Maria E. Nicolosi

  • Designer / Front End Developer
  • Austin, TX

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Experience

Senior Web Developer at JobCorps • Trowbridge & Trowbridge

February 2018 – Present Austin, TX

Recreating information architecture for federal reporting software suite to simplify the user experience. Redesigning and coding information graphics in D3.js v4 in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio.

Supporting Drupal 8 suite of 120+ federal sites. Designing and executing change requests and ensuring data consistency.

Team Lead/ Expert Web Designer at Systems Integration and Development, Inc (SID)

October 2016 – December 2017 Austin, TX

Lead a team of up to 15 developers, designers, and copywriter redesigning a suite of federal websites (one national and 125 local sites) for the Department of Labor’s Job Corps program. Planned team sprints, wrote and assigned stories in Jira, and presented work to the Federal client.

Design • Created sitemap, wireframes, design standards, mockups, and InVision prototypes for developers’ reference and client approval. Reviewed and approved page designs. Reorganized and rewrote site content using Confluence.

Front-end Development • Created two Drupal 8 themes by building content types, custom blocks, views, and twig templates. Styled responsive site using Bootstrap and custom SCSS. Worked in a development environment using AWS, Vagrant, Grunt, and Drush. Approved front-end code in Bitbucket.

Owner at Maria Nicolosi Designs and Consulting

July 2007 – Present

Web Design • Create unique websites using Sketch and Photoshop on WordPress (PHP), WIX, Adobe Business Catalyst in HTML, CSS, Javascript with a focus on a simple user experience, brand consistency, and conversion for the client.
E-mail Marketing Consulting • Work with clients to maximize e-mail marketing performance through strategic campaigns to increase revenue and e-mail retention. Design, code, deploy e-mail in MailChimp. Provide weekly performance reports.

Senior UI/UX Designer at Bambeco

October 2014 – January 2015 Baltimore, MD

Enhanced user satisfaction for sustainable home goods e-commerce website in SiteVisible by redesigning the user interface with wireframes and mockups and coding using HTML, CSS, and ASP. Used A/B testing in Optimizely and site statistics from Crazy Egg and Google Analytics to guide UX decisions.

Senior Graphic Designer at Bambeco

January 2012 – October 2014 Baltimore, MD

Designed, coded, and published creative assets like homepages, banners, landing pages, and e-mail campaigns to support marketing/merchandising efforts using.
Customized WordPress (PHP) template for a sustainable living blog.
Strategized and executed social media campaigns across multiple platforms.
Designed and produced product packaging and inserts, maintaining brand consistency and company commitment to ecology.
Coordinated and executed product photography and editing/retouching.
Managed and trained junior designer in brand strategy and design execution.

Mulitmedia Designer at Media Star Promotions

March 2011 – December 2011 Baltimore, MD

Redesigned and maintained three in-house websites in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
Designed and produced marketing materials for company clientele including multi-media projects, wide-format printing, and 3D modeling.
Coordinated with Craftsmen Industries the design execution of experiential marketing 18-wheeler: exterior wrap and internal customizations.
Directed and edited videos with motion graphics that were presented quarterly to Fortune 500 client by a national experiential marketing company.

Graphic Designer at Hometrack Real Estate Marketing

July 2007 – January 2011 Baltimore, MD

Customized and launched e-commerce store on Volusion platform in HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript with focus on strong SEO.
Designed/produced print and web marketing materials for regional real estate agents.
Developed and implemented in-house marketing strategy.
Managed junior staff.

Education

MFA Integrated Design at University of Baltimore

2013 Baltimore, MD

an integration of print, video and digital media design

BA in Speech Communication and Journalism (double major) at Louisiana Tech University

2002 Ruston, LA

Skills

Web Design - 15 yearsFront-End Web Development - 15 yearsUI/UX Design - 11 yearsPrint Design - 11 yearsAdobe Creative Cloud/Suite - 15 yearsSketch - 1 yearHTML5CSS3SCSSJavascriptInVisionAtlasian Suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket)