ABOUT ME

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TOM ASTUTO

UX/UI Designer/Developer

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

I come from a background in graphic design and interactive design before specializing in UX/UI. My current role as Team Lead, enables me to collect qualitative data by listening to users which I believe is the key to designing elegant and engaging user interfaces. My goal is to re-imagine and redefine application design with users in mind and set new standards for any solution, creating elegant interfaces will improve efficiency and have a positive impact on the daily lives of users.

I currently spend most of my time crafting and working on projects related to all different sectors.

  • phone : ‪(732) 784-3170‬
  • email : me@tomastuto.com
  • website : http://tomastuto.com
  • : http://linkedin.com/tagrafx
  • address : New Jersey
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Projects Done

20+

Year Experience

13

Awards Won

5

Published In

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Vast knowledge about design elements, such as color and composition and typography. My past & current jobs require the technical skills to use design software programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator on daily basis and I have been using them for my entire career.

UX DESIGNER

I focus on the structure and layout of content, navigation and how users interact with them. The types of deliverables I produce include site-maps, user flows, prototypes and wireframes, which are more focused on the underlying structure and purpose of the software or website.

UI DEVELOPER

I focus on the way the functionality is displayed and the fine detail of how users interact with the interface. I produce the visual comps and functioning front-end code (using HTML, CSS, JQuery / JavaScript). This is very much about polished final production quality outputs.

My Work

Please contact me for hidden url & password to my latest extensive UI/UX Portfolio consisting of of User Stories, Wireframing, and Front-End Prototyping all the way through development and production.  Due to confidentiality agreements with most of my clients I can not post online for public viewing.

CURRENT USE SKILLSET

99

Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign

99

Wireframing

Sketching, Wireframing Software, Graphic Design Software

99

HTML

Working with HTML since early inception, expert in all versions

99

CSS

Working with CSS since early inception, expert in all version of CSS

85

JQuery

Have used JQuery on all projects since 2007

80

SharePoint

Have extensive knowledge of SharePoint Tools and Branding

My Soft Skills

  • Creative / Visual Communication 100%
  • UX Research 100%
  • Front End Development 95%
  • Collaboration & Communication Skills 90%
  • Management Skills 95%
  • Presentation Skills 90%
  • UX Writing 85%
  • Budget & Allocation Skills 85%

MY RESUME

  • WORK EXPERIENCE
  • TA Design Consulting

    UI/UX DESIGNER & WEB SPECIALIST CONSULTANT

    Translated business and software requirements into highly intuitive, graphically appealing desktop, web and mobile based applications. All while adhering to all the standards of the industry. Determined user workflows, create wire frames, design screen layouts,…

    1996 - Present
  • Con Edison – New York, NY

    Currently providing vision and guidance across the Con Ed product portfolio, mentoring junior developers, and leading the overall design process and interfaces with senior stakeholders. I am also responsible for leading user research and driving…

    2019 - PRESENT
  • MUFG Union Bank (formerly The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) – Jersey City, NJ

    SENIOR UI/UX DESIGNER / DEVELOPER & TEAM MANAGER

    Managing a dynamic design team (i.e., UI/UX Designers, Front End Developers, and Graphic Designers) in the development and implementation of wireframes and prototypes for web-based product solutions. Created a fully interactive Style Guide for developers…

    2010 - 2019
  • Con Edison – New York, NY

    UI/UX DEVELOPER / SENIOR SPECIALIST – WEBMASTER

    Web site design and programming for www.coned.com & @conEdison Intranet using HTML, DHTML, CSS, VBScript, JavaScript and ASP to run on UNIX and Microsoft IIS based server platforms. Posted time sensitive press releases to www.coned.com on…

    2006 -2010
  • Thomson Financial – New York, NY

    SENIOR INTERACTION DESIGNER - USER EXPERIENCE GROUP

    Lead dynamic design team (i.e., web developers, graphic designers, multimedia specialists) in the development and implementation of design guidelines for web-based products, company-wide marketing collateral and promotional materials (brochures, fact sheets, trade show displays, giveaways,…

    2003 – 2006
  • ILX Systems – New York, NY

    SENIOR GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER - PRODUCT MARKETING

    Researched, identified and then set HTML standards for on-screen design of core product. Communicated these standards to product management and development teams by creating mock-ups of all HTML applications that run through the main framework.…

  • EDUCATION
  • Learning Tree International — New York, New York

    Learning Tree International

    -- 3644 Agile Project and Delivery Management Training, -- 918 Agile Fundamentals Training,  -- 906 IT Management Skills Training,  -- 218 Use Case Training for User and System Requirements,  --  2315 Mobile & Responsive Web…

    2005 - PRESENT
  • The SharePoint Experience — New York

    The SharePoint Experience

    SharePoint Branding with Heather Solomon - Certificate Program

    2010 - 2015
  • Learning Tree International — New York

    Learning Tree International

    Web Administration and Development Certified Professional

    1996 - 1999
  • (CMA) Center for Media Arts — New York

    (CMA) Center for Media Arts

    Advertising and Art Design – 2 year Program

    1990-1991

MY PROCESS

  1. Product Definition

    During the initial phase of product definition, you’re brainstorming the product and how to execute on the project at the…

  2. Research

    Moving into research, your team needs to refine your assumptions and fill in blanks. This stage varies based on complexity…

  3. Analysis

    In analysis, the product marketing data collected thus far is used as groundwork for generating personas, experience maps, and requirements-related…

  4. Design

    From this output, scenarios, concept maps, and mockups may be created, leading into the design phase—whereupon activities such as conceptualization…

  5. Implementation

    During implementation, code and design assets are assembled to create a product that adheres to the previously established product design…

  6. Go Live

    Upon launch of the live product, feedback data such as trouble/support tickets, bug reports, and other analytics will continue to…

GET IN TOUCH

Drop me a line at ‪(732) 784-3170‬ or use the form below