Christie Walsh

Design Nerd

About

I am a multifaceted designer based in Chicago with a passion for all things visual, UI, and UX design.

With a degree in computer science and a 15-year career as a graphic designer, I’m well-versed in communicating using both technology and aesthetics. I’ve worked in environments ranging from a small museum to a pioneer in online grocery delivery, and I’ve loved adapting to each company’s unique challenges. I recently completed an immersive bootcamp to further incorporate research and user-centric methods in my design process.

Outside of design, you'll find me out and about with my dog, baking cupcakes, or crafting with my friends.

Christie Walsh

Portfolio

Recipe Revolution
RecipeRevolution
Bark & Addison
Bark and Addison
Peapod by Stop & Shop - New York Yankees
Peapod by Stop & Shop - New York Yankees
Peapod by Stop & Shop - CBS Bumpers
Peapod Animated Bumpers
First Division Museum Girl Scout Programs
First Division Museum Girl Scout Programs
Faces of the 1st
Faces of the 1st

Resume

Experience

Fresh Midwest

Freelance Designer/Developer
September 2020 - Present

  • Finalized front-end development on their Wordpress theme in order to meet their target launch date
  • Designed and developed e-mail marketing templates

General Assembly

UX Design Fellow
April 2020 - July 2020

  • Participated in a 12-week, over 500-hour immersive program
  • Completed both group and individual UX projects
  • Working on a team of four, researched, designed, and presented improvements to the app for our client RecipeRevolution

Peapod

Graphic Design Specialist 2
January 2019 - March 2020
Graphic Design Coordinator 1
January 2015 - January 2019

  • Collaborated with brand manager and outside agency Edelman to launch a new set of brand guidelines
  • Redesigned marketing e-mail templates and welcome e-mail series
  • Designed homepage takeover assets and in-stadium digital advertising as part of our partnership with the New York Yankees
  • Collaborated with brands such as Goose Island and This Little Goat by Stephanie Izard to create unique branded experiences on our site and print materials for co-branded events

First Division Museum at Cantigny Park

Media Design/Digitization Specialist
February 2010 - January 2015

  • Redesigned museum website, coming in under budget by handling all of the front-end development myself
  • Designed and built microsites for special events and exhibits
  • Managed e-mail marketing and designed responsive e-mail templates
  • Created digital interactive experiences to tie in with special exhibits

Skills

  • Visual Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Branding
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing
  • User Research
  • Front-end Development

Tools

  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Miro
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Wordpress
  • Mailchimp

Education

University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign

BS Computer Science

Application Sequence in Narrative Media, including courses in web design, multimedia, and graphic design

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