UX Design.

Experienced with project design, including wireframes, mockups, and critiques.

Educated in usability theory, visualization techniques, user interface and web design.

Software Development.

Back End and Front End programming expertise including proficiency in data structures and algorithms, content management systems, object oriented languages, markup languages and prototyping software.

Project Management.

Highly organized, experienced leader. Effective communicator, skilled at assessing situations and solving problems.

User Research.

Collaborative with an insatiable curiosity. Organized and with a passion for interacting with and learning from people while perpetuating integrity.

Meet the Designer.

University of Washington graduation class of 2015, Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCI) student.



John Allen — UX Engineer.

John has a passion for working towards building technological artifacts with an emphasis on creating a strong relationship between information, technology, and people.

Some of my latest work

John Michael Allen

Seattle, WA 98105



Professional Objective:

Attain a full-time position in project management, UX/UI engineering, web development or user research and learn more in depth strategies and daily business practices to contribute positively to your business


University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Graduation 2015)

  • B.S. Human Centered Design Engineering
  • GPA 3.34 - Departmental GPA: 3.76
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    Work Experience:

    Think Strategy, Seattle, WA, 981184/2014 - current

    Software Engineer

  • Increased landing page conversions through user centered design
  • Improved site usability by adding responsive design to existing web pages
  • Achieved high search rankings using on-page and off-page SEO
  • Analyzed prospective client sites and constructed business proposals
  • Trip Tips, Mercer Island, WA, 98040 2/2014 - current

    UX Engineer

  • Implemented functionality for user account validation
  • Created a schema for storing user data using Node.js and MongoDB
  • Designed a UI for users to edit their profile’s
  • Refugee Support Network, Seattle, WA, 98104 8/2013 - 1/2014

    Contract Web Developer

  • Interviewed clients to assess needs and establish rapport
  • Prioritized and coordinated tasks to complete projects within deadlines
  • Designed and delivered a responsive website using usage scenarios and prototypes
  • Zeta Psi International Inc., Seattle, WA, 98105 9/2012 - 7/2014

    Network Manager

  • Responsible for wireless systems functionality and maintenance
  • Performed diagnostics and troubleshooting for system issues
  • Finholm Construction, Gig Harbor, WA, 98332 6/2012 - 9/2012

    Framing Laborer

  • Responsible for aiding in interpretation of blueprints and specs for building projects
  • Presented and reviewed daily/weekly progress reports with company project manager
  • Thermatech Inc., Lakeview, WA, 98499 6/2011 - 9/2011

    Demolition and Asbestos Laborer

  • Led small demolition projects in both residential and commercial properties
  • Removed hazardous materials, maintained proper site safety protocols
  • Programming Experience:

  • Web Programming: HTML, CSS, XML (Ajax), JSON
  • Databases: SQL, Mongo
  • Perl Style Reg. Expressions
  • Wireframes / Prototyping
  • Adobe CS6, Microsoft Office
  • User Research / Testing
  • Python Programming (Django)
  • Java Programming
  • JavaScript (jQuery)
  • PHP, Node.js
  • Skills/Affiliations

  • Able to work well in groups and independently
  • Youth Flag Football Coach
  • Junior Achievement Teacher
  • Leading Council of DECA
  • Member of Zeta Psi International Fraternity
  • Co-Captian HS Varsity Football

  • (References provided upon request)