Patrick Brennan's Work History

I will move anywhere to work for you - Have truck will pack and be there by Monday

Work History Overview

I've been working in the multimedia world since 1997, in many different roles.  Throughout the decades, I've worked with many different types of companies.  Software development, financial, insurance, Ecommerce and transportation to name a few.

Position Overview

  • Company:Follett
  • Type:Education
  • Title:Lead UI/UX Designer
  • Status:Full Time
  • Location:McHenry IL.
  • Date:8/13 - Present
  • Follett brought me on as their Lead UI/UX Designer to turn around the UI front-end of their application and improve usability.  My daily duties include working on the visual layout of the application and to make the application more user friendly through the use of different levels of CSS, Bootstrap, Less, Foundation, Material Design and SASS.  I work closely with the developers, BA’s and the QA team throughout the process in this agile environment.

Position Overview

  • Company:InfoTech
  • Type:Transportation
  • Status:UI/UX Consultant
  • Location:Gainesville, FL.
  • Date:4/13 - 8/13
  • InfoTech brought me on as a UI Web Designer to design the front-end of their transportation application for the Department of Transportation.  My daily duties include, using Bootstrap and LESS for the layout, work with the developers to clean up the HTML structure and work with the BA's/QA team to improve usability.

Position Overview

  • Company:Lewins Electric
  • Type:Electrical
  • Status:UI/UX Consultant
  • Location:Appleton, WI.
  • Date:1/2013 - 2/2013
  • Lewins Electric hired me to design their website for both the computer and mobile devices.  I tested the site to be cross-browser compatible and was tested to be IOS and Android compatible.

Position Overview

  • Company:Quill
  • Type:Ecommerce
  • Status:UI/UX Consultant
  • Location:Lincolnshire, IL.
  • Date:12/2011 - 7/2012
  • Quill hired me to design their new website through my CSS skills.  Once the pages were created, it was my job to make sure the CSS pages, the sprite images and the ASPX pages were optimized.  I worked closely with the QA team to test the pages across multiple browsers (IE6, 7, 8, 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and to make sure the pages were consistent throughout the website.  I also designed many of the graphics on the website and used sprite techniques to keep them organized, which helped keep the website optimized.  After the website was completed, I worked closely with business to help develop new pages or to help rework pages for the website through Photoshop comps, wireframes or static webpages.

Position Overview

  • Company:FIS
  • Type:Finance
  • Status:UI/UX Consultant
  • Location:Milwaukee, WI.
  • Date:1/2011 - 10/2011
  • I was brought into FIS to turnaround the visual look of their banking software for their various clients.  I reworked and optimized most of their CSS and ASPX pages to give it a more consistent look and feel.  I also worked closely with their business and QA teams to help improve the usability and test the application across multiple browsers.  After one month, my project manager extended my job duties to include being in charge of the front-end and to overlook the CSS before developers checked in their work.

Position Overview

  • Company:MasterCard
  • Type:Finance
  • Status:UI/UX Consultant
  • Location:O'Fallon, MO.
  • Date:9/2009 - 5/2010
  • I was brought in to help design different moduals of their application.  I would be given Use Cases from the BA's and would design the HTML structure based on the requirements.  I would then create wireframes for the BA's to help guide them through the whole usability process.