Wes Allen

Engineer and designer by profession. Optimistic, creative and analytic by nature.

Over 16 years professional experience in multiple design/development roles.

Currently working as software engineer and UI designer in the Boston area.

Experience

Software Engineer

Powerhouse Dynamics

Newton, Massachusetts
August 2015 - Present

User Experience Director

NewCo (Early Stage Startup)

Boston, Massachusetts
April 2015 - July 2015

UX Designer of mobile app concept for startup. Conducted full user experience design process with competitive analysis, survey construction, user personas, user flows, detailed sitemaps and creation of interactive mobile "MVP" prototypes.


Software Engineer

Wayfair.com

Boston, Massachusetts
August 2013 - January 2015

Europe Logistics - Maintained an Extranet web portal connecting 2,000+ suppliers with international shipping/logistics companies throughout 6 European countries.

Flash Sales - Developed product catalog and e-commerce storefront user interfaces for desktop and mobile apps, including specialty brand Joss & Main.


Principal Applications Developer

404 software

Culebra, Puerto Rico
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
January 2011 - August 2013

Contract Developer and producer of custom data-driven web applications, including Genealogy records, Library media collection, Rental property management, Reservation systems and Community directory management.


Systems Analyst

Applications Developer

University of Arizona, Human Resources

Tucson, Arizona
September 2010 - December 2010

Conducted major redesign of the department's public-facing and intranet websites. Developed Intranet applications as Drupal 6 modules. Managed and maintained and upgraded the Drupal Intranet and Internet websites for 6 sub-departments.


Founder, Lead Designer, Programmer

Allen Design

Charlottesville, Virginia
Vieques, Puerto Rico
July 2004 - September 2010

Web design and development consulting firm. Created and maintained over 100 websites and web properties. Developed custom e-commerce systems, database driven applications and content management platforms. Subcontractors included 2 web developers, 2 graphic designers and 2 salespeople.


Lead Web Designer

St. Augustine Record

St. Augustine, Florida
July 2000 - September 2002

Responsible for the development and maintenance of an award-winning newspaper website. Created and managed over 30 commercial websites. Assisted in developing an automated platform for website publishing


Education

General Assembly

Boston, Massachusetts
November 2014 - March 2015

Prospectus: User Experience Design


University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
September 2010-December 2010

Prospectus: Library Science, Information Retrieval


Piedmont Virginia Community College

Charlottesville, Virginia
January 2004 - April 2006

Prospectus: Forestry, Geology


St. John's River State College

Jacksonville, Florida
January 1998 - May 2000

Prospectus: Business Administration, Computer Science


Skills

Web Technology


Platforms


Methodology


User Experience


Other Skills