My Name is Keri-Lynn not
KeriOpen or Close
Hi, I'm Keri-Lynn. Not
Keri, or Carrie, and certainly not Carolyn or Lynn. I love to create great Designs and User Experiences and then make them even better.
About MeOpen or Close
I am a Creative UX Director, Director of Design and Senior UX/UI designer with 18 years of diverse experience, specializing in human-centered information design, experience design, interface design, web design, graphic design and animation, along with mobile application design. My clients have spanned from small business accounts to fortune 500, ranging from business to business, SaaS, education, sports, retail, tourism, music , television, health care, communications, energy, software and non-profit organizations.
What I Strive for ProfessionallyOpen or Close
I think a great work environment, talented co-workers and the opportunity to contribute to something outstanding is what is most important in my career. That is without a doubt what has proven to be most difficult in obtaining. I always want more professionally. Not necessarily things or money, but I want to learn more and constantly get better. I want to keep the pressure up. I want to take on the toughest challenges. That's how I constantly improve my skills and knowledgebase and stay interested and driven in all aspects of design, UX and UI.
My Personality & Sense of Humor . . . Unless You Call Me
Keri!Open or Close
I have been called serious when I need to be but fun at the same time. I love the idea of working with people that are brilliant; whom I admire and respect. I know and understand what it means to work as a team to make something great. I look forward to making my next opportunity better by my addition and skills.
In this life, in this world there is so much to be interested in, to learn about, and to pour one’s creativity into. I enjoy most four-legged animals, walking, boating, socializing with friends, reading, action and or comedy movies, aquariums, Lego, computers, video games, drawing, photography, lot's of daily laughter and traveling. There are a million things I want to try, to do, to be better at. There is never enough time in the day, week, or year for everything; though I’m really trying. Also, one day I dream and hope to be featured on the website, People of WalMart.com. Just kidding. Hmm, maybe not - a girl's got to have her priorities and dreams in order.
It probably seems like I keep trying to reinforce this whole my name is KERI-LYNN NOT
KERIthing. For whatever unGodly reason people in Las Vegas cannot get my name right. I take it as extremely disrespectful to be constantly called a name which isn't mine. I hate having to correct people but I will to in order to NEVER be called Keri!
RelocationOpen or Close
I WILL NOT relocate for a contract job. No way in hell. Recruiters, please stop calling and asking if I will relocate for a three month bull-crap project!. No thank you.
I mostly live in Las Vegas, NV and I would relocate to Northern or Southern California or Texas. Otherwise, the weather is too cold and having lived most of my life in Michigan, I had more than enough of cold, gray depressing weather. At this point in my life I refuse to be in a cold weather climate.
MisconceptionsOpen or Close
What has been most difficult for me is explaining why I have worked for so many companies. I am by no means a job jumper. My entire professional career I have been tirelessly searching for a stable company I could work for and be with long-term. Unfortunatley, I have not had that luxury professionally. In Metro-Detroit where I am from no less than 10 companies I worked for had gone under. I cannot tell you how many times I have had paychecks bounce. I relocated to Las Vegas, NV in late 2008 and ironically that is when the economy tanked. Ultimately, I would love to work for a stable company long-term. I have found in Las Vegas that the salaries offered here have been far less than what I make at home in my pajamas. It is not worth it for me to fight traffic and drive to work every day when I make far more at home in pajama-land. To conclude, I am looking for a LONG-TERM position with ONE company. Whether that position is in Las Vegas, NV, California or Texas remain to be seen.
TattoosOpen or Close
If I were to get a tattoo it would have to be silver, iridescent glitter and be a HUGE question mark that covered most of my back, unless I was wearing a strapless dress then the tattoo would have to be invisible. At the coveted "Tramp Stamp" location underneath the question mark, I would have in bold text the question, "Who Farted?" because it sure as hell wasn't me! Until they start making safe, silver, iridescent glitter tattoos, I shall remain uninked . . . as far as anybody knows.