EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Advertising

evaluation University of Maryland – Sep 2011

Art Direction Degree

Miami Ad School, Brooklyn, NY – Mar 2011

Visual Design Degree

Multimedia School, Hannover – Dec 2008

International Travel

Feb 2018 - present  

Extensive international travel background, comfortable working with and in different cultures. Learned how to adapt to unanticipated situations and improvise new plans due to travel mishaps and unexpected events. Volunteered with cross-cultural solutions in Cambodia, teaching computers, conversational English, and interview skills in order to assist young adults entering the workforce.

 

UX/UI Designer & Mobile lead 

Zazzle, Redwood City, CA – Jul 2015 - Feb 2018 

· Established templates and new design standards

· Prepared and conducted user interviews, usability testing, heuristic

  evaluations and comparative analyses. 

· Worked closely with cross-functional teams, stakeholders and teams in different time  

  zones at all levels. 

 

UX/UI Designer

QVC, San Mateo, Ca – Mar 2013 - May 2015 

· Collaborated with project managers, engineers and data analysts to plan, develop  

  and implement QVC’s sub-brand, Togather. 

· Developed a design system and strategies

· Conducted user research, user testing, QA and analytics

· Collaborated with colleagues to discuss market information and strategies.

 

Associate Art Director

Organic, San Francisco, CA – Jan 2012 - Sep 2012 

· Created social media strategies with the intent to increase social sharing and user   

  contact for brands such as Kim Crawford, Quaker, Visa, Intel and Nike

· Collaborated with colleagues to discuss market information and strategies.

· Evaluated the customers’ needs and provided service options to meet their

  requirements.

· Acknowledged client issues and resolved their problems quickly and efficiently.

 

Junior Art Director

Razorfish, Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Aug 2011 - Dec 2011 

Creating concepts, strategies and designs for social media, mobile and online stores with the intent to increase user following and social sharing for brands such as Maggi, Audi and Tourism New Zealand.

 

Visual Designer

Winkler & Stenzel, Burgwedel, Germany – Aug 2005 - Dec 2008 

Responsible for concepts, layouts and design systems across print, web and mobile for clients such as Rossmann, Autoring VW and Audi.

LANGUAGES

English

fluent

German

native

HTML

basic

TOOLS

Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Jira, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Proto.io, Gsuite, Google Analytics, Basecamp, Slack, Zoom

SKILLS

User-centered design, creative strategy, mobile/web design, wireframes, mock-ups, user research, user testing,  prototypes, A/B testing, self-starter, communication, mock-ups, analytics, problem-solving abilities, detail oriented, end-to-end

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