Sean Mihaly | Creative Director and Experience Designer

Resume

About

I am a strategic thinker with a goal to bring better interactive experiences to websites, apps, and games. By creating user experiences that are designed with intelligent standards of usability, I bring products to market that center around best practices in user-focused designs. I am proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML/CSS, and Atlassian Jira, and I use those tools along with many others, along with my skills in project management, to deliver the most effective UI/UX solutions for teams and businesses.

Located in San Francisco, CA.

Email me sean.s.mihaly@gmail.com.
Connect with me LinkedIn.

Skills

Proficiency in these software tools

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Animate
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere
Adobe XD
Arduino (C/C++)
Atlassian JIRA
Axure
Dialogflow
Git/SourceTree
Google Analytics
HTML5/CSS3
InVision
Java
JavaScript
Jetbrains Webstorm
Keyshot
Microsoft Office/Google Docs
Rhinoceros
Sketch
Sony Vegas
Trello
Wordpress
Youtube Creator Studio

Proficiency in these soft skills

Analytical thinking
Collaboration
Communication
Customer relationship management
Empathy
Leadership
Problem solving and troubleshooting
Process management and creation
User research and prototyping
Task management and delegation

Professional Experiences

UX Designer, Senior Technical Consultant

Cisco Systems, LTI
April 2019 - Current

American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

  • Create user-flows/journeys, design wireframes, and mockups for new and existing internal tools.
  • Build prototypes to assist in user research, using low-to-high-fidelity techniques and build design tools.
  • Collaborate with UX designers and researchers, and advise front-end engineers on UI implementation best practices.




UX/UI Designer, Lead Designer, Co-Founder

everyone.marketing
November 2016 - April 2019

Privately held digital marketing start-up focused on providing services to small businesses locally and nationwide.

Founded and developed the company providing digital marketing services to small business through brand development, web design, and UI/UX optimization.

  • Design logos, websites (landing pages and eCommerce) and business cards for individuals and small businesses.
  • Create web mockups, wireframes, user journeys for web and mobile platforms.




UX/UI Designer, UX Usability Analyst

OnPoint Digital
October 2016 - August 2018

Consistently distinguished, award-winning eLearning (LMS) software company serving Fortune 500 companies, including Cox Communications, JP Morgan Chase, Raytheon, Medline, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Samsung, Sony, and Verizon Wireless.

Conduct UX testing of interfaces and create new visual designs and experiences through usability testing, wireframes, mockups, and prototyping of new interfaces for numerous existing and prospective customers. Work with project managers, designers, developers, and customers to find solutions that improve customer engagement, usability, interaction design, and performance.

  • Design, rapidly test, iterate prototypes using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and provide documentation for new large-scale, responsive design mobile and web interfaces based on customer goals for 30+ brands and services.
  • Produce low and high fidelity mockups, wireframes, user journeys, and documentation of new interfaces using tools such as Sketch and Figma, for project managers and clients to seek leadership approval and funding.
  • Lead the design of a new, innovative web-application and mobile app for JP Morgan Chase that increases customer engagement and usability for thousands of users worldwide. Meet with client’s team to gather data, then develop a style guide, iterative mockups, and a working prototype.




Lead Designer, Creative Director

Forge(x) and children companies (The Guild Hall, The Chromatic Dragon, Jolly Goblin Games)
Dec 2014 - Aug 2016

Venture capitalist owned, technology-centered, gaming/entertainment business encompassing specialty interactive technology and website design, food and beverage, membership services, events, and retail.

Develop brand guidelines including color palettes, typography, logos and iconography. Illustrations, audio/video content creation, UX/UI design, front-end development, interaction design, photography, and marketing for all Forge(x) child companies.

  • Produce websites, interactive installations, and mobile apps for three outside clients, including a not-for-profit foundation, a museum exhibition, a customer-facing eCommerce site, and a parking startup mobile app.
  • Act as Creative Director for a tech startup utilizing a mobile app delivering creative vision, innovation in web design and user interface, and consistency in user experience. Design user-friendly web applications and toolsets to support Forge(x) services and digital products.


Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Savannah College of Art and Design
Class of 2014

Interactive Design and Game Development major, concentrating in interactive and service design.

Accolades

Best Installation Art

Entelechy Awards - Wondrous
2014

Using the Xbox Kinect and Processing, led a team of 10+ to design, build, and program an interactive installation that engaged both active and passive users in an unique environment. The installation went on to be displayed in the Jepson Center for the Arts and at the Pulse Art + Technology festival.