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

    Manager UX Design - Mobile Apps

    2013 - Now

    Lead junior designers as we progress projects from discovery to concepting to user testing and ultimately to product launch. Work with business stakeholders from across lines of business's to identify requirements and potential product features. Collaborate and advise with Customer Experience Directors on experience strategy and direction.

  • Walgreens

    Sr. UX Designer - Mobile

    2012 - 2013

    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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