Christopher Collins

Freelance UX Designer & UI Designer

Location:Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
To obtain a position as a User Experience Designer where I can use my skills and experience to increase the usability and accessibility of websites and web applications.

Washtenaw Community College 2010 - Current

Instructional Media Technician, Student Response Systems Support
Washtenaw Community College Feb 2009 - Current
In early 2009, I was hired by Washtenaw Community College to assist with the implementation of new student response devices on campus. Being a pilot program, I was required to assess the software's capabilities, develop an implementation strategy, and instruct and assist faculty in the use of the software. In 2011, I helped develop a new distribution and implementation system for the technology. I also created and maintain an online portal for students and faculty to receive instruction on using the system.

Live Audio/Visual Technician
Audio Video Systems (AVS) March 2009 – July 2010
With my past experience working with A/V systems, I was able to secure a position as a live audio technician with AVS based in Ann Arbor, MI. As a team member, I assisted with the setup and operation of audio, video, and lighting equipment for a variety of live events in the Mid-West region. I found this work to be very rewarding and enjoyed using my knowledge and skills to help produce exceptional live events.

Video Quality Control Technician LMG Show Technology July 2007 – November 2008 I was hired by LMG, one of the largest event technology providers in the country, to work as a Video Quality Control Technician at the largest of their three branches located in Las Vegas. My responsibilities were to examine and test high-end video
production and presentation equipment such as projectors, monitors, switchers and playback devices as well as prep orders for LMG’s show technicians. This position provided me hands on experience with top of the line professional gear and the opportunity to work with professionals in the top of their field. I was often required to be present on show site to assist with the installation and execution of equipment and procedures.

Owner PBL Visuals June 2005 – February 2008 In 2005 I formed a company specializing in custom video projections and installations for clubs, musical acts, and other live events. PBL Visuals performed at many of the Detroit areas top venues including Blue Room, The Works, Alvin’s, and Crave Lounge as well as providing visuals for the Detroit Movement Festival ’06.
Video Production Professional Freelance September 2001 – January 2008 During this time period I worked as a Video Production Professional in a variety of roles for a diverse set of clients. While I began as a camera operator, I eventually discovered a passion for editing and developing motion graphics.


User Experience Design
Competitive Website Analysis
Card Sorting
Website Diagramming
Website Redesign
User Testing
Task Analysis
Website Accessibility Analysis
Wire Framing

Web Design

Video Production
Final Cut Pro
Adobe After Effects
Camera Operation
Production Management
Skills (2) Rating
UX Design
UI Design