Alan Coughlin

Product Designer

UX/UI Designer-Developer



I'm a skilled UI/UX designer-developer with decades of web experience, years of mobile web and mobile native app design experience, and front-end technical skills (i.e., HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery). I have mastered many tools, but my greatest skill is creating highly usable interfaces which are a pleasure to use and fulfill business goals.

Work Experience

J. J. Keller (Contract via GlobalSourceIT)
Neenah, WI (Remote)
UX/UI Designer-Developer
January 2020 to July 2020

I designed the user experience and user interface for a new website for the Safety Management Suite, a website consolidating and extending the company’s safety program and compliance tools. I helped to make complex data views and search tools easier to understand and use.

Utah DWS (Contract via Data Concepts)
Salt Lake City, Utah
UX/UI Designer-Developer
May 2019 to November 2019

I designed the user experience and user interface for a new website for parents seeking resources for their birth through 5 children in the state of Utah. I also designed the provider portal in which service providers will maintain their listings and manage family referrals.

We began with a thorough research phase, conducting deliberative sessions with parents throughout the state, which gave us a high degree of confidence in our design. I delivered mockups demonstrating design solutions for every aspect of the applications—discovery, services, services sub-search, articles, and the Provider Portal with the best referral management system you'll find.

The goal of the project (which will proceed if a federal grant is awarded) is to bring Utah's system of early childhood services, which are currently siloed, into alignment to provide parents with greater knowledge and choice of state and community based services, and to help overcome the many obstacles they face in acquiring those services.

Software Technology Group
Salt Lake City, Utah
UX/UI Designer-Developer
January 2018 to May 2019

As part of this talented team of developers, I worked on several projects, performing above and beyond expectations. I helped found and lead a user group for all of STG’s designers to support and grow each others’ talent. Projects include:

U of U Health
Salt Lake City, Utah

I completely redesigned and extended an extranet portal for Mountain West hospitals and health organizations partnering with U of U Health. I designed an interface that conveys the value the organization offers and is extremely easy to use. The site contains several custom apps — a job board, file repositories, event calendars, an education media library, an ad builder — which I designed to best-in-class user experience. I then coded HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and worked with developers to integrate into SharePoint.

Premier Medical Distribution
Draper, Utah

Modernized the look of a 15-year-old e-commerce web site, streamlining usability, making it user-friendly and intuitive. Coded the HTML, CSS, and Javascript and integrated it into their PointForce content management system.

Myriad Genetics
Salt Lake City, Utah

Designed the user experience and user interface for a platform for internal web applications involving data entry, data analysis and processing, and data reporting. Created a living design style guide and pattern library to serve many developers in this ongoing endeavor.

C.R. England (FTE)
Salt Lake City, Utah
UX/UI Designer-Developer
March 2015 to January 2018

I was in charge of redesign and new functionality for the drivers' toolbox mobile app; in charge of revamping the user experience and interface for hundreds of in-house web-based applications as part of a custom Java development team; as time allows, doing the same for the Drupal-based portals and public websites.

Creative Marketing Services (Self-Employed)
West Jordan, Utah
Owner, UX/UI Designer-Developer
January 2004 to March 2015

I designed and built (using PHP, JSP, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3) a variety of catalogue, e-commerce, marketing, fund-raising, and social-media web sites for an array of wholesale, retail, professional, and non-profit organizations.

Los Angeles, California
Senior Art Director, UX/UI Designer
August 1995 to January 2004

I ran the marketing art department in the world headquarters for the world's premier architecture, engineering, and construction management firm. With responsibility over the design of proposals, presentations, collateral materials, stationery, and web sites, I rolled out and managed brands, I put in place many standards, and I implemented automated systems for greatly-increased quality and cost control. I used HTML, CSS, JScript, and VBScript in various web site projects, intranet projects, and Outlook custom form applications.

Gigabyte Graphic Design (Self-Employed)
Los Angeles, California
Owner, Print Designer, Web Designer-Developer
July 1994 to August 1995

Designed and built web sites and an array of print design materials for many in the film, music, and service industries.

Recycler Classified/PhotoBuys (FTE)
Los Angeles, California
Graphic Designer
August 1989 to July 1994

Participated in a complete makeover of the corporate identities of Southern California's loved free ad paper in 8 editions, Recycler Classifieds and its sister publication PhotoBuys, a vehicle ad magazine. Responsible for a wide variety of graphic design tasks for both publications. Had an apprenticeship under Luis Quirarte, professor of typography and recognized expert in iconography.


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