I show the solutions in action.

Active projects

Colony Display

Principal UX Designer & Creative DirectorWebsite redesign

Metra Rail

Principal UX Designer Website redesign & Drupal upgrade
Kitchfix Corporate rebranding - Chicago, IL - high-tech IT consulting creative Region Rat Dinner Club homepage Care Code - Branding and Packaging Design Office of the City Clerk - Mobile Application Design - UX/UI Design Conceptual App Design for Indiana State Parks - UX/UI Design Mahogany Mary Logo Branding - Logo Design - Chesterton, IN & Chicago, IL Data Visualization - Designer USTA Membership Brochure Infographic design

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Skills

Sketch

InVision

PS

AI

ID

HTML5

CSS3

JQ

Experience

Creative Director

Clarity Partners Chicago, IL • May 2017 to Present (UX & Graphic Designer, May 2017 - December 2018)
  • Lead, mentor, and collaborate with internal team members across disciplines to define project hypothesis, concepts, workflows, and interactions
  • Create visual approaches to be refined and transformed into functional design systems
  • Rapidly prototype to demonstrate interactive behavior and find ways to simplify
  • Facilitate user research testing; analyze findings; translate learning outcomes into designs
  • Lead and participate in creative reviews
  • Inspire and foster creativity with empathy, zeal, and determination--nothing is impossible!
  • Comfortable developing new or working within existing design systems and brand guidelines
  • Be decisive and responsive while moving between multiple projects and teams
  • Facilitate creative brainstorming and collaboration workshops with clients and provide truly exceptional customer service
  • Developed internal design process to move projects from design to implementation
  • Business development support; detailing approaches and methodologies and scope estimation
  • Lead all organizational creative projects, including rebranding efforts and sales team support

Director of Web Development

The Grossbauer Group Chesterton, IN • May 2014 to Present
  • Creative/development direction of all web-based solutions
  • See the bigger marketing picture and determine the role of web development
  • Facilitator of internal creative brainstorms
  • Collaborate with team members to plan IA, UI, and UX
  • Project management (i.e., identifying project scope, budget, and timelines)
  • Day-to-day management of 3 full-time employees
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients
  • Deliver solutions that meet/exceed client expectations
  • Serve as marketing partner to clients through a consultative approach
  • Manage RFP responses, proposals, and custom presentations
  • Guide optimization of team workflow

New Media Designer and Developer

Pivot Design Chicago, IL • September 2013 to May 2014
  • Front-end development
  • Utilized Drupal for custom client CMS development
  • Managed 3 special account clients individually, in addition to completing projects with those clients from design to development
  • Maintained client relationships

Web Development Intern

Ogilvy & Mather Chicago, IL • May 2013 to September 2013
  • Assisted web development team whenever necessary
  • Created a product feature showcase for an international brand
  • Learned absolutely as much as possible about ad life

Ad/Graphic Designer

The Times Media Company Chicago, IL • December 2011 to May 2013
  • Designed ads for daily newspaper
  • Adhered to unforgiving deadlines

Education

Columbia College Chicago

BA in Marketing CommunicationChicago, IL • September 2009 to May 2013
  • 2013 Columbia College Valedictorian
  • Summa Cum Laude from the Honors Program
  • Advertising focus
  • Minor in web development

Honors & Awards

Individual Honors

Team Awards