James Smith

I'm James Smith

Lead UX and Interaction Designer

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Hello! I'm James Smith and I am a Lead UX and Interaction Designer. I have over 8 years in the industry working as a UX designer. I have worked with several Fortune 500 companies such as Wells Fargo, HID Global, Dell, and Verisign. I also worked for Entrepreneur Magazine where I was in charge of the user experience for the company's most recent major redesign.

Professional Skills

Wire-framing 99%
Mobile Design 92%
Prototyping 91%
HTML & CSS 89%
User Research 89%
Usability Testing 87%

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Work Experience

2016 - Present


Lead UX Designer

I am the Lead UX designer and in charge of all research and UX design for our iOS, Android, and Web Application.

2015 - 2016


UX Manager

I was the lead UX designer and in charge of all research and design for all of our software products. I manage the UX team of four, but also work hands-on conducting usability tests, customer interviews, designing and prototyping.

2014 - 2015

FJord (Accenture)

Sr Interaction Designer

I worked on various projects including a native mobile application for Wells Fargo and a responsive web application for HID Global. I was involved every step of the way from stakeholder interviews, to delivering final prototypes and annotated wireframes as deliverables.

2013 - 2014


Lead UX Designer

I was the lead UX designer reporting to the Director of Online and in charge of the User Experience of Entrepreneur.com. I was involved in the latest redesign that had to take into account over 10 million unique visitors a months.

2009 - 2012

TLG Graphics

UI/UX Designer

Responsible for designing new products, along with overseeing both our marketing site and B2B e-commerce site.



Master's in Human Computer Interaction

Iowa State University


Bachelor's in Organizational Management

Roberts Wesleyan COllege


  • James is extremely driven and a leader of thought innovation. In his time at FJORD, his skills and expertise were solid. He has a passion for user experience that is evident in his work. His ability to collaborate and create is top notch.

    Melanie Melton Deloitte Digital , Studio Lead UX Designer
  • James encompasses the rare gifts of both an independent problem solver and a constructive team player, extending his professional disciplines to meet endless demands and deadlines.

    Andrew Riddle PartnerComm , UI/UX Designer
  • James is an invaluable team-leader. His drive and professionalism quickly made him an extremely important asset to our company, taking on new challenges and opening exciting opportunities for our company as a whole.

    Aaron B. TLF Graphics , Director of Web Services Technology
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