Jason Spector | Work Summary
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Red Privet

Principal Experience Designer

Red Privet, LLC

– Present
WebAward 2013

User experience lead and principal designer overseeing Red Privet’s experience design projects for HM Insurance Group, a Highmark subsidiary. I directed and designed a responsive web platform that combined multiple public client sites and a secure insurance claims web application into one unified online/responsive experience. Once launched, the completed site (HMIG.com) received the 2013 WebAward for Insurance Standard of Excellence as well as many positive reviews, including being listed as one of the ‘11 Great Examples of Responsive Design from the Financial Industry’.

Laureate Education

User Experience Subject Matter Expert

Laureate Education

I collaborated with Board Members and Curriculum Directors from Walden University and Laureate International Universities in high level strategy sessions to map out the educational track for a User Experience Bachelor’s Degree. I was asked back to develop bachelor-level courses on user experience design and front-end development for web and native mobile applications. I created all of the content, supporting materials, testing and scoring rubrics. In addition, I participated in a video shoot demonstrating a usability test to be used in the design course. These courses are currently offered at both universities.


Senior Design Specialist

UPMC Technology Development Center

Design manager and user experience specialist focused on creating cohesive and innovative end-to-end experiences across a broad array of healthcare-specific products, platforms and devices. I directed and designed many high-profile applications including TeleMedicine, Natural Language Processing, Image Analytics, EMS Navigator (in-the field decision support tools) and In-Hospital Secure Mobile Messaging. I assembled, managed and mentored a team of talented user experience designers and visual designers as well as fostered a user-centered/design-first approach throughout the organization.

Software Engineering Institute

Senior Application Interaction Designer

Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

Creative lead and primary user experience designer for a highly innovative online educational platform that incorporated multi-level coursework, on-demand lectures, progress reporting and a hands-on virtual lab environment. The application was developed to provide government agencies, including the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, with cyber-security and information assurance training.

The Shannon Spector Group

Crowdsourcing Consultant and Managing Partner

The Shannon Spector Group

A crowdsourcing consultant and specialist with an extensive background in design, community and user experience. I helped businesses understand and leverage crowdsourcing to its fullest potential.


Director of User Experience


Director charged with overseeing the user experience of numerous clients, such as AOL, Merrill Lynch and Univision, as well as all internal web sites, tools and applications. I led a cohesive internal UX team and managing a global creative workforce of design and software development professionals. In addition, I educated Fortune 100 companies in the methodology and process of crowdsourcing as well as integrated competitive crowdsourcing and collaborative innovation into their workflows.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Senior Web and Interactive Designer

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Senior designer tasked with managing a diverse group of external-facing websites, the corporate intranet as well as company-wide email design and marketing. I was the creative lead on the company’s primary B2B e-commerce site, which grossed approximately $750 million per year. In addition, I oversaw all customer-facing email design and marketing, developing it into a crucial part of the overall corporate marketing strategy. In one year, monthly mailings increased tenfold and open rates rose by 400%. Sales of email-featured Science Education products also increased by 250%.

Mellon Financial

Senior Web and Interactive Designer

Mellon Financial Corporation

Lead designer in charge of a variety of web and interactive projects, Intranet/Extranets, dynamic Web applications, and Flash product demonstrations. I was the creative lead for Integrated Portal, a $10 million HR/financial web application. I also developed and maintained design application standards for Mellon and for their external clients.

The Shannon Spector Group

Creative Director and Managing Partner

The Shannon Spector Group

I led the design strategy and execution of all projects and solutions. Our clients ranged from small businesses to large corporations in a variety of industry lines including financial, real estate, pharmaceutical, entertainment, gaming, retail, manufacturing and construction. In addition, I managed a group of talented freelance designers, programmers, videographers and copywriters as well as sales and marketing professionals.
If you would like to discuss your current experience design needs or request my full resume and portfolio, contact me.