Chris Cookley

A highly analytical, detail oriented, and technically adept individual with over 5 years of experience in assessing, designing, and delivering successful technical web solutions.

Professional Experience

NIC, Inc.  |  Nashville, TN
Interface Solutions Designer
November 2013 - Present
  • Elicit business requirements through document analysis and client interviews.
  • Assist in user story creation and estimation.
  • Translate business requirements into application features through design and development of web application solutions.
  • Utilize clear and concise communication and decision making to ensure project is kept in scope and under budget.
  • Participate in an Agile development cycle and Scrum methodology.
Major Projects at NIC, Inc.
Trading Partner Registration
December 2013 - Present
  • Continuous refinement of page and process flows as client requirements are discovered and documented.
  • Provide brainstorming and strategy guidance during client meetings to aid with complex concept definition.
  • Key team member from project inception to current version. One of only two original project members still on the project.
  • Trading Partner Registration is a platform for health care providers to register intent with the State of Tennessee.
  • Thousands of providers have signed up to use this service since it was launched.
Tennessee Online Campaign Finance
April 2015 - December 2015
  • Assess documented as-is vs to-be system behavior.
  • Information architecture and page flow assessment and refinement.
  • Key team member of the complete visual and structural overhaul of the Tennessee Online Campaign Finance application.
  • Millions of dollars are documented annually through this service.
Tennessee Education Standards Review
October 2014 - November 2014
  • An exceptionally short timeline necessitated extremely precise requirements analysis.
  • Complete information architecture and page flow design.
  • Assisted with quality assurance and requirements testing.
  • Thousands of people have left standards reviews using this service.
Purdue University  |  West Lafayette, IN
Web Designer
May 2012 - October 2013
  • Managed all web projects for the department.
  • Assisted clients with the discovery of their business requirements.
  • Documented all requirements for web projects and translated those requirements into features.
  • Designed, developed, tested, and implemented all department websites.
Dearing Group  |  West Lafayette, IN
Design Intern
June 2011 - May 2012
  • Tasked with various print, branding, and web design and development projects.
  • Brainstorming and idea generation with other designers and the creative director.

Skills & Tools

  • Independent worker requiring limited supervision
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Client communication and expectations management
  • Brainstorming, strategy, and concept development
  • Elicitation of business requirements
  • Translate business requirements into application features
  • Business logic evaluation and implementation
  • User story creation and estimation
  • Application page and process flow creation
  • Agile / Scrum and waterfall methodologies
  • Information architecture assessment
  • Quality control and system testing
  • Wireframing and rapid prototyping
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Basecamp
  • Balsamiq
  • InVision
  • OmniGraffle
  • HTML and CSS
  • SourceTree
  • Slack
  • MS Office
  • Mac and Windows


Purdue University  |  West Lafayette, IN
Bachelor of Science
August 2006 - May 2010
  • Bachelor of Science - Computer Graphics Technology

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