Hello!

Note: Please excuse how grossly out of date this site is, I've been busy working at LinkedIn :p

I used to work as a full time UI/UX Developer at Mitchell1, designing what new web and Windows product updates will look and feel like through wireframes, then turning those mockups into working prototypes. Working on multiple projects at a time in an Agile/Scrum environment, it is my job to make sure everything is mobile-friendly and responds to all devices and screens. I coordinate with our in-house developers to understand how the back and middle tiers will work with front end, as well as lead developers overseas in how to best tackle design issues.

Before that, I worked as a full time Web Developer & SharePoint Admin for Peregrine Semiconductor, as well as went to school part time for my BA in Interdisciplinary Computing & the Arts at UCSD, I was also the Lead Python Programmer for the WalkingTools Lab at UCSD. During that time, I was the Professional Development Co-Chair for Women in Computing at UCSD. I still speak on panels to incoming freshman and transfer students on behalf of the ICAM major for the Visual Arts department a few times a year.

My goal is to use skills to change the world through great front-end interface and usability design. My passion for not just creating, but creating beautifully, drives me everyday to make the world a better place. It's my belief that form and function are not just closely linked, they are inseparable. Having function without a coherent user interface is like having a car with no steering wheel or dashboard.

Kacey Coughlin

Experience

Sr. Software Engineer - Web, Mitchell1, San Diego, CA2014 - 2015
Designed front-end UI/UX solutions for Web and Windows desktop automotive repair applications, provided wireframes for new solutions and converted them into woking prototypes, optimized elements to respond to a wide range of device and screen sizes, and implemented and translated Google Analytics reports into real usability solutions. Led development teams overseas in the look and feel for multiple projects simultaneously, as well as worked with in-house middle and back-end developers in an Agile/Scrum environment to build the best and most mobile-friendly user experience possible.

Was project lead for mobile redesign of web applications, as well as new application feature design.

Technologies used: HTML5, CSS3/LESS, Javascript/Jquery, Axure, Visual Studio 2012, VirtualBox, SVN, iOS simulator, Android emulator
Web Developer & SharePoint Admin, Peregrine Semiconductor, San Diego, CA2011 - 2014
Full stack developer updating, maintaining, and improving current company website, along with connected technologies: Oracle database, Apache web server on Cent OS, custom PHP framework, and Google Site Search. Consulting on new web technology implementation and security features, advising on social media strategies, reporting Google analytics and tracking goals, managing Google Webmaster Tools, maintaining internal SharePoint 2013 Server, and resident Apple Genius.

Completely redesigned and rebuilt company website from the ground up; upgraded static FrontPage HTML website to dynamic database-driven PHP, HTML5, and CSS3 website. New site has parametric search, custom sorting and filtering on product tables, social networking integration, and responsive design for mobile browsers. Worked with Marketing, Engineering, and Sales departments to understand user needs, limitations, and desired features; maintaining open communication and continually fine-tuning the user experience and interface.

Migrated 2007 SharePoint Foundation environment to 2013 SharePoint Server, as well as redesigned navigation and interfaces for better UX, working around limitations through custom client-side code. Solved key issues in SharePoint search and AD User Profile Sync, instructed contractors in implementation, and led user training sessions. Was also instrumental in converting old, static HTML intranet over to SharePoint for a single internal file server.
Field Agent, Geek Squad, Fullerton, CA2009 - 2011
Solving clients' technology problems in the home or office, suggesting new add-ons to expand their current environment, troubleshooting hardware/software issues, building networking solutions, upgrading hardware/software, virus removal, home theater install, and selling Geek Squad services. Specialized in Apple products and solutions, and led iPad Basics training sessions.
Web Production, 2Modern, San Diego, CA2006 - 2009
Update and maintain website product database, creation of banner ads, general graphic design, communicating price control and new designs with product vendors, and bi-weekly blog contributions. Technologies used include: HTML, Javascript, CSS, and the eCommerce CMS Netsuite.

Education

UC San Diego
Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts, 2014
Miramar College
Visual Arts, 2008