About Karim Nassar :

My Resume

Qualifications Summary

  • 19 years experience in Web technologies
  • 12 years experience in Web application development with PHP, SQL, D/XHTML, CSS, Javascript
  • 16 years experience in User Interaction Design
  • Experienced project manager, team leader, and system architect
  • Industrial Design education

Education

  1. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, December 2000
    • Industrial Designers Society of America – Student Chapter (member)
    • NCSU Aikido Club (Treasurer)
  2. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

    • Industrial Design Internship, Spring 1996 – Spring 1997
    • Japanese Ministry of Education Foreign Student Scholarship

Employment

  1. 2012–present OrgSpan, Inc. Durham, NC

    1. 2013–present Senior Software Developer, iOS Apps
    2. 2012–2013 Lead Web Application Developer
  2. 2007–2012 Lulu Enterprises, Inc. Raleigh, NC

    1. 2010–2012 Manager UIX Team
      • Manager of UI Engineering & UX Design
      • Head User Experience Designer
    2. 2009–2010 Senior Software Engineer 2
      • Marketplace Team Lead
      • UI/UX Team Tech Lead
    3. 2008–2009 Software Engineer
      • Marketplace Team Lead
    4. 2007–2008 User Experience Designer
  3. 2000–2007 Wake County Public School System Raleigh, NC

    1. 2006–2007 Senior Administrator, Online Services for Community Services
    2. 2002–2006 Online Services Administrator for Community Services
    3. 2000–2002 Customer Service Representative
  4. 1998–1999 Fujitsu Network Communications Raleigh, NC

    Communications Technician Network assembly and testing
  5. 1997–1998 Tise-Kiester Architects, PA Carrboro, NC

    Primary Draftsman Construction drawings and Site Administration
  6. 1996–1997 Industrial Design Fujita Nagoya, Japan

    Junior Designer

Skills

  • Web & Programming

    • Cocoa (Mac)
    • Cocoa Touch (iOS)
    • Objective-C
    • Javascript
    • Ember.js
    • Node.js
    • Jasmine.js
    • Raphael.js
    • jQuery & Plugin Development
    • X/HTML
    • CSS
    • HTML5 & CSS3
    • W3C Standards
    • PHP
    • SQL
    • CVS, Subversion, Perforce, Mercurial
    • Omniture Implementation
  • Design & User Experience

    • User Testing
    • Information Architecture
    • User Experience Design
    • Ideation
    • Graphic Illustration
    • Design Documentation
    • Product Design
    • User Interface Design & Usability
    • 2d/3d Prototyping
  • Management

    • Team Management
    • Process Design
    • Project Management
    • Professional Training
    • Tech/Business Writing
    • Agile/Scrum
  • Software

    • Mac/Windows/Linux
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Freehand
    • Eclipse IDE
    • Dreamweaver
    • Flash
    • Textmate
    • Xcode/Interface Builder
    • Microsoft Office/OpenOffice.org
    • Alias
    • Blender
    • Bently Microstation
    • AutoCAD
    • Pro/Engineer

Awards, Affiliations, & Publicity

  • Member, Triangle Usability Professionals Association
  • 3 Lulu Employee Performance Awards
  • Wonderfest 2004 Bronze Medal, "M1104 Plasma Sidearm"
  • Wonderfest 2004 Merit Award, "Talon"
  • Wonderfest 2003 Merit Award, "The Moldy Crow"
  • Featured in "Crossing Oceans in Search of Skills" Japan Pictorial, Vol. 19 No. 4 1996