Omar Yacoubi

Interactive Designer

OmarYacoubi

San Francisco, CA

As an information designer I strive to integrate a variety of perspectives to create the best possible product from a business, usability and aesthetic standpoint.


+14152955925 mobile

Experience

  • UI/UX Designer
    Mountain View, CA
    Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
    LinkedIn

    Provided consumer-grade design for enterprise-facing apps, including a location-aware mobile app. Used CSS3, LESS to provide customized Twitter Bootstrap on Grails (on assignment with Aditi Consulting)

  • UX Contractor
    Redwood Shores, CA
    May 2012
    Electronic Arts

    On assignment with The Creative Group, worked with product managers to define Facebook/social integration strategy and flows for Origin, EA's mobile gaming platform

  • Graphic/UI Designer
    Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA
    Nov 2011 - May 2012
    Freelance

    Work included graphic design for a nonprofit's annual report and e-commerce site redesign

  • User Experience Engineer
    Washington, DC
    Mar 2011 - Oct 2011
    Salsa Labs

    Working closely with fellow engineers, provided foundation for 2011 UX redesign of flagship Salsa CRM SaaS product. Provided hard-coded CSS3 visual design enhancements to existing product

  • Web/UX Graphic Designer
    Arlington, VA
    Oct 2007 - Mar 2011
    ManTech

    Provided UI design for Web-based mapping application that helped federal agencies share GIS data. Worked with developers on various small projects between copy editing and graphic design tasks

  • Electronic Publishing Intern
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
    Tampa Bay Times

    Produced nightly section front updates for TampaBay.com Web site and assisted in the production of special interactive features

Education

  • French
    Richmond, VA
    Aug 2003 - May 2007
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Media studies minor. Served as opinion editor (2004-05) and layout editor (2006) of school newspaper, The Commonwealth Times.

Workshops


  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Online Editing

    Selected as one of 10 interns nationally, chosen for a combination of copy editing and technical capability (HTML/CSS). Trained in 2007 at Western Kentucky University at a workshop sponsored by Yahoo! News.


  • Usability Week 2009

    Attended conference hosted by Nielsen/Norman Group in Washington, DC, and took courses in Application Usability taught by Chris Nodder, former Microsoft employee.