Hi, I'm Jim Voorhies, a technologist, user experience manager, and blogger.
Two decades as a creative director, designer, and interaction designer for in-house work. Started in print work (1- and 2-color) and moved to 4-color in the early 90s. I've won over a dozen awards in technical communication & design. Moved into multimedia and web design when each became prominent and began to learn first hand what did and didn't work with users and the interfaces I designed. I've been a manager of people for most of my career. Over the last several years our focus has changed to making the web applications we design more usable and easier to use. We're designing heavily for iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. Our development is Agile focused on Mobile first.
Jim Voorhies's Background
Jim Voorhies's Experience
User Experience Manager at Deloitte
2006 - 2011
Managed a group of visual and interaction designers working primarily on in-house applications. Assigned projects, forecast project hours, evaluated the user experience of projects, evaluated employees and peers, planned for improvement. Designed applications for web, phone and tablets.
Manager Design Services at Deloitte & Touche
1995 - 2006
Creative director for all IT projects. Responsible for internal marketing efforts for IT and learning initiatives and major products. Managed all aspects of marketing and design, including print and web production, creative direction, supervision, & client liaison.
Supervisor, Design Services at Deloitte
1993 - 1995
Lead a team of designers focused on internal marketing and interface design for Lotus Notes and multimedia applications.
Supervisor Policies & Procedures at Deloitte and Touche
April 1989 - 1993
supervised a group of writers of technical documentation.
Director of Federal Programs at TN Dept. of Education
March 1985 - January 1989
Responsible for $18M budget in Federal dollars and coordination of all programs funded with Federal dollars across the state. Department budget officer. Supervised 8-10 other education professionals.
Financial Control Analyst at Avco Aerostructures
1982 - 1984
Financial analyst working with a team of engineers to use analytics to discover opportunities for cost savings on programs for the B-1 bomber, Hercules C-130 and Lockeed L1011 aircraft assembly programs.
Senior Interaction Designer at Deloitte
Interaction Design for web, mobile (smartphone) and tablet use in an agile development environment.
Jim Voorhies's Education
Old Dominion University
1974 – 1977
1966 – 1970