Colby Foster

Hello, I'm Colby Foster

Project Manager | UX Designer | Innovative Thinker | Problem Solver | Experienced Professional

336-902-5206
Charlotte, NC

Colby Foster

Born Extravert + Learned Introvert

Skillset

UX Design
Photoshop
Project Management
HTML / CSS
Data / Reporting

Social Profiles

Professional Profile

I design beautiful technology and manage projects from start to finish. I’m currently consulting for a Fortune 100 in Charlotte, NC. Most of my projects are centered around financial services. I help companies tell better stories to captivate users. I design applications that are simple, clean and easy to use. I know what looks stupid and how to avoid it. Just think of me like a spell-checker for your website's style.

I am a Certified Scrum Master and believe Agile is the best way to maximize success in technology delivery. I am a fan of data, but remain convinced that lasting solutions ultimately rest with people.

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Cups of coffee

What I can do

Need something? I got it

Project Management

Being a Certified Scrum Master and having obtained my PMP, I know the best practices to deliver quality software on time and in budget. I currently have successful 26 releases / deployments under my belt with projects ranging from $3,000 - $3mm.

I am skilled in all phases of the SDLC and have experience working in both an Agile and Waterfall environments.

Financial Services

I have 5+ years experience working in Financial Services. I understand banks, their customers, and how to build technology that makes money. I believe technology is the true bridge between Wall Street and Main Street and banks with kindness and humility will win in the long run.

Copywriter

Not only am I a regular at the local poetry slam, I have a BS degree in Marketing and write copy content for customer facing applications. My content is inviting, engaging, and clean. I stay up-to-date with the latest SEC and ADA compliance to create the best customer experience possible.

Developer Friendly

My knowledge of HTML and other coding languages gives me insight into the mind of a developer. I know what is possible, and what is required to make technology come to life.

User Experience Design

I am a user experience expert. I keep up to date on the latest trends and techniques in the design world. If you want to turn your customers into “Raving Fans”, I’m your guy. I build technology that doesn’t waste space of time and invites user to keep coming back.

Research / Requirements

Both qualitative and quantitative research goes into each project. Each decision I make has a justification and a purpose. I implement the latest design strategies that are best suited to users’ and business' needs.

I'm currently available for freelance work

I have 5 years experience working in Financial Services and have successfully launched 2 startups that produced over $100,000 in revenue.

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Resume

My education and experience

Experience

User Experience Lead

I am a UX Lead and Project Manager for a Fortune 100 client. I define standards and manage everything design. Scope: reBrand online communications and deliver alerts to high net worth clients via desktop and mobile platforms.

Carlisle & Gallagher

2013 - Present

Capital Markets Analysis

Hired directly by CEO. I consistently delivered a world-class customer experience to investors using our software. I prepared and analyzed in-depth financial reports to determine trends and areas of investment opportunity.

VectorVest Inc

2010 - 2013

Entrepreneur

I have started 2 companies grossing over $100,000 in sales. My first company was focused in the capital markets space with high net worth clients. My second company is an e-commerce company that sells hardware. I do all “ninja” work on the outside of business hours.

Toliver Inc

2012 - 2016

Education

B.S. Marketing & Management

I received multiple honors and awards for my leadership in student organization. I made the Dean’s List and graduated with a 3.4 GPA.

UNC Charlotte

2008 - 2012

Portfolio

Left brain + Right brain Synergy

Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Complete Re-Brand for top Speaker / Author in USA

Rabbi Daniel Lapin Re-branding

As of March 2016 I have been hired to lead a complete Re-Brand for Rabbi Daniel Lapin.

RDL has appeared on Fox Business, the Dave Ramsey Show, and other top media networks. Rabbi Lapin is also is a best selling author of the book, “Thou Shall Prosper”

I was hired to: upgrade the website, move email marketing to a full CRM, and systemize internal company processes to yield higher profits for the ecommerce store.

#CitiMobileChallenge

Designed Fitness App for CitiBank and won $10,000

#CitiMobileChallenge

In April of 2015 I lead a team in the development of #CitiFit. I was the
Lead UX Designer and Project Manager.

We built this application to compete in the #CitiMobileChallenge held in Jerusalem, Israel.
Teams from 18 countries represented 77 working prototypes to Citi executives and technology influencers. Entries were evaluated on their impact, viability, user experience and functionality.

We were chosen as finalist and when it was all said and done, we won 1 of the 11 categories -
"Most Innovative Use of IBM Bluemix".
We came back to the United States $10,000 richer :)

Project Management Templates

Examples of current projects I’m leading for Top US Bank

Project Management Templates

I have over 5,000 hours in project management experience.

I started managing my first project in 2009 with a budget of $500 and now I am managing projects for the top financial institutions in the United States.
My current team has 17 members with a budget of 2.65mm.

Here are some examples of slides I use when presenting:

Wilkes Hardware Tableau

Data and Reporting Projects to give local hardware store a better look at numbers

Wilkes Hardware

I was approached by the owner of Wilkes Hardware in April of 2014.
He wanted to grow sales and get a better idea of his margins and inventory.

I worked with his POS to figure out his margins and what items were selling and which ones we not. I built all my reports using Tableau to give him a highly visual representation of what was happening when an item was sold.

To grow sales, I built Wilkes Hardware and eBay site that produced over $50,000 in sales in 12 months with an average margin of 56%.

Right Mind Set

Data and Reporting Projects to give local hardware store a better look at numbers

Right Mind Set

http://rightmindsetdaily.com

My friend Michael Hunter and I met at a marketing conference back in 2009. After quickly discovering our passion for helping people and encouraging them to live positively.

We started RMS while we were still in college, but since then it has grown to include individuals from over 25 countries around the world.

Check out the facebook page, see our site, or download the free eBook full of motivational quotes!

Reigate Road

My first rental house. Designed site to make the rental process easy and fun. I still own and rent this property.

Reigate Road

In 2010 I bought my first house in hopes of avoiding paying rent and party more. I lived in 1012 Reigate Road for 3 years of college with my best friends. Because I had such a great experience, I wanted future students to as well.

After graduation, I still owned my house and wanted to keep renting it. I didn't want my house to be just another rental house, I wanted it to be special. I designed 1012 Reigate specifically for college students. I had murals painted on the walls and a gym built in the garage.
I really wanted to give my future tenants an amazing experience. I built a website to reflect this.

FemTech Leaders

Designed Website that interviews Top Female Leaders in Financial Services

FemTech Leaders

http://www.femtechleaders.com

I designed this site as project for my mentor and friend, Sam Maule .

The goal of FemTech Leaders to promote women working in Banking and highlight their achievements and personalities.
So far we’ve interviewed over 100 women from 12 different countries. In under a year the site has generated over unique viewers.

We recently hosted our first MeetUp in London, UK and received a sponsorship from Lloyds Bank

Father & Son Hardware Logo and Site

Designed Logo and Webstore

Father & Son Hardware Logo and Site

http://fathersonhardware.com

eBay store

Facebook page

I always dreamed of starting a business with my dad and in March of 2014 I got that chance.
My dad is a wholesale provider to small town hardware stores. Which many of the stores struggling, I decided to jump in and help.

FatherSon Hardware is an e-commerce company that partners with local hardware stores to sell their products online. I run 100% of this company including UX Design, product selection, inventory management, margin control, revenue metrics, and customer service.
Since launch, we’ve generated over $100,000 in revenue and currently operate out of 8 storefronts.

Contact Us

Drop me a line or give me a ring. I look forward to hearing from you

I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend.