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Raetz Steve

Steve Raetz

UX DESIGNER

Name:Steve Raetz
Location:Kansas City
Phone:816.200.8901
Email:steven.raetz@me.com

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."

- E.O. Wilson

Sprint

Sprint

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile

Allstate

Allstate

Uber

Uber

American Express

American Express

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Education

2014 - 2015

University of Colorado

Graduate School

Masters in Creative Technology

2007 - 2011

Baker University

Undergraduate School

Bachelors in Business Administration

Employment

2017 - present

Sprint

Human Factors Engineer

Experience:

  • Design of a customer self service portal that resulted in annual customer care headcount and operational savings of $15M
  • Redesign and ownership of the Virgin Mobile (VMU) native iOS experience, an App Store top 100 utilities app (currently 4.0 stars)
  • Design ownership of the Boost Mobile iOS experience, an App Store top 50 utilities app and Android experience (currently 4.0 and 4.1 stars)
2015 - 2017

EffectiveUI

UX Designer

Brands:

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Promontory Financial Group
  • Vail Resorts
  • American Express
  • Trizetto (A Cognizant Company)
  • Securian Financial/Minnesota Life
  • PwC: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Experience:

  • Responsive Web Design
  • iOS Native UX and Interaction Design
  • Android Native UX and Interaction Design
  • Generative Research and Usability Testing
  • Screener and Protocol Creation
  • Animation
  • Rapid Prototyping
2014 - 2015

Boulder Digital Works

UX Designer

Graduate school co-op.

UX Skills: Researching, synthesizing, prototyping, testing & iterating.

Front-End Skills: HTML5, CSS3

Brands Steve worked with:

  • Uber
  • Allstate
  • UXStrat.com
  • Jarden
  • ESRI
  • Copper Mountain/Sherpa App
  • Spiffly.is
  • Fireside TV
2012 - 2014

Leek Media, Inc

UX Designer
  • Leek Media was attempting to create a conglomerate of web entertainment websites competing with sites like Funny or Die, The Onion, Break.com, The Chive, etc.
  • Developed engagement strategies encompassing social media, content strategy & UI iteration to increase unique visit traffic and ad revenue.
  • Analyzed performance metrics to predict which content would be successful on editorial timelines, resulting in changes that increased Alexa rankings from top 50K US to top 5K US.
  • Do people still use these things? Send me an email instead: steven.raetz@me.com