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Lauren Kolber

web, graphic & ux designer

I'm a designer based in Pittsburgh, PA with a background in studio art. I recently received my MS in Web & UX Design, where I focused on building responsive and efficient web sites.

Web

Kolber Lab Website

I build responsive websites that adapt from standard monitor sizes to mobile devices. I am comfortable with HTML5 and CSS3, along with basic JavaScript, jQuery and XML.

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I have created website visual comps, logos, brochures, ads and signage, both in school and professionally, using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Axure.

UX

E-Business Card Application

I have developed many websites and application prototypes utilizing UX research and design methods while in school. I am currently enjoying working as a UX designer at American Eagle where I am putting my education to practice!

Art

Salmon Dinner Painting

I received a BFA with a 2-D emphasis from the University of Cincinnati. While in school, I learned important design theories, such as color and composition but, more importantly, I learned to have fun!

Skills

I've got the creative and business smarts to get the job done.

Web Design

  • HTML 5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Wordpress
  • Drupal
  • ActionScript 3.0

Adobe Suite CS6

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Dreamweaver
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Flash
  • Premiere

MS Office

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Access
  • Outlook

Event Planning

  • Event & meeting logistics
  • Participant Coordination
  • Budget creation & maintenance
  • Signage & advertisement

Usability & UX

  • User-based research methods
  • Iterative design processes
  • IxD design principles
  • Responsive & mobile design
  • Axure
  • OpinionLab

Artistic Skills

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Screen printing
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Sculpting
  • Sewing

Additional Skills

  • Wacom tablet
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube/Vimeo)
  • Basecamp project management software
  • Atlassian JIRA

Experience

I bet you want to know where I learned all of my sweet skills...

Work Experience

  • User Experience Designer
    [ June 2013 - Present ]
  • American Eagle Outfitters; Pittsburgh, PA
  • American Eagle is an American clothing and accessories retailer, whose corporate office is headquartered in Pittsburgh.
  • Foundation Coordinator & Assistant to the Director
    [ Nov. 2007 - Nov. 2011 ]
  • The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; St. Louis, MO
  • The Pulitzer is a non-profit organization that presents changing exhibitions and engages in a variety of programming initiatives involving the visual, literary, and performing arts.
  • Production Coordinator & Webmaster
    [ Nov. 2004 - Nov. 2007 ]
  • Cultural Festivals [St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis Jazz Festival, The Big Read]; St. Louis, MO
  • Cultural Festivals is a non-profit cultural organization, specializing in cultural special events that educate and entertain.

Education

  • MS in Media Arts and Technology [ Dec. 2013 ]
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Web & User Experience Design Emphasis
  • Graduate Assistantship awarded Fall 2012 through Fall 2013
  • BFA in Studio Art [ June 2004 ]
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2-D Emphasis
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Contact Me

laurenkolber@gmail.com

I'm not picky, I just like to create stuff. Contact me if you are interested in working with me!

  • Website design
  • User Experience design & research
  • Digital design
    (ex. logos, invitations, brochures, graphics, illustrations)
  • Image retouching
  • Painting and drawing
  • Purse design and sewing
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