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Clariza Alvarez

Clariza Alvarez

Designer
Alexandria, VA, United States
Member since November 2, 2015
Clariza is a senior UX/UI designer working in product design. She currently has 10+ years of design/media experience working with private/commercial/government/non-profit organizations and companies. Though she already has a variety of experience, she's always looking for more opportunities to learn and grow.
Clariza is now available for hire
Employment
  • Senior UX Designer
    2016 - PRESENT
    Mediabarn, Inc.
    • Collaborated with a team and the US Internal Revenue Service as lead designer on the IRS Account project. The Account project will be utilized by all US taxpayers once fully deployed.
    • Contributed to various commercial projects that include web design and application design for mobile and interactive designs for UXPA and GoodGov.
    • Created clickable prototypes and took part in planning and observation of focus groups and in-person usability testing.
    • Worked directly with teams of developers to ensure proper builds of designs.
    • Communicated directly with stakeholders, business, development, and other contractors throughout the process, involved directly during planning increments for Agile processes.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, InVision, Adobe InDesign
  • UX/Visual Designer & Photographer
    2003 - PRESENT
    Freelance
    • Provided photography for projects in place of the use of stock photography when possible.
    • Photographed professional portraits and personal photography for events such as engagement photos as well as assisting with wedding event photography.
    • Conceptualized and implemented brand development and digital design for startups, established businesses, and non-profit organizations.
    • Effectively managed workflow to meet deadlines and communicated via email, Google Hangouts, Skype, and phone calls with clients, collaborators, and vendors.
    • Designed and built small-scale websites along with branding collateral for client needs.
    • Designed UX/UI wireframes and clickable prototypes for iOS applications, web applications, and websites.
    • Created high-fidelity mockups for delivery to clients to use with development teams for project builds.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Lightroom, InVision, Illustrator, Omnigraffle, InDesign
Education
  • B.A. degree in Interactive Media Design & Web Design
    2008 - 2011
    The Art Institute of Washington - Arlington, VA
Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop12 years
  • Web Design9 years
  • Wireframing9 years
  • Adobe Illustrator8 years
  • User Interface (UI)4 years
  • User Experience (UX)4 years
  • OmniGraffle3 years
  • iOS2 years
Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • OmniGraffle
  • Adobe Illustrator
Alexandria, VA, United States
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