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 / HTML, JavaScript, CSS Expert – SRS, MPi, Identifix (DirectHit) iATN, and AutoPoint – 6/2009 to 3/2010 (9 months)

SRS, MPi, and Identifix are SAAS auto dealership applications, and auto mechanic applications. I was hired to prototype the static Illustrator files, into HTML, CSS, and JavaScript prototypes, my proficiency led to me being the resident expert in JavaScript, CSS, and XHTML and training seasoned programmers in web application development.

  • Work performed at SRS:
    • Collaborated with product managers, designers, and vice presidents to finalize fully-functioning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript prototypes to W3C Standards for Internet Explorer 6-8, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera web browsers.
    • Engineered Interfaces for Dropthings Ajax web portal, DevExpress, and Asp.Net in Visual Studio.
    • Engineered multiple demos for interactive approval, cross-browser, and cross-OS support.
  • Technologies used at SRS:
    • Development: architecture: ASP, HTML, 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, jQuery, sript.aculo.us, and swfobject; software: ASP.NET, DevExpress, Dropthings Ajax web portal, and Visual Studio; styling: CSS, and GIF animation.
    • Design: digital: Adobe: Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, ImageReady, and Photoshop; best practices: icon/image/graphic organization, sprites management, and styling in CSS over images; modeling/animation: 2-D: Adobe: Flash and Illustrator, and GIF animation; 3D: Cinema 4D XL; Video: After Effects, Flash Video Encoder, Media Encoder, Premiere Pro, and QuickTime Pro; Wire Framing: Illustrator and Photoshop.
    • Management Tools: documentation: DocuWiki, intranets, and websites; office products: Macintosh: Pages, Mail, Numbers, and Keynotes; Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word;
    • project management: Microsoft Excel, and Skype
    • Operating Systems: Macintosh: X; virtual machines: Parallels, Virtual Box, and VMware; Windows: 98, 2000 Professional, XP Professional, 2003 Server, Vista, and 7.
  • Selected projects and accomplishments at SRS:
    • Transitioned, trained, and mentored international desktop development teams into web application development, by educating them in the correct usage of CSS, JavaScript, and XHTML by documenting, one-on-one training, and coaching of W3C standards, and browser compliance across IE 6-8, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera browsers.
    • Proposed an $84,340 savings by creating and animating 3D cars in a web application for dealerships to point out problem areas of a vehicle.

User Interface Engineer – HTML, JavaScript, CSS Expert – SRS, MPi, Identifix (DirectHit) iATN, AutoPoint – 6/2009 to 3/2010

View the Ford GM prototype


“Gordon is a user experience expert! He understands what it takes to manage business, technology, and user constraints and elaborate the best user experience in the form of wireframes, mockups, and fully functional html/css prototypes. Gordon has shown an amazing ability to adjust to change and deliver quality UIs and user experiences. I will recommend Gordon to any company and will be more than happy to take a call on his behalf.” – Omar Filippelli, Senior UX Design Manager, Mobile Productivity, Inc.

“Working with Gordon has been a truly pleasure...not only because of the expertise he has proved in this short time, but for his good will, hard working and being always in good humor. I look forward to keep working with him for a long time.” – Pablo Benítez Barreto, Senior Web Developer, Service Repair Solutions