Nick Zedlar

Seventeen years in the frontline Agile/Lean IT trenches with the last eight in interaction design and development for desktops, mobile devices, kiosks and other touch-enabled hardware. Also a proven creative with over 20 years’ experience in writing, editing and creating quality content for print, video games, greeting cards, presentations and other new media, mostly in the corporate context.

Seventeen years in the frontline Agile/Lean IT trenches with the last eight in interaction design and development for desktops, mobile devices, kiosks and other touch-enabled hardware using:

  • User research/testing, usability testing/studies, personas, heuristics, interviews.
  • Proof-of-concept sketches, user flows, wireframes, mockups, prototypes.
  • Style guides and design standards, help documentation, knowledge base articles, blogs.
  • Graphic and visual design, creative direction.
  • Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Writing, editing, Finnish-to-English translation.
  • Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), SharePoint Designer.
  • Software: Final Draft, WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, MS Office + Visio, Dreamweaver.

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A proven creative with over 20 years’ experience in writing, editing and creating quality content for print, video games, greeting cards, presentations and other new media, mostly in the corporate context.

  • Business communications and collateral, such as posters, handbills, business cards, letterhead
  • Graphic and visual design, including logos, branding, ads, blogs, ecommerce, SEO
  • Usability studies and usability research (tests, surveys, personas, heuristics, interviews, metrics)
  • Style guides and design standards, help documentation, knowledge base articles
  • Graphical user interfaces for desktops, mobile devices, kiosks
  • Proof-of-concept sketches, user flows, wireframes, mockups, prototypes
  • Song lyrics, prose and poetry, especially limericks
  • Film and sketch scripts, episodic television teleplays
  • Creative direction, project oversight
  • Tools: WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, MS Office + Visio, Dreamweaver, Agile/Lean. Currently learning Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer

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As a graduate student in the International Relations and European Studies Master’s program in the University of Tampere’s International School of Social Sciences, studied and researched advanced social, political and economic concepts of international relations (Finnish: kansainväliset suhteet), including its history, theory and practical application. Thesis work, “Heterophallocentric Binarism in International Relations Theory and Praxis” (see below), is a “post-postmodern” reevaluation of IR that posits gender as an analytical tool for comparing relative nation-state motivations and behaviors.

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