Welcome to CTEcreative

I’m glad you’re here!
My name is C. Tyson Edwards. I am an Atlanta based technical creative who enjoys long walks, short meetings, and creating fantastic products.

With a background in UX, visual & web design; I bring a unique approach to product management by having the ability to look at problems from creative angles and different perspectives.

 


 

 


 

My Work Ethic

From a professional standpoint, I have an unwavering desire to create. Whether it’s writing requirements gathered from client feedback, empathetic and intuitive user experiences, or large mixed media panels, I try to stay versed on all forms – and any size – of media.

My approach to each project is focused, collaborative, and creative. My experience in direct marketing and UX has really helped to refine my ability to troubleshoot, as well as gather and analyze data.


 

Some of My Finely Honed Skills:

Technical Product Manager

Highly Skilled

70

  • Requirements Gathering
  • User Stories Writing
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Backlog Grooming
  • Requirements Validation from Customers & Stakeholders
  • Collaboration with other functional teams
  • Willingness to do work outside of my functional area

Other Super-Productive Skills:

Interpersonal skills:
While working on recent projects, I often negotiate priorities to resolve conflicts among project stakeholders.

Facilitation skills: 
With my recent experience with releasing software, I combined business and user needs with technology delivery requirements.

Analytical skills:
During my field research, I have evaluated information gathered from multiple sources, reconciled conflicts, and organized high-level information into appropriate features, stories, and /or designs documents.

 
 


 
 

UX Toolkit

Highly Skilled

80

  • User Interviews
  • Contextual Inquiries
  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Task Analysis
  • User Flow Diagrams
  • Experience Mapping
  • Card Sorting
  • Usability Studies
  • Wireframes
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Visual Design Mockups
  • Story Mapping
  • Adobe XD, Axure, Sketch, SurveyMonkey, Optimal Sort Tools

How This Helps Me:

Ability to Empathize with Users:

Using UX methods to connect with users to unearth unexpected delighters as well as isolate problems areas.

 
 


 
 

Visual Design

EXPERT

80

  • Adobe Suite
  • Pen and Paper Sketching
  • Adobe XD / Sketch
  • Sketch
  • Style Guide Definition/li>
  • Design System Creation/li>

How This Helps Me:

Embedded Eye for Design:
 
Always on the hunt for how to make things align to design system and style guide specifications.

 
 


 
 

Front-End Development

Highly Skilled

75

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Bootstrap / LESS

  • jQuery
  • Sublime Text Editor
  • Material Design
  • WordPress Themes

How This Helps Me:

Code Nerd: 
I enjoy working with the developers and getting into the codebase to investigate. Sometimes problems can be resolved by just having another set of eyes and a fresh perspective.

 
 


 
 

Communication / Organization.

Highly Skilled

85

  • Slack  /  Teams / Skype
  • Jira  /  Rally  /   Azure DevOps
  • MS Office 365
  • Trello
  • Jive / Lithium Communities

How This Helps Me:

Quick Resolutions: 

Having the who/when/why/what of any situation helps move things quicker when questions or problems arise.

 
 


 
 

Feel Free to Drop me a line!