Allan White

UX & Product Designer

Portland, OR, USA
I'm a digital craftsman and "expert generalist" who is curious about nearly everything. I relentlessly seek out new experiences, challenges, and skills. I'm a husband and father who lives for his family.

Work Experience

Datica Health

Lead Designer

At Datica, a healthcare start-up, I have a broad range of responsibilities as a marketing and brand designer. I help extend and execute our brand in print, podcasts, video, digital, events, and even architectural spaces. I created and maintain (based on Contentful CMS, Middleman/Ruby, and Foundation front-end).

I live and work remotely from in the Portland, Oregon area, though they are based in Madison, WI.
January 2016 - Oregon, United States


Senior UX Designer

At HealthSparq, I design & help develop the visual layer for our front-end team. I play the role of a general-purpose UX designer, and so may be used at any stage in design or development, from concept validation to whiteboarding, through wireframing, prototyping, and visual design.

I have focused my work in three areas:

The first is creating a pattern library platform for documentation, integration with the front-end team, visual exploration using real code, and basic prototyping. The first was built using Jade and Foundation, and had fairly basic interactivity. The second is being rewritten from the ground up using Ember, and will include versioning and integrate directly with the front-end teams' stack.

The second is acting as a full-service designer/developer for our marketing team. I built and launched the new on a highly customized Statamic CMS. My main contributions here were to the project discovery process, content strategy and modeling, workflow development, training, back & front-end development, and initial hosting setup. An outside agency was used for the brand development, but as the first product with the new brand, quite a lot of visual exploration was done to embody the new brand launch.

The third area of focus for me at HealthSparq has been an ongoing series of design and UX education through presentations and other documentation. As the first dedicated designer hired at HealthSparq, there has been an enormous demand for design thinking and a need for design education in the context of our objectives. This is done by expanding our weekly internal design demos to educate on topics such as animation, color theory, typography, responsive and mobile design.

As a part of my regular UX design tasks, I strive to use the right tool for the job at hand: whiteboarding, paper prototyping, Keynote for animations, HTML prototyping, and tools like InVision, Axure, and UXPin to create useful, testable prototypes.
October 2013 - December 2015 Oregon, United States

Luis Palau Association

Video Editor, UXD, & Web Developer

Web & mobile development, user experience design, all aspects of video production, presentation design, event production, art direction, social media marketing.
February 2006 - July 2013 Beaverton, Oregon, United States

R. Allan White Media

Freelance Media Producer

Produces and designs high-quality print, web, multimedia and video work for a variety of clients and industries, including:

EMI Music
Primavera Systems
Universal Studios
Verve Records
Copper Mountain
Luis Palau Association
December 2001 - February 2006 Portland, Oregon, United States

White Horse

Interactive Art Director

Senior Rich Media Developer/ Motion Designer:
Designed and produced advanced rich media web sites and demos for web, kiosk and CD-ROM. Created interactive video proposals and demos built with Flash, QuickTime and Director.

Senior Art Director:
Designed and produced web sites, online and CD-ROM-based multimedia and print projects. Created workflows and established asset-management strategies. Trained other team members in the latest tools, technologies
March 1998 - February 2001 Portland, Oregon, United States


Harding University

BFA Graphic Design

August 1991 - December 1994 Searcy, Arkansas, United States


Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Animation, Art Of Presenting, Audio Engineering, Compositing, Contentful CMS, CSS, CSS3, Event Production, Final Cut Pro, Front-end, Front-End Development, Grunt, Gulp, HTML5, Indesign, Keynote , Middleman, Motion Graphics , OmniGraffle, Photography, Podcasting, Presentation Design, Prototyping, Public Speaking, Ruby, SASS, Training, Ux, Video, Web Development,