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Leslie S. King, CUA
User Interface and Interaction Designer / Developer
[email protected]
San Diego, California
Design/Development Portfolio:
LinkedIn: lesliesking
Senior level UI and Interaction designer and developer with over 14 years of experience researching,
testing, designing, developing and implementing dynamic, three-tier applications on web and mobile
platforms. Proven ability to define accurate requirements and deliver elegant interfaces that exceed
customer expectations with a rich user experience. Communicate UX / IxD design principles and
recommendations with peers and executives. Provide empirical research, analysis, testing, design and
development from concept to implementation.
UX / IX Design
Agile and waterfall SDLCs
Competitive analysis
Contextual Inquiries
Empirical observations
Focus groups
Functional specs
Graphics, icons, favicons
Google Glass storyboards
Heuristic evaluations
Hi-fi DHTML prototypes
Iterative process
Media research
Mobile app redesigns
Mobile Augmented Reality
Photoshop to DHTML
Product conceptualization
Rapid prototypes-sketches
Research methods
Stand-up scrums
System architecture
Teamwork collaboration
Usability testing
User Centered Design
Dreamweaver, Illustrator
InDesign, Photoshop
Balsamiq, Visio
GitHub, Jira, PVCS, SVN
Agile, Oracle, MySQL
Apache, IIS
PL/SQL, Transact-SQL
Eclipse, Visual Studio
Twitter Bootstrap
Technical Skills
C++, C#, .NET (basic)
CSS, HTML, JavaScript
M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Certified Usability Analyst (CUA), Human Factors International, Seattle, WA
A.S. Computer and Information Sciences, Miramar College, San Diego, CA
Certificate Web Publishing - Design, UCSD Extension, San Diego, CA
B.S. Marketing, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
candidate Aug 2014
July 2013
Professional Experience
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY
Full-time graduate student, M.S. Human-Computer interaction (HCI)
Aug 2013 – Aug 2014
Classes include: User-Centered Design with personas and usability testing, HCI Theory and Research,
Mobile Augmented Reality with Google Glass storyboards, Typography graphic design, HCI Usability with
redesigned mobile RPI student app, Human-Media Interaction with social media analysis, Media
Communications Research
Present on a weekly basis user storyboards, Balsamiq wireframes, usability test results, graphic
design concepts, research paper analysis, mobile app designs
Extensive teamwork and collaboration with fellow students
Oct 2011 – July 2013
TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Carlsbad, CA
UI and Front End Web Developer, eCommerce
Lead UX and front-end developer for eCommerce SaaS on web and mobile platforms,
collaborating with peers for B2C sales up 165% and 1.2 million visitors in 2013
Coded eCommerce marketing emails to over 1.8 million targeted customers
Developed high-profile sweepstakes forms, resulting in 271% data mining increase
Created promotion page for Augmented Reality mobile app
Coded DHTML / jQuery interfaces from Photoshop and wireframe specs
Genoptix Medical Laboratory, Carlsbad, CA
User Experience (UX) Designer and Web Developer, Corporate IT and Marketing
Lead designer and front-end web developer for the corporate website and eCompass, the primary
customer-facing, web application
Redesigned and repurposed the eCompass UX from a PDF repository to customer dashboard,
based on empirical observations and customer surveys
Created wireframes, prototypes, card sorting for eCompass and corporate website
Introduced UCD concepts, usability testing, heuristic evaluations, UI design principles
SAIC, San Diego, CA
User Interface Web Applications Developer, Web Services IT
Aug 2007 – Feb 2008
Redesigned web and TV console interfaces for DivX Connected in collaboration with marketing to
improve the UX; selected for task out of 3-person team
Directed heuristic evaluations, wireframes, usability testing, task analysis, SUS Usability
Scorecard to establish a UX baseline for future designs
Managed ethnographic surveys to identify target markets for project stakeholders
Facilitated multimedia focus groups to create user personas for CEO-level visibility
Qualcomm Inc., San Diego CA
Sr. User Interface Designer and Web Developer, Engineering IT
Feb 2008 – Feb 2010
Developed over eight web applications for eCommerce, intranet portal, financial, human
resources, security, travel and computer-based training (CBT)
Team expert in DHTML and ASP; sought-after for troubleshooting skills
Supervised implementing CSS code and W3C standards
Lead developer for prominent jQuery intranet news carousel for 45,000+ employees, prior to full
jQuery framework capability
Redeveloped and redesigned DHTML and ASP code for highly visible, CEO-level international
travel application ahead of deadline. Team received IT Excellence award.
DivX Inc., San Diego, CA
User Experience Engineer
Mar 2010 – July 2011
June 1998 – Aug 2007
Responsible for conceptualization, design and development of internal, engineering workflow web
applications; member of three-person team in high demand
Increased client workflow productivity by 300%, decreased turnaround time from 2 days to 4
hours, reduced employee support costs by 200%
Initiated creating task-oriented web apps with a user-centered design approach that delivered a
rich user experience – iterative, task-oriented, intuitive, elegant designs
Managed requirements gathering, usability studies, wireframes, high-fidelity prototypes,
development, production release and technical support for six web apps
Conducted usability tests in group labs, initiated individual contextual inquiries and empirical
observations to define and extend requirements
Quality Assurance Systems Analyst, Engineering IT
 Managed unit, system, regression and performance testing for production releases
 Recommended user interface design enhancements to peers and managers
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, VA
Quality Assurance Software Test Engineer, Corporate IT
May 1997 – May 1998
Created and executed QA test cases, reported results to managers
Converted data from Mac to PC, provided technical support for 20 peers
Loral Corporation, San Diego and Palo Alto, CA
Export Licensing and Marketing Coordinator
1990 - 1996
VTLS, Blacksburg, VA
Marketing Representative, Software Systems
1987 – 1989