Alan Coughlin

Product Designer

UX/UI Designer



I am a Product Designer (UX/UI Designer) with vast experience designing compelling user experiences and interfaces. I have expertise in all phases of the design process: planning and strategy, research (SMEs, stakeholders, and users), prototyping, creating build-ready pixel-perfect mockups for all devices, testing, building vision and consensus, creating coherent and scalable design systems, and creating documentation. My experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript help me create designs which are efficient to code and maintain.

Work Experience

Nerd United
Lehi, Utah
Senior UX/UI Designer
May 2022 to October 2022

NIPR (Contract via Tri-Com TS)
Kansas City, MO (Remote)
UX/UI Designer
November 2021 to May 2022

J. J. Keller (Contract via GlobalSourceIT)
Neenah, WI (Remote)
UX/UI Designer
January 2020 to July 2020

Utah DWS (Contract via Data Concepts)
Salt Lake City, Utah
UX/UI Designer
May 2019 to November 2019

Software Technology Group
Salt Lake City, Utah
UX/UI Designer
January 2018 to May 2019

As part of this talented team of developers, I worked on several projects, performing above and beyond expectations. I helped found and lead a user group for all of STG’s designers to support and grow each others’ talent. Projects include:

U of U Health
Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Completely redesigned and extended an extranet portal for Mountain West hospitals and health organizations partnering with U of U Health.
  • Designed an interface that conveys the value the organization offers and is extremely easy to use.
  • The site contains several custom apps—a job board, file repositories, event calendars, an education media library, an ad builder—all designed to best-in-class user experience.
  • Coded HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and worked with developers to integrate into SharePoint, incorporating Section 508 and W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines.
  • Worked with the marketing manager, product owners, stakeholders, and developers in continuous delivery and agile methodology.
  • Designed key sections to work well on all screens, including phone sizes.

Premier Medical Distribution
Draper, Utah

  • Modernized the look of a 20-year-old e-commerce website, streamlining usability, making it user-friendly and intuitive.
  • Coded the HTML, CSS, and Javascript and integrated it into their PointForce content management system.

Myriad Genetics
Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Designed the user experience and user interface for a platform for internal web applications involving data entry, data analysis and processing, and data reporting.
  • Implemented Google Material Design system, adapting and extending as needed.
  • Created a living design style guide and pattern library to serve many developers in this ongoing endeavor.
  • Worked with the product manager, product owners, stakeholders, and the development team in continuous delivery and agile methodology, utilizing Jira.

C.R. England (FTE)
Salt Lake City, Utah
UX/UI Designer
March 2015 to January 2018

Creative Marketing Services (Self-Employed)
West Jordan, Utah
Owner, UX/UI Designer
January 2004 to March 2015

Los Angeles, California
Managing Art Director, UX/UI Designer
August 1995 to January 2004

I ran the marketing art department in the world headquarters for the world's premier architecture, engineering, and construction management firm. With responsibility over the design of proposals, presentations, collateral materials, stationery, and web sites, I rolled out and managed brands, I put in place many standards, and I implemented automated systems for greatly-increased quality and cost control. I used HTML, CSS, JScript, and VBScript in various web site projects, intranet projects, and Outlook custom form applications.

Gigabyte Graphic Design (Self-Employed)
Los Angeles, California
Owner, Print Designer, Web Designer-Developer
July 1994 to August 1995

Designed and built web sites and an array of print design materials for many in the film, music, and service industries.

Recycler Classified/PhotoBuys (FTE)
Los Angeles, California
Graphic Designer
August 1989 to July 1994

Participated in a complete makeover of the corporate identities of Southern California's loved free ad paper in 8 editions, Recycler Classifieds and its sister publication PhotoBuys, a vehicle ad magazine. Responsible for a wide variety of graphic design tasks for both publications. Had an apprenticeship under Luis Quirarte, professor of typography and recognized expert in iconography.


Main Skills

Areas of Expertise

Coding Skillss

Computer Software Skills