Angeli Arndt

UX Architect and Designer

Chicago, IL, USA

Work Experience

Gamut

User Experience Architect and Designer

—Partners with product manager and dev lead in making high level strategic decisions and creating experiences for catalog publishing
—Partners with product manager and dev lead to develop internal software in service of producing a catalog
—Identify usability challenges of software and print products and contributes to constructive solutions
—Presents and communicates user feedback, ideas, strategies, and best practices
—Partners with internal users to understand their needs and turn those needs into software
—Plans, coordinates, and moderates routine user testing (remote and in-person)
—Communicates solutions through wires/prototypes
—Contributes to the QA effort for every release
July 2017 - Present Chicago, Illinois, United States

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

—Designed and executed multi-channel marketing strategies supporting institutional events and priority initiatives
—Lead design of award-winning anniversary microsite
—Redesigned academic department web page template to improve user experience
—Rebuilt the email workflow and scheduling process from the ground up, introduced weekly reporting and analytics
—Lead a complete overhaul of Admissions web pages to allow for an experience custom to each segment
—Managed migration team charged with moving over 500 pages of content to new CMS
—Lead cross-functional teams including a designer, editor, developer, and production staff
—Trained and mentored over 10 graduate students and five junior staff members
October 2010 - March 2017 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Threewalls

Graphic Designer

—Designed and lead design projects and advertising for major Chicago 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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

AXA Equitable

Sterling Group Support

—Provided marketing and technical support, including web and collateral design and template creation, to more than 600 high-profile financial advisors
—Designed print collateral, digital screens and managed A/V for annual events
—Designed sales campaign collateral and communications
—Designed print membership and support directories
—Trained and managed support staff
May 2004 - August 2008 Northbrook, Illinois, United States

Education

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago (SAIC)

BFA

Design and Arts Administration
May 2010 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Awards

The Communicator Awards

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

2016

CASE

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

2016

Skills

Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Coppermine, CSS, Drupal, Facebook, Google Apps, HTML, Instagram, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, PC, Snapchat, TerminalFour, Twitter, Vimeo, Widen, WordPress, YouTube,

Presentations

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

Using an alumni magazine and 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.