Brian J. Kinsley

Phone: 810.964.3544
Email: LinkedIn: brianjkinsley

Goal-focused UX Designer familiar with OmniGraffle, Pencil Project and Balsamiq for site diagraming, site deconstruction and wireframing. Obtained excellent marks in two different User Testing, UX Research and UI Design courses.

Education

University of Michigan-Flint

Bachelor of Business Administration
Focus: Marketing & Consumer Psychology

Mott Community College

Associate of Applied Science
Focus: General Business & Advertising

Certifications

Web Development & Design: Washtenaw Community College 06/2015 – 12/2017

  • Web User Experience 1 & 2
  • Web Development 1 & 2
  • Introduction to Interface Design
  • Intermediate Interface Design

University of Michigan- Coursera

  • Internet History, Technology and Security by Charles Severance
Confrences
  • UX Karma: Designing for the People We Become by Lauren Colten, SEMjs MeetUp 5/11/16
  • iBook Author Seminar by Dave Pugh, Ann Abor Intermediate School District
Experience

UX AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

  • Designed Intrigue Escape Games website, to entice and engage visitors to book games, ensuring ease of use and intuitive user interface over multiple platforms

  • Created South Rockwood United Methodist Church website, using client supplied software, concentrating on industry norms, responsive design and a focus on visitor needs and expectations

  • Conducted a Usability Testing Report for the Kelley Blue Book website to determine user experience issues and provide a prioritized series of recommendations for resolving those issues

  • An expert review was conducted of the fiverr.com website, examining the desktop version, mobile version, and mobile app as well as the other pages that comprise the website. Focused on identifying any and all usability issues, while also pointing out strengths of the website that should be maintained

  • Task analyses were conducted for the AliExpress.com website. Multiple page processes covering several different tasks throughout AliExpress.com were deconstructed to identify areas where streamlining and optimization could occur. Storyboards were also created to accompany and demonstrate the reconstructed tasks. Supporting these task analyses and storyboards were the results of user testing, which has allowed enhancements to the processes and interfaces

  • An Accessibility Inspection was conducted of the sockerbit.com website, examining the Homepage and Shopping Cart as well as the other pages that comprise the website. The inspection focused on identifying any and all accessibility issues, while also pointing out strengths of the website that should be maintained

Design Work

  • Designed original artwork for use on Martials Arts School clothing, selling out 1st production run within 2 weeks
  • Created Street Sign Logo for a trendy, upscale Dallas, Tx neighborhood
Work History

Great Lakes CyclingHead of Fitness Repair/ Mechanic/ Sales Associate

  • Supervised and coordinated sales/service staff of 5 to complete daily repair schedule and attend to clientele
  • Trained and instructed newly hired staff on bicycle assembly, maintenance and customer service policies
  • Received, tracked and managed the service/ repair of 120+ individual projects on a monthly basis
  • Facilitated a multitude of customer’s special orders from 9+ various suppliers with efficiency and accuracy

Lucka TacticalLaw Enforcement Instructor

  • Instructed the Public Safety Bicycle Instructor Training Course for Officers, Sheriffs, Patrolmen and Troopers empowering participants to trouble-shoot, diagnose and repair their own patrol fleet and be able to educate others under their supervision

Office of Alumni Relations, U of M-FlintCo-Creator/ Producer

  • Worked collaboratively with volunteer base, to provide assistance to the event coordinator, throughout the planning stages resulting in a successful fundraising event which attracted 2000+ attendees yearly
  • Co-wrote presentation script and designed special effects audio for fundraising raffle game
  • Created a festive physical and functional setting with emphasis on attendee enjoyment and participation

Big Time Games & Subdued SoftwareVideo Game Voice Actor

  • Battle Chess: Game of Kings video game: the Bishop
  • Delaware St. John: The Curse of the Midnight Manor: Voice on phone