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I'm Jorge Castillo

UI UX Designer and FrontEnd Developer

  • Age 42
  • Address Coconut Creek, Florida USA
  • E-mail jorge@uiguerilla.com
  • Phone +1 954 281 90 12
  • Freelance till April 30, 2016
  • Vacation 'til May 15, 2016

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Hello! I’m Jorge Castillo. Senior UI UX Designer specializing in front end development. Experienced with all stages of the development cycle for dynamic web projects. Well-versed in numerous programming languages including HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS and CSS.  Background also includes project management and customer relations.

Professional Skills

User Experience & User Interface 99%
HTML & CSS 95%
JavaScript 75%
jQuery 90%
NodeJS 60%
Photoshop 97%
Fireworks 95%
E-Commerce 85%
Usability and Accesibility 85%

Portfolio

Work Experience

2014 - 2016

IBM / Global E-Commerce Group

UI Technical Lead & e-Commerce Platform Integration

Develop HTML, CSS and Javascript (Dojo) customizations for IBM Websphere Commerce platform.

Coordinate and lead UI developers on daily tasks. Provide rapid prototypes POCS for clients within Commerce platform.

Tailor each installation to the client’s needs by extending the platform when needed.

Work closely with Java developers, business owner, Business Analysts and Art Director to determine feasibility of requirements. Work closely with overseas development team in Bangalore, India including traveling onsite to accomplish UX in a timely manner.

Provide responsive designs that fits multi-range devices to achieve a rich experience.

Follow today’s common web practices to ensure longevity for code base produced by IBM Global eCommerce team.

Demonstrate experience and knowledge of IBM RAD application server by providing training to new UI developers.

Frequent travel to client’s site to demo progress and collect feedback. 24/7 availability.

Experienced with RAD, WCS Commerce SP7 and DB2 database.

2014 - 2014

Playwire

Senior User Interface / Information Architect

Build, lead and provide technical guidance to the UI development team.

Delegate technical implementation to senior UI developers.

Provide performance feedback to all team members and assign performance ratings.

Conduct 1-on-1 meetings as necessary to assess individual needs and provide career guidance.

Define and/or review all department policies, departmental organization structure, roles and responsibilities.

Implement a staffing plan that will support the needs of the team/department.

Work together with the team and business to prioritize work, plan and execute projects, document existing systems, and remove roadblocks.

Work with business to define product vision and understand how product can best meet customer goals.

Work with senior management to establish long- term technical strategy and roadmap.

2012 - 2014

CrossCountry Home Services

Chief Architect/Client-Side Consultant

Provide expertise on client side technologies for revamping of Call Center software to become browser Web App, for nationally known insurance company.

Lead designers and junior developers with customer experience (UX) and UI for all levels of Call Center app.

Utilize cutting edge Javascript frameworks to speed up experience and reduce DOM manipulation.

Extensive experience with JS frameworks, such as jQuery and AngularJS.

Extensive experience with CSS frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap and Skeleton.

Incorporate new UI using HTML5, CSS3 and AngularJS framework.

Adhere to today’s web standards and best practices.

Promote new concepts and technologies to the rest of the team through visual presentations.

Experience with Chrome DevTools, Firebug, Eclipse, Sublime Text, Jenkins and Web Services API.

Experience with source control tools such as SVN and GIT.

2010 - 2012

Office Depot

Senior UI/UX Developer

Responsible for delivery of high-volume, multi-national eCommerce sites.

Collaborate in a team that drives innovation and introduces new/advanced technologies to e-commerce sites globally through semantic code.

Use client-side technologies such as jQuery and DWR libraries to create engaging UI interaction thus facilitating the user experience.

Highly proficient in cross-browser development.

Expert level of Cascading Style Sheets including CSS3.

Deep knowledge and understanding of Mobile Web development.

Experienced with IBM Websphere, Apache, TomCat and IIS servers.

Experience using Eclipse and IBM RAD IDEs.

2009 - 2010

getDashboard.com

Senior UI/UX Developer (PHP)

Responsible for user experience and interaction for getdashboard.com and leadlogsys.com web app.

Drive designs from idea to implementation through RAD.

Communicate designs through mockups and interactive prototypes.

Collaborate with other designers, usability analysts and researchers to inform and validate your designs.

Evangelize new interface guidelines and design patterns.

Thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, agile environment.

PHP (CodeIgniter) Development through deep emphasis on MVC.

2007 - 2009

Citrix / Web Services

Senior UI Front-End Developer

Responsible for all usability, accessibility and UX aspects of the Citrix support sites.

Designing of all prototypes; including but not limited to: visual interfaces, navigation & behavior patterns.

Responsible for cross-browser support. Implementation of all HTML, CSS and JavaScript including all table-less pages utilizing only CSS.

Experience using JavaScript libraries (jQuery) and AJAX. Implementation and maintenance of some server-side strategies utilizing Freemarker and Velocity.

Experienced with developing using Sun’s Eclipse IDE.

Responsible for entering and tracking of front-end defects using Jira and SVN.

2008 - 2009

Art Institute Online

Adjunct Instructor

Deliver theory and practical knowledge of various design packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, & Illustrator and also 3D applications such as Maya and/or 3D Studio Max.

Education

2005 - 2007

MS. Fine Arts, Mention in Computer Animation

Florida Atlantic University

2001 - 2003

Bachelor Information Technology

University of Phoenix

1995 - 1997

Associate Computer Graphics & Animation

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

2000 - 2000

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) Windows 2000

Florida Atlantic University Continuing Education

References

  • Jorge is a dedicated, productive employee with a great disposition. He excelled at his position while managing a diverse work load. His ability to adapt his skill set to our evolving needs was an asset to our team.

    John Jimenez Sr Director, Web Services, Citrix.com
  • It’s been an absolute pleasure working under Jorge as a Graphic Designer. I learnt a lot from him through the five years we’ve worked together, personally and professionally. He is a dedicated, self motivated individual who’s always found ways to enhance the company, and achieved goals. I highly recommend Jorge, as he would be a great asset to any business.

    Davis Downes Professional Graphic Designer

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