SHARI BENKO

RÉSUMÉ

803-665-0993
shari_benko@hotmail.com

Work Experience

Intel, Hillsboro, OR - January 2015 - Present

UX Design Lead - Intel Nervana (Artificial Intelligence Products Group)

Creating dynamic experiences for deep learning data scientists by conducting UX research, creating and evaluating user workflows, conceputalizing, designing, building and testing prototypes of new fucntionality for the Intel Nervana deep learning products suite. Experiences must be approved by stakeholders (product management and development leads) and then handed off to developers by creating detailed CSS styling instructions and milisecond details for interactions.


Intel, Hillsboro, OR - January 2015 - Present

UX Design Lead - Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Solutions Group

Provide UX direction from a user centered standpoint to various projects within the Analytics and AI solutions group. Working on multiple solutions requires a varying approach to researching and and recommending the right experience. User experience tools used include creating user personas, establishing goals, creating dynamic prototypes, and conducting user testing.


Blue Nile Inc., Seattle, W.A. - October 2014 - December 2015

UI Designer

Design interactive experiences to compliment existing brand strategies using a user centered approach to design. Evaluating user flows, conducting research, creating wire-frames and presenting results to stakeholders for approval prior to visual design. Design, conduct, and analyze the results of user testing on prototypes as well as existing website elements to evaluate usability of designs. Project lead on new initiative to re-design and re-write existing education pages with the goals of making the pages mobile friendly (responsive design) and promoting user engagement using interactive elements. Duties require conducting content expert interviews, organizing content, designing site architecture, creating interactive elements, wire-framing, user testing and redlining for hand-off to development team.


Freelance Design - February 2009 - Present

Graphic/UX/UI Designer

Design interactive experiences complimenting existing branding strategies for various clients. Conduct user testing to evaluate existing, new and revised designs for various clients. Perform evaluations of existing websites for re-design based on the principles of user centered design. Marketing planning, buying and graphic design for various clients.


J.R. Rowell Printing Company Inc., Charleston, S.C. - September 2007 - August 2014

Graphic/UX/UI Designer

Designed and implemented software for job tracking to manage Rowell Printing’s 90+ active jobs per month. Administrator and UX/UI designer for J.R. Rowell Printing Company’s multiple websites (www.TheEdistoIslandGuide.com, www.JRRowellPrinting.com, www.CoastalCarolinaGolfGuide.com). Manager all of J.R. Rowell Printing Companies marketing and advertising strategies. Responsible for graphic design and pre-press layout for 300+ customers in the Charleston area.

Education

M.S. in Interactive Media

Quinnipiac University, 2015.


B.A. in Communications

State University of New York at Cortland College, 2001.

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suites

Axure

Microsoft Office

Design Thinking

Responsive Design

Usability Testing

Design Wireframing

HTML

CSS

Video Editing

Agile Methodology

JavaScript

JQuery

d3.js

c3.js

PHP