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Hi, my name is Ray!

I'm a user experience designer in Orange County, CA. I spend my days designing for the University of California, Irvine, working with a talented and dedicated team on our rather awesome faculty recruitment and course management systems!

Learn more about what I work on over on Projects, check out my UX/UI blog (with exciting posts about the work I do for UCI), or read on to learn more! I'm also working on a design for a side project, Roll for Initiative.

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Interaction design

I use a variety of tools and techniques to ensure the best user experience possible for our clients,. This includes:

  • Paper prototyping
  • Usability testing in the design phase
  • Usability testing on production apps to identify problem areas
  • Low-fi wireframing (Balsamiq)
  • Diagrams and mockups (OmniGraffle)
  • Interactive prototyping (Axure RP)
  • Prototyping with HTML

Samples of UX work >
Blog entries about UX >

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Interface design

As our UI lead, I am ensure that our applications look and feel as nice as possible, creating a friendly, non-intimidating environment in which to work, while also being highly usable. To accomplish this, I use several tools:

  • High fidelity prototyping and designs in OmniGraffle
  • Direct manipulation of code using CSS/SCSS/LESS, HTML, PHP, and Ruby on Rails
  • Asset creation in Adobe Photoshop

Samples of UI work >
Blog entries about UI >