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I’m Maureen Swiertz, an interactive designer with a focus on UX design. I am a problem solver and solution provider. I enjoy being challenged to create the best possible online experiences for users and believe that each should be visually attractive, friction-less and delightful.

Currently I am the Senior Interactive Designer at Wiley Education Services, where I am responsible for concept design & web strategy, UI concepting, experience design, prototype development, as well as online + print marketing for both partner and internal initiatives. I am an expert in both understanding branding as well as developing new branding (I played a lead role in developing the Brand Guide for WES). I currently work in New Business Development as well as play a supporting role in Marketing.

I have experience at both start-ups as well global corporations. I’ve worked on projects for clients such as Vienna Beef, Mars Candy Co., Sanfillppo/Fisher Nuts, as well as concept design and front-end development on the world’s largest law firm websites.

No matter the size of the project, I believe in creating the optimal concept/asset/design straight out of the gate. I take into consideration all of the learnings from both the client as well as user research findings. I believe in putting the user first and take the user into consideration throughout every step of the process. I’ve developed personas and empathy maps, built out user flows for new sites/products, created lo-fi/hi-fi wireframes and developed interactive prototypes. I truly enjoy what I do and I don’t believe in just “getting it done,” I believe in “getting it right.”

Specialties: Concept Design, UI Design, UX Design, Design Strategy, Experience Design, Web Design, CSS, HTML, Mobile Design + Concepting, HTML Email Design, Print, Intranet Design, and (Occasional) Copywriting.

Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch, InVision, OptimalSort, and Dreamweaver.