Media students for real-world work demands encountered in their respective fields
  • Moderation of example-based discussions exploring standard mobile interaction patterns, native platform differentiation, and user interface best practices

Microsoft
Windows Devices Group, Cloud + Enterprise

Designer 2 | October 2014 - October 2017

  • Agile iteration to create and refine intuitive user-flows for global enterprise customers and complex IT scenarios
  • Advocation of platform-consistent experiences and balanced brand presentation with Program Managers and Developers
  • Creation and modification of comprehensive mockups, redlines, and interactive prototypes with internal tools and HTML

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
Interaction Designer | September 2011 - July 2014

  • End to end design and development support for REI’s iPad app
  • Optimization of REI.com features to create immersive, digital commerce experiences for mobile web and smart-phone apps
  • Coordination with external vendors, supporting implementation detailed specifications, production assets, and on-site collaboration utilizing Agile/SCRUM development practices

EDUCATION

Associates of Applied Science Degree
in Graphic Design, June 2011
Seattle Central Creative Academy
at Seattle Central College

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite
Balsamiq Mockups
HTML5 / CSS3
JIRA / Trello
Sketch

 ASSOCIATIONS

Seattle Central Creative Academy
Technical Advisory Committee
2016 - 2018 Term

AIGA Member
2009 - Present

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© Courtney Comfort 2018    ///    mr.courtneycomfort@gmail.com