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Over fifteen years of proven design experience in the digital product design (ux/ui) field working directly with clients, leading presentations, running workshops, boots-on-the-ground designing and facilitating in person or remote user testing.

I’ve lead creative efforts directly with brands as well as agencies and start-ups, working closely with all parties to pioneer a better way of creating, that is collaborative, iterative, inventive, and fun. I know how to make things happen without the egos and be flexible with what needs to happen to launch.

90%

Visual Design

75%

User Testing

25%

Baking Cookies

60%

Motorcycle Racing

Freelance (April 2023 – present)
Team3Si: Saas website design for a software company that helps governments and other partners use data to improve the lives of children.
DataCast: An early stage tech with the capability of becoming the secure data transmission option for all XIoT and communication system

 

Lofty | Director of User Experience (July 2022 – April 2023)
Defined and developed the first UX department in a data-centric software consultancy that delivers world-class user interface with best practices to ensure they are thorough, intuitive, easy to use, timely, and gorgeous.

Worked in collaboration with product owners, tech leads, and developers during the agile development process, focusing on design consistency and ensuring the integrity of the features and functionality to deliver best in class design thinking and digital experiences.

Projects focused on data heavy and geo-spatial applications in the Agriculture, Energy and Environmental sectors.

 

Momentum Design Lab | Sr. Product Designer (Nov 2020 – July 2022)
Lead strategy sessions, discovery research and UX testing interviews for clients focusing on better user experience and product across both web and mobile platforms as well as brand strategy. Clients included Toyota Motor Corp, Nasdaq and BetterHelp.com.

 

Albertsons Company | Senior Product Designer | Freelance (June 2021 – Dec 2021)
Special Projects – Mobile

 

FrienTap | Founding Team | Design (Sept 2020 – Oct 2021)
We (ceo, pm, me) started with an idea; revised it and pivoted. We built out use cases; tested friends, kids and whoever would listen. The design was very fluid and in a moment of clarity it all came together. The app is available on the Google Play store today.

 

Hiatus (Aug 2019 – Aug 2020)
Explored the United States and Mexico.

 

Shutterfly | Senior UX Designer (Jan 2019- July 2019)
Collaborated with product teams and engineering on broad, complex problems in the realm of the photo sharing experience across mobile and web platforms. Extensively applied user testing methods, remote and in-person, to quantify results.

 

Academy of Art University | Part Time UX/UI Instructor (Dec 2014 – Jun 2018)
Challenged students to apply a rigorous design processes, visual principles, user
experience, technology, and strategy to create cutting-edge, innovative design projects in conjunction with clients such as Jaguar Motors.

 

Fujitsu | Visual Designer (Jun 2015 – Feb 2016)
Collaborated with a software agency to help build Fujitsu’s first mobile app for an IoT residential thermostat (think Nest). Under a tight deadline I started with a list of requirements and finalized with high fidelity comps and developer assets.

 

EARLIER CAREER OF NOTE: 

9+ / YouWeb Incubator | UX/UI Designer
UX/UI designer for YouWeb’s start-up incubator teams. Advised, guided, assisted teams on identity development, naming, icons, UX, UI, wireframes, comps, concepts, high fidelity designs. Teams included Discord, ChapterBooks, Cufflinq.

Beem (start up) | UI Designer
As the creative on the team, my role was execution of product concepts, wireframes, prototypes, high fidelity comps, and developer assets for a social music app (think Spotify).

Acer Computers | Visual Designer
Worked in close collaboration with UX designers to re-envision the Acer photo experience using concepts, wireframes, high fidelity comps for mobile, web and home devices.

MobilePosse | UX/UI Designer
Created high level concept mobile design, wireframes, IA, prototypes and developer assets for the news based mobile app released globally on Android devices.

PALM | Visual Designer
Designed apps for the native WebOS; Photos, Notes, Amazon Music, Excel.

The Oya Group | Art Director
Graphic and web and brand designer for an advertising agency in Silicon Valley. (Postini)

DESIGN SKILLS

  • Design Direction
  • Design Strategy
  • User Experience
  • Interaction & Visual Design
  • Typography
  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • User flows
  • Information Architecture
  • Journey Maps
  • Data Synthesis 

 

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Designer Management
  • Design Workshops
  • Presentations and Public Speaking
  • Communication and Visual Storytelling
  • Mentoring
  • Project Management
  • Client Focused Service

 

SOFTWARE

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Adobe CC
  • Miro
  • Mural
  • HTML/CSS

Coming Soon

Technology

Startup

Ecommerce – b2c

B2B

Other

Design Agency

Aleks is an amazing designer and I would want her on my team any day! She is a great design partner with her vast knowledge of design thinking, UX and UI. She is innovative, creative and extremely customer focused.

Debbie Bluestone Product Director

Aleks quickly made a positive impact not only on individual client projects but also across the company as a whole by challenging our processes to be more inclusive of and driven by user designs. She can teach and mentor, define and lead, as well as create functionally beautiful designs for digital products.

Katie Gennaro Product Manager

She's one of those people who is both highly creative and very hard working. Her excitement and passion for design is contagious, which quickly gets others on the team aligned on the vision. From here it's focus all the way to deliver a rigorous and well thought out piece of work.

Mitch McAlister Product Manager