Hi, I'm greg.

Mostly I focus on creating great interactive experiences on mobile devices and 'desktops'. Every now and then I branch off and create things like iPad cases and headboards.
I have a Masters of HCI which means I can explain some of the more 'nerdy' aspects of human-computer interaction. I spent 6 years promoting live events which means I know how to make money. I pride myself on using my technical and business knowledge to strategically meet my clients goals.

  • greg thomas
  • sarcasm and having fun
  • my beautiful wife & kids
  • greg@gthomas10.com
  • 773 636 6676

Work Experience

full resume upon request

  • Walgreens

    Sr. UX Designer - Mobile

    2012 - Now

    Walgreens mobile apps are focused on providing usefulness to retail and pharmacy customers. My role is to architect great experiences for iPhone, iPad & Android that help people get more out of their relationship with Walgreens.

  • Givt.com

    UX Designer

    2011 - 2012

    It used to be that when we gave a gift we wrapped in paper and handed it to the person. Givt is a small Toledo startup taking gift giving social.
    The Givt founders asked me to help them get the project off ground by helping define their vision of 'gift giving' into a simple user experience.

  • Peapod.com & StopandShop.com

    Sr. UX Designer

    2010 - 2012

    Peapod.com & Stop & Shop - both owned by AHold - represents two of the most progressive and forward thinking grocers in the United States. As Lead UX designer I created and instilled a set of UX principles that lead a small design team of three people in the creation of a powerful cross channel shopping list application.

  • Motorola Mobility

    UX Design Intern

    2010

    Contributing UX team member for multimedia applications for Motorola devices using Android OS. Applications worked on: FM Radio, Music Store, DLNA, HDMI, Music player. Devices these applications were a part of: Atrix, Droid, MotoActv, Droid X.

  • EasyTaxFix.com

    Usability & Business Consultant

    2002 - 2005

    Assisted in the design and day to day operations of a small e-commerce start up. Helped migrate the company to agile software development process. Worked with business owners to identify and execute marketing plans to attract new customers.

  • Leagcy Memorial Websites

    Associate Product Manager

    2007 - 2009

    Concepted new product and created wireframes based on user research. Managed ecommerce product from initial beta concept to pay for use e-commerce product. Planned and led cross-departmental meetings to guide the direction of Technical and QA teams. Analyzed product metrics to guide decision-making on new product features.

  • TMP Worldwide

    Project Manager

    2005 - 2007

    Developed, managed and maintained day-to-day key client relationships while identifying opportunities for account growth and retention. Managed the budgets for national clients exceeding $3 million annually. Led regular strategic calls with key decision makers to identify areas for growth. Analyzed on-line media metric reporting to identify areas of opportunity. Created successful regional e-mail campaign product for key client.

  • Live Nation

    Live Event Promoter & Tour Manager

    1999 - 2005

    Managed all aspects of marketing and public relations campaigns for concurrent events while ensuring profitability. Advised on P&L for all event budgets. Responsible for developing event marketing plans including situation analysis and evaluation of all competitive landscapes. Negotiated radio, print, and television advertising for multiple budgets exceeding $500,000 each. Served as on-site corporate spokesperson for all public relations inquiries, customer service issues and event sponsor needs. Proofed and approved all advertising spots and press releases. Managed on-site staff.

Proficiencies

  • Story Telling
  • UX Methods
  • Omnigraffle
  • Balsamiq
  • Visio
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • HTML/CSS
  • iOS Apps
  • Andriod Apps
  • iMovie
  • AfterEffects

Contact info

  • Chicago, IL
  • gthomas10@gmail.com
  • 773 636 6676
  • www.gthomas10.com

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