Reony
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Reony

Design Systems in Manassas, VA, he/him

Helping launch a cybersecurity start-up, Command Zero, with my Product Designer, Design Systems role.

4 days ago

About

Empowering people's lives through what I build, and fostering a culture of kindness + mindfulness with those around me.

Side Projects

Ongoing

Built by a design systems specialist and Figma Community Advocate.

Speed up your workflow with this wireframe kit. If you're at an early stage of your project and trying to map out a quick rough idea of what goes where without getting into the nitty-gritty polished details—this kit is for you. Complete with components, variables, templates, and easy to customize.

Check out the Product Hunt launch: producthunt.com/posts/wirefram…

2020

Ever end up wanting to reset your layer names, so the name reflects your text content? How about having to do that repeatedly for TONS of layers or components? 😰 It's not possible to reset them all at once, UNTIL NOW!

Writing

2021

I was the Technical Reviewer.
Discover user experience and user interface design best practices while mastering a wide array of tools across Figma and FigJam with this full-color guide

2016

A guide and walk-through on creating a parallax scrolling effect in Principle app

2016

A walk-through and guide on using Sketch's constraints feature, to make reusable, responsive, and scalable data table components/symbols.

Work Experience

2024 — Now
Remote

Promoted to a full-time role! 🙌

Solving complex problems with innovations and solutions to complex cybersecurity challenges, including artificial intelligence (LLM) features, directly resulting in acquiring partners and first customers. Helping shape Product Design and shepherding Design Systems, leveraging my expertise with Figma, design ops, communication, and 12 years of design experience at numerous previous start-ups.

2023 — 2024
Remote

Providing design systems services and consulting to optimize the team's UX process. Furthermore, I'm the team's go-to Figma expert, streamlining collaboration and enhancing productivity within the team.

2021 — 2023
Remote

Shepherding design for Khan Academy's multi-lingual design system (named Wonder Blocks), working and communicating cross-functionally across all product teams, Branding, and Accessibility. Partnered with John Resig (creator of jQuery) on planning initiatives. Serving 20+ designers and established an internal contribution model. Serving as the in-house Figma expert to better serve our designers and engineers. I'm also an active design member and participant in our "Accessibility Guild".

2017 — 2021
Reston, VA

Led design for their core B2B Cyber Risk product. Provided simpler solutions to complex problems with advanced technologies. I migrated the team to Figma and owned design system efforts with 300+ components for 4 products. Mentored two junior designers.

2014 — 2017
Falls Church, VA

Lead UI/UX design on each product. Worked directly with CEO, Directors, product managers & developers on vision and implementation. Helped manage overseas developers with tasks and guidelines.

Used tools like Sketch, InVision, Zeplin to improve the work process between design and engineers. Was heavily contributing to HTML(5), CSS(3) and worked on JavaScript/jQuery + recommended various open source tools to team. Utilized rapid prototyping techniques like paper prototyping and wireframing

2017 — 2017
Reston, VA

• Created and maintained a design system to be used between all products, devices & departments, helping significantly accelerate the delivery of new features.
• Designed UI and interactions based on user research, testing and data, of Avizia's multi-platform mobile and desktop apps, used by 1 out of 4 hospitals in the US. 
• Bridged front-end devs and design to help implementation and guidance of HTML/CSS best practices, interactions and animations

2012 — 2014
Lead Web Designer at iMapData
Tysons Corner, VA

Designing look and feel of core web app, seeing process of UI/design from start to finish, and developing front-end framework for developers. Developed HTML, CSS, and contributed to JavaScript/jQuery + plugins using various tools, including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Studio and Sublime Text.

Achievements:
• Developed and designed new company website and business cards
• Designed UI for iOS app
• Lead visual design for each core web application
• Made critical decision for development team to start using Bootstrap framework, and guiding team with using it
• Redesigned company’s core application using updated HTML(5) and CSS(3)

2012 — 2012
Herndon, VA

• Updated look and feel of company website, as well as HTML and CSS
• Improved user experience and navigation functionality to company website, to increase growth profits
• Redesigned UI/UX for the Clinical Trials Reporting Program - National Cancer Institute; Also developed front-end framework (HTML5 & CSS3)

• Redesigned UI/UX of web app for Alliance for Clinical Trials In Oncology; Also developed front-end framework

2011 — 2011
UX Designer at 25K Digital
Alexandria, VA

• Redesigned ‘Great American Restaurants’ websites, desktop and mobile, including all restaurants
• Designed User Experience and Interaction for company's new branded website and mobile site
• Designed and programmed front end development on multiple web pages
• Designed creative and developed front end of company's mobile site
• Implemented social media plug-ins for company's sites and pages
• Provided initial concepts for user interaction and design concepts for each project

2008 — 2011
Arlington, VA

•Interface design, creating content graphics for e-learning courses, with Section 508 Compliant standards
•Create 3D graphics and animation with 3d Studio Max
•Illustration and animation with Flash
•Researching and collecting images, color correction, touch up and image correction
•Developing style guides, templates, and identifying best practices for FSI design team
•Collaborating with other graphic designers for new ideas, improve work flow and design techniques
•Video production assistance, working with audio

Volunteering

2019 — Now
Washington DC area

Co-founded the DMV region's Figma community group. Official affiliate of Figma. We provide a place for anyone to learn about design, Figma, processes, best practices, networking and beyond. Virtually and in-person.

Education

2002 — 2006
The Art Institute of Illinois
Schaumburg, IL

Contact

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