Wade Meredith is a
User Experience Designer in
Kansas City

Hello, I'm Wade Meredith and I've been designing, writing, and programming since 2005. Technology fills me with wonder and makes me feel powerful. My passion is empowering others by making that same technology accessible and easy to use.

This is my personal website and sometimes portfolio. All opinons expressed are my own and do not reflect those of my employer, friends, familly, acquaintances, or any other associates.

Experience

Fire Engine RED Enterprise Software; Remote (North America)

2017

Director of User Experience

2016

Sr. Manager of UX

2015

UX Designer

2014

Interaction Designer

2013

Interaction Designer

Voltage Creative Digital Agency; Kansas City, MO

2012

Project Manager

2011

Project Manager

2010

Web Developer

2009

Web Designer

2008

Account Manager

2007

SEO Account Manager

Builder Consulting Digital Agency; Grandview, MO

2006

Information Architect

Walton Construction General Contractor; Kansas City, MO

2006

Marketing Assistant

2005

Marketing Assistant

2004

Assistant Project Engineeer

Skillset

Design

Art Direction
Brand Management
Color Theory
Copywriting
Creative Direction
Graphic Design
Interaction Design
Rapid Prototyping
Requirements Gathering
Technical Writing
Typography
UX Direction
Wireframing

Tools

Adobe Creative Suite
Atlassian Suite
Balsamiq
CSS/SASS/LESS
Git
Gulp/Grunt
HTML 5
Javascript (jQuery)
Laravel Blades
Node.js
PHP
Sketch
Trello
Wordpress

Else

508 Compliance (Accessibility)
Account Management
Agile (Scrum)
Dev Ops Planning
Infosec Planning
Market Research
Presenting
Product Management
Project Management
Team Management
User Analytics Research
= Mastery
= Proficiency
= Knowledge

(Selected) Projects

Enterprise SAAS

Fireworks CRM

Director of User Experience

Fire Engine RED's enterprise-level CRM serving the higher education market with a variety of functionality to manage the entire admissions process.

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Crowdfunding Platform

MyGO Project

Product Designer

Crowdfunding platform created for the non-profit organization, The Global Orphan Project.

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CSS Framework

Mercury CSS

Designer/Developer

A classless CSS framework built for lightning fast page load speed and responsiveness.

View on GitHub

Wordpress

Websites & Plugins

Designer/Developer

I created ~1,000,000 WordPress websites in my agency days.

Personal Values

The need to create has always been a part of me. Taking from my surroundings and making something more is a compulsion I've been feeding since I could walk. It's been literally feeding me back for about fifteen years, now.

Collaboration with peers during the creative process is vital. Thinking through conversation and learning via healthy debate are bedrocks of my lifelong education. Most ideas can benefit from critical discussion.

In order to fix problems, understanding them is the first step. Having empathy for frustrated people isn't always fun, but using that to help people better their lives through technology is endlessly rewarding.

Systems for solutions are vastly more important than the solution itself. A quick result may get me through the day, but does little for me tomorrow. Teach a man to fish…

Technology makes me powerful. This self empowerment is often beyond the reach of casual users. One of my deepest internal drives is to provide access to that power to more people.

Integrity is rewarding and efficient in almost all professional (and personal) matters. Honesty with myself, my peers, and my users has always lead to optimal results.

© 2017 Wade Meredith