Angeli Arndt

UX Architect and Designer

Chicago, IL, USA

Work Experience

Gamut, A Grainger Company

Lead User Experience Architect

Lead UX research, strategy, and design for B2B industrial supply startup business. 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 software development process
—Create conceptual frameworks, prototypes, wireframes as tools in the development process
—Lead weekly UX team critiques; contribute to UX team thought leadership
July 2017 - Present 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 design, content strategy, branding, and marketing initiatives for SAIC

—Designed and executed multi-channel marketing strategies supporting institutional events and initiatives
—Managed design and content strategy for award-winning microsites
—Designed icon set, animated images, and curated feature content for homepage and landing pages
—Developed information architecture for admissions sites to allow for custom experience for each segment
—Lead redesign of academic department template to better integrate with admissions
—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
—Trained and mentored over 10 graduate students and five junior staff members
October 2010 - March 2017 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
—Designed and launched exhibition essay series
—Designed logo and collateral for Community Supported Art (CSA) kick-off
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 logistics for annual events
—Designed sales campaign collateral and communications
—Designed print directories and accompanying database
May 2004 - August 2008 Illinois, United States

Education

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

BFA

Design and Arts Administration
May 2010 Illinois, United States

Plus Acumen

Prasad Setty of Google on People Analytics

Edward Tufte

Presenting Data And Information

Awards

The Communicator Awards

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

2017

The Communicator Awards

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

2017

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 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,

Presentations

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.