Gordon Barlow — UX Designer

I am a user advocate. I design, develop, and own the user experience to serve the user best. I enjoy creating solutions and simplifying processes. My creative thinking, honest disposition, and persistent drive to unite all in a common vision shows in the teams I work with and in the results I produce. I take joy in converting complex, difficult experiences into clear, simple flows that users don’t even have to think about—they just use.

User Interface Engineer and Designer – SolutionStream – 3/2010 to 7/2010 (4 months)

Website and web application design, development, and maintenance for large corporations to budding start-ups, for Solution Stream’s clients: D1SN, Easton, Eleutian, Glacier Bay Training, Hotcakes, IHC, InterestSmart, JUB, LineaGen, Names In Stone, Rio Tinto, Sorenson, Spatial Generations, The Langdon Group, and Yellowstone Language Institute.

  • Work performed at SolutionStream:
    • Assessed estimates on projects, developed statements of work, developed flow, wireframes, mockups, HTML/CSS templates, CMS implementation, and collaborated with clients, owners, Presidents, CEOs, product managers, programmers, and designers to finalize fully-functioning web applications.
  • Technologies used at SolutionStream:
    • Development: architecture: HTML 5, PHP, XHTML, and XML; best practices: clean coding practices, code organization, and W3C compliance; browsers: Internet Explorer 6-8, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari; optimization tools: Firebug, image optimization, virtual machines, and Yslow; scripts: ActionScript, JavaScript and jQuery; software: ASP.NET and CMS; styling: CSS 3.
    • Design: digital: Adobe: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, ImageReady, and Photoshop; best practices: icon/image/graphic organization, sprites management, and styling in CSS over images; Wire Framing: Balsamiq, Fireworks, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
    • Management Tools: office products: Macintosh: Pages and Numbers; Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word; project management: Microsoft Excel.
    • Operating Systems: Macintosh: X; virtual machines: VMware.
  • Selected projects and accomplishments at SolutionStream:
    • Designed and developed an image-free, beautiful, HTML 5 and CSS 3 leveraged IHC kiosk.
    • Consistently improved multiple web applications via CSS 3, Firebug, XHTML, and JQuery.
    • Consistently writing, well kept, maintainable, flexible, clean, and consolidated CSS and XHTML.
    • Initiated a campaign towards D1SNs market audience (division one driven high school athletes) by developing a 3’x5’ advertisement to be displayed at a local High School football stadium, and initiated the shakable D1SN branded sports bottles as an integral part of the ‘Base, Build, Battle’ campaign.
    • Designed and developed multiple web applications, working directly with clients, integrating their iterations, using CMS, XHTML, CSS3, and the Adobe Creative Suite.

SolutionStream User Interface Engineer and Designer – 3/2010 to 7/2010

SolutionStream® — CaptionCall®

SolutionStream® — Easton Archery

SolutionStream® — Eleutian™

SolutionStream® — Glacier Bay Training

SolutionStream® — Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) — CSS 3 and HTML 5 kiosk

SolutionStream® — J-U-B Engineers, Inc.

SolutionStream® — Langdon Group

SolutionStream® — Names In Stone®

SolutionStream® — Opening Autism

SolutionStream® — Spatial Generations®

SolutionStream® — Yellowstone Language Institute