Hi, I'm Jared.

Welcome to my portfolio of products that I’ve designed in my professional career. I’ve been working in the digital space for nearly 20 years. I am experienced in understanding the needs and wants of users and passionate about developing quality products.

I’m a freelance UX designer and business analyst who is eager for the opportunity to work on cutting edge applications and products. I have a proven track record of getting products to market on time and on budget.

From B2B to consumer, I have experience working on all types of products, industries, technologies and work environments. I’m a self-starter who thrives under pressure and challenges. The harder the project, the more enjoyment it brings me.

I graduated from the University of Albany, with a B.A. in Fine Arts and a minor in Business, and currently live right outside New York City in the Rutherford, New Jersey.

When I’m not designing, I'm an avid skier, surfer, hockey fan, and enjoy experiencing as many live concerts as my wife will let me attend. Fun fact - My amateur photography has been featured in 4 major publications (Successful Meetings, Incentive Magazine, Photo District News & Variety).

I'm always available to consult to help streamline development and look forward to working with you on your next project.

Experience

Jared E Smith Designs, LLC
Owner - January 2013 - Present
Surge Development, LLC
Senior UX/UI/BA Designer - April 2015 - January 2020 (Sub-Contractor)
Robb Report @ CurtCo Media
Director of Digital Products - August 2011 - January 2013
The Economist
Senior UX/UI/BA Designer - April 2010 - June 2011 (Sub-Contractor)
Nielsen Business Media
Director of Digital - January 2007 - April 2010

Skills

General
  • User Experience
  • User Research
  • User Stories
  • Usability Testing
  • User Interface
  • Graphic Design
  • Wireframing
  • Story Boarding
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Branding
  • Agile Development
Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Adobe XD
  • Axure RP
  • Invision
  • Sketch
  • Usability Testing
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Jira
  • Confluence

Education

University of Albany
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Minor Business
NYU
Certification in UX Design
The Economist Executive Training
Certification in Management Training

Awards

Min's B2b
30 Under 30 to Watch in Digital Media - 2008