Darren Hood

Southfield, Michigan

Senior UX Designer, United Shore/United Wholesale Mortgage

Experience at:
Unisys Corporation, Digitas, Covisint

I’m interested in mentoring people from:

    Ask Me About

    CX
    Information Architecture
    Interaction Design
    Service Design
    Usability
    UX Research
    Where I've Worked

    Jan 2015 – Apr 2015

    Client Experience (CX) Manager

    Unisys Corporation

    Oct 2012 – Sep 2013

    Lead Interaction Designer (UX)

    Digitas

    May 2012 – Oct 2012

    User Experience Architect

    Covisint

    Oct 2011 – May 2012

    Advisory Software Engineer (UX)

    IBM
    I

    Jan 1995 – Apr 2010

    Freelance Web & Multimedia Designer/Information Architect

    Impact New Media Studios

    Oct 2005 – Jun 2007

    Information Architect

    Comerica Bank
    O

    Sep 2004 – Oct 2005

    Knowledge & Information Architect

    Onstar (via Mentor 4/Aerotek)
    F

    Jun 2002 – Sep 2004

    eLearning Developer/Webmaster

    Fiserv (GalaxyPlus Credit Union System)
    M

    Jun 1997 – Jun 2002

    Instructional Designer

    Minacs/Phoenix Group

    May 2015 – Jun 2017

    Senior UX Consultant

    Bosch

    Jun 2018 – Mar 2019

    Experience Design Lead

    Ryder System, Inc

    Dec 2013 – Jan 2015

    Senior UX/UI Designer

    Cengage Learning
    G

    Jun 2007 – Apr 2010

    User Experience Architect/Information Architect

    Global Team Blue (formerly TeamDetroit)

    Apr 2019 – Present

    Senior UX Designer

    United Shore/United Wholesale Mortgage
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    Oct 2017 – Present

    Adjunct Professor

    Lawrence Technological University

    Aug 2015 – Present

    Adjunct Professor

    Kent State University
    G

    Nov 2013 – Present

    Seminar Leader & Instructor

    Grand Circus

    Apr 2010 – Oct 2011

    User Experience Architect

    MRM Worldwide
    Where I've Studied

    In Progress

    PhD, Educational Leadership

    Northcentral Unversity

    2015

    MS, User Experience Design

    Kent State University

    2012

    Certificate, Educational Technology

    Michigan State University

    2011

    MS, Information Management

    Syracuse University

    2006

    BS, Information Technology

    Capella University

    People I've Reported To

    People I've Worked With

    People Who've Reported to Me

    Trusted UX professional (20+ years), educator, and mentor

    Specialties

    Design & UX

    In the Media

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