Nikki Schell User Experience Designer
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Recent Work


August Schell Website Redesign

After a year of being at August Schell as their visual and UX designer, I was finally able to dive into rebranding the comapny. My team created an entire new brand, produced all new content, and developed a new website. I was the lead UX designer, developer, and visual creative for the project.


August Schell CRM App Design

Mobile first thinking lead me to creating the ASE Mobile CRM App. While the desktop CRM is somewhat responsive, it is not particularly user friendly. The August Schell solutions providers and sales reps are constantly on the go - meeting with clients and engineers, so creating a mobile app was a logical step for the company.


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, User Testing, Responsive Web Design, Prototyping, Mobile Design