skipper chong warson

UI/UX and visual design, creative direction

introduction

For more than a decade, as an award-winning, hands-on UI/UX expert, creative director and designer, I have played matchmaker to companies and brands looking to engage with and activate their audiences.

Having worked in every stage of the process — from concept to final product, with a wide variety of parties and interests — I believe that working through the design process iteratively is the optimum process for clarifying complicated messages and best brought to life with the most fearless and clear of creative products. It’s not a shortcut; instead, this is the hinge on which teamwork and collaboration swing to deliver stellar solutions.

To me, what matters most is accomplishing the task at hand in the most holistic way possible. Sometimes, it's about taking the lead; sometimes, it's being a support player; sometimes, it's working as a head-down set of hands or something in between but never through a job title alone. I am always an advocate for the user — and in my experience, true and compelling wins out over new and shiny. Most importantly, I love what I do.

expertise

UI/UX & Interactive Design

Creative Direction

Branding & Print

experience

Fjord

UX and Visual Design Lead

August 2013 - present

Hands-on lead in user experience, interaction design, visual design and information architecture disciplines within this division of Accenture Design and Innovation, coordinating with off-shore resources as well as a wide variety of product, technical and design teams around the world. Client work includes ExxonMobil, Girl Scouts of America, AIG, Dow, the City of Toronto (Metrolinx), Merck, Starwood and Duke Energy among others.

Brabble

Creative Director and UX Lead

Nov 2012 - August 2013

User experience, brand building and visual design for a multimedia social network startup, including app design, responsive web site design (beginning with temp page collecting emails to single informational page to launch site with user-transaction components and network tie-ins) as well as support for varied marketing efforts. Released several iOS and Android versions while managing a team of two designers plus freelancers.

Mediabistro

Creative Director

Sep 2011 - Nov 2012

Champion problem-solver for all things visual — part evangelist, part soothsayer. Priorities included UI/UX (a wide swathe of web properties and segments), brand development and management, email campaigns (over a million sent a month), online and offline visual refreshes, plus redesigns of job board and education verticals. As a result, site traffic grew 20%, year over year, and email engagement doubled. Managed a team of three full-time employees, three freelancers as well as off-shore resources, working in three different US locations (NY, CA, CT).

PBS FRONTLINE

Senior Interactive Designer

Oct 2010 - Sep 2011

Lead in developing user interface designs and media elements for content and news features. Mobile presentation, social media connectivity and integration with the television broadcasts were top priorities as well as usability considerations and information architecture. Because of this, social engagement increased 30% while unique page views rose 10%. Managed and advised four people in NY, CA and MA.

scw creative

Senior Designer

Jun 2008 - Oct 2010

Strategy, brand direction and style in matters of identity, interactive and print design for clients and agencies alike — T3 and GSD&M among others. Previous work includes Chase Bank, JCPenney, Sea World, Office Depot and DayNa Decker — as well as a mixture of other businesses and organizations (local, regional and national).

Keller Williams Realty Inc. (Corporate HQ)

Lead Designer

Jan 2005 - Jun 2008

scw creative

Interactive, Print Designer

Jun 2001 - Jan 2005

rx.com

Interactive Designer, Illustrator

Mar 2000 - May 2001

education

UT El Paso

Dual Major, English Literature and Playwriting, BA (cum laude) — 3.8 GPA

Austin Community College

Visual Communication, 18 credit hours — 4.0 GPA

awards

  • Silver Addy Award for original creative brand I.D. and packaging design in 2006
  • Merit Winner, HOW Magazine International Design Annual in 2005

affiliations

  • AIGA
  • Art Directors Club
  • Freelancers Union

skills

  • Creative facilitation
  • Team leadership, management
  • Articulate advocate
  • Creative Cloud, Axure among others
  • Iterative development
  • iOS, Android app design
  • Typography
  • Social media
  • SLR Photography

conferences

  • 2014: Equinox, Sedona, AZ
  • 2013: SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX
  • 2012: Social Curation Summit, New York, NY (moderator)
  • 2011: HOW Design Conference, Chicago, IL
  • 2010-2006: SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX
  • 2009: HOW Design Conference, Austin, TX
  • 2008: Adobe Max, San Francisco, CA
  • 2002: SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX
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  • Coroflot portfolio
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