MARIKO FROST UX DESIGN
I am a product design generalist who finds concept desirability through primary UX Research and then creates novel digital products to suit discovered user needs. Strong background in User Experience (UX) Design with bonus skills from my previous career as an Associate Professor of Art with many Summers spent on Freelance Graphic and Web Design work. My generalist diploma in UX Design from NYU (1 year) was bolstered by my active participation and volunteering with NYCUXPA for the last three years. I am a UXQB Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience.
The Hartford Innovation Lab, NYC 2019–Current
Leading a UX research and design team as the AD of User Experience Design at The Hartford’s Small Business Innovation Lab. Responsible for evangelizing user experience design methods to high level stakeholders, coordinating methods and workloads with the team, while still being totally hands-on, building novel digital products. My specialty areas include user interviews, wire framing, interactive prototyping, and user testing.
United States Tennis Association (USTA), Greater NYC 2018–2019
Co-designed the Net Generation App, now available in the Apple and Google Play stores.
I am a User Experience Design generalist collaborating with our team on UX Research, UXDesign, and UI Design.
Conducting Interviews, creating personas, drawing low (hand drawn), medium, and high fidelity wireframes (Sketch), heuristic evaluation, card sorting, accessibility checks, InVision prototyping, and conducting remote user testing.
InSpirAVE, NYC 2017–2018
UX / UI Designer
Worked closely with stakeholders and the development team to design and launch the firstMVP version of the InSpirAVE web app at this Fintech startup company.
Practiced continuity by building on previous UX Designer’s research and branding.
Investigated human-computer interaction, increased gamification and sign-up rates.
Various Clients and locations, 2010–2018
Freelance UX Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design, Illustration, and Fine Art
UX Design for a property management company’s leasing website
Created personas for a patent firm
Textile design for the Marchesa Voyage collection
Patent drawings for legal firms
Freelance illustration and fine art gallery sales
Map making for a South American tourist company
Drummond Framing Inc. NYC, 2012–2018
Designer / Registrar / Production Manager
Created exact–to–spec designs in Photoshop for clients to have their unique frames visualized on their art prior to purchase.
Collaborated on designs to bring the old Flash based website up to date with a full re–design.
Spearheaded the successful implementation of a new digital art inventory system that is digitized, searchable, and automatically backed up, with corresponding art labels.
University of North Texas, Denton, TX 2007–2011
Adjunct Professor of Art
Teaching adult Studio Art courses, including drawing and Figure Drawing.
Creating curriculum with detailed lesson plans, course calendar, syllabus, and demonstrations.
Earned high evaluation scores from students and praise for high quality of student artworks.
Collin College at Spring Creek, Plano, TX 2009–2011
Associate Professor of Art
Teaching adult Studio Art courses, including Drawing, Figure Drawing, and Painting.
Created a teaching website with customized teaching tutorials, videos, and documents.
New York University
School of Professional Studies
New York, NY
Diploma in UX Design
University of North Texas
College of Visual Art and Design
MFA in Painting and Drawing
University of Texas
Department of Art and Art History
BFA in Studio Art
Expert with Sketch
Adobe Creative Suite
Rapid Wireframing by hand
usertesting.com unmoderated User Testing
Moderated User Testing
Advanced Excel and Microsoft Office user
Proven Writing and Presentation Skills
Documenting User Needs
Documenting Business Needs
SVG based Illustration
Animation with Anima, InVision Studio, and AfterEffects
I enjoy the variety and fast pace that is a part of User Experience Design.
It feels satisfying knowing I save people time and create moments of everyday delight.
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