Tangerine IndustriesCorey Snyder

IxD/UX/UI,
Interactive Director,
Creative Thinker.

Resumé

  • Corey Snyder
  • Columbia, MD 21045
  • 443.538.2305
ABOUT

15+ years experience designing and developing innovative digital products for prominent high-profile companies, campaigns, organizations, and individuals. I enjoy solving problems with creative and intuitive solutions and systems to enhance user satisfaction. Using elements of interaction design, information architecture, and user research to improve usability, accessibility, and enjoyment provided through the interaction with the product. Additionally, I help others to seek their best potential through teaching and online community contributions.

  • Founding member of Zurb Foundation Design & Development Team, affectionately called the Yetinauts, panel member for stratigic and functional support to the framework.
  • My wonderful wife Julie and I together have a 3-year-old son, Colton.
  • My other creative outlets are lo-fi hobbies in sewing and leather work, check out my Instagram.
  • I am also the author of the very popular JS Sticky Footer, and Foundation Grid Balancer plug-ins.
  • I've written popular articles for publications on design, interaction and technology at UX Planet and UX Collective.
SKILL SET
Technical Direction, Interaction Design, Systems Design, UX/UI Design & Development, Visual Design, CMS, Database Architecture, JavaScript, jQuery, Vue JS, CSS3, HTML5, Foundation Framework, Java, API, REST, CRUDy, GitHub, Continous Integration, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision.
ACCOLADES AND PRESS

2016 & 2014 Webby Award;
Websites, Family / Parenting

2012 Webby Award;
Online Film and Video, Events & Live Webcasts

2008 Emmy Award;
Advanced Media Animator, Motion Graphics Designer

Mutation Observers automatically detect changes to your components. No more manually reflowing elements to trigger changes in things like reveal modals, sticky bars, equalizer, and more. Thanks to Corey Snyder for putting this one together. Zurb - Foundation 6.3 Brings Mutation Observers Out Of The Shadows
The big challenge: dropdowns that weren't behaving like they were supposed to, breaking out of the page boundaries. After weeks of going through multiple iterations with the different attempts, a hero emerged: Corey Snyder, who submitted a pull request with a great solution. Zurb - A Growing Foundation Family: Foundation for Sites 5.5 is Here
…it allowed us to create our coolest feature, the car signature. The user can sign their designed Pepsi Fantasy Racing Car with their name, giving it a very personalized feel. Zend Dev Zone - Flash and PHP in On-Line Gaming
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2018 - Present

Partner + Interactive Director — Connections Media LLC.

Business Strategy and Development, Partnerships, Brand Engagement

  • Primary responsibilities include growing and streamlining the business, Also, responsible for providing estimates, proposals, meeting new customers, and finding new partnerships.
  • Implemented Lean UX methodology resulting in greater final products, saved cost and time, and harmonious design, experience, collaboration, and development cycles.
  • Standardized and streamlined project time-tracking, dependencies, and workflows allowing greater insight to project management and utilization, and product development.
  • Captured thousands in cost savings by streamlining technology service providers and platforms.

May 2010 – June 2018

Interactive Director — Connections Media LLC.

Technical Director, Interaction Design, Systems Design, Visual Design, User Experience Strategist, UI Integration, Front-end Engineering, CMS and Information Architect.

  • Facilitates and directs workshops, leading design sprints and exercises with clients to answer critical business and brand questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas.
  • Collects and analyzes user data through various methods; qualitative, quantitative, generative, evaluative, A/B, benchmarking, mapping and common sense.
  • Outlines design strategy and content goals. Develops and leads best approaches for user and business success metrics through deliverables and prescribed user experience (UX) techniques.
  • Technical director, shapes initiatives, outlines requirements, develops roadmap and blueprints for implementation, drives conceptual thinking, vision, and rendering of intent. Ensures compliance and accessibility.
  • Establishes CMS architecture for content types, categories, and designs, connecting back-end development and front-end design.
  • Prototype and wireframe for user testing, establish site hierarchy and user flows, hi-fidelity and lo-fidelity mockups.
  • Builds and maintains design systems and code libraries, prescribing to the Atomic Design methodology.
  • Lead role in the research, development, and creation of user interface designs (UI) and patterns for websites and digital media.
  • Design critiques and feedback sessions with internal and external stakeholders, users.
  • Directs front-end development and design of 5 team members.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2005 – May 2010

Interactive Art Director — Athlon Sports Inc.

Web Design, Motion Graphics, Branding, User Experience.

  • In-house branding for online web presence and on-site promotional materials.
  • Design lead for white-label online fantasy sports games for consumer brands.
  • Motion graphics designer and producer of weekly sports show and numerous one-off seasonal shows.

March 2002 – June 2005

Web Designer — A.V. Imports Inc.

Web Design, Product Design, Display Design.

Designer of digital products ranging from websites, kiosks, and portables to support branding of independent wine and spirit brands.

EDUCATION

2000 - 2002

Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts

Associates of Arts - Multimedia Design