Rick Garcia

Rick Garcia

User Interface Developer / User Experience Designer

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

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About Me

UI Evangelist with HTML, CSS and jQuery simplifcation running thru my dreams. Over 10 years designing software through extensive user research and design thinking. My goal is to transform everything boring and complex into fun and productive experiences. I also run long distances and have been known to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Latest Projects


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Tempo - Designed for Startups

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Delta - Designed for Mobile Apps

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Other Projects

User Experience in an Agile Environment

Multiple approaches to handle UX within an Agile development environment. Some pain points and possible solutions.

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UX Process Checklist Open Source

Simple checklist for various steps in the UX process (evergreen html document). You can use as much or as little as your project requires, customizable UI.

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Photo Gallery using Amazon S3 and PHP Open Source

Is it possible or feesible to move away from managed photo storage options such as Photobucket, Flickr, Google, etc? Here is my attempt at creating a storage UI for my Amazon S3 servers.

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Run Tracker, Half-Marathon or 5k training Open Source

HTML based tracking tool for keeping your running progress under control.

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Work Experience

Vice President UX/UI - Comerica Bank (April 2016 - Present)

Facilitated creation of a UX process, building out a UX team, and recruitment of UX architects, UI developers and visual designers.

Assistant Vice President UX/UI - Comerica Bank (Jan 2013 - April 2016)

Refactor of the Comerica B2B web portal to current standards/multi-browser support. UI design for Comerica mobile application. Conducted user interviews and shadowing for multiple projects.

UX Designer, Sr. UI Developer - The Rush, Inc LLC (Oct 2012 - Nov 2013)

Sports video startup with 10 employees located in wonderful Auburn Hills, Michigan. Designed and developed www.therush.com and accompaning iPhone/Android mobile app. Conducted all user testing, UX design and UI development in a fast paced, dynamically changing start up environment.

Sr. UI Designer - Entertaiment Publications (2009 - 2012)

Design and development of marketing e-mails that reached over 3 million users monthly (thru bi-weekly campaigns). Designed landing pages and conducted A/B testing. Converted multiple websites to Wordpress and assisted in redesign of www.entertainment.com

UX Designer - Flagstar Bank (2002 - 2009)

As part of information technology, I designed and developed UI for Flagstar.com, internal B2B sites, and application front ends for Auto Loans, CD's and IRA's. Working closely with IT, business units and marketing teams, I successfully launched multiple projects.

Data Analyst/UI Developer - GM Truck (1998 - 2002)

Working on the GM Truck quailty team, launched industry 1st web based reports repository. Moving static reports to GM intranet not only saved GM thousands of dollars in paper, storage, and postage costs, but successfully launched my career as a UX/UI professional.

My GitHub

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