Derrick Pedranti’s Experience

Cognosante

Senior UI/UX Architect, Designer, Developer

June 2015 to present
  • Responsible for front-end development using technologies such as JavaScript, AngularJS, Gulp, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and Sass; develops according to coding best practices including implementing JavaScript patterns with proper namespacing and encapsulation; practices DRY programming and develops reusable plugins
  • Develops wireframes and high-fidelity concepts of web applications for federal government agencies and organizations including the Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services and the American Pharmacists Association
  • Develops high-fidelity prototypes of web applications
  • Performs UI/UX analysis incorporating results from user testing, reputable industry research and usability studies, and user interface design heuristic evaluations
  • Leads and moderates contextual inquiries for the purpose of observing users, gathering data and identifying any pain points
  • Authored Human Interface Standards document outlining usability and UI design best practices for Company applications
  • Designs and develops 508 compliant web applications
  • Works in an Agile Scrum development environment

New American Funding

Front End Web Developer

June 2014 to June 2015
  • Hand coded mobile-friendly, responsive Company websites using the Bootstrap front-end framework, HTML5 and CSS3. Coded all website functionalities using object-oriented JavaScript and jQuery. Developed in the ASP.NET MVC framework
  • Developed a website and an internal web application using the AngularJS JavaScript framework
  • Designed concepts and wireframes for corporate websites incorporating robust features such as search, filtering and sorting; brainstormed and applied usability best practices for good user experience
  • Designed and coded mobile-friendly email templates and email landing pages
  • Played a key role in the web development life cycle including helping to identify business objectives and project requirements, creating wireframes and user-centered concepts with contemporary designs, developing feature-rich, responsive sites, and running quality assurance tests
  • Experienced and versed in Agile methodologies

Toshiba America Business Solutions

Software Development Specialist III (Interaction Engineer)

March 2013 to June 2014
  • Designed concepts for Toshiba's Encompass, a desktop and mobile web application for the North American Toshiba sales force and dealers
  • Hand coded the front-end for Encompass using JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, HTML5 and CSS3. Worked in a Java MVC framework. Coded custom functionalities using JavaScript and jQuery
  • Responsible for the user experience and user interface design
  • Implemented mobile-friendly responsive code
  • Tested and ensured the application works cross-browser and cross-platform
  • Experience building an app using the AngularJS JavaScript framework, CoffeeScript and the Bootstrap front-end framework
  • Coded custom mobile, desktop and kiosk prototypes and applications for digital signage projects

Ingram Micro, Inc.

Senior User Interface Designer

May 2007 to Feb 2013
  • Designed and developed internal microsites as well as websites for Ingram's customers with robust features and good user experience
  • Implemented websites in a CMS including Vignette (OpenText), WordPress and Joomla; coded numerous web functionalities using JavaScript, jQuery, MooTools, PHP and MySQL
  • Worked with Account Managers to help manage clients for interactive jobs; attended client meetings and offered expertise in the areas of web development and internet and search engine marketing; as needed hired and managed front-end developer contractors
  • Implemented company-wide committee called Future Think which focuses on Web 2.0 and new marketing techniques; led committee in effort to implement these techniques and technologies at Ingram Micro and as service offerings to Ingram's customers
  • Developed custom HTML emails/newsletters and banner ads for Ingram and its customers
  • Spearheaded effort to implement streaming video on Ingram's websites and microsites
  • Implemented branded Ingram Micro YouTube Channel as well as the corporate and divisional Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Created holiday animated eCards for Ingram Micro and the Creative Services Agency; implemented Flash animations and an interactive Flash game using ActionScript
  • Implemented successful organic Search Engine Optimization campaigns for Ingram Micro clients achieving first page and number one rankings in the major search engines including Google and Bing
  • Created and implemented digital signage content including the integration of video, music and Flash animation; designed animated digital signage content for Staples retail stores
  • Designed high-end PowerPoint presentations for Ingram and its clients; created sophisticated PowerPoint animations for Ingram events including the implementation of Flash animations

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Senior Media Technician

Jun 2005 to Nov 2006
  • Redesigned and developed Company website including the implementation of various functionalities
  • Assisted in the development of marketing and branding strategies and implemented these strategies in all corporate media
  • Developed pages for the Company intranet
  • Designed Company presentation including creation of template and styles; designed numerous related presentations and slides
  • Designed corporate identity, advertisements and marketing collateral; created illustrations and produced product packaging and labeling

C2 Design Studio (Freelance Company)

Owner / Managing Director

1999 to June 2014
  • Designs and develops usable, responsive websites in various CMS including WordPress and Joomla; Implemented various functionalities using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP and MySQL
  • Creative lead and webmaster for eight international Banknote conference websites; implemented secure eCommerce functionality
  • Performed successful search engine optimization campaigns achieving first page and number one rankings in the major search engines including Google and Bing
  • Implemented several ecommerce storefronts using MIVA Merchant, VirtueMart and Magento
  • Experience managing jobs and leading teams of designers and developers on successful web and design-related projects
  • Designed corporate presentations and both oral and written proposals for major
    government contracts
  • Designed and coded HTML emails to work in various email clients and on mobile devices
  • Created corporate identity and marketing collateral
  • Authored and edited website content for improved web readability

24 Hour Company

Creative Lead / Senior Designer

Oct 2001 to Jun 2005
  • Graphics job lead for government contract presentations/proposals for government agencies and corporations including the U.S. Department of State, Bearing Point, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, Raytheon and Verizon
  • Assisted these corporations in winning multi-million and billion dollar government contracts
  • Head UI designer and graphics job lead for a Fortune 500 consulting firm; developed GUI designs for a website portal and interactive kiosk as key part of a major bid to a large government agency; the support aided client in achieving a win
  • Worked with clients to assess their individual design and visual communications needs
  • Managed a team of graphic designers; trained and mentored new consultants and employees
  • Conceptualized and created cover designs and content graphics for oral and
    written proposals
  • As needed developed websites and designed marketing collateral
  • Organized client meetings, managed schedules and monitored budgets