I have over 15 years of hands-on design and leadership experience across startup and enterprise organizations. I am an experienced practitioner with a passion for design, who champions communication through user research and teamwork.
I have taken many projects from unsuccessful to successful starting from different phases. These have helped shape my process for supporting my teams and delivering experiences. I aim to grow my teams, designers and cross-functional, ability to impact a project or the organization in positive ways. I believe building blocks of success in managing people and projects are supported with solid processes. I have honed in on capabilities I find important to develop my processes. In any combination, these help me deliver successfully with my teams.
Clients Worked With
As a UX manager and design practitioner, I specialize in delivering user-centered design solutions for globally diverse clients. Clients span across different industries and represent various experiences on digital platforms. I have informed design direction in industries that include: financial technology, online marketing, medical care, real estate, creative agencies, energy, community marketplace, property and casualty insurance, global retail merchandising, automotive and semiconductor supplier. Cultivating communication, collaboration, and leadership skills and experience has been my work focus as it aligns with my core desires in life.
Design and UI team management to increase individual growth and organizational impact
Stakeholder interviews to drive out scope and solution capabilities
Cross-functional team guidance for consistency and user-focused quality
Requirements gathering for business, user, and technical needs
Usability testing and user research through workshop activities, wireframes, and prototype generation
User-focused research to gather valuable data for developing personas and user flows
Heuristic analysis of primary or adjacent "jobs-to-be-done" to prioritize design and development backlogs
Design System alignment to product roadmaps to elevate work output
DeAndre was an invaluable member of our team. Although he was with our implementation partner, he really felt like part of our internal team. He was integral in helping us set up our personalization strategy for both our public and authenticated web sites. His strategic direction was very appreciated, and he ensured that our marketing goals were implemented. DeAndre’s input is a great mix of strategy and creativity, and the enthusiasm he brings to the table is contagious.
DeAndre was a highly motivated and driven mentor. His attention to detail and organizational skills make him an ideal candidate for any role. He built meaningful relationships with clients based on trust which is why he was always sought after and kept on projects even when there was not much work left so that they did not lose him. His years of experience in the industry allow him to provide high quality deliverables that exemplify his mastery of UX skills.
DeAndre, worked at WellCare Portal project for me as an UX architect. He delivered great UX designs that were relevant to customer and implementable by the technology team. DeAndre was always available to address any questions/concerns that team may have and work collaboratively to make sure all his stake holders were getting that they needed from him. The WellCare sites came out great, customer loves it and is happy with our work.
DeAndre created UX deliverables that were integral in developing an enterprise application that is now used globally by sales associates at a large retail company. DeAndre developed a create relationship with client executives to achieve his objectives and deliver high level results.
Joe Boayue III
I had the pleasure of working with DeAndre at Perficient working with an oil and gas company. The client was unsure of what they wanted for the SharePoint UI. DeAndre was able to work with the client to narrow down and define the look and feel for the site which the client absolutely loved and continue to use. He is detail oriented and is able to create sites that reflect the client's personality and objectives with little or no direction.
I would love to have DeAndre work with me on a project in the future.
DeAndre is a very talented designer, and I have valued his adaptability and good nature as much as his visual design aptitude and ability. DeAndre created some outstanding icons and graphics, and he has also made important contributions in terms of interaction design and styling for a SharePoint application using CSS. I am sorry to lose him back to Austin life, but I trust that he will be a valued addition to any team astute enough to recognize his talents and abilities.
DeAndre is one of the most talented and creative individuals I have ever met. While working with with him at Star Nine Ventures I had the pleasure of seeing his talents in action. He was tasked with developing a UI for different levels of SEO seekers from Fortune 500 companies to everyday bloggers for our SXSW product launches. His designs not only stimulated the audience but created tremendous success for our SEO business. He is an All-Star employee and would be a great asset to any company.
I've hired DeAndre several times as a graphic designer and he has always done a great job. He's also a nice guy and someone I always enjoy working with. Creative, intuitive, and flexible - I would describe the feeling of what I'm looking for and within one or two edits he would deliver the perfect graphics. I highly recommend DeAndre.
DeAndre did great work for us on our largest project at Perficient for a Fortune 50 tech company here in Austin. He was a critical member of the project, working directly with the client and assembling hundreds of wireframes for the developers to work from. I would love to work with DeAndre again.