Contact Will

 

After over ten years living in various corners of the world, I am proud to be back in my home town, Seattle.

Currently I am working as a freelance consultant but am interested in hearing about any opportunities you may have.

2334 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121
United States

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Resume

 
 

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI 2006-2010

BFA Industrial Design, 3.8 GPA, Dean’s List 2006-2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 2010-2011

Study in developing a functional low-cost phototherapy device and entrepreneurship

Brown University, Providence RI 2008

U.S. Government and human rights studies

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Amazon, 2016-Present

UX Designer, Amazon Sustainability

As a User Experience designer at Amazon Sustainability, my role encompasses the full design process from early stakeholder interviews, wire frame creation, user testing to responsive site implementation with front and back end developers. 

 

Wharris Design, 2010-Present

Founder & Head of Design

Providing design services to clients in the financial, automotive, consumer goods & medical fields. Projects can range from simple need identification, competitive analysis, interactive website prototypes, to full Solidworks CAD designs that are ready for manufacturing.

 

OHO Interactive, 2015-2016

Senior User Experience Lead

As OHO’s Senior User Experience Lead, I worked with a variety of institutions to strengthen their web presence and overall site usability. My role encompassed the full design process from early stakeholder interviews, wire frame creation, user testing as well as helping implement a working site with front and back end developers. 

 

BEAM Interactive, 2014-2015

User Experience Designer

As BEAM’s Information Architect / UX designer I took on a variety of roles, from creating user flows, conducting user testing on both current and prototype websites while offering feedback on how to better improve the user experience and overall usability. While at BEAM I worked on projects in a variety of industries, from the automotive industry (MINI USA) to several large fortune 500 financial institutions.

 

Design that Matters, 2010-2014

Designer

Initially joined Design that Matters (DtM) for a one year internship to further develop the Firefly phototherapy device, which I helped conceive as a member of a nine person team in a joint MIT and RISD course. Continued to develop Firefly during the internship which evolved into a full time salary position, becoming the third employee in the organization. Due to the nature of the small organization I was able to be a part of crafting the organizational strategy, from helping to secure project partners to help write and layout grant proposals. 

 

Archimed Laboratories, 2009

Project Manager

Designed and managed development of a innovative CPAP mask. Managed Design, 3D scanning, Rapid prototyping, material selection and sourcing.

 

LIT Motors, 2008-2009

Project Manager

Managed multi-disciplinary a team of 10 individuals from Babson, Olin, Brown, RISD, and MIT to develop a two wheeled vehicle with a gyroscopic flywheel. Team has continued development into a fully marketable design, and is in the process of beginning production.