After 20 years working as a UI/UX (UIX) designer-developer, I feel extremely fortunate in that I truly enjoy what I do as much today as when I first started. I've worked in numerous verticals and organizations ranging from small startups to global fortune 500, and with many talented designers and developers.

I am a hands-on UIX designer and HTML-CSS-jQuery coder who advocates passionately for user centered design, creative collaboration, design patterns, user empathy, best practices, UX research, and other practices/considerations that support the design and delivery of optimized user experiences. I am currently seeking a new opportunity where I can continue to enjoy my work and add value to the next organization I join.

- Frank Gaete

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Various roles

I have held different titles such as UI/UX Designer; UX Architect; UIX Director, but ultimately I am a UIX Designer primarily focused on delivering the best possible user experiences possible. I’ve helped design and architect UIX systems for internal and external clients, B2B and B2C clients, direct consumer facing ecommerce/marketing applications and large enterprise SaaS application platforms.

I’ve been described as a passionate and driven UIX designer with a track record of exceeding expectations in fast paced, multi-project environments; committed to delivering great user experiences; enthusiastic and creative collaborator; sensitive to business goals; strong ability for conceptualizing and communicating ideas; effective project and team leader; enjoys continuous learning and improvement; and more.

Skills

  • Business requirements analysis
  • UX Research development and analysis
  • Conceptual design and rapid prototyping
  • Cross-team collaboration
  • Adobe CC, Photoshop, XD, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and more
  • Balsamiq, InVision, Axure
  • Visual Studio; Azure hosting/development
  • Agile & waterfall processes
  • Project and team management
  • and more

When I'm not working

I spend time reading technical books and articles, checking out new tech, practicing and playing guitar (though not practicing as much as I'd like to unfortunately), listening to music; playing tennis; spending time with family and friends and eagerly awaiting the next Marvel movie release.