We believe in the value of outside perspectives, especially during the hiring process. That's why we’ve developed a network of 23 industry experts in Design, UX, Web Development, and Digital Marketing to conduct independent assessments of our talent. During these assessments, experts review talent portfolios and ask questions to better understand their technical skills and experience. The experts then follow up on these discussions by creating interview summaries that are submitted to clients.
Todd Hovey is a digital marketing expert with 15+ years of client and marketing agency leadership roles targeting B2B and B2C audiences with lead generation, branding, advertising, and content strategies. Todd has deep expertise in developing, discerning the right resource needs, and executing email marketing, digital advertising, content strategies, websites, social media, influencer, SEO, SEM, and a solid understanding of marketing automation tools and technologies (i.e. Salesforce, Google Analytics, HubSpot, Hootsuite, Marketo, Pardot, etc.) to optimize marketing operations, campaign analysis, and reporting. Todd has led successful marketing strategies for start-ups to global organizations including Bose, Citibank, Dish Network, Disney, eBay, Humana, Magneto, Microsoft, Neustar and Verizon and he is also a founding member of Aquent’s Digital Marketing Experts team that contributed to the design, development, and launch of Aquent’s Digital Marketing Practice. Todd has already performed over 500 digital marketing independent assessments and he has provided consultative services for Aquent clients as well as led digital marketing discussions at Aquent-sponsored events.
Jason Brownewell is an award-winning UX leader and seasoned digital strategist with over 25 years of leadership and consulting experience. Jason’s an expert at recruiting and developing the talent and practices to deliver phenomenal digital experiences. He’s built dozens of UX teams and digital practices across a wide range of industries and companies, including: Fortune 500, internet startups, and B2B and B2C e-commerce teams. From 2008-11, Jason helped lead and develop Aquent’s Interactive Design and UX Practices.
Jason enjoys working with all levels of UX candidates to help them land that next gig. He’s an expert at helping refine resumes, portfolios, and storytelling so that they work together and hone in on the most marketable (and unique) skillsets, competencies, and experiences. He also offers valuable feedback to address potential issues and skill gaps. You’ll find Jason an enthusiastic partner and advisor in your UX freelancing journey.
Katie Osborne is a Product Design Manager with 14 years of industry experience spanning across the USA, UK, and Australia, who firmly believes in data-driven design. As well as managing creative teams of Interaction/Visual designers and Research, she loves getting her hands dirty in the details. Her expertise spans from e-commerce and directory websites to apps and FinTech products. She has a passion for building high-functioning teams through synergistic culture through collaboration. She feels strongly that design is about more than making things look pretty. It’s about creating a user-centered intuitive experience that solves the problem at hand by combining research insights to influence the way a product functions, feels, and looks.