Don Wesley, Senioruser Experience Designer, Seattle, WA Page 1 of 2

Don Wesley, Senioruser Experience Designer, Seattle, WA Page 1 of 2

Don Wesley, SeniorUser Experience Designer, Seattle, WA Page 1 of 2

Phone: 360.265.2374 Email: LinkedIn:


To have the opportunity to create engaging and compelling user experiences and guide their production.

Leadership and direction

  • Excels at blendinguser experience design and research into the overall business and development processes.
  • Always finds new ways to get better results with the people around him.
  • Generates customer interest, excitement and satisfaction.

Design and research

  • Designs responsive user experiences for web, Android, iOS, and Windows.
  • Conducts user studies and leverages market research to better target the customer experience.
  • Designs wireframes and maps to show workflows and provides detailed specifications for development.

Production and release

  • Manages the design process between design, development, and business teams.
  • HTML/CSS prototyping, usability testing, final specifications and assets.
  • Reviews UI code and is always learning how to improve designs for development.

Proficiency and platforms

HTML5/CSS3.Android Material Design Language, XAML/WPF/UWP for Windows 10 and Windows Phone.

Recent experience: 2008 to today

Microsoft (Dynamics 365): Senior User Experience Designer (Sonata), March 2014 to October 2016.

  • Designed responsive and customizable user experience for mobile sales clerks, and increasedoverall customer satisfaction with the productby 100%.
  • Used feedback from customers and partners, to redesign the device activation experience for Dynamics 365 Retail, which reduced support and debugging requests by 75%.
  • For all projects designed workflow diagrams, wireframes, and UI specifications and provided design guidance for code reviews to consistently increase the quality of the product.

IdentityMine: Senior User Experience Designer, September 2012 to December 2013.

  • Microsoft DPE Community Champ and lead user experience designer, working closely with Microsoft to bring customers onto the Windows 8 platform, including Autodesk, Citrix, Fiserv, Holiday Inn, Inrix, and Staples.
  • Designed Windows native user experience for YouTube, improving rating from 2.8 to 3.9.
  • Conducted collaborative design workshops for industrial clients solving a multitude of mobile scenarios.

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Microsoft (HR IT): User Experience Designer 2, April 2010 to September 2012.

  • Annual Process Integration:Integrated and streamlined two disparate userexperiences and reduced employee and manager time spent on annual reviews.
  • Key innovations included an all-up manager view of the tasks and related statuses of their direct reports, contextually related tools and content, and seamless online/offlineauthoring.
  • Sales Readiness Gadget: Simplified how to find useful information while moving through the sales stages by designing a one-stop desktop gadget that provided content related to the client, product, and competition.

Microsoft (Dynamics AX): User Experience Designer (Volt), August 2009 to April 2010.

  • Online Seller Experience: Designed workflows, and interactive prototypes for user testingforthe online seller experience. Theexperience connects customer inventory from their ERP system to self-designed or third-party sales environments. Key features designed included marketplace set-up and online store design, inventory management and pricing, along with payment and shipping set-up.

Microsoft (MSN): User Experience Designer (Aquent), January 2008 to January 2009.

  • Project Skye Personal Portal:Lead the user experience design from discovery phase to final proof of concept.
  • Project Skye Gadgets: Designed and tested gadgets via cross-team collaboration with MSN content groups.
  • The collection of gadgets designed were weather, stock, news, and gas price locator.

Past experience: 1996 to 2007

  • Primus Knowledge Solutions: User Experience Designer (Don Wesley Design), April 2001 to March 2005.
  • Sierra Online / Havas Interactive: Lead Web Designer, April 1999 to July 2000.
  • Microsoft (TransPoint): User Interface Designer (ArtSource), October 1998 to January 1999.
  • AdvanceOnline: Lead User Experience Designer and Co-founder, November 1997 to October 1998.
  • Microsoft (CarPoint): Graphic Production Artist (ArtSource), March 1996 to October 1997.

Education and learning

  • University of Washington: Continued education: Human Centered Design and Engineering 518, 2012.
  • Western Washington University:BA in art, with portfolios in design,and painting, 1991 to 1995.

Community and volunteering

  • Arts Fund: Associate for 2016/2017 fundraising season.
  • City of Bremerton Arts Commission: Chairperson, 2006.
  • Bremerton High School Art DepartmentAdvisory Committee: Consulting board member, 2004 to 2006.

Software used

  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint and Visual Studio, Axure RP.