Experience

SCRL - Chicago, IL
Founder
December 2015 – Present
Designed an app that allows users to create continuous and seamless pictures for Instagram’s multi-photo feature. Developed a road map and strategy plan to hit deadlines. Established a unique brand that is recognizable. Organized SCRL’s launch event with the Annex (Havas) Chicago.

General Electric - Chicago, IL
Interaction Designer
June 2016 – Present
Designed largest software in GE Transportation up-to-date. Worked with product team, BAs, and several development teams to create a friendly user experience web app that meets Predix’s guidelines. Created and demoed interactive prototypes to clients every two weeks in a SAFE agile framework. Curated a UI pattern workshop to design team and developed a workflow on creating a new pattern. Organized and documented an animation workflow.

LimeRed Studio - Chicago, IL
User Experience Designer
December 2015 – April 2016
Designed responsive web layouts for multiple clients in bi-weekly sprints. Worked closely with the creative director, developers, and clients to come up with design solutions. Introduced a new way of working with developers by encouraging the team to use Sketch App, InVisionApp, and Zeplin. Increased design and development efficiency. Researched new design trends to use with clients desires.

Professional Diversity Network - Chicago, IL
User Interface & User Experience Designer
June 2014 - December 2015
Designed websites for company and company partners for web and mobile by working closely with digital and chief marketer. Collaborated with web developers by packaging all assets and dimensions of designs. Prototyped websites using InVision App. Introduced new branding guides and layouts to company’s web sources.

After School Matters - Chicago, IL
Summer Instructor / Graphic Designer
June 2013 - August 2014
Planned and taught my own design program to 20 high school students. Developed engaging design-ed curriculum with multiple unit and lesson plans that are confirmed by pedagogical research.

BucketFeet - Chicago, IL
Digital Designer
March 2013 - August 2013
Designed new and strengthened old web layouts. Drafted weekly banners and emails. Improved seasonal catalogs for sales team. Produced ready to print files on shoes by working with designs from the artists.

Nooka - New York, NY
Industrial and Graphic Designer
June 2012 - November 2012
Delivered several products to market. Collaborated with major companies including Cartoon Network, MoMA,and Fila. Partnered closely with senior designer to develop concepts and explorations for new watches. Studied and researched the market in lifestyle products. Wireframed new layouts for company website.

Features & Accomplishments

Annex SCRL Event
Organized SCRL's event at the Annex(Havas)

Chase x 1871 / IHCC Presenter
Presented a minute pitch on SCRL

Live Loop Beta Party Presenter
Guest speaker on Tech in Chicago

Unity in Color Chicago 2018
Selected as one of the creatives to appear on Unity in Color Chicaago

CCSS Interview
Chicago Creatives Shoot the Sh*t

Chicago Creatives Interview
Shared my story on the Chicago creative scene

iHeart Radio x unEntitled
Touched on working as a millennial

SCRL featured on ProductHunt
Featured

Google x Commons Ground
Presented what it means to be a designer

SAIC Guest Speaker with AWW
Shared my story as a design entrepreneur

Guest Speaker After School Matters
Shared my story on what it meant to grow up in teh South Side of Chicago

Panel on The Alliance I am First
Selected on a panel to speak on issues as a first generation American

Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Master of Arts in Teaching, May 2015

Uiversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, May 2012

SKILLS

Spanish, Bohemian Coding Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Foundation Framework, Principle for Mac, Rapid Prototyping, InVision App, Marvel App, UxPin, Unity3D, After Effects Scripts, Sendgrid, Act-On, Solidworks, KeyShot, Laser Cutting, Microsoft Word, Power point, Currently learning FramerJS and Facebook Origami

Contact me for full PDF Resume @ alexfloresdesigns@gmail.com