My name is Skip

I build nice little user experiences

A bit more about me


Skip Allums

Interaction Design & User Experience

I have been solving information challenges since 1995. I am currently leading mobile payment user experience design at Monitise for Visa. Before that I was at Eveo, where I built mobile user experiences for health management apps. I started my career in UX at Isobar, a large digital agency, where I worked on global UX redesigns for companies like Adidas, TreSEMME, Boost Mobile and many others.

My time at Academy of Art's MFA W/NM program has been spent establishing a healthy toolkit to draw from in my every day work as a user experience practitioner. Here, I've learned not only to conceptualize a design approach, but also to research and validate a design with users with rapid protoypes and conduct formal usability tests. The W/NM program has also given me a grounding in design fundamentals: typography, hierarchy, grid systems as well as the capacity to build UI prototypes with tools like HTML5, jQuery and CSS.

My thesis Road Case was featured at 2013 Spring Show at San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts. You can view most of my thesis documentation here.

Work Experience

  • Mobile Interaction Designer2011 - PresentMonitise - USA

    Leading mobile user experience design for payment applications on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry devices for Visa. Applications are targeted to markets in the US, Canada, UK & Brazil.

  • Mobile Interaction Designer2010 - 2011Eveo - San Francisco

    Interaction design & information architecture for mobile, web & tablet applications for the medical & pharmaceutical field.

  • User Experience Designer2008 - 2010Isobar - San Francisco

    Information architecture and user experience design for global web redesign projects, for Fortune 500 companies such as Seagate, Boost Mobile, Nokia, EA Sports, Tresemme, ACE Insurance, Palm, Dolby, adidas, Blue Shield and TCW.


User experience design

  • Mobile Interaction Design
  • Wireframing
  • Card sorting
  • User flows
  • Information Architecture

Graphic Design

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Rapid prototyping

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • jQuery


  • Academy or Art University, MFA2008 - 2013Web Design & New Media

    Mobile interaction design, usability, information architecture, concept development, rapid prototyping, front end web development, typography and visual design

    Cum laude graduate

  • Louisiana State University1995 - 2001Electronic Media Communications

    Print, radio and tv media production. Copywriting and print design. Library & information science.

what i do


This is a sampling of work I have done while at AAU.

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Please reach out to me if you would like to talk more about UX design, and how we can change the world around us.

Get in touch

Email: skip.allums@gmail.com

Blog: skipallums.com