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  • Whitney Kotlewski
    Sr. UX Designer
  • I deliver design solutions
    that impact people.

About Me

[Sr. UX Designer, former Musician & College B-ball player]

Hi, I’m Whitney Kotlewski,

I have 6+ years of experience in designing solutions that embrace UX principals and user research. I received a B.S. in Electronic Media Arts and Communications, along with a M.S. in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010. Furthermore, I spent the following 3 years as a Ph.D. candidate conducting research in Informatics with emphasis in HCI at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), before the commencement of my professional career.

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UX Snapshot

20%
Balsamiq, Axure, Invision

During the design process I use these tools 20% of the time to build out wireframes and workflows. The output of my wireframes are usually in web links, PDF, PNG or PPTX formats.

60%
Sketch, Adobe CS6

In addition to wireframing tools, I mainly use these tools 60% of the time when either updating a previous design from a UI designer or creating higher fidelity mockups.

5%
HTML/CSS

When approaching release dates, I sometimes will jump in and help developers implement UX/UI design specs.

15%
User Research

When I'm not designing I am either conducting usability tests or researching best practices.

UX-Qualities I embrace...

  • Service

    Information Architect, Educator, Collaborator, Valued Resource, Researcher.

  • Leadership

    Inventor, Creative Thinker, Mentor, Lens for Opportunity, Risk Taker, Problem Solver.

  • Creativity

    Curious, Observant, Writer/Storyteller, Authentic Ideation, Witty, Self-Aware.

  • Humility

    Team Player, Cheerleader, Listener, Collaborator, Absorber Of All Things New, Self-Less.

Portfolio

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Insights for ArcGIS

UX Role: Create and present wireframes to product team; Lead and facilitate design studios, reative ideation and brainstorm sessions; Collaborate with developers, product engineers, stakeholders and UI/UX designers to come up with design requirements; Research and stay on top of best practices for designing for the web; Conduct and lead- Usability testing, holistic testing, user research and qualitative/quantitative analysis; Lead accessibility web-compliance efforts; Present design methodologies and best practices at Esri conferences; Mentor UX intern.

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Esri Maps For Location Analytics

UX-Role: UX consultant; Create and Present wireframes to product team; Collaborate with developers, Product Engineers, Stakeholders and UI/UX designers to come up with design requirements; Research and stay on top of best practices for designing for the web; Conduct and co-lead- usability testing, holistic testing, user research and qualitative/quantitative analysis; Educator of accessibility best practices for web and desktop compliance efforts; Mentor UX intern.

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ArcGIS Pro

UX-Role: UX Consultant; Create and Present wireframes to product team; Lead and facilitate design studios, creative ideation and brainstorm sessions; Collaborate with Developers, Product Engineers, Stakeholders and UI/UX designers to come up with design requirements,Research and stay on top of best practices for designing for the web; Conduct and co-lead- usability testing, holistic testing, user research and qualitative/quantitative analysis; Lead Accessibility Desktop-Compliance efforts; Mentor UX intern.

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Marketing Email Preference Center

UX-Role: UX Lead; Provided low fidelity Wireframes; Collaborated with Stakholders, developer and UI Designer for implementation of the design.

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Pacific Life Insurance Company

UX-Role: Co-CXLead for Company's Customer Experience Initiative which included communicating the new process and marketing structure of web/mobile marketing apps (internal & external); UX consultant for prime mobile platform; Conucted data analytics for Customer Experience Initiative.

What they said ?

  • “Whitney is very bright, intelligent, personable with a “get it done” attitude… but do it right!

    Product Owner, ArcGIS Insights
    ESRI
  • “Whitney is considered a sought after voice in the Interactive Team and in her Product team for her expertise in product design, research, and accessibility.

    UX/UI Manager, Esri-CreativeLab-Interactive
    ESRI
  • “Whitney has incredible leadership skills, she is a truly an exceptional person who embodies the best of what a leader should be.”

    Product Engineer
    ESRI
  • ““a very creative, thoughtful student — always looking for ways to improve her work and use the lessons she has learned.”

    Joseph Defazio Ph.D
    IUPUI
  • “She is a hard worker, fast learner, works well on a team, and has a ‘never say die’ attitude. I can honestly say that Whitney is one of the most positive, dedicated, quietly confident people I have had the privilege to work with.”

    John Green
    RPI Women's Basketball Head Coach

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