David DeSouza

  • UX, UI, Graphic & Digital Media Designer with more than 20 years' experience delivering a broad range of creative design solutions. Decades of daily experience meeting tight deadlines, managing projects, mentoring junior colleagues and collaborating with people at all levels of the creative and production processes.

Skills & Experience

  • User Experience  •  User Interface Design  •  Graphic Design & Typography  •  Front End Web Design  • 
    Usability Testing  •  Information Architecture  •  Wireframing  •  Content Strategy  •  HTML5  •  CSS3  • 
    JavaScript  •  Sass  •  Less  •  Bootstrap  •  Project Management  •  Search Engine Optimization  •  ActionScript  •  Flash Game Design  •  Video Production and Animation  •  Photography
l also have many years' experience as an Illustrator


Software

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, etc)  •  Balsamiq  •  Axure  •  Adobe XD  •  Sketch  •  WordPress  •  Captivate  •  OmniGraffle  •  Final Cut Pro  • Pro Tools ... and much more

Education

  • The Nielsen Norman Group - Fremont, California
    Certificate, User Experience

  • Harvard Extension School - Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Graduate Certificate, Web Technology - ongoing, part-time (2017)

  • Bentley University - Waltham, Massachusetts
    Certificate, User Experience Bootcamp

  • University of Massachusetts - North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
    BFA, Digital Media

  • New England Institute of Technology - Warwick, Rhode Island
    AS, Multimedia & Web Design Technology

  • Bristol Community College - Fall River, Massachusetts
    AA, Art

Additional Training

  • American Graphics Institute
    UX Design  •  Responsive Web Design  •  HTML5 & CSS3 training •  Typography  •  Introduction to PHP  • 
    Adobe Edge Training  •  ePubs

  • Dale Carnegie Training
    Present to Persuade  •  Present with Impact  •  Disagree Agreeably  •  Negotiations: A Human Relations Approach

Classes and Lectures with Industry Leaders...


Employment History

  • October 2018 - Present
    Schneider Electric - West Kingston, Rhode Island
    User Experience Researcher (contractor)
    • Gather and evaluate user requirements and translate them into design ideas via prototypes, wireframes, visual mockups and user flows.
    • Use data, analytics, best practices and research to map out user journeys.

    April 2018 - August 2018
    Micronotes - Boston, Massachusetts
    UX / UI Engineer (contractor)
    • User Interface Design
    • Wireframing
    • Prototyping
    • Usability Testing
    • Sitemaps
    • Information Architecture
    • Graphic Design
    • Branding

    November 2016 - April 2018
    FM Global - Johnston, Rhode Island
    UX, UI, Graphic & Instructional Designer (contractor)
    • User Interface Design
    • Wireframing
    • Sitemaps
    • Information Architecture
    • Graphic Design
    • WordPress Development
    • Video Production
    • Branding
    • Content Management
    • Content Strategy

    November 2015 - November 2016
    Commercial Art Services - Westport, Massachusetts
    UX, UI, Graphic Designer (contractor)
    • Wireframing
    • Mockups
    • Information Architecture
    • Graphic Design
    • Branding
    • Logo Design
    • Style Guides

  • 2007 - 2015
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - Boston, Massachusetts
    Senior Multimedia Designer (UX & UI Design, Information Architecture, Graphic Design)
    • UX and UI: Conducted interviews and usability tests, user research analysis, persona development, user scenarios, user journeys, Content Strategy, Sitemaps, Information Architecture, wireframe and prototype development.
    • Designed layouts, infographics, charts, graphs and illustrations for the Boston Fed print media and online publications.
    • Redesigned the Boston Fed intranet and public sites in 2007 and contributed to their redesign again in 2014.
    • Designed the Peanuts and Crackerjacks Flash game, which promotes financial literacy and remains the most popular feature on bostonfed.org.
    • Worked on print design, web material and usability testing for IPP.gov (a service provided by the U.S Treasury that manages government agency invoicing).
    • Designed and developed websites and microsites such as the New England Economic Adventure Exhibit and FederalReservePlaza.com.
    • Started the Corporate Communications video department in which I produced videos and other multimedia presentations to promote various Fed initiatives.
    • Met with other UX and design professionals at conferences around the country to refine my own process.
    • Started and managed the Boston Fed YouTube channel.
    • First person to stream live video at the Boston Fed.

    2006 - 2007
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
    Flash Designer

  • 2005 - 2007
    Zebra Sign & Design - Middletown, Rhode Island
    Graphic Designer
    • Designed signs, banners and logos.

    2003 - 2007
    Illustrator - Freelance
    • Illustrated two published children's books: Morgan's Giraffe and Until They All Come Home.
    • Illustrated three unpublished children's books.
    • Cover Illustrator for Mercury Magazine.
    • Cover Illustrator for the book "Just Words?" by Everett Hoagland.
    • Illustrations featured in Titan Magazine and Artmouth (a UMass publication).

    2001 - 2003
    Quebecor World / Universal Press - Westwood, Massachusetts
    Digital Prepress Proofer

    1999 - 2000
    The Providence Journal - Providence, Rhode Island
    Graphic Designer

    1997 - 2001
    The Herald News - Fall River, Massachusetts
    Lead Photo Editor (1999 - 2001) • Graphic Artist (1997 - 1999)