Visual Experience Design Director | Digital


Visit New England.com

New England Travel & Tourism
Visit New England.com

Visit New England.com

The leading website for all things related to traveling to the Northeast corner of the United States. The intent of the site is to provide a comprehensive place to plan a day trip or a month long vacation. With over 4 million unique visitors a year Visit New England.com is helping users find everything they need for a memorable trip.

  • Client: Visit New England.com
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, UX/UI
  • Year: 1996—2014

Hyundai Tier 2 Website

Helping Users Find Local Dealers
Hyundai Tier 2 Website

Hyundai Tier 2 Website

Simple elegant design providing the user with a clear path to finding a Hyundai dealer in or near their local zip code. Fully responsive.

  • Client: Hyundai Motor Corp.
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Art Direction, Responsive
  • Year: 2013—2014

Lexus Dealer Homepage

Proof of Concept
Lexus Dealer Homepage

Lexus Dealer Homepage—Proof of Concept

Design exercise to improve user experience from organic search results. Project shelved.

  • Client: Lexus
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, UX/UI
  • Year: 2012

MINI USA Dealer Website

New Dealer Website Built on Flex Platform
MINI USA Website

MINI USA Dealer Website

All new MINI USA dealers website built on a flexible platform with drag-and-drop functionality allowing dealers to configure a multitude of visual arrangements.

  • Client: MINI USA
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Art Direction, UI Design
  • Year: 2013—2014

Holden Australia Mobile Website

Mobile for Holden (GM) dealers down-under
Holden Australia Mobile Website

Holden Australia Mobile Website

Providing Holden shoppers with a mobile view of Australia's leading General Motors franchises with an emphasis on inventory and special offers.

  • Client: Holden (GM) Australia
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Art Direction, UX/UI
  • Year: 2013

Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Homepage

Proof of Concept
Project 06

Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Homepage—Proof of Concept

High level proof of concept dealer website homepage.

  • Client: Dealer Group
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction
  • Year: 2013

Chrysler Homepage

Proof of Concept
Chrysler Homepage

Chrysler Homepage—Proof of Concept

High level proof of concept dealer website homepage.

  • Client: Chrysler
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction
  • Year: 2013

Kia Homepage

Proof of Concept
Kia Homepage

Kia Homepage—Proof of Concept

High level proof of concept dealer website homepage.

  • Client: Kia
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction
  • Year: 2013

Saab Homepage

Proof of Concept
Saab Homepage

Saab Homepage—Proof of Concept

High level proof of concept dealer website homepage.

  • Client: Saab
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction
  • Year: 2013

BMW Homepage

Proof of Concept
BMW Homepage

BMW Homepage—Proof of Concept

High level proof of concept dealer website homepage.

  • Client: BMW
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction
  • Year: 2013

Chevrolet Homepage

Proof of Concept
Chevrolet Homepage

Chevrolet Homepage—Proof of Concept

High level proof of concept dealer website homepage.

  • Client: Chevrolet
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction
  • Year: 2013

Acura Homepage

Proof of Concept
Acura Homepage

Acura Homepage—Proof of Concept

High level proof of concept dealer website homepage.

  • Client: Acura
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction
  • Year: 2013

NEAAPA Website (www.NEAAPA.com)

New England Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
NEAAPA Website

New England Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions

New England Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions asked me to redesign their out-dated web site. They wanted a fun looking design that would let users explore the attractions at their leisure. (www.neaapa.com)

  • Client: New England Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, UX/UI/IA
  • Year: 2013

Own Your Story Homepage

Professional Obituary Writing
Own Your Story Website

Own Your Story Website

A friend of mine writes professional obits. What else can I say? (www.OwnYourStory.biz)

  • Client: Own Your Story
  • Role: Visual Experience Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, UX/UI/IA, HTML, CSS
  • Year: 2013

About

I have spent the last 18 years designing visual experiences that not only appeal to a users sensibilities but also ensure a consistent and quality experience. I am a team leader with the vision for how to design with "intent."

I would love to talk with you about a project you have in mind or an opportunity you would like me to help you with. Feel free to contact me via email or call 425.306.6713. Thanks for checking me out. God bless.

Services

  • VISUAL EXPERIENCE DESIGN
  • CREATIVE DIRECTION
  • ART DIRECTION
  • USER INTERFACE DESIGN
  • USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Brands

  • LEXUS
  • BMW
  • MINI
  • HYUNDAI
  • KIA
  • GENERAL MOTORS — (Canada & Mexico)
  • HOLDEN — (General Motors Australia & New Zealand)
  • VOLKSWAGEN
  • VISIT NEW ENGLAND

Work History

Lead Visual Experience Designer
02.2006 – Present – ADP/Cobalt Group, Seattle, WA

Visual Experience Design Director
06.1995 – Present – Visit New England.com, Warwick, RI

Art Director
03.2000-03.2001 – Channelpoint, Colorado Springs, CO

Senior Designer
04.1998 – 02.2000 Sprintout Internet Services, Providence, RI

Owner/Visual Experience Design Director
1995 – Present – jamesjayjordan.com, Seattle, WA

Education

New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI

Focus: Telecommunications Radio Video Production.

Johnson & Wales, Providence, RI

Focus: Business Administration.

Testimonials

James's creativity and leadership has been instrumental in the success of VisitNewEngland.com. The art and design of his creation have always impressed advertisers and viewers. James was the first VNE designer. Eighteen years later he is our Visual Experience Design Director. Over all these years James has moved our business forward by keeping us abreast of new and effective art and design elements for the internet. Except for the first few years James has worked remotely three time zones removed from our office. This has never been a problem. His integrity, maturity, talent, and concern for his work and our business is ever strong and steady.
— Jonathan Lhowe, Publisher and CEO
VisitNewEngland.com
James' designs are nothing short of amazing. James and I were on the same team together at Cobalt where I was the development lead and he was the Design Lead for the company's flagship client. James has a gift for creating designs that: — Are visually stunning. — Form a beautifully cohesive site. — Are always reaching new levels of usability. — Guide the user to the highest-impact pages, as designated by the client. James is an excellent addition to any team, and I would most certainly look forward to working with him again in the future if the occasion arises.
— Steven Green, Software Developer @ Amazon.com
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