BRADY CANDELL

OBJECTIVE

Effective User Experience Specialist with strong mix of UX and front-end development skills. Diligent, determined, hard-working, and seeking to apply expertise and extensive experience in UX/UI and development to take on a challenging new role with a growing team.

EXPERIENCE

Interactive Director / Senior UX Specialist | Fly Communications , New York,NY -

As Interactive Director for a small agency, I am responsible for the SWOT analysis and implementation of Agile methodologies throughout the life-cycle of every digital project. I work with our clients to build the Personas, Journey Maps, and site goals. I create the Interactive Prototypes and UI profiles, as well as manage the team that develops the sites.
View the TouchCare Prototype

Project Name: TouchCare

Role: Technical Project Manager, Information Architect, UX Design, Web Developer

Team: 3

Platform: Custom Wordpress with Advanced Custom Fields Pro, custom Javascript

  • Assessed the current site, created documentation highlighting strengths and weaknesses
  • Worked with Account Management and the client to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the new site
  • Collaborated with client to create User Stories, a User Journey Map, and defined site goals
  • Created Technical Specifications
  • Produced the technical reports, including progress updates
  • Developed the Project Plan and coordinated project schedules, goals and milestones
  • Created the Product Backlog, planned the Sprints, acted as Scrum Master during the daily stand up meetings, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Built the responsive, interactive prototype using Axure RP
  • Sliced the Photoshop files, creating optimized images for the site
  • Built the site, creating individual page templates using PHP, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3 with transitions, as well as a generic, multi-purpose page template for client use.
  • Used Advanced Custom Fields with repeater plugin to make the CMS as intuitive as possible
  • Installed Google Tag Manager and Analytics and defined goals to track conversions
  • Configured Yoast SEO plugin to optimize Search Engine Visibility on an ongoing basis
  • Managed the QA using Browserstack and Microsoft Teams
  • Reviewed the site, including CMS functionality with the client, and provided training where needed
  • Monitored and analyzed the traffic to the new site, the effects on visibility in search engines, and made suggestions on improvements
  • Involved the client in the process and maintained open channels of communication via Slack
View the Glen Grant Prototype

Project Name: Glen Grant - Single Malt Disrupted

Role: Technical Project Manager, UX Design, Web Developer

Team: 2

Platform: Angular JS Framework, Bootstrap, Google Maps API, Google Font API, Modernizr, Eventbrite API

  • Collaborated with Account Management and the Client to:
    • Create a SWOT analysis
    • determine target audience
    • define goals for the site
  • Wrote the Tech Specs and reports
  • Developed the Project Plan and coordinated project schedules, goals and milestones
  • Created the responsive, interactive prototype using Axure RP
  • SCRUM:
    • Created the Product Backlog
    • Planned the Sprints
    • Acted as Scrum Master during the daily stand up meetings
    • Ran the Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Sliced the Photoshop files, creating optimized images for the site
  • Built the site using Angular JS
  • Managed the QA process using Browserstack and Mantis
  • Monitored and analyzed the traffic to the new site, the effects on visibility in search engines, and made suggestions on improvements

Project Name: Provention Bio

Role: Technical Project Manager, UX Design, Web Developer

Team: 3

Platform: Wordpress, PHP, Javascript

  • Performed a site performance and SEO analysis of the existing site
  • Worked with the Client to define the target audience, aesthetic, and goals for the new site
  • Created the project plan, Functional Requirements and Tech Specs
  • Created the responsive, interactive prototype using Axure RP
  • Collaborated with the design team to create dynamic animations that can be integrated into the code without issue
  • Worked with the IT team to plan and implement the hosting migration
  • Sliced the Photoshop files, created the optimized the images and video files
  • Built a theme with custom page templates using PHP and javascript
  • Created animations using SVGs, Javascript, CSS3 transitions, and video backgrounds
  • Worked with the Design Team and Account Management to discuss and overcome obstacles
  • Installed Google Tag Manager and Analytics and defined goals to track conversions
  • Communicated twice weekly with the client to deliver updates
  • Managed the QA process using Browserstack

Project Name: Bellissima Prosecco

Role: Technical Project Manager, UX Design, Web Developer

Team: 3

Platform: Wordpress, PHP, Javascript, Youtube API, Google Maps API

  • Worked with the Client, Design Team, and Account Management to define User Personas, Brand Identity, and project objectives
  • Created the project plan, Functional Requirements and Tech Specs
  • Created the responsive, interactive prototype using Axure RP
  • Sliced the Photoshop files, created the optimized the images and video files
  • Built a theme with custom page templates using PHP and javascript
  • Installed Google Tag Manager and Analytics and defined goals to track conversions
  • Managed the QA process using Browserstack and Mantis
View the Hey Clinic Prototype

Project Name: Hey Clinic

Role: Technical Project Manager, UX Design, Web Developer

Team: 2

Platform: Wordpress on IIS, PHP, Yoast SEO, reCAPTCHA

  • Worked with EOS Imaging and the Client to create a project plan
  • Collaborated with Account Management and the Client to create User Personas and site goals
  • Wrote the Functional Requirements and Technical Specs, bearing in mind needs from both EOS and the client
  • Sliced the Photoshop files, created the optimized the images and video files
  • Built a theme with custom page templates using PHP and javascript
  • Installed Google Tag Manager and Analytics and defined goals to track conversions
  • Managed the QA process using Browserstack and Mantis
View the Crosby Higgins Prototype

Project Name: Crosby & Higgins, LLP

Role: Technical Project Manager, UX Design, Web Developer

Team: 2

Platform: Wordpress with Advanced Custom Fields, Bootstrap, PHP, Javascript

  • Assessed the current site, created documentation showing PageRank and other SEO statistics
  • Created SWOT Analysis and developed the Project Plan
  • Wrote the Tech Specs and sent regularly updated reports
  • Created the responsive, interactive prototype using Axure RP
  • Sliced the Photoshop files, created the optimized the images and video files
  • Built the site, creating individual page templates using PHP, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Used Advanced Custom Fields to make the CMS as intuitive as possible
  • Configured Yoast SEO plugin to optimize Search Engine Visibility on an ongoing basis
  • Managed the QA process using Browserstack and Mantis

SKILLS

  • User Experience (UX)
  • UI/Rapid Prototyping
  • HTML5, CSS3/SASS/Compass
  • PHP/MySQL
  • Javascript / JQuery / AJAX / JSON
  • Slack
  • GIT/Bitbucket
  • BrowserStack
  • Debugging proficiency
  • Digital Strategy
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Scrum / Agile Methodologies
  • Staff development
  • Team leadership
  • Project management
  • Microsoft Teams / Planner
  • Team liaison

Activities

In addition to my roles as Interactive Director, I devoted significant energy to education and mentoring. Fly traditionally hires talent that is newer to the market, and I enjoy my role in helping our new coworkers grow into their own, building their skill set and confidence.

Education

Certified Scrum Master | 2015

Axure Rapid Prototyping | 2013

Google Analytics | 2013

Advanced Wordpress | 2012

Advanced Javascript | 2009

Advanced CSS | 2006

SQL Architecture | 2000

Bachelor of Fine Arts | Messiah College | Grantham, PA