Mari Steffen

MARI STEFFEN

Product Designer

WORK EXPERIENCE

Product Designer (Contract via PRO Unlimited)
Meta / March 2022 - Present
Strategizing and designing across teams and platforms for Facebook Communities.

UI/UX Designer (Contract)
Amazon /
May – December 2021
Re-envisioning mobile-first architecture, design, and user experiences to drive growth for Amazon Personal Shopper. Creating wireframes, diagrams, user flows, and prototypes to communicate design strategies and interaction behaviors. Collaborating with product, research, and engineering to make customer-centered, data-driven design solutions. Presenting designs to senior leadership for feedback and refinement.

Freelance UI/UX Designer
October 2019 – April 2021
Innovating e-commerce websites with best UI/UX practices. Strategizing user flows, UI patterns, information architecture, journey maps, CTAs, and UX writing to design, build and A/B test responsive websites.

UX & Visual Designer
Digital Media & Learning Initiative, MacArthur Foundation /
2010 – 2019
Led iterative design process to wireframe responsive websites with optimized usability and information architecture. Assisted with building websites in Wordpress, HTML and CSS. Elevated visual impact of websites through animated typography, embedded video, and downloadable content to attract up to 850 registrants at national and global events. Increased visibility of public events through modern rebranding and cohesive web & marketing strategy.

Freelance Production Artist
Quiksilver /
June – September 2007
Edited linebooks in Adobe InDesign. Ensured consistency in copy and graphics during thorough review of pre-press proofs.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts with a focus in Digital Arts
University of California, Irvine

Certificate in User Interface Design
CareerFoundry

Certificate in User Experience Design
General Assembly

SKILLS

Native App Design - using iOS Human Interface Guidelines & Android Material Design
Responsive Web Design - leveraging best practices for scaling content across devices
UI & UX Design - implementing UI designs with understanding of the UX process
Interaction Design - strategizing screen flows and transitions in mobile and web design
Icon Design & Illustration - creating custom vector artwork and digital paintings
Branding - creating style guides, logos, and color palettes

TOOLS

UI Design & Prototyping - Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Marvel, Flinto
Front End Development - HTML, CSS, GitHub
Print & Graphic Design - Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop