Ian Thomas Wilson
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Acumen and a curious mind

Skills check boxes. Many applications these days use some form of electronic process to parse through all the resumes being submitted. I get it. There are a lot of applicants, and you have a need for a specific set of skills. If you have made it here, you are likely to find the abilities you need to tackle your challenges down in the skills section of my resume. But I hope you take a moment to think about the higher-level combination of skills, experience, and personality as well. I'm always adding new skills to my repertoire to keep my mind sharp and agile. My experience and personality always keep me moving, finding new ways to reframe challenges and better ways to accomplish shared goals. Whether a new programming language, design system, industry, or scuba diving, I'm always primed for a new adventure.


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Ian Thomas Wilson

Creative Technologist & User Experience Designer
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Contact


  • imbyde@gmail.com
  • www.itwilson.com
  • (515) 708-1168

Education


The Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters of Human Computer Interaction

Industrial Design Track

Class of 2015

Iowa State University
Bachelors of Industrial Design

Minor in General Business

Minor in Music Technology

Class of 2013


Lab Involvement


Fjord Makeshop
Fjord Chicago

Design and build of innovative wearables, Internet of Things devices, and environments for clients and internal initiatives

2015-2021

Interactive Product Development Lab
The Georgia Institute of Technology

Soft and hard wearable technology, supporting lab research through research protocol design and technology experimentation. Arduino, Intel Edison and Galileo, Raspberry Pi.

2013-2015

Sonification Lab
The Georgia Institute of Technology

Designed and conducted user acceptance testing on an accessible fantasy football website for the visually impaired.

2013-2014


Honors


Transforming Data with Intelligence Best Practice Award

GaTech Convergence in Innovation Competition Finalist

2014, 2015 Campus Movie Fest Georgia Tech Best Picture Winner

Calphalon Best Process Award

President's Award for Competitive Excellence


Work Experience


Current
Thrivent Financial
Senior Creative Technologist

Led effort to define and prototype the new post-login tech stack, environment, and experience.

2021
2015
Fjord / Accenture
Creative Technology Manager

Co-leader and participant of teams providing design, innovation, and strategy for clients in healthcare, hospitality, consumer products, energy, insurance, and finance. Fjord Chicago data and design ambassador and Fjord Makeshop physical prototyping guru. Conducted user experience research, defined strategy, ideated concepts and wireframes, built prototypes, and guided and participated in production.

2015
2014
The Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Co-taught classes in interactive product development while conducting research with the lab. Inspired and critiqued student work while providing problem solving help that encouraged students to be empowered by technology to communicate their ideas. This included teaching basic programing in Javascript and Arduino and electronics skills to design students with no coding experience. Research included helping spur on development of the technology industry in Monrovia, Liberia for former child soldiers.

2014
Epic
User Experience Design Intern

Led and managed a project team of interns and full-time employees through ideation, wireframing, visual design, user acceptance, and prototyping for an information visualization system. Helped transform the user experience capability at Epic from merely visual design to design led innovation.

2012
Iowa State University
Audio/Visual Recording Engineer

Recording audio and operating remote cameras for broadcasting concerts for live streaming over the Internet.


Freelance and Consultancy Industry Experience


Financial Services

Business to Business Transactions, Consumer Credit, Auto Loan Originations, Auto Insurance

Healthcare

Electronic Medical Records, Healthcare Analytics, Nursing Excellence, Employee Experience, Veterinary Health

Government

ADA and WCAG Compliance Evaluation, Government Healthcare, Population Analytics, Population Census, Large Scale Program Management

Consumer Goods and Services

Beverage Distribution Analytics, Restaurant, Call Centers, Travel Booking Sites

Communications and Media

Employee Experience, Strategy

Energy and Resources

Production Management, Production Measurement, Consumer Energy


Skills


Research
  • Contextual User Research
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Task Analysis & User Experience Evaluation
  • Market Research & Competitive Analysis
  • Personas & Archetypes
  • Data Analysis
Build
  • HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript
  • React, Redux, Angular, D3.js, MongoDB, NodeJS
  • Python, Visual Basic
  • Arduino, Processing
  • Git
  • ADA Compliance
Design Software
  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Sketch, Invision, Figma, Axure, Balsamiq
  • SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Keyshot, Maxwell Render, Makerbot
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Pro Microsoft Office Suite
Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Rapid Visualization, Ideation, and Prototyping
  • Hand and Digital Sketching, Rendering, and Whiteboarding
  • Urethane, Foam-core, and Found Object Rapid Modeling
  • Wireframing
  • Low, Medium, and High Fidelity Prototyping
  • Information & Data Visualization
  • Business Planning and Strategy
Audio/Video Software
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Other Handy Skills
    • Experienced International Traveler
    • Coursework in French and Italian
    • Multi Instrumental Musician
    • Recording Mixing Audio Engineer
    • Articulate and Effective Public Speaker

    Ian Wilson 2022