About

I like to think of myself as a well-rounded designer who can manage all aspects of the design and creative process. I have had the opportunity to work on web, mobile, and print projects as lead designer from start to finish, which has provided me with a solid foundation. I am confident in my abilities to work independently, but truly enjoy being part of a collaborative team. I love brainstorming sessions and feel lucky to be humbled by the creative ideas and energy of the people I collaborate with on a daily bases. In addition, I have experience in managing budgets and adhering to deadlines to ensure project completion.

When I'm not designing I enjoy a great cup of coffee, traveling to new and exciting lands, exercising and spending time with my family.

Professional Skills
Visual Interface Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, User Research, Ideation, Oral and Written Communication, Print Production Techniques, and Project Leading and Budget Management

Technical Skills
Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, OmniGraffle, Acrobat Pro, Basecamp, MS Office Programs, Photo & Digital Asset Management, Web Content Management Systems

Notable Clients
Plan Source, Cambria, United Health Group, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Deluxe Corp, Coloplast  


Honor & Award

Leaders in Health Care Award - Software/Web Application Category

Project
Passport to UMMCH (University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital) Mobile Application


From Industry Professionals

Julie is a versatile design professional who leverages her extensive creative background within the user experience field. Over several years, I was able to observe first hand Julie’s approach to problem solving through design thinking. Her visual design skills brought her to my team, but it was her ability to identify and solve bigger problems than just UI that made her a leader within the UX team. Julie approached new problems and techniques with confidence, and mentored a handful of other designers, all while remaining professional and friendly within internal and external teams. I myself sought advice from Julie, knowing her perspective and insights were always honest and helpful. Julie has my highest recommendation as a true professional, extremely detailed, personable and able to deliver a solution to any problem you bring to her.
— Mary Ann Colston
Julie was a very solid asset as a visual designer on a large team of UX designers at the Nerdery. She has strong work ethic and takes joy in making her designs both beautiful and usable. She is able to extend beyond her natural visual design talents into broader UX work (research, IA, wireframes). She is a natural mentor and leader and will bring positivity and kindness to any team.
— Mary Oakland
Julie is someone I respect and admire in the design industry. I have worked along side Julie for just over 2 years now. She has a rare mix of being creative, problem-solving, and kind-hearted. She is a very detailed-oriented person, especially with color, patterns & textures, which makes her a fabulous designer. Julie is knowledgeable on a mobile application level, as well as marketing websites and portals. She continually delivered results, went above and beyond in providing exceptional service and support for her clients, and showed genuine integrity and respect in the truest sense.
— Chelsey Mass