Mali Kouanchao

UX/UI ARCHITECT & VISUAL DESIGNER

DJAI

Innovative, self-motivated, and award-winning UX/UI designer with over 15 years of experience in successfully delivering design work to a wide range of clients including universities, non-profits, and corporate entities. Seeking opportunities to design interactive and mobile experiences and applications for forward thinking companies.

 

BALSAMIQ

HTML & CSS

70%

01 SKILLS

MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

SKETCH/INVISION

DREAMWEAVER

OMNIGRAFFLE

AXURE

BALSAMIQ

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70%

HTML & CSS

70%

02 PORTFOLIO

MY LATEST WORK. SEE MORE >

03 Experience

2018-PRESENT

DDMS, Inc. (contract)

Senior UX/UI Designer

Provide UX/UI design service to a progressive service oriented company specializing in cutting-edge data management, visualization, GIS, chemistry and development and hosting services to environmental and energy market sectors. user goals. Ensure visual, functional, and conceptual consistency across Ameriprise sites. Use website analytics to identify areas of improvement and measure performance.

2017-2018

AMERIPRISE (contract via The Latitude Group)

Interactive UX Design Architect

Translate user goals and business goals into effective user experience designs. Work with agencies and internal resources to create wireframes, prototypes, site maps, use cases, process flows, and functional requirements. Present information architecture deliverables to internal partners for approval. Collaborate with Program Manager on creative and project briefs as needed to define project goals and metrics. Ensure design and content solutions are strategic, targeted, engaging and show a clear understanding for Ameriprise’s target audience. Test and implement innovative online solutions to meet business and user goals. Ensure visual, functional, and conceptual consistency across Ameriprise sites. Use website analytics to identify areas of improvement and measure performance.
 

2011-2014

US BANK

Mobile Visual Design Lead

Worked with Business Analysts, UX Lead, Information architect, offshore development team, and external agency to redesign mobile UI and applications. Led UX visual design strategy for online strategic initiatives.  Documented UI patterns and visual styleguide. Collaborated with BAs, UX and offshore dev team to design responsive marketing websites for desktop, tablet and other mobile devices. Developed corporate homepage, marketing splash pages, and visual style guides. Conceptualized next generation UI for Wealth Management and personal financial management applications. Supervised and mentored designers on mobile web and app projects. Received US Bank Silver Shield Award for my role as Lead Mobile Visual Designer. 

2000-PRESENT

DJAI

Freelance UX/UI Visual  Designer

Conceptualized and designed web sites, mobile user interfaces / applications, and printed marketing materials. Clients included Blue Cross Blue Shield, University of Minnesota, and Minnesota Battered Women’s Coalition. Developed creative vision and provided user experience expertise. QA browser compatability / accessibility, and mobile app testing. Supervised and mentored designers. Collaborated with cross-functional team from several time zones (e.g. New York City, London, Tel Aviv, and Hong Kong) to execute design and development of projects. Provided design options to clients based on research of current products and trends.

2014-2015

THOMSON REUTERS

Senior UX Designer

Worked closely with local and international product teams to uncover business needs, developed design strategies and communicated design solutions using best practices. Produced design deliverables such as low-fidelity mockups, wireframes, prototypes, and annotated high-fidelity designs. Sample projects included product marketing site and interactive data visualization web app. Implemented unconventional / low-cost approach to user testing, e.g. interviewing and observing user “pain points” via WebEx. Participated in UX test sessions and provided QA tests for browser compatability/accessesiblity. Effectively communicated research findings, conceptual ideas and detailed design rationales verbally and visually. Managed development of design and recorded bugs in Jira. Participated in regular design reviews with developers, product owners, project manager, UX strategist, and upper management. Helped define and maintain a library of global patterns and guidelines.

2005-2009

CARLSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Web Designer

Designed custom elements for websites using HTML, CSS, jQuery, Flash animation, and animated GlFs. Created, modified and implemented CSS and other templates for online applications. Designed UI for school portal/intranet and various online applications. Collaborated with developers to pilot University wide content management system.

CONTACT

If you prefer, you can email me directly at djaidesign@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter (@djai), Instagram (@dijai), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mali1/)

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