My resume

dritan.kici@rlbooks.eu | +32 473 17 66 20

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Experienced Usability and Multimedia professional, open to independent and contract work in Usability Research, Content and Multimedia Creation and Publishing. A polite gentleman with a hard-working friendly attitude.

SUMMARY

Usability

  • Highly focused on usability, best user-centred practices and performance.
    • Working knowledge of all major programming languages and tools.
    • Agile development.
    • User Experience research enhanced by more than 15 years of investigative journalistic experience. Competitive analyses, quantitative surveys, stakeholder interviews, strategic planning and best practices recommendations from a usability/user experience perspective.
    • In-depth knowledge with a broad skill set of UX design, including user testing and analysis, task flows, storyboarding, prototyping,
    • Over 10 Years of experience as a front-end web development / UI architecture, including interaction design and development.
    • Proficient with enterprise software and non-profit sectors, UI component architecture, and integration.
    • Expertise in mobile, and web-based application interfaces to improve user comprehension and satisfaction, facilitate task completion, and provide intuitive access across all device types.
    • Specialized in information architecture, primarily layout, navigation, style, art, and content for mobile applications, fluid, responsive, and fixed site layouts, traditional websites, and web-based applications.
    • Experience with e-commerce concepts and technologies.
    • Supported, installed and troubleshoot software and hardware, resolving Internet-related issues.
    • Methodical, detail-oriented with a proven ability to multitask. Effective organization, time management, prioritization, follow-up and follow-through skills.

Content and publishing

  • Experienced, published writer.
  • Tech content and technical writing, including media releases, reviews, and marketing.
  • Very experienced publisher with real-world imprint management skills and online publishing.
  • Excellent graphic design, page-making and production skills.
  • Professional grade experience, with audio, video and photography, with TV production, documentaries and tutorials, in major television networks.
  • Able to turn any info into teaching material, in text or multimedia and vice-versa.
  • Educated in arts and experienced in illustrations and visual arts.

Technical

  • Software Methodology: Agile, Waterfall
  • Programming languages: HTML, CSS, UML, SQL, JavaScript, .Net(C#, VB), PHP
  • Databases: Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL
  • Multimedia applications: Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Suite applications (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Audition, etc.)
  • IDE/Editor: Visual Studio, Dreamweaver, Eclipse, and others.

EDUCATION

Art, Language and Literature, Programming.

EXPERIENCE

UX Researcher/Designer Consultant – Independent, 2013 – present, Belgium

  • Redesign of legacy software/web/mobile user interfaces to facilitate easy interaction and improve the usability performance, while speeding up the workflow.
  • Researching, designing, and developing the UX and user interfaces for progressive, responsive web and mobile applications.
  • Research, review and analyze the efficiency of existing systems, recommend improvements, prototype new systems, develop and document strategies to enhance business processes, operations, and information process flow.
  • Improve Business web presence – increase traffic, improve load times, increase usability and accessibility, as well as search engine optimization, clean up code, etc.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving general site, reporting problems, and testing for e-commerce sites.
  • Identify and resolve website-related issues, areas for improvement, review and cleanup of UI code.
  • Design and develop UI for new functionality in the storefront, create wireframes, process flows, site architecture, personas, visual design and front end development.
  • Integrating social media logins and content.

Publisher – RL Books, 2019 – present, Brussels, Belgium

  • Created the imprint and the publishing house.
  • Publishing books and Revista Letrare, the best literary magazine in the Albanian language.
  • Leading the Research and Creativity teams.
  • Designing media and marketing campaigns.
  • Designing books overs and publications.
  • Organizing and leading events.

Special Project Manager – Blacklight UAS, Atvidaberg, Sweden 2014-2016

  • Responsible for all ICT projects including UX Research and design.
  • Building and maintaining the web presence of the company.
  • Organizing and compiling documentation.

Producer – DigitAlb, Tirana, Albania, 2009 – 2014

  • Producing the only TV programs about ICT on Albanian speaking televisions.
  • Usability Research for major sponsors, such as Microsoft, IBM, ACER, etc.
  • Filming and producing documentaries.

Editor In Chief – PCWorld Albanian, Tirana, Albania, 2008 – 2009

  • Leading the publication.
  • Consulting clients on Usability matters of the marketed apps and hardware.
  • Technical writing and editing.
  • Organising events about technology.

Charity work

Albanian Citizens Club

Director. Leading the organisation. Organizing youth and adult exchanges and events, lobbying and research.

International Stuttering Association

Member of the Advisory Board. Former Member of the Board of Directors.

Paying member of Amnesty International