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Resume for Tori Orr

Tori W. Orr

 http://toriorr.com

[email protected] :: 617-901-3512 :: http://toriorr.com :: @toriokyo

 

Interested in the synergy between art and science. Passionate about delivering context and elegant design when structuring information. Driven to create clear and useful internal employee, human resources, and public relations content strategy. Senior management and editorial experience in all aspects of digital communications and interactive products, business platforms and enterprise applications. Focused on making information culturally authentic. Excel at organizational communications, experience design, knowledge management, library science, and strategic problem solving.

 

SKILLS

  • Strategic Communications using multiple platforms
  • Information Architecture
  • Content Strategy & Social Media Consulting
  • Knowledge Management systems 
  • Editing/Writing (both print and online)
  • Public Speaking & Presentations 
  • Collection & Document Management
  • Interface Design Schematics
  • Data Organization (Taxonomy Development)
  • Usability Testing  & Focus Group Mediation
  • Heuristic Analysis (Design Evaluation)
  • Human Factors Research
  • Reference Intake & Interviewing
  • Service Delivery to Special Populations
  • Outreach & Technical Instruction

 

WORK EXPERIENCE 

User Experience & Web Content Manager, Harvard Medical School, 7/2013 – Present

A highly creative digital communications project manager and knowledge resource problem solver supporting more than 7,500 full-time faculty in 11 unique research science departments and the academic community as the information technology liaison.

•     Collaboratively craft change management communications socializing the introduction of new products and services. Followed through with PMs and business leaders to achieve a balance between functional requirements, scope, schedule, and ongoing support.

•     Managing editor for UX requirements and user workflow scenarios for the HMS knowledge management portal. Assess delivery risk and document costs against deadlines and existing budget in every project's continuous improvement (agile) life cycle

•     Shared services operations management, goal setting, project milestones, budgets, staff supervision and performance evaluations

•     Maintain partnerships with IT Steering Committee and Office of Communications to produce project effort estimates, reporting, and operational needs. Negotiate outcomes between parties with conflicting interests and advocate for organizational standards, brand identity style guides and reliable outsourcing strategies

•     Successfully migrate to a new platform and manage product development processes (on the Drupal CMS) resulting in the cost reduction of a quarter million dollars in vendor support for HMS enterprise web services.

 

Technical Communications Manager, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 10/2008 - 7/2013

Responsibility for over $2M in project resources. Lead an in-house agency delivering print and digital media communication plans and technically sophisticated marketing materials for 3,500 scientists, engineers, and executives. (DoD TS-SCI Clearance)

•     Managed labor resources, mentored performance, and directed output of 25 creative digital media professionals. Launched, staffed, motivated and championed a new UX/UI design discipline within group

•     Directed scientific communications campaign that led to a $17mil NASA award for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

•     Produced a brand identity to corporate intranet interface and community informed information architecture. Final product won the development team a laboratory awards

•     Aided scientific and academic community outreach by providing resources for Lab outreach events, “Science on Saturdays,” the annual Daughters & Sons Days, and K–12 science (STEM) educational initiatives.

 

Manager, Digital Library Information Services, Montana State Library, 5/2004 - 6/2006

Managed information services for the Montana State Digital Library (MSdL). Head of information and government research services with a budget of $300K. Provide public access to government-sponsored research, GIS data, and biological information on Montana’s wildlife through the first digital institutional repository. Strategic responsibility writing RFPs, drafting access legislation, and providing technical documentation. 

Director of Information Architecture, DentsuFuse (Tokyo, Japan), 3/2001 - 3/2002

Contractor for Japan's largest advertising agency. Launched a UX Division in the marketing group. Recruited and managed creative and technical teams.  Created sales presentations for new business.  Designed cross-cultural application with timekeeping, workflow and metrics reporting functions. Conveyed usability and technical information to a non-technical audience and corporate clients and front-end web production for Global Fortune 500 websites. 

Senior Information Architect, USWeb/CKS and marchFirst, 4/1999 - 3/2001

Pioneering new media public relations and marketing agency headquartered in San Francisco. Designed the content standards and information flow required for B2B and B2C websites and consumer applications by applying usability and heuristic analysis. Drafted and conducted usability tests and focus groups. Connected users to applications by incorporating technical requirements into task flow and functional schematics. 

Independent Consultant & Contractor 1995-1998

Ziff Davis & Bloomburg.com Created storyboards and concept designs for the original ZDtv website and broadcasting web-content to a national television audience.

IFusion.com Directed innovative interactive programming and online branding for multiple channels of news reporting and entertainment.

Paramount Digital Entertainment Copy edited both Bristol-Meyers Squibb "Women's Link" and the original “Star Trek Continuum” Website. Contributed as editorial writer, photographer, and tech support.

 

EDUCATION

 

Northeastern University, M.S., Corporate & Organizational Communication, 2011-2012

Drexel University, M.S., College of Information Science & Technology, 2002-2005

University of Oregon, Dual Concurrent Undergraduate Degrees, B.S. Fine & Applied Art and

B.A. English Literature, 1992-1994

Presidio of Monterey Defense Language Institute and Goodfellow AFB, US Air Force, Honorable Separation (SSgt E-5), Military Operational Art & Science, 1985

 

CERTIFICATES, SPEAKING, and TEACHING 

• "Agile Boot Camp" Certificate, ASPE, a division of Fortis College, 2015.  

• "Human Interaction Laboratory" Certificate, NTL Institute 2012.  

• Yale, Business School for Creative Leaders, Certificate, Yale and AIGA, 2010.  

• Adjunct Professor, Drexel University, “Internet Information Resource Design” 2004-05.  

• Guest lecturer for UC Berkeley Extension, 1999.  

• Content Management panelist at The San Francisco Multimedia Center, 2001.  

• Presenter at the SXSW Technology Conference, 2000.