SKILLS

  Integrated creative knowledge with technical and business expertise 

UX RESEARCH

85%

UI DESIGN

100%

DESIGN SYSTEMS

95%

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

75%

ACCESSIBILITY

80%

GRAPHIC DESIGN

100%

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

65%

Annie Johnson

TWIN CITIES BASED
SENIOR UX DESIGNER & FRONT-END DEVELOPER
 

Senior creative with 13 years of design experience, functioning as a T-shaped UX Designer, specializing in UX, UI, Digital Design, Prototype, Information Architecture, UX Research, Front-End Development and  I'm a good person!

 My natural instinct is my strategic ability to see the big picture and yet I’m equally capable to specialize, develop and explore creative ideas, which results into actionable experiences that help improve a user’s experience. I’ve been proven a quick learner.

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

75%

PORTFOLIO

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Experience

I’ve successfully delivered and managed more than 100+ digital projects ranging from web & mobile apps, integrated platforms, cms based websites, and large internal applications. All are at the highest standard of execution with the user has the most important perspective. 

2011-2014

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

Web Designer & Developer
Designed and developed digital interfaces and applications, based on institutional web strategies: recruitment, retention, and funding. Contributed to a code repository for fast prototyping and production. Assisted with integrated systems:

CMS (T4/Cascade/Wordpress/Umbraco), analytics (Google Analytics/Google Tag Manager), CRM (Salesforce), LMS (Blackboard and Canvas), ERP (Banner), and  funding. Conducted competitive analysis and screenflows for context. Lead workshops and touchpoint meetings. Lead and served on various committees.

2014-CURRENT POSITION

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

Senior UX Front-End Designer

Specialized as a UX Researcher, UX Designer and Front-End Developer. Stewarded and strategized iterative designs with developers, business teams and students to define concepts

and restrictions of design and development, from concept to release, for marketing campaigns, client-based websites and internal applications. Lead workshops and touchpoint meetings. Assisted with defining the Web Teams scope of work for high profile projects. Managed 5 Student-Web Interns and an internship program. Lead and served on various committees.

2010-2011

GRADIENT POSITIONING SYSTEMS

Web Designer & Developer

Guided, managed and executed over

90 financial advisor hard-coded websites, aligning with the brand system, print materials, email marketing and websites. Additional functions included: maintenance of email systems, hosting and domain management for all clients. 

2005-CURRENT POSITION

DESIGN LOVE LIFE

Freelancer, Owner
Senior Creative, UX/UI Designer, Front-End Developer, Graphic Designer, Blogger,

Pinterest Influencer (413K+ followers),

Brand Ambassador, Social Media Guru.

Clients -- American Express, Brother P-Touch, Evite, Hatch.co, Keys 4/4 Kids, Losing it with Lisa (Biggest Loser Contestant), Ragu Sauce, Sephora, St. Croix Preparatory Academy, SuperValu, The Ipsos Girls' Lounge, The Mindy Project (Fox), The Six O'Clock Scramble, Toms, Ugly Sofa and Vibrant Health Clinics.

2007-2011

VOMELA SPECIALTY COMPANY

Web & Graphic Designer, Flash Animator

Creative functions included: advertisements, branding, catalogs, direct mailings, environmental design, way findings, fleet, OEM, identity systems, web design, animated banners, e-cards and email marketing. 

Clients -- Target, Best Buy, Haagen-Daz, Fireside, MacTools, Meijer, McDonalds.

 
 
 
CONTACT

If you have any design inquiries, questions, or say hello, simply fill out the form below. I will get back to you as soon as I can!

I’d love to hear from you!

annie@designlovelife.com

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