Luis Cielak

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Education

Master of Science: Interactive Design & Media
Thomas Jefferson University May 2014

Bachelor of Science: Management Information Systems 
Florida State University May 2008

Skills

Programming Languages
CSS, Sass, LESS, HTML, SQL, D3js, Jekyll, XML, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Processing, Arduino

Application Software
Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Visio, SAP BusinessObjects, Wordpress, Omnigraffle, Tableau, Git, Subversion

Experience

UX Designer & UI Engineer
PromptWorks    July 2017 - Present
Lead user research and design processes by conducting discovery workshops to help clients solve problems.
Collaborate with business analyst, engineers and project managers to estimate, design, test and implement intuitive, functional and elegant user interfaces for web and mobile applications.
Create personas, user journeys, visualizations, story boards, task flows, wireframes, and prototypes to support the design, iteration and testing of features.
Implement user-friendly and comprehensive design systems in HTML, CSS and React.
Manage user experience and front-end development effort to create an engaging experience for client projects and internal tools.

Design Consultant
Near-Miss Management    July 2013 - Present
Design the company’s flagship product, an interactive decision support system to visually represent process risk and alarm data in oil refineries achieving an increase of information transparency and a richer user experience.

Adjunct Professor
Philadelphia University    August 2016 - June 2017
Teaching in the graduate User Experience and Interaction Design program. Courses thought: Essentials of Interactive Design and User Experience Design thesis.

Design Consultant
Mega Supply Store    June 2014 - June 2017
Design, implement and maintain an e-commerce strategy with marketplaces in Shopify, Amazon and eBay.

Design Consultant
Electronic Ink    January 2013 - April 2013
Designed an operational modeling visualization poster and website for a pharmaceutical company’s regulatory reporting process impacting the entire product line.
Conceptualized and designed an infographic to convey over 400 data points gathered during a brainstorming session for a client in the auto industry.

Business Management Associate
JPMorgan Chase & Co.    July 2009 - January 2013
Developed a data visualization tool to streamline the financial reporting process eliminating the need of printed artifacts.
Optimized the department’s reporting process by increasing information transparency and accountability.

Business Management Analyst
JPMorgan Chase & Co.    July 2008 - July 2009
Enhanced information reliability across systems by educating project managers on how to identify, remediate, and prevent data quality issues.

Technology Assistant
Florida State University: Career Center    January 2008 - April 2008
Implemented and maintained a redesign of the Career Center’s website increasing the richness of the user experience. Managed a database to perform analytics on contributions allowing marketing to drive campaigns boosting dnations by 50 percent.

Web Development Intern
Sydney Web    May 2007 - July 2007
Developed and designed assets for an e-commerce website. Worked on the analysis of the implementation of an internal Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

Information Technology Intern/Consultant
Systems-Tech    February 2006 - June 2006
Provided support and maintenance on network printing, network storage, active directory, and exchange servers for 20 customers.

Selected Projects

UX Nights
Creator and organizer of UX Nights. UX Nights is a safe place where we talk about user experience and how it affects your life and the work you do. Targeted to professionals, students, and anyone interested in design. This is a meet-up group for people that are passionate about learning new things and want to become better at what they do.
meetup.com/ux-nights

Empathy Totems
Data sculptures to visually represent personal information as a non-verbal communication tool. The project explores how to understand and communicate information by conveying data through physical objects.
luiscielak.com/empathy-totems

Data Ergo Sum
A tool that connects to APIs and represents data-streams visually through a responsive web application, rendering the information optimized for the device’s screen resolution.
luiscielak.com/data-ergo-sum