Dimitrios Traga

Dimitrios Traga

Software Application UI Designer | Morton Grove, Illinois

Dimitrios has over 13 years of hands-on work experience in UI/UX design, rapid prototyping, and front-end engineering for rich internet applications and mobile devices. He practices user-centered design principles, basing design decisions on user needs and business goals. He has experience both working with and managing remote teams of designers and engineers. To succeed in these roles, Dimitrios had to be a self-starter and capable of motivating and coordinating teams, his successes prove that he's very capable of both. 

Experience

Dimitrios has over 13 years of experience as a UI designer and developer.

He has been working with HTML and CSS for 8 years. 

Location

Employment

Project Manager
DOSL, LLC (January 2018 - December 2018) 

  • Led a remote team of UI/UX designers and software engineers in strategizing comprehensive research, wireframing, prototyping, designing, and development
  • Translated business requirements and interactions to design specifications for mobile applications
  • Coordinated with internal and external development teams to ensure successful implementation

Senior UI/UX Designer
Nielsen (April 2018 - June 2018)

  • Led UI/UX design and strategy including comprehensive research, wireframing, prototyping, design, and development.
  • Responsible for understanding business requirements and interactions for numerous applications.
  • Coordinated with development teams

Project Manager & Senior UI/UX Designer
RDI/A (October 2016- January 2018)

  • Performed comprehensive research, wireframing, prototyping, design & development
  • Communicated business requirements in the design strategy
  • Focused on assuring successful implementations

Senior UI/UX Designer
Municipal Systems Inc. (January 2016 - July 2016)

  • Created wireframes for iOS and Android-based police officer and administrative solutions
  • Developed design requirements based on business needs 
  • Coordinated successful implementation with development teams 

UI/UX Designer
CNH Industrial (September 2014 - January 2016)

  • Worked on UI/UX design and strategy which included wireframing for android based precision farming solutions
  • Translated business requirements to design specifications
  • Responsible for the creation of 3D modeling of tractors and implementation of their maps feature using Maya
  • Used Unity to collect the exact amount of vertices for each tractor model
  • Worked with development teams to ensure successful implementation

Senior UI/UX Designer
SR VR LLC (November 2013 - September 2014)

  • Completed UI/UX redesign and development of their 3 websites
  • Performed the design and development of websites using Microsoft Visual Studio and HTML/CSS and mobile applications for iPhone and Android
  • Designed and developed emails using HTML/CSS.
  • Website list: necc.us

Principal and Owner
2pensmedia Inc. (June 2009 - Present)

  • Lead UI/UX design and strategy including wireframing
  • Design and develop websites using WordPress and HTML/CSS and mobile applications for iPhone/Android
  • The city of Chicago Project (2009 - 2010) - UI/UX design and development performed to create the Chicago Works mobile app
  • Sound-Bar Project (2012 - 2013) - UI/UX design and development performed to create Sound-Bar nightclub management system web application
  • Partial client list: Williams Labadie, City of Chicago, Sound-Bar

UI/UX Designer and Developer
Demibooks (August 2013 - October 2013)

  • Completed UI/UX redesign and development performed on their Storytime iPad App
  • Performed UI/UX redesign and development on their existing publish website, publish.demibooks.com

User Interface Designer and Developer
SOCIALDEALER (June 2011 - April 2012)

  • UI Designer for social media web application connecting automotive dealers with their customers through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Maintained and updated the company site using HTML/CSS
  • Created email templates for mass mailing campaigns

UI Designer - 3D Animator and Modeler
Digital Aisle (August 2006 - May 2009)

  • Created interactive content for major brands including Miller, Procter & Gamble and Diageo, including flash animations, UI design, and  wireframes
  • Conceptualized and designed interactive touchscreen displays for consumer markets featured in major retailers
  • Animated 3D characters for animated series “Kool Kids

3D Animator and Modeler
Red Eye Studios (January 2003 - June 2006)

  • Formulated 3D characters for “Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude”
  • Tracked motion capture data

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
Bachelor of Fine Arts (June 2002)
Major: Media Arts and Animation

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Sketch, Axure, Invision, Balsamiq, Justinmind