Casey Kaliszewski

Lead UX Designer :: Problem Solver
Pittsburgh, PA

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Why, hello!

My name is Casey and I am a UX designer with 9+ years experience in creating strategic solutions of all sizes in Interaction and Experience Design. I geek out over user experience, responsive design, and interaction design. Passionate about human behavior, I use human-centered design methodologies to create designs that are user-focused and take pride in ensuring customers can make good decisions through seamless interactions. I have worked products for major clients such as The New York City Marathon, Fisher-Price, and Showtime.

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Senior UX Designer, Design Team Lead at Summa

Pittsburgh, PA: November 2014 – Present
• Applies human centered design methodologies and practices in strategic and product engagements
• Defines and scopes human centered design approach and key components to projects and manages design activities across project team to create a shared understanding of the underlying elements and patterns that guide others as they carry it forward
• Explores a variety of solutions to business problems that extends more traditional brands into new experiences for both B2B and B2C customers
• Facilitates workshop discussions by expressing concepts with real time drawings, verbal descriptions, and annotations
• Considers concepts in the context of competitor offerings and guides discussions that support strategic brand positioning
• Works quickly while maintaining appropriate fidelity levels in order to engage client stakeholders and team members by making potential paths forward more tangible
• Coordinates creative and non-creative types to communicate vision, explore concepts, understand project, technology, and business limitations equally, and divide work toward common project goals
• Explains concepts’ strengths and weaknesses relative to the target audience, while considering the business objectives
• Creates and maintains documentation including personas across markets and segments, study reports, user interaction models, and specification documents
Mentors designers to hone skillsets, provides constructive criticism, and provides project support on projects

Senior Interactive / UX Designer at Doublespace

New York, NY: July 2013 – November 2014
• Creates experiential sites and native applications by applying user centered methodology and research techniques such as persona development, wireframing, storyboarding and user scenarios, and usability testing
• Interacts with clients to understand project goals, facilitates requirement gathering sessions to conduct and analyze interviews, and manages expectations in order to develop and present creative design concepts based on research and best practices
• Defines IA, navigation models, and primary and secondary navigation structures
• Develops and refines low- to high-fidelity interface design concepts and interactive prototypes while considering the bounds of selected technologies by proven metrics
• Organizes and produces complete user interface specifications with design details to be used as a blueprint for development
• Works closely with development teams to validate the accuracy of the UI design; negotiates on behalf of the user throughout the development cycle
Notable Clients: Fisher-Price, New York City Marathon & Half Marathon, New York Road Runners, TOTO USA, Turnaround for Children, Chatham Financial, The Robinhood Foundation, Weber Grills

Interactive Designer at Flightpath

New York, NY: March 2011 – July 2013
• Completed projects beginning with ideation through execution across all aspects of web development, mobile platforms, email campaigns, banner ads, and social media
• Optimized user experience through wireframing, prototyping, and visual design
• Contributed to key project decisions by collaborating with a team of designers, engineers, and project managers for optimum result on short timelines
• Developed dynamic design strategies that were implemented into new business proposals to enhance and increase user engagement
Notable Clients: BMW, New York Public Library, Lifetime Television, Merck Animal Health, Goya Foods, Time Warner Cable, The Allstate Foundation

Senior Experience Designer, Project Manager at Brightline iTV

New York, NY: July 2010 – March 2011
• Conceptualized and designed multi-page interactive sites for a variety of television platforms, including games and interactive features
• Worked as a liaison with internal manager to effectively and solely manage the client throughout execution phase
• Managed teams of entry level designers on large-scale projects
• Provided direction on photography, illustration, and writing as necessary
Notable Clients: Unilever, Sony, Burger King, Pepsi, Kellogg’s, Anheuser-Busch InBev, GlaxoSmithKline, Intuit, McNEIL-PPC

Experience Designer at Brightline iTV

New York, NY: January 2010 – July 2010
• Created interactive solutions based on existing strategies and guidelines for a variety of television platforms
• Developed campaign visual identity and brand assets with multi-page interactive sites
• Worked within a team to conceptualize games and interactive features to optimize user experience and achieve brand objectives
• Assisted with creating decks for new business proposals
Notable Clients: Unilever, Anheuser-Busch InBev, GlaxoSmithKline,/span>

Senior Graphic Designer at Laughing Samurai

Orlando, FL: May – December 2009
• Collaboratively established design strategy and visual direction
• Conceptualized overarching platform ideas
• Designed and wrote copy for promotional materials
Notable Clients: Microsoft, Games for Windows, Frontline Marketing, College Park Partnership, Indiefest 2009 Film Festival