Anna E. Cook

Resume

 

Resume


Experience

UX Designer at Transamerica  | June 2018 - Present

  • Identifying user needs, sketching solutions and building prototypes

  • Testing ideas with the user research team, and refining designs with data

  • Evangelizing UX/UI accessibility standards to all of the digital products

  • Creating sustainable and accessible components for design systems

  • Improving processes within the content management system

  • Auditing existing products and sites for accessibility/usability issues

  • Leading design reviews and stakeholder meetings

  • Delivering detailed interaction models and specifications to developers

  • Seeing design through development with user acceptance testing

UX + UI Designer at Alloy Magnetic  | February 2016 - June 2018

  • Improving experience within the content management system product

  • Creating and developing user and customer personas

  • Developing strategies with wireframes and information architecture

  • Designing high-fidelity mockups and component libraries

  • Leading design reviews and multiple stakeholder meetings

  • Conducting user interviews, competitive research, and testing

  • Delivering to developers and seeing through the implementation

UX Designer at PR Newswire  | June 2015 - February 2016

  • Creating low fidelity and high fidelity designs for public sites and post-login products

  • Working with stakeholders to adapt websites to user and customer needs

  • Creating and elaborating style guides and components

  • Gathering data and conducting user interviews to iterate designs

  • Illustrating unique promotional content for online distribution

Junior UX + UI Designer at n.io  | September 2014 - May 2015

  • Designing experience-driven web applications for IoT software

  • Designing public web experiences to promote IoT software capabilities

  • Creating digital promotional materials, including copywriting

  • Building the visual design system, including logo design, branding guidelines, and messaging

Web + Graphic Designer at ALTEC CU-Boulder  | April 2012 - August 2014

  • Updating website design and experience to align with CU-Boulder’s strategy

  • Creating website designs based on international events and holidays

  • Designing print and digital promotional materials for distribution

  • Teaching accessible design and technology workshops aimed at educators in the K-12 community

Graphic Designer at the OIT of CU-Boulder  | July 2013 - May 2014

  • Collaborating with OIT Communications team on marketing strategy

  • Designing promotional print and web materials for OIT-Communications

  • Co-ordinating production and distribution of promotional materials

  • Uploading and managing content in the Drupal content management system


Education

Master of Science in Technology, Media and Society  | University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Science from 2019 to 2021

The MS program in Creative Technologies + Design equips students with skills in three areas: Design—needs assessment, articulating alternatives, selection process, iteration, developing solutions. The business of creativity—communicating work visually and verbally, engaging with industry, networking, and professional skills. Technical fluency—a foundation in contemporary digital skills, including coding and development.

Bachelor of Art in Studio Art with an emphasis in Digital Media and Design | University of Colorado Boulder from 2010 to 2014

Minor in Technology Arts & Media with Honors, a program designed to teach students creative thinking, technical skills, and visual communication within creative studio-based environments.


Skills & Tools

  • Abstract

  • Accessible and universal design

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Content management systems

  • Copywriting and content strategy

  • Figma

  • Flinto

  • High-fidelity mockups

  • HTML and CSS

  • Illustration

  • Information architecture

  • Interaction design

  • InVision

  • Miro

  • Native app design

  • Persona creation

  • Prototyping

  • Responsive design

  • SEO strategy

  • Sketch

  • Storyboarding

  • User and task flows

  • Usability testing

  • Visual design

  • Wireframing

  • Zeplin


Speaking

I have been offering workshops and sharing my design experiences at events since 2013. Read more about my experience and events

Design and Technology Instructor for TechGirlz  | September 2018 - Present

  • Teaching design and development workshops to middle school girls to help inspire them to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.

Toastmasters Transamerica | March 2019 - Present

  • VP Education from July 2019 to June 2020

  • Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. As Vice President of Education, I am responsible for providing and maintaining the positive environment and the educational programs through which members can develop their communication skills.

Design and Technology Instructor for ALTEC CU-Boulder  | April 2012 - August 2014

  • Teaching accessible design and technology workshops aimed at educators in the K-12 community