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Jon Grayson  
User Experience/Design Consultant
A User Experience leader with an excellent track record of designing award-winning web sites and apps that engage, support user needs while driving measurable business results. Creative manager with an extensive background in strategy and design, building enterprise level web sites and business apps with the ability to translate complex business rules and technical requirements into immersive, engaging solutions.

Areas of expertise: User Experience Design (UX), Interface Design (UI), Information Architecture (IA), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Digital Marketing, Creative Problem Solving, Data Integration Design, Creative Direction, Concept Development, Web Standards, Creative Management, Digital Marketing, Web site and Application Design/Development/Management.

Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, WordPress, Axure, Balsamiq, Visio, iPlotz

Security Clearance: TS/SCI/Poly (Active)
Having been a key part of several award-winning creative teams providing world-class design, I am an accomplished strategist specializing in User Experience, Human/Computer Interaction, Information Architecture, Content Management and Creative Direction/Problem Solving. My experience crosses government, entertainment, travel, manufacturing, professional services, advertising and financial verticals, and have an extensive background collaborating with creative, technical and business partners, as well as hands-on experience in all stages of a user-centered design process.

Key areas of expertise: Experience Design, Information Architecture, Creative Direction, Marketing Strategy, Content Management/Strategy, Web and Application Development, Social Media and Mobile.
CLEARANCE: TS/SCI/Poly Clearance (Active)

Octo Consulting Group | 8/2013 – Present
User Experience Manager
UX Manager supporting a U.S. Intelligence Agency's effort to unify strategy, content, design, branding, and architecture of its external and internal facing web presences aligning with industry best practices and lean methodologies.
-- Active TS/SCI/Poly Clearance.

WBB, Reston, VA | 5/2012 – 7/2013
Senior Analyst 
Senior Analyst/Consultant for Department of Defense client, providing support for client’s User Experience, Knowledge Management and Information Architecture needs. Collaborate daily with senior management and division directors, project managers and development team on website strategy, content development/ management policy and governance issues. Also provide overall design graphic support for training and miscellaneous web applications.
-- Active TS/SCI Clearance.

Next Tier Concepts, Vienna, VA | 3/2009 – 4/2012
Senior Multimedia Designer/Art Director 
Creative Lead on corporate and DOD projects ranging from websites to software architecture and design. Creative Lead for overall "User Experience" including UX, UI, IA and data presentation.
-- Active TS/SCI Clearance.

Cynergy Systems, Inc., Washington, DC | 8/2007 – 1/2009
Information Architect/User Experience Lead 
Responsible for the creative direction and UX, UI and IA efforts in the development process of Rich Internet Application (RIA) projects. Worked with clients from the discovery phase through completion to ensure the best solutions for the end product.

Toll Brothers, Horsham, PA | 8/2006 - 8/2007
Senior Web Designer 
Produced corporate, sales and lifestyle web sites as well as a variety of marketing media for Toll Brothers. Concept to completion process involving all creative and information architecture.

Pipeline Interactive, Lebanon, PA | 2/2006 - 6/2006
Senior Web Designer (Contract)
Created and maintained web sites and site components for a variety of local, national and international clients such as Casio, Fuji Film, Arkema and Roots & Shoots.				

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Co., Hershey, PA | 4/2005 - 1/2006
Senior Web Designer 
Worked with Marketing Managers and Department Directors to produce a variety of seasonal and destination web sites all under one corporate umbrella. Produced Flash and HTML content, collaborated with programmers on application development.

Web Feat Studios, Pittsburgh, PA | 5/2001 - 3/2006
Design Studio Specializing in web sites, corporate communications and marketing collateral.
Responsible for IT support, network administration, web and multimedia development. Other duties included, but were not limited to, Art Director, Editor, Delivery Guy, Golfing Buddy and Caricature Artist.

Print Cafe Software, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA  | 2/2000 - 5/2001
Web Design Director
Managed web team in the strategic planning, creation and implementation of corporate sites. Also responsible for designing marketing materials and presentations for company sales efforts, executive management and all Print Café owned companies.

Robicon, New Kensington, PA | 1/1998 - 7/1999
Art Director
Designed and managed the production of logos, brochures, newsletters, publication ads, tradeshow exhibits and marketing materials. Coordinated and maintained all outside vendor relationships to ensure the highest quality work while meeting challenging deadlines.

The Spectrum Group, Pittsburgh, PA | 4/1996 - 12/1997
Senior Graphic Designer 
Produced a variety of printed materials for various businesses including software companies and investment firms. Designed brochures, newsletters, publication ads, packaging and promotional materials, and websites.

Source W, Pittsburgh, PA | 1/1995 - 12/1996
Designer/Animator (Contract) 
Performed a variety of duties working on projects for CBS, Westinghouse, Cutler-Hammer, Bayer, Kennametal and others.

Take 2, Latrobe, PA  | 1/1994 - 5/1995
Lead Designer/Animator 
Animator/Artist creative lead in the concept and development of several award-winning video games.

Dreamforge Intertainment, Greensburg, PA | 1/1993 - 5/1994
Animator/Artist designed characters, storyboards and animation for award-winning video games.

Associates -Visual Communications | 6/1990
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Jon Grayson
Full-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position
Creative Direction, Art Direction
Web/Multimedia, Advertising
POST DATE: 01.01.0001
Haymarket, VA
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