UX/UI Designer

Designer based in Minneapolis, MN. Responsible for using human experiences, creativity, communication, design and user-centric techniques to determine the most effective way of getting a message across in digital media. I have excellent problem-solving skills, always paying attention to details, intended end-user, 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

Production Artist – Stratasys
November 2019 to present
  • Graphic 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.
  • Design a wide variety of materials for digital publication: product brochures, white papers, case studies, data sheets, trade show and event signage.
Graphics Assistant – Independent School District 196
September 1998 to August 2019
  • Graphic designer with a solid understanding of design, branding, typography, composition, and color theory.
  • Able to work independently, as a part of a team, and successfully manage multiple changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, set and maintain deadlines, and prioritize assignments.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail.
Freelance Designer – Karen Designs
January 2001 to Present
  • Responsible for design and production of various client-based creative projects, from initial meetings through production.
Design Supervisor – Algona Publishing Company
August 1995 to September 1998

Education

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

Saint Paul College • Saint Paul, MN
Web Design Certificate, 27 credits, 4.0 GPA
Skills: HTML, CSS, client-side/server-side programming, animation, website design and photography

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

Continuing Education

The Humanity-Centered Masterclass
hmntycntrd.com - January 2021
A 5-week live dynamic course that helps UX professionals deepen their awareness and practices in navigating deeper UX topics with humility, openness and courage.

Lynda.com
Learning Path Certificates
– Become a User Experience Designer
– Advance Your Skills in UX Design
– Improve Your UX Design Skills

Minneapolis Community and Technical College • Minneapolis, MN
Project Management Certificate

Organizations

UXPA - MN
Hexagon UX Minneapolis
TC UX Meetup Group

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