Resume

Contact

724.344.5207
dennaelmakel@gmail.com
References available upon request

 

Experience

DICK’S Sporting Goods

UX Designer  |  Pittsburgh, PA  |  Oct. 2017 - Present

Lead a team of product managers and engineers in user-centered thinking to focus on connecting our athletes with new store or online experiences.

 

Stink Studios

UX + Visual Design Intern  |  Brooklyn, NY  |  May 2017 - Sept. 2017

Bridge UX, research and design to create digital experiences and websites that award brand awareness, drive growth, and increase engagement.
Clients include Wired Magazine, IBM, Audible, Chobani, Macallan Whiskey

 

Carrot Creative

UX Design Intern  |  Brooklyn, NY  |  Jun. 2016 - Aug. 2016

Collaborate with design, strategy, and tech to provide a multidisciplinary standpoint to effectively attract and retain user engagement.
Clients include Unilever, Dove, Rick and Morty, South Park, Adult Swim, Rec It Leagues

 

Reporter Magazine

Art Director  |  Rochester, NY  |  Feb. 2015 - May 2017

Lead a team of 20+ creatives in concept and visual development of the magazine to help design the most meaningful and informed content.

 

Ellipse Magazine

Art Director  |  Rochester, NY  |  Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016

Lead a team to create an overall vision for our nationally-award winning magazine and communicate a cohesive product between print and digital.

 

Cooley Creative LLC

Junior UX  /UI and vISUAL Designer  |  Rochester, NY  |  Dec. 2015 - Apr. 2016

Strategize online and design outreach with local business and non-profits.

 

Butler/Till

Creative Intern  |  Rochester, NY  |  Jun. 2015 - Aug. 2015

Research and develop a comprehensive digital and experiential marketing campaign with flexibility in design and attention to detail.

 

Honors

GD USA Student to Watch 2017

GD USA Magazine  |  2017

 

Gold National ADDY Awards with the Advertising Federation

Gold for Magazine Design + Direction for ellipse magazine  |  2017

 

Gold ADDY Awards with the Regional Advertising Federation

Gold for Magazine Design + Direction for ellipse magazine  |  2017

 

3 Gold ADDY Awards with the Rochester Advertising Federation

Gold for Cover Design for ellipse magazine  |  2017

Gold for Magazine Design + Direction for ellipse magazine  |  2017

Gold for Editorial Spread for Intertwined by Julie Campbell in ellipse magazine  |  2017

 

1st Place Starbucks Packaging Design

Chase Design  |  2017

 

Dean's List

School of Design RIT  |  2013 - 2017

 

Heinz Klinkon Award

School of Design RIT  |  2016

 

NASAD Gallery

School of Design RIT  |  2015

 

Involvement

Interaction Design Association

Member  |  May 2018 - PRESENT

American Institute of Graphic Arts

Social Media Head & Member  |  Aug. 2014 - May 2017

 

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts

Web, UI, and Editorial Designer  |  Aug. 2015 - May 2016

 

Adopt-A-Font

Volunteer  |  Feb. 2015 - Jun. 2016

 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Member  |  Dec. 2015 - May 2017

 

People to People Student Ambassadors

Junior Leader  |  2009 - 2014

 

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology 

School of Design  |  2013 - 2017

BFA in Graphic Design | GPA 3.97
Minor in Advertising and Public Relations

General Assembly 

Front-End Web Development  |  Sept. 2018 - Present

 

Skills

Design

UX/UI, Visual Design, Iconography, Branding, Art Direction,
Web Design, Interaction, Advertising, Editorial, HTML/CSS

 

Research

Concept and Product Development, Iterative Testing, Service Pattern, Info Architecture, User Research, Strategy