Chad Lavimoniere

User Experience Designer

Brooklyn, NY

Focused design lead, interested in turning complicated problems into simple, joyful interactions.

Work Experience

  • Arazoo

    Senior User Experience Designer|Jun, 2016Current

    Steering UX and Product Development at a growing SAAS startup

    • Build and test prototypes with Sketch + InVision
    • Track user data trends through Google Analytics and direct SQL Queries to our database
    • Oversee product development jointly with CTO
    • Coordinate with Marketing director to set up digital ads and track them
  • Arazoo

    User Experience Designer|Dec, 2015May, 2016

    Designing UX mockups and prototypes at an early-stage SAAS startup

    • Coordinated with remove UI designer and UX advisor
    • Conducted User Interviews and user testing sessions
    • Designed new features and wrote documentation for front-end and back-end development
  • Arazoo

    Operations Coordinator|Oct, 2014Nov, 2015

    The "Product" guy at Arazoo — an early-stage startup straddling the realms of real estate, building design and construction management. I was Employee #1.

    • Worked with CTO and COO to completely overhaul initial MVP created by contracted developers for founding partners
    • Wrote homepage, newsletter, and advertising copy
    • Wrote some PHP, javascript and CSS code for homepage updates
    • Conducted QA Testing on new development builds
    • Set up FAQ article database
    • Wrote release documentation
    • Coordinated with remote designers
    • Set up email marketing and automated user emails
    • Set up customer service system
  • Infinity Shoes

    Director of Marketing and eCommerce|Jan, 2011Oct, 2014

    Director of marketing, creative media and branding for a small independent footwear retailer. Oversaw team that did all social media, SEO, email marketing and catalog management.

    • Made UX/UI designs in Photoshop
    • Created HTML mockups of new designs for testing
    • Set up Google Analytics
    • Used customer behavior data from Analytics and direct database queries to design behavioral improvements
    • Designed all advertising materials
    • Coordinated with remote developers
  • Self-Employed

    Freelance Graphic Designer|Apr, 2010Jan, 2014

    Freelance graphic design work. Projects included wedding invitations, pamphlets, election campaign signs, personal websites, small business advertising materials, and business cards.

    Education

    • University of Notre Dame

      Bachelors - Rhetoric & Creative Writing|20042008

    Skills

      • Sketch
      • Photoshop/Illustrator
      • InVision
      • Rapid Prototyping
      • Wireframing
      • PHP
      • javascript
      • HTML
      • CSS
      • LAMP stack development
      • Jira Agile/Kanban
      • Google Analytics
      • SQL
      • User Research
      • User Testing
      • github/bitbucket
      • Python 2.7/3