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Katie Swanson

Visual & UX Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
Work Experience
Seattle, WA, USA
 
UX Designer
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jun 2014Sep 2014
UX Design Intern
Amazon Music
Conceived, designed and crafted amazing experiences for the customer facing desktop music platform. Work with platform lead designer to introduce Prime Stations and the new mini player - the numero uno customer request. Worked within an iterative design process while assisting design team in research, brainstorming, ideation, and delivery of final assets and user experience guidelines.

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Savannah, GA, USA
Mar 2014Jun 2014
Product Designer - Contract
Created and iterated on assets that reflect the brand, enforce the language, and inject simplicity and life into the new Groupon Merchant mobile app. Established guidelines for both national and international markets for both the iOS and Android interfaces.
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Jun 2013Sep 2013
Visual Design Intern
Collaborated with senior product designer, engineers, and developers to design and develop new interface to be utilized by Groupon merchants. Responsible for providing visual comps, asset deliverables, design guidelines and presentation materials for Deal Builder interface. Other projects included assisting in usability testing, visuals for mapping the product development cycle within Groupon, as well as Merchant OS/Breadcrumb presentation materials.
Savannah, GA, USA
Jan 2013Apr 2014
Graphic Designer
Responsible for production of all graphics, print and web related for Savannah’s two–time Emmy nominated TV show. Manage client website providing design, maintenance, email marketing campaigns and e-newsletters. Conceptualized and designed sales deck and marketing materials, branding and identity, promotional and advertising graphics, collateral materials, t-shirts, rack cards, subsidiary logos and motion graphics.
Savannah, GA, USA
Jan 2014Apr 2014
Graphic Design Intern
Savannah, GA, USA
Jan 2013Mar 2013
Graphic Designer/SCAD Collaborative Learning
Worked with diversified team of students to meet the partner’s specific needs and goals by targeting demographic groups, solving design strategies, as well as user testing and rapid prototyping. Lead graphic designer providing graphic standards for presentation, printed, interface and video mediums. Designed and led creative direction for final client deliverables including process book and presentation materials. Work obtained under one year non-disclosure agreement.
Savannah, GA, USA
Jan 2013May 2013
Graphic Design/SCAD Collaborative Learning
Collaborated with an Industrial Design student to develop proprietary package design solutions for a subsidy of a major beverage company. Fostered designs from initial concept exploration, to 3-D comps, to finished production pieces. Designed final process book deliverable, compiling twelve working teams’ concepts. Work obtained under one year non-disclosure agreement.
Savannah, GA, USA
Apr 2008
Freelance Graphic Design
Consult with small businesses and individuals to build effective visual solutions, both in a print and web medium. Work includes publication and print design, web and interface design, with a specialty in typography and brand development.
Education
Savannah, GA, USA
Sep 2012Nov 2014
BFA Graphic Design, Interaction Design Minor
Dean’s List // Summa Cum Laude
Charleston, SC, USA
Aug 2008May 2012
Associate Applied Science – Digital Media
AAS DIGITAL MEDIA
CERTIFICATION WEB DESIGN
CERTIFICATION MULTIMEDIA
CERTIFICATION COMM GRAPHICS
May 2012 // Summa Cum Laude
Farmington Hills, MI, USA
Aug 2000May 2003
Oakland Community College
Buisness Administration
Skills
 
Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Suite CC, Art Direction, Branding, CSS, Graphic Design, HTML, Ideation, Infographics, Interface Design, Logo, Prototyping, Typography, Typography, UI, UX, Website Design, Wireframing
Awards
2012
Merit Award - Digital Media
2012
2012
District Student ADDY - Gold