Frank Calabrese

UX/UI Designer

 

 

1120 N Lasalle

Chicago, IL 60610

Cell: 708.651.0256

Frankcalabre@gmail.com

www.Frankcalabrese.com

 

Education

 

 

Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Minor in Biology, 2008 – 2012

 

Curriculum Highlights:

Behavioral Science, Testing Methodology, Statistics, Scientific Process, Biology, Ecology

 

Early Career

 

 

Northshore universtity healthsystem: center for simulation and innovation (Evanston, IL)

Software Intern Summer 2011

NorthShore implemented labs for medical students, doctors and nurses to practice diagnosing and treating illnesses on state-of-the-art mannequins. As a software intern, I managed and operated the software. 

 

Side Projects

 

 

Reviewleaders.com (Chicago, IL), Co-Founder & President of Sales Founded 2015

Reviewleaders offers unmoderated usability testing for companies to gather consumer insight.

Collablyfe.com (Chicago, IL), Co-Founder

Founded 2015

Collablyfe is a community for artists and creatives to meet and combine talent.

 

 

My Toolbox

 

 

UX & UI Design

Wire-Framing

Prototyping

User Flows

Client Relationships

Information Architecture

A/B, Card Sort, User Testing

Affinity Diagramming

Requirements Definition

Site Maps

HTML/CSS

Photoshop/Illustrator

Style Guides

Axure

Adobe Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

Plaintiff Injury law app (Chicago, IL), UX/User Interface Designer

Contract - Current

Freelance UX/UI Designer. Currently researching the market and target audience, creating user flows, canvasing touchpoints, and defining requirements from client.

 

Traffk (Chicago, IL), User Interface Designer

Contract

Freelance UX/UI Designer. Worked with engineers to build out and design style guides and wireframes.

 

PeopleVine (Chicago, IL), User Experience Designer

September 2016 –March 2017

Conducting user research, observations, usability tests, and UX checks on the platform. Also redesigning some of their features and flows to minimize memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible.

 

Razorfish (Chicago, IL), User Experience Design Intern

June 2016 – September 2016

Worked with UX team to help execute and plan a wide variety of deliverables and develop process documents and templates supporting each of the area’s disciplines. I contributed to the creation and modification of wireframes, site maps and work flows as well as the information architecture for transactional, informational, and marketing websites.

 

General Assembly (Chicago, IL), User Experience Design Immersive Student

Jan 2015 - March 2016

Taught by working practitioners who prepare students for the world of UX Design. The curriculum is a fast paced, immersive course, giving students a well-rounded education in UX Design. 400+ hours of class and project time. Completed five projects, including a client project for a Chicago-based start-up.

 

Lakeshore Beverage (Arlington Heights, IL), Sales/Account Management Aug 2014 - Dec 2015

Produced maximum sales and distribution of packaged products. Introduced and sold new brands and packages. Monitored and controlled inventory levels for each account. Developed and maintained strong, productive relationships with all customers to facilitate sales and utilize technology to complete and track sales tasks.

 

Wirtz beverage (Arlington Heights, IL), Sales/Account Management

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Managed bulk orders, displays, and promotions. Established direct line of communication with clients and managers.

 

Fleetmatics (Rolling Meadows, IL), Sales/Account Management

Feb 2013 - Dec 2013

Fleetmatics offers GPS vehicle tracking complimented with a software to manage and track business assets. Managed clients and acquired new customers through targeted marketing and inside sales. Gathered experience selling a SaaS product, and recognized the benefits of SaaS solutions.