My name is Jordan Stoddard, I am a designer who takes pride in my work and empowers others to find purpose to maximize the experience that teamwork provides as a whole.
symmetry in chaos.
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Product Manager at Centeva
"Jordan is a very creative guy. He is also awesome at figuring things out. He is an innovator and is constantly coming up with new ideas. Jordan takes any task and truly makes it his own. He is also a brilliant artist. I have thoroughly enjoyed working on projects with Jordan both in and out of the office. He has a very positive attitude and is always willing to learn new things."
Director & Founder of Needs Beyond Medicine
"Jordan is a great designer and can work well with deadlines and little help is necessary just basic information. I will be using him again in the future."
Owner at West End Girl Studio
"Jordan, is very professional and easy to work with. He is excellent at communicating and knows how to maintain organization throughout a project from start to finish. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing web development skills."
My team and I were tasked with projects geared toward team management and technology centered around video capture with real time tagging while using machine learning to triangulate problems or highlight areas of improvement. These projects allowed for user centered research and design on multiple fronts. We wanted to maximize the scale of the softwares ability while still maintaining targeted use cases mainly focused on sports activities. We also worked with specific hardware to bring this vision to life.
Our team worked together to provide a versatile set of tools that teams use to communicate, coordinate and educate their teams based on their unique goals.
I worked directly with users, teams, students and business analysts to organize their needs and the needs of the company and put those into requirements to be tasked to the design and development teams. The user centered design gave us an in depth view of how teams fundamentally operate. In the end we were able to produce a simple solution to complex problems.
I used Sketch and the Adobe Suite to create and annotate functioning prototypes to test with users and ultimately pass off to development to build out. I worked with development to make sure the tasks were being completed as envisioned and with the users to be sure that they received the tools they needed to run their teams with ease and accuracy.
Unite.ly is a very robust tool with scheduling, calendars, chat and an array of features that act as platforms for the manager/teacher to use to advance their teams. We also have and extensive roadmap of tools to come that including fundraising, full video integration and more.Responsibilities
We ran into many hurdles designing a tool that needed to be precise while remaining adaptable becomes the challenge. Following traditional methods of working with the user was not so simple. Focusing on any one thing specifically as a solve actually created a solution that would become more complex for a different team type.Solutions
This meant that we needed to observe many team types and the members of the team itself to differentiate what a software could do to provide them all with a tool capable of actually helping solve their problem. That problem boiled down to needing to be able to maximize the time used by all. Team leads needed to be able to input their content while team members needed to capitalize on the time they spent consuming content. We solved this by simplifying with an intentional focus within each feature.The Team
The brainchild of a video capture suite while real time tagging the happenings was a brain child of the owner of Centeva. It was an honor to work on this solution that served complex needs. We built a suite that allowed for unlimited video sources and meta tagging sources to be used on a timeline to capture the footage and kick out clips in near real time.
An example of its use would be for a fire prevention unit who used drones to capture footage from a high altitude and then tags being captured using machine learning would alert the firefighters to potential threats. Utilizing multiple video feeds would allow for a fire to be triangulated and stopped before the fire could become a threat to nearby populations.
I also worked with hardware and other available technologies to make this type of capture come to life and become a solution that worked in a variety of environments. From sports to safety, this project required deep creative problem solving on my part.
I would research anything I came across as part of the project. Spending time at camera stores to talk with professionals and freelancers to see what techniques they used to capture and stream video. I would also spend time with people who would capture statistics in real time at football games to understand how to make the process as simple as the press of a button. As they performed this action the video feed was receiving specific instructions based on the meta data tag they would press. I would also mock up functioning prototypes using Sketch and the Adobe Suite so that we could test our findings and then would submit them to development.
I worked closely with my team to clearly communicate the products needs as we moved forward with an agile design process.Responsibilities
We ran into many limitations when trying to solve for the capture and streaming of our video feeds. Most of the hardware in existence did not support a project like ours and were mainly around to help already established services to be able to stream. Both the hardware available and the software were just not around, discontinued or had high fees to use their API.Solutions
We were able to research our hardware well enough to exploit some built in parameters of the MacMini MacOS computers so that we could support every kind of camera available on the market, HDMI being the standard. Every other device was capable of using its internal processor to stream into our network and become a part of the project. This breakthrough really did open up the software to any market and users were able to use whatever hardware they already had as a video source.The Team
OXCapture is an iOS app that can be installed on tablets and mobile devices to convert them into a video stream source that can be used within the live capture for the OXVideo Suite.
I took on the task of marketing to get the product out there. Our team worked as a skeleton crew to lower the cost of the product. This opened the opportunity to take on the task of marketing. I heavily used the Adobe Suite to create these assets. From booths to business cards and schwag, I created everything.
Marketing is part of my history so accomplishing this was fairly simple and fun. More often than not I fulfill the marketing task within the business' I work for. Once they see what I am capable of I am always asked.
I also developed a lot of the online presence for multiple Centeva products along with all of their marketing materials.Requirements
Working with the larger team at Aviacode was an enjoyable challenge. We had everyone in house from engineers, developers to designers which made communication easier. Together we worked to perfect a version of a software Aviacode had already released but was working to bring into the future. This product was a cloud based SASS web app that we wanted all the current users to adopt. We would need to build the new mimicking the old so that we did not slow down any processes the users had already established to get their work done quickly. Each user was paid by the number of documents they encoded so getting this right was a must.
Aviacode specializes is ICD coding which is the process of taking medical documents and digitizing them. This process is largely overseen my laws that have been put into place to protect the patient. We worked directly with the customer to observe how they used the older version of ProCoder and where their pain points were.
Tens of thousands of medical encoders used the older version of ProCoder and we worked to bring the technology behind the software up to date so that we could release it as a SASS web app. Driven by user centric design I would sit with users and other teams within Aviacode to understand the process and convert it over into tasks to be designed and handed off to development.
Once released we would listen for any feedback from the user to make further improvements. Along with improving the software we continued to make tasks within the software easier to perform and made what we could scalable.Responsibilities
Creating the new cloud based SASS web app based on an old system came with many challenges. The main one being that the users had gotten so efficient at using the old system to do their jobs that any changes in the new system could definitely impact the users output. Each ICD coder was also paid based on the number of charts they were able to complete so our changes impacted each user directly where it hurt as well as the company having the medical documents encoded.Solutions
We spent our time focusing heavily on user centric design so that we could overcome any issues that would cause any lapse in efficiency. We would build prototypes and run them past encoding managers we had in the office. They would rip it apart, revealing process’ we never would have caught without their gracious help. Once we could run a test by those managers we would develop it to a demo environment where we could have some encoders test out the process to once again crush the design. Thank you to the help and patience of those users we were able to provide actual solutions that would ultimately make their job easier and faster. Which meant deeper pockets for each one of those encoders.The Team
Once Avicode realized my skill with graphics they put me to the challenge. They asked me to create assets to show at trade shows and to post online to announce the ICD10 code change. That along with some team assets such as a 7X11 foot mural on the wall in our teams office and some estimation cards to use. I took on the challenge and had a lot of fun doing it. I say bring it on!Requirements
As a startup called Mediaforge, we worked hard to compete in the world of advertising. Luckily, we succeeded and were later bought out by Rakuten. I was one of three creative developers that worked in the lean startup bringing it to what it is today. We took on innovative cutting edge technology to make our make in the already saturated marketing world. Our intelligent ads stole the show as we created unique engaging HTML5 ads that our customers loved.
My team grew rapidly and I oversaw the design and development of all the advertisements coming into our department. Together we created new beautiful ads and served them up for our clients. The result was a very high retention in customers.
Later myself and another individual were put on the research and development team where we put our minds together and frontiered a new dimension in advertising. Our clients would ask for us to specifically create ads for them and would allow us free reign as we would manufacture a unique experience for them. I loved this part!Responsibilities
Our goal was to engage with our customers. Building dynamic ads allowed for this to be a very real possibility. However, we were limited to the actual size of the final product. The ad networks only allowed very small file sizes and we needed to master optimization so that we could still captivate the end user and obtain the sale.Solutions
We ended up writing a very lightweigth HTML5 framework where we could inject functionality and limit the use of the bulky libraries. This made it possible for us to know what we wanted, select the options from a list and then build the ad of our customers dreams without the heavy burden of file size limiting our creative output. It was one of the best things we did as a team.
Senior Creative Web Developer Jun 2013 – Nov 2013
Creative Web Developer Jun 2011 – Jun 2013The Team
I worked with this startup to bring their supplement product line to life. It was a great opportunity and allowed me to work on all pieces of the product. I put together all the graphics for the web developed everything and even got to create all the printable content including product packaging. This company grew rapidly and is still in business today.
Working at Creative Bioscience put all my skills to the test. I learned a lot while I worked here as well. Our team grew rapidly from a small team to a full staff with a shipping warehouse. I used the Adobe Suite to maximize my output for web and print. We worked as a solid team to bring the startup to life. I had a lot of fun and was challenged in many ways.
Working with a real physical product is also a unique experience when it comes to my profession. Usually we work with software alone. Preparing everything for print and packaging, making everything perfect so that the customer wants to open the box is a challenging and fun process.Responsibilities
Working for a startup always has the unique challenge of testing your individual abilities in tandem with your entire team. The needs were never known and each day was a mystery of what was to come. Every member of the team would need to be on their toes to see where they could actually apply themselves.Solutions
The startup pressure ultimately tests your skills and allows for individuals to shine while collaborating together as a team, as a company. We used our strengths and built up our weakness’ to the point where we each did the jobs of multiple people. The best part is that you learn to trust yourself when times get crunching as well as expanding your skill sets and understanding of things you otherwise would have never known.The Team