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EXPERIENCE

Consultant

April 2012 - Current

Interaction Design and User Experience
Recent projects include an interactive video installation for Dentyne; a modular design for Samsung's homepage and key shop landing pages; and wireframes for Johnson & Johnson's new global resource management tool.

DailyCandy, New York, NY

October 2011 - April 2012

Information Architect
Provided user experience expertise for the cross-platform redesign of this trendsetting company known for its curated guide to urban living. I created the wireframes for the new, streamlined website and ensured that the same principles be applied to all digital products.

LEGO A/S, New York, NY

May 2011 - October 2011

Interaction Designer
I created concepts for a digital storytelling application, re-worked an online comic-creation tool to be more user-friendly, and worked on the redesign of Lego Digital Designer, a 3D modeling and virtual robotics software.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, New York, NY

September 2010 - April 2011

Interaction Designer
MarthaStewart.com was heading for exciting improvements from the ground up with a new backend system that allowed me to redesign the search interface and category landing pages. My final project was conducting and analyzing in-home user interviews around meal planning for busy families.

Sesame Workshop, New York, NY

August 2009 - February 2010

Interaction Designer
My role was to ensure innovation, excellence, and best practices in interaction design and contribute to the design process for all of Sesame Workshop’s digital media projects – from sesamestreet.org to games and iPhone apps, ebook reader interfaces to research projects, across all brands, audiences, and platforms.

IconNicholson, New York, NY

September 2008 - August 2009

Associate Creative Director
Leading user experience team in development of creative vision for Website redesign for the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). Project includes research, concepting, and collaborating with client to articulate their strategy for a digital media platform that will redefine the 21st century museum experience.

(Various Agencies) New York, NY

May 2008 - September 2008

Consultant
Projects included development of content strategy for Nokia’s online presence, devising innovative methods for consumer research in the global beer market, planning and conducting a market research workshop for Bayer-Schering, creative concepting for a new Adidas training product, and game design for an educational history Web site based on the popular PBS show History Detectives.

Brown University, Providence, RI

September 2007 - May 2008

Teaching Assistant
Planned and conducted intermediate-level class in which students created projects that explored techniques for effective and innovative use of text in digital media. Invited to give lectures on my artistic work in writing and digital media at MIT, UMass Lowell, and the University of Montréal.

R/GA, New York, NY

December 2006 - August 2007

Trend Researcher
Discovered, analyzed, and evaluated trends in Americans’ use of technology. Designed structure and content guidelines for an internal blog at Nokia devoted to tracking these developments.


September 2003 - September 2006

Senior Interaction Designer
Lead interaction designer for Nike and Target digital advertising accounts. Responsibilities included design of content, structure, and functionality of interactive Web and mobile experiences. Contributed creative concepts and strategy for Nokia, Intel, McDonald’s Levi’s, Verizon. .

Missing Pixel, New York, NY

October 2006 - December 2006

Copywriter
Wrote concept and copy for games designed to teach children in grades 5 through 7 about telecommunications and technology.

Global Action Project, New York, NY

Jun 2002 – December 2003, March 2005 – September 2007

Web Designer and Producer
Created two versions of a site showcasing GAP’s Documentary Project for Refugee Youth, a program for teens to work through the refugee experience through video, writing, and photography.


EDUCATION

Brown University, Providence, RI
May 2008
Master of Fine Arts, Literary Arts

New York University, New York, NY
May 2003
Master of Professional Studies, Interactive Telecommunications Program

SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
May 2001
Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science and Digital Art


LANGUAGES

Polish, fluent
French, fluent
Spanish, intermediate and getting better