Angeli Arndt

UX Architect and Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
UX leader with more than 8 years experience designing solutions for B2B and B2C businesses in digital and print

Work Experience

Life Fitness

Lead UX/UI Designer

Lead UX research, strategy, and design for B2B manufacturing company delving into a new set of digital products. Responsible for design and strategy for consoles, app, web product, and new product test pilots.
June 2018 - Present Franklin Park, Illinois, United States

Gamut, A Grainger Company

Lead User Experience Architect

Lead UX research, strategy, and design for B2B industrial supply startup. Responsible for custom automated publishing tool.

—Conduct primary and secondary research; synthesize and communicate findings to team members and stakeholders
—Plan, coordinate, and moderate user testing (remote and in-person)
—Partner with product and engineering leads in agile environment
—Create conceptual frameworks, prototypes, and wireframes as tools in the development process
—Lead weekly UX team critiques; contribute to UX team thought leadership
July 2017 - June 2018 Illinois, United States

Designer And Consultant

—Design systems and collateral for brand and identity, presentations, infographics, and books/catalogs
—Consult on design options, tools, budget, and best practice
—Research and synthesize current market trends and discover patterns across industries
March 2017 - Present Illinois, United States

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Led UX design, content strategy, branding, and marketing initiatives for internationally ranked art school

—Designed and executed multi-channel marketing strategies supporting institutional events and initiatives
—Managed design and content strategy for award-winning microsites
—Led redesign of academic department template to better integrate with admissions marketing funnel
—Developed information architecture for admissions sites to allow for custom experience for each segment
—Led content strategy for academic and internal departments; designed and rolled out CMS training
—Developed marketing email and social media workflows, increasing production and overall efficiency of the department
—Trained and mentored over 10 graduate students and five junior staff members
October 2010 - March 2017 Illinois, United States



Designed collateral and advertising for major Chicago art gallery

—Designer and production editor for "Phonebook 3: A Directory of Independent Art Spaces, Programming, and Projects Across the United States"
—Designed and launched exhibition essay series
—Designed logo and collateral for "Community Supported Art"
May 2010 - February 2013 Illinois, United States

AXA Equitable

Design and Marketing Associate

Designed marketing collateral for more than 600 high-profile financial advisors

—Designed print collateral, digital screens, and managed annual event logistics
—Designed sales campaign collateral and communications
—Designed print directories and accompanying database
May 2004 - August 2008 Illinois, United States


School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago


Design and Arts Administration
May 2010 Illinois, United States

Plus Acumen

Prasad Setty of Google on People Analytics

Edward Tufte

Presenting Data And Information


The Communicator Awards

2017 Gold Award of Excellence: Beautiful/Work Campaign Website, Websites - General-Non-Profit


The Communicator Awards

2017 Gold Award of Excellence: Beautiful/Work Campaign Website, Websites - General-School / University


The Communicator Awards

2016 Gold Award of Excellence: SAIC 150th Anniversary Website, Websites—School/University division



CASE Circle of Excellence Silver Award: SAIC 150th Anniversary Website



Adobe CC, CMS, Content Management, Content Strategy, CSS, DAM, Design Thinking, Drupal, Google Apps, HTML, Information Architecture, Microsoft Office Suite, Multi-Device Design, Social Media, UI Design , User Centered Design, User Experience, UX Research, WordPress,


Print vs. Digital
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
March 29, 2014

Using an alumni magazine and admissions view book as case studies, this presentation focused on the complications of converting existing print projects to digital projects, navigating stakeholders, potential project pathways, and how both projects are fundamentally changed as a result.