Hi, I'm Bridget. I'm a designer. I believe that design is a service has the power to influence positive social impact.
I currently work at digital agency R/GA in Chicago. In my two years as an Experience Designer there, I have learned how to approach UX with a business transformation mindset and gained experience working throughout the UX process. Last year I wrote about my first year as an XD.
What I'm up to
Associate Experience Designer
January 2015 - present
Key projects include leading a website redesign for an insurance company and working on a long-term ecosystem definition project for a large healthcare client. While at R/GA, my deliverables have included:
- Writing discussion guides and conducting interviews
- Creating surveys and performing card sorts with results
- Content strategy and content audits
- Writing, from high-level POVs to annotations
- Lots of sketching
- Defining brand experience pillars
- Designing wireframes and making prototypes
- Writing user journeys
- Collaborating with dev on QA
- Presenting work to clients
AIGA Chicago Mentorship Program
January 2016 - present
I work with the program chair and committee to plan a free mentorship program that engages Chicago designers to learn from each other, build a stronger community and (this one's campy) have fun. Our program is unique in that mentors and mentees come from across design disciplines and levels. Each session engages 80 participants who work together on projects, portfolio and resume improvement, leadership skills, and professional development. I participated first as a mentee in 2012 and since have been involved as a mentor and organizer. It's a great program and I'm happy to be a part of it.
How I Work
Tools I use a lot
Pen and paper
Tools I use sometimes
HTML & CSS
Story Studio, Fall 2016
The Complete Writer
IDEO U, Spring 2016
Storytelling for Influence
School for Digital Craftsmanship, Fall 2014
U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008 - 2012
Graphic Design, Art History
Northumbria University, Spring 2011
My past experience includes
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
April 2013 - Jan 2015
I worked with urban planners, architects, and engineers to articulate design decisions visually. Duties included defining visual style for urban planning diagram systems and designing print books. The project I enjoyed most was collaborating with the structural engineer of Timber Tower to tell the story for the 2014 Architect Magazine R+D Awards. It earned an honorable mention.
May 2012 - April 2013
I worked with several clients, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Archeworks, and an Evanston community organization on print and web projects. I also interned at Greater Good Studio, a Logan Square based social design studio. While there, I helped launch a Kickstarter campaign to crowd-design a public transportation service.