Jared R Davis

Past, Present & Passions

Jared R Davis

Past, Present & Passions

Previous Engagements

UX Designer / Microsoft – Data Group  2015-Present

As a member of the Data Platform UX Team, my responsibilities revolve around producing easy to use and understand administrative interfaces for data-related tools. I work in particular on the Azure portal interface for Azure Search, as well as several other internal Microsoft tools.
SUPERVISOR: Michael McCormacK 

Senior UX Designer / Wizards of the Coast  2012-2015

With capacities ranging from UX consultation to project strategy, my primary objective is site visitor retention through compelling user experiences. I have served as the key internal UX authority for redesigns of the Magic: The Gathering, Wizards Play Network & Community Sites, seeing each of these through their transition to a new platform, Drupal. I assisted in bug priority determination and direct vendor direction. The Magic site alone sees millions of visitors each month, and the update ignites a new cycle of continuous iteration and improvements.
supervisor: MATT MURRAY 

Art Director / Carpool Agency 2011-2012

From initial discussions to ideation, and throughout the production phase, I insured a consistent user experience. My responsibilities covered the gamut of consultant, art director & production designer as necessary. I completed regular quality reviews with the development team prior to final site launches. The work was primarily digital, with the occasional print piece or advertising campaign. While in this role, I helped our team achieve a look on the sharepoint platform that has been historically uncommon at Microsoft.
CONTACT: INFO@CARPOOLAGENCY.COM 

Graphic Designer / Kor Creative  2008-2011

A wide variety of web, print, motion, market-targeted work created under the supervision of a great mentor. Range includes general advertising collateral, web advertising, packaging, signage and other work as required by assorted campaigns and clients.
CONTACT: MARK ORTON – 801.691.8244

Graphic Designer / Brigham Young University-Idaho  2005-2007

Event and organizational collateral creation for Activities Communications, a university entity responsible for student involvement activities.
CONTACT: DEREK FAY – 208.496.2805 

Graphic Designer / Oakley Valley Arts Council  2000-2007

Non-profit community theatre, general pro-bono theatrical collateral design work and consulting.
CONTACT: KENT SEVERE – 208.862.3266 

Land Survey Technician / US Bureau of Reclamation  2006-2007

Public land survey and map creation work.
CONTACT: KEITH BROOKS – 208.678.0463 

Where I've Studied

BFA – Graphic Design  2008

I didn’t plan it, but my focus on information, motion, sequential and interaction design created a solid foundation for my eventual career as a UX & Graphic Designer.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO

Associates Degree – Art  2005

A traditional fine art curriculum set a foundation for my education as I explored Art History, Photography and a variety of physical mediums
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO

Graphic Communications Program  2001

An overbooked class pushed me into my first two years of hands on experience with design principles, MacOS 8.6 and the Adobe Creative Suite.
CASSIA REGIONAL TECHNICAL CENTER

Awards

  • ’07- Semifinalist, Adobe Design Awards – Environmental Design, Zen Project
  • ’06 Best Exhibitor, Arts and Crafts, Cassia County Fair – Pottery
  • ’05 Exhibitor, Guest Faculty Juried Art Show, College of Southern Idaho
  • ’01-’07 Governor’s Challenge Award Recipient, State of Idaho

Expertise

  • UX/UI Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Information Architecture
  • Vendor Management
  • Task Prioritization

Software

  • Sketch
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • AfterEffects
  • InVisionApp
  • Coda 2
  • 1Password
  • Quiver
  • OmniOutliner
  • OneNote
  • MindNode

Tools

  • MacBook Pro
  • iPad Pro + Pencil
  • iPhone
  • Apple Watch
  • Magic Mouse & Trackpad
  • Canon SLR & Glass

Curiosities

  • Home Automation
  • Headless RaspberryPi
  • Photography
  • iOS Betas

Games

  • Destiny
  • Halo Series
  • Portal Series
  • Half-life Series
  • Skyrim
  • Rayman Legends
  • Splosion Man

Pastimes

  • Low-level Cycling
  • Boy Scout Leadership
  • Family Time
  • TV Marathoning
  • Short Form Tech Articles

Jared Davis creates sophisticated UI and UX material at every step of the process and every day. He is a pleasure to collaborate with and design with – He is mild mannered in persona and persistent when it comes to best practices.

Tom Jenkot - Manager, Digital Visual Design | Web Publishing | Wizards of the Coast

Jared knows how to blend user experience with design. He helped innovate on many design concepts and products. I enjoyed working with Jared he is a great listener and can collaborate on concepts during meetings.

Jon Collette - Lead Software Developer at Carpool Agency

Jared is insightful and deliberate in his craft. His attention to details and love for the language of design allows him to create compelling experiences that make users smarter. I really enjoyed working with Jared and wish that he didn't have to leave Carpool.

Jarom Reid - Social Communications Designer

Jared has an amazing ability to interact with clients and to execute on their vision in a way that leaves a lasting impression.

Wesley Mitchell - Founder / Technomancer at AtomOrbit

Jared was a tremendous asset to our organization as one of our lead designers. I learned very quickly, that a great designer has to have much more than artistic talent and creativity. Jared's creativity and design talent were top notch, but it was his 'no obstacle' approach to being innovative, especially when dealing with multiple sources of feedback that made him especially valuable to our team.

Derek Fay - Managing Director, Student Activities

Jared was an excellent student here. His work was always well conceived and well designed. He has an excellent work ethic and is very dependable. It is a pleasure to recommend him.

Kelly Burgener - Associate Academic Vice-President for Instruction at BYU - Idaho

I appreciated Jared's time with us as a student employee. His dependability and work ethic became assets that we depended on.

Brian Memmott - Faculty Member in the Department of Art at BYU - Idaho

I have known Jared and his family for several years. I worked with him when he was a survey technician at USBR. Jared's work performance was excellent, he quickly learned the complex math needed to perform surveys and maintain high accuracy. He worked with no or minimal supervision most days, scheduling his time to survey complex gov. land boundaries. His intelligence and his work ethic would serve any company well.

Gary Young - Retired from GIS Specialist at US Bureau of Reclamation