Cloud / Desktop
Amazon Nimble Studio
Nimble Collective was founded by animation industry veterans from Pixar and DreamWorks to empower small and medium sized animation and VFX studios by facilitating remote content creation in the cloud.
Nimble Collective was acquired by Amazon in 2019.
Role - UX Manager
What I Did - Prior to the Amazon acquisition I was responsible for the creation all UI / UX for the Nimble Studio platform. The simplicity of the UX was cited as one of the leading factors in the acquisition.
Post-acquisition, I recruited and led a team of 6 UX designers working on on cloud-based animation and VFX creation, as well as cloud rendering of animated feature films.
Impact - The resdesign of Nimble Studio is currently in progress. The innovations made led to a position on Amazon's Design Leadership Board - and I was a speaker at Amazon's annual Conflux Design Conference in 2021 & 2022.
Simple setup allows non-cloud savvy IT Admin to setup Nimble Studio and its associatd applications
Amazon Nimble Cloud Studio End-to-End Flow
1. Sign in to the artist portal via SSO 2. Choose a remote machine type 3. Launch a streaming session
4. Log in to the remote desktop 5. Create animated content 6. Start a render job in the cloud
Ayla Network's Agile Mobile Application Platform facilitates the quick and easy development of mobile applications for controlling and monitoring internet-connected devices.
Role - This was the only designer among a staff of approx 200 engineers.
Challenge - All Ayla customer documention was in the form of Word docs that had to be emailed to customers individually.
What I Did - Create an interactive web-based documention site that could be easily updated and maintained.
Impact - Significant reduction in calls to the customer service team