Nikki Schell User Experience Designer

Recent Work


August Schell Website Redesign

I did user experience work on a responsive web redesign for August Schell Enterprises, a federal technology company that works on providing solutions, professional services, and venture capital to emerging technology companies getting into the federal space.

Smithsonian Science Education Center iBook

Expedition Insects is a children's iPad story that can be navigated multiple ways. I worked on it as the Interaction Designer, where I had to research children's iPad usability, interests, and develop personas. I also created the user interaction flows and the coloring section.

Budget Me Pretty App

Due to my side business of being a wedding photographer, I frequently work with brides and grooms on a budget. I wanted to create an application that would help them stick to that budget, see what they still needed to hire/purchase, and create a log of all their expenses. Weddings can be so expensive, but I hope this app helps those couples that say they're on a budget, stick to it and keep them mindful of where they're alloting money.

About


I love clean spaces, organization, and solving puzzles. I have a fascination with how people use the web and how I can make human computer interaction better. I have a master's degree in interactive media and a bachelor's degree in communication studies and social sciences. I am both creative and logical, and I love combining the two using my diverse and techy skill set.

Currently, I am a UX designer for August Schell. I primarily design mobile apps and internal facing web apps. I also assist with marketing efforts in regards to designing HTML emails, landing pages for events, and keeping the current website up to date.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, exploring the outdoors, and building my photography business. I love all things related to wildlife and culture.

Education

MA Interactive Media (Elon University, 2014)

BA Communication Studies (Clemson University, 2012)

Work

UX Designer at August Schell

Web and Content Producer at Smithsonian Institution

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Balsamiq, Invision, HTML 5, CSS, Jquery, Javascript, Responsive Web Design, Prototyping, Mobile Design