Jay Patrikios

1530 Gough St Apt #705
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Over eight years' experience in visual and user interface design, information architecture, icon-making and front-end development for high-traffic Web sites. Focus on Web-based applications. Comfortable working within established design standards as well as starting with a clean slate. Survivor of nine rounds of layoffs; good guy to have around.

Lycos, Inc. | San Francisco, CA 1997 - Present | Senior UI Designer

  • Recently completed the Wired News rearchitecture/redesign. Streamlined existing design, improved readability and boosted cross-promotion of stories. (Launching mid-November.)
  • Created schematics for the new Wired News content management system. Goals of cost savings, increased usability and elimination of superfluous functionality. Addition by subtraction.
  • Responsible for information architecture, UI design and icons on the Tripod Blog Builder, which was chosen as PC World's Editor's Choice for blog tools and was a MITX (Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange) Finalist. Nearly 1,000,000 blogs created, including my mom's.
  • Created schematics, wireframe documents and mockups for the back and front-end interfaces of the Tripod Photo Album Builder. The Builder allows users to organize and publish their photos from one place and update their albums from camera-enabled cell phones. Over 500,000 albums created and growing at a rate of 10% per month.
  • Using CSS, coded the latest version of Angelfire, which receives 16 million page views per month.
  • Designed site-specific shopping cart components for subscription services to be consistent within the transaction system for sites within Lycos, including: Tripod, Lycos Domains, Angelfire and HTMLGear. Effectively added a second revenue stream.


  • Co-creator of FutureMe.org, a site which allows people to send an email to themselves in the future. Quickly approaching 100,000 letters written to future-selves around the globe! Site chosen by ARS Electronica for their FutureLab, Sept 2004. Yahoo! Pick of the Day, Sept 2003.
  • Freelance clients include: Ameritrade, Advance Nanotech, Kaiser-Permanente
  • Maintain a portfolio at patrikios.org
  • Writer of a blog at scatterboy.com for the past 5+ years
  • Small drawings at unlovely.com


  • Pratt Institute 1992-96
    Brooklyn, NY
    Received BFA, graduated with honors
  • CCSF 2005
    Continuing education classes in economics

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, BBEdit. HTML, CSS. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Avid runner, cyclist and swimmer; furniture designer and builder.

Myers-Briggs: ENTJ
Half-Marathon PR: 1:35.00
Sign: Virgo

Professional and personal recommendations available upon request.

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