I love the new Axure 7 release! I've kept up to date with the Repeater (I used it when creating this site) and the adaptive views (also used for this site).

Axure

6 years

Technical Knowledge

A

Adaptive design

A+

Variables and conditions

B

I like Omnigraffle when creating user flow diagrams or static wireframes. If I have a non-interactive project, I will probably use 'Graffle.

Omnigraffle

6 years

Wireframe design

A

Flow building

B-

Interface design

A

With over a decade of experience, I feel seasoned in Photoshop. I primarily use this tool as a secondary skillset at this stage of my career.

Photoshop

15 years

Technical ability

B

Composition

A

Site design

A-

Any time I need to create a path-based project, I start in Adobe Illustrator. I have been working with anchors, vectors and paths for years and I love it.

Illustrator

15 years

Vector objects

B-

Paths

A-

Site design

A-

InDesign is a great page formatting tool. Any time I need to create custom-designed print documentation, I use InDesign as a primary tool.

InDesign

15 years

Print design

A

Color

B+

Masters

A

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John Allen

johnjosephallen86@gmail.com

630.903.0979

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Thanks for checking out my site. My career has been a storied journey through web architecture challenges of all shapes and sizes. Each step in my career progression has filled in a new piece to the user experience puzzle- giving me the ability to see ux in a holistic way- from studying the user, to building strong information architecture, to crafting top quality design, to fully prototyping interactive interfaces. Have a look at my work history to see where I've been, what I accomplished and what I learned.

Every tradesman must have all the skills necessary to do his job well. I've devoted a large chunk of my life to being intimately knowledgeable about the tools of my craft. For the past 4 years, my technical focus has been on mastering Axure RP Pro and Omnigraffle. Here is a look at my current software skillset.

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Interactivity has come to the web in full force- demanding a higher class of web architecture. User Experience techniques like feature and flow diagrams, sitemaps, test scripts, and usability testing are becoming more relevant than ever now that web content has become so much more complex. I want to live on the bleeding edge of interactive architecture- where prototypes are alive with the feel of a finished interface.

I strive to innovate for the future

Hi, I'm John Allen. I'm a builder.