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Jason Nowak

UI / UX Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
Work Experience
Oakland, CA, USA
Sep 2013Present
UI Designer
Cupertino, CA, USA
Feb 2013Sep 2013
Interactive Training Designer
While working with a variety of teams within Apple Retail, I design and develop a variety of interactive training experiences for use in Apple Stores around the world. My various design responsibilities include:

~ UX/UI and visual design: prototyping, review, feedback, design, and development.
~ Content creation: forming solid learning objectives and writing training content.
~ Feedback: solicitation from peers, training leaders, and thousands of store participants.
~ Collaboration: partnering with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and peers for design and review.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 2012
Freelance Graphic Designer, Photographer, and Musician
I’ve been spending my time building upon my visual and musical portfolio, working on freelance projects, exploring and photographing San Francisco, and writing / recording music. Being as creative I can and loving it.
Cupertino, CA, USA
Jun 2010Apr 2012
Lead Worldwide Training Designer & Visual Designer
During my time in this role I employed my ability to analyze, harness laser focus, and fiercely the drive the project forward to create an unforgettable global experience that helped to enrich the lives of Apple Retail employees and customers alike. My labor and love into the project included responsibilities such as:

~ Creating and executing a robust project strategy that included all key milestones: discovery, design, development, delivery, and evaluation.
~ Designing the look and feel of all content (guides, keynotes, icons, interactive training apps, and more) and collaborating with developers to create apps and simulators used in training while maintaining Apple’s existing visual language.
~ Defining project and learning objectives, writing the bulk of the course material, and developing numerous fun activities to educate and captivate participants throughout their experience.
~ Soliciting and implementing feedback from a vast amount of employees: participants, trainers, corporate partners, store leaders, senior executives, and peers.
~ Partnering with over a dozen different teams to prepare the experience for a worldwide audience.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 2008Jun 2008
Store Manager
I led teams of near one hundred employees in each store. I worked closely with the store and market employees on training and development, customer service, product knowledge, and visual merchandising. I also partnered with Store Manager, Market Manager, and the rest of the store’s leadership team on overall vision and planning.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 2007Nov 2008
Lead Mac Specialist
I lead and mentored the large team of Mac Specialists in the store, facilitated new hire training for entire bay area and worked closely with management team to address customer issues and shopper feedback.
Savannah, GA, USA
Mar 2007Oct 2007
"The Network" (Student Television) Graphic & Web designer
I designed, developed, and maintained a college-sponsored broadcast website. I also encoded and re-sampled video files for Internet-ready use.
Education
Savannah, GA, USA
Sep 2003Aug 2007
BFA - Graphic Design, minor in Advertising
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Garageband, Mac OS X, iWork, Apple Logic Pro, Presentation skills, iLife, Hype, Lominger, MBTI
Awards
2008
ADDY Awards
Gold ADDY for Interactive Media, Web Design
2007
CBI - College Broadcasting Awards
Finalist, CBI College Broadcasting Awards - Best Student Media Website - The Network
2007
First Place winner of SCADDY Awards (SCAD ADDY)
SoundCloud
Listen to my music here: www.soundcloud.com/theartistunknown