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Tim Broadwater

Tim Broadwater

UX Architect at West Virginia University Libraries (Morgantown, West Virginia)

Web/UI/UX Design

Summary

I’m an artist, certified UX architect, front-end developer, and education enthusiast. Content strategy, design research/strategy/thinking, human-computer interactions, and usability/user experience testing are right in my wheelhouse. I'm always looking for a challenging work environment without glass ceilings that utilizes my experience, knowledge, and skill sets.

Experience

UX Architect
West Virginia University Libraries
March 2016 - Present (1 years ) Morgantown, West Virginia
• Conduct, evaluate, and visualize marketing research/usability testing result data for digital collections, web applications, websites, and services • Facilitate consultation and data mining with clients and stakeholders • Oversee the user interface design of the WVU Libraries websites, web applications, digital collections, and other web-based resources
Front-End Developer / UX Designer
WVU Information Technology Services / Library Systems
December 2013 - February 2016 (2 years 2 months) Morgantown, West Virginia
• Content strategy, design, front-end development, and rapid-prototyping of 6 open-source digital collections, 12 responsive websites, and 5 web applications • Align content strategy, services, and marketing goals with web performance • Develop web standards for accessibility, compatibility, performance, search engine optimization, responsiveness, and sustainability • Conduct design research for the administration and development of usability testing • Data visualization of analytics, usability results, and work-flow development for institutional improvement • Facilitate and manage content audits, website work-groups, and student employees
Web Designer
WVU Academic Departments / Units
April 2008 - December 2013 (5 years 8 months) Morgantown, West Virginia
• Progressive enhancement design of 8 college/school websites, 11 academic department websites, 14 news/information services websites, and 32 office and program websites • Manage incremental improvement and HTML email facilitation • Social media marketing strategy for Facebook, Google+, IFTTT, Instagram, QRCodes, Twitter, ShareThis, YouTube, and Wikipedia
Multimedia Designer
Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies (CET)
January 2005 - July 2006 (1 years 6 months) Wheeling, West Virginia
• Work with technical writers, public relations, faculty, and programmers • Design and produce grant-funded minimum viable products and services • Multimedia asset development for eCurricula, educational software, and web-games
Instructor
International Academy of Design & Technology
January 2002 - January 2005 (3 years ) Fairmont, West Virginia
• Post-Secondary curriculum instruction to associate degree students • Management/Organization of curriculum development/revisions and faculty in-service
Graphic Designer
The Times West Virginian
January 2001 - December 2001 (11 months) Fairmont, West Virginia
• Advertising consultation with clients and newspaper advertising representatives • Ad design, graphic design, and pagination for statewide print-distribution newspaper

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design
Master's Degree
Graphic Design
2013 - 2015
West Virginia University
Master's Degree
Art
2003 - 2005
Fairmont State College
Bachelor's Degree
Graphic/Fine Arts
1995 - 2001
Fairmont State College
Associate Degree
Commercial Design
1995 - 2001
Fairmont State College
Bachelor's Degree
Art Education (K-12)
1995 - 2000

Certifications

West Virginia Teaching Certification
West Virginia Board of Education
May 2001
UX Certification w/Web Design Specialty
Nielsen Norman Group
May 2015
UX Certification w/Mobile Design Specialty
Nielsen Norman Group
May 2016
QM Certification: Applying the Rubric
Quality Matters
April 2013

Skills

  • Usability Testing (2 years )
  • Web Development (8 years )
  • User Interface Design (8 years )
  • User Experience Design (2 years )