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Jake Rae

UX Designer

Tools & Skills

Sketching & Ideation
User/Client Interviews
Information Architecture
Usability Testing
Adobe Creative Suite
Mobile, Web, & Print Design
Logo Design
Conversant in French


UX Designer
UpTop, Seattle, WA
February 2015 – Current
Work directly with a variety of clients throughout the design process. 
Perform client and user interviews during discovery phase. Sketch and whiteboard during ideation to quickly geneate ideas.
Create wireframes and interactive prototypes to test and share with client.
Iterate on designs to create more refined solutions. 
Apply final UI/visual designs with specs to hand off to client and developers.

UX/UI Designer
Big Fish Games, Seattle, WA
October 2012 – February 2015
Create highly usable interfaces across multiple devices and platforms to improve ease-of-use for users and supporting business goals of the company and products.
Work directly with project managers, developers, and engineers to develop business decisions by providing wireframes, comps, and prototypes.

E-Commerce Designer
Nordstrom Direct, Seattle, WA
April 2012 – October 2012
Lead designer for Contemporary, Designer, and Wedding categories for
Work directly with copy editors, business teams, and project managers on promotional campaigns from beginning to end.

Graphic & UI Designer, Seattle, WA
December 2011 – November 2013
Art Direction and all around design support for start-up company.

Graphic Designer
Amazon, Seattle, WA
VXD (Visual Experience Design) Team
July 2008 – February 2012
Art Direction over seasonal and holiday style guides for global application.
Create on-site graphics to support promotions on and
Work closely within Amazon’s brand to ensure a cohesive and consistent experience.
Consult with site merchandisers on look and feel of individual store pages.
Created and maintain internal team blog.

Contract Graphic Designer
Microsoft Press, Seattle, WA
November 2010 – September 2011
Designed book covers & resource pages for Microsoft IT books.

Creative Intern
Publicis Consultants | PR, Seattle, WA
January 2008 – July 2008
Worked directly with Art Director and Graphic Designer to create promotional material
for national and international clientele.

Freelance Graphic Design
Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
The Mosquito Neckties
Crêpe de France
The Market Foundation

Screenprinting Assistant and In-House Designer
Glenco Supplies, Kent, WA
September 2007 – December 2007


Seattle Central Creative Academy
at Seattle Central Community College
Graphic Design and Illustration Program
Graduated June 2008

80 Works for Designers
June 2009 – August 2009
11 week course where I particpated in and completed 80 projects of which some were
selected and published in Creative Workshop.

School of Visual Concepts
UX Design
August 2012
Graphic Design
December 2006 – June 2006

University of Washington, Seattle
Graduated June 2004
BA’s in Film Studies with Honors, Comparative Literature, and French

Université de Montpellier III – Paul Valéry (France)
Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
Literature, Film Studies, and French