UX/UI Designer

Designer based in Minneapolis, MN. Responsible for utilizing user interface design techniques, along with empathy, user testing results and creativity to determine the most effective way of getting a message across in digital media. I have excellent problem-solving skills, always paying attention to intended end-user, project details, product and strategy with the ability to work independently, manage the project from start to finish, budget time, to meet deadline schedules.

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Experience

Design – Stratasys
November 2019 to present
  • Production Artist: main designer responsible for ensuring marketing materials reflect the company’s brand identity
  • Advocate for user on content marketing websites; support digital team with strategically designed icons, banner ads and email graphics; shadow UX/UI designer to observe process
  • Design a wide variety of materials for digital and print publication
Graphic Design – Independent School District 196
September 1998 to August 2019
  • Graphics Assistant: main designer for district’s in-house print shop
  • Solid understanding of design, branding, typography, composition and color theory, with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Responsible for content and design updates to internal website; design and consultation for web presence of select departments
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, work independently, maintain deadlines, prioritize assignments and manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Freelance Design – Karen Designs
January 2001 to Present
  • Responsible for client-based creative projects, from initial design meetings through production
Design Supervisor – Algona Publishing Company
August 1995 to September 1998
  • Managed activities and summer interns within the advertising design department

Education

The Humanity-Centered Masterclass
January 2021
A 5-week course to help UX professionals deepen their awareness and practice in navigating deeper UX topics with humility, openness and courage.

The Makery • Minneapolis, MN
UX/UI Design Bootcamp, Spring 2020
Skills: competitive/comparative analysis, user persona, site map, user flow, wireframing, prototyping, user testing and usability design

Saint Paul College • Saint Paul, MN
Certificate, Web Design
Skills: HTML, CSS, site map, user flow, client-side/server-side programming, animation, website design and photography

Iowa State University • Ames, IA
Bachelor of Science, Apparel Design

Organizations

UXPA - MN
Hexagon UX Minneapolis
hmntycntrd.com
Twin Cites UX Meetup Group

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