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Maria Szubski

UX Designer & Front End Developer

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Freelance Web Developer

Time Period Jan 2018 to Present
LocationCincinnati, OH

Class Organizer

Girl Develop It • Cincinnati Chapter

Work with Chapter Leaders to plan quarterly curriculum and and events. Secure venues and promote classes on social media. Award scholarships. Provide mentoring to students. Assist with class setup and operations.

dateAug 2017 – Present
locationCincinnati, OH

UX Designer

Nielsen • User Experience Team

Govern Nielsen’s collection of big data applications to ensure brand cohesion, consistency, and ease of use. Design across multiple frameworks including AngularJS, Sencha, MicroStrategy, and D3. Create mobile applications that adhere to iOS and Material Design guidelines. Build and maintain UX Standards documentation website using PHP and AJAX.

Time Period Nov 2012 to Dec 2017
LocationCincinnati, OH

Design Intern

Moment Design • Digital Product Design Firm

Improved usability and consistency of data-driven web and mobile products. Researched rapid prototyping tools to accelerate company’s output.

Time PeriodWinter 2012
LocationNew York, NY

Interactive Design Intern

The Ant Farm • Entertainment Advertising Agency

Developed jQuery-based sites to publicize company achievements. Created assets for advertising campaigns, including Flash banner ads and social media themes.

Time PeriodWinter & Summer 2011
LocationLos Angeles, CA

Digital Design Intern

JCPenney • IT Innovations Department

Improved customers’ shopping experience by redesigning interfaces for iPad and large-format kiosk applications. Pitched concepts for digital shopping experiences.

Time PeriodSummer 2010
LocationDallas, TX

Design Intern

The Chesapeake Group • Packaging & Branding Firm

Assembled packaging samples for user tests. Shot photography for sales materials. Pitched concepts for a line of educational toys.

Time PeriodWinter 2010
LocationCincinnati, OH

Web Design Intern

Evenflo • Marketing Department

Maintained internal CMS and social networks. Built interactive guides in Flash to provide customers with tips for using the company’s products.

Time PeriodSummer 2009
LocationMiamisburg, OH

Volunteer Experience

Teaching Assistant

Girl Develop It • Cincinnati Chapter

Assist class Instructors by providing mentoring to students during class.

dateNov 2015 – Present
locationCincinnati, OH


Bachelor of Science in Digital Design

University of Cincinnati: College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning

Participated in the Professional Practice program, alternating quarters of courses with job experience in the field of Digital Design.

dateClass of 2012
locationCincinnati, OH

About Me

Maria is currently UX Designer at Nielsen, building data-driven web & mobile products. She is also a web development teaching assistant for the Girl Develop It: Cincinnati. She loves creative problem solving and strives to create applications that are easy to use. In her free time she practices yoga and is learning to play guitar.

Development Skills
ES6, jQuery, AJAX
Git, GitHub
Design Skills
Web & Mobile UI Design
UX Architecture
Responsive Design
Data Visualization
Usability Testing
Current Tools
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
InVision App
WordPress & Grav CMS

Involvement & Recognition


Quantifying the Business Value of User Experience

Whitepaper Published at Nielsen

September 12, 2014


This internal publication provides methods of evaluating UX design work while addressing the benefits and challenges of positioning UX within an organization.


Simply Excellent Award

Nielsen Author Series Presentation

November 2014


Awarded for an engaging and dynamic presentation, one of the highest-attended Whitepaper events to date. Our team discussed Quantifying the Business Value of User Experience. This article (pdf) provides details about the presentation.


Simply Excellent Award

Nielsen Family

December 2015


"Maria's outstanding work resulted in a superior and comprehensive upgrade and will ensure an improved panelist experience and achieve associated project productivity."


Kudos Award

Requirements Management Presentation

February 2014


Awarded for a “visually appealing, eye-opening” presentation regarding UX engagement in project requirements and planning.


Understanding Products Team

Nielsen Employee Engagement

2014 – 2015


The goal of the Understanding Product team is to improve associates’ understanding of Nielsen's suite of products. Our efforts are being used to drive new initiatives within the organization.


Simply Excellent Award

Nielsen Employee Engagement

July 2015


"Maria was a valued member of the Employee Engagement Team who was constantly engaged, provided great guidance & was extremely diligent at meeting timelines. We definitely could not have made this happen without her."


Simply Excellent Award

C-DAR Nielsen Item Coding App

October 2014


Awarded for collaboration and contributions to the accelerated launch of the Nielsen Item Coding mobile app.


Best Overall Design

Nielsen C-DAR Challenge

January 2014


Team submission for a consumer-facing data collection app. Awarded for user experience, organization, and excellent features.


Certificate of Recognition

Segmentation & Market Solutions

May 2014


Awarded for demonstrating the core Segmentation & Market Solutions program principles: Keep It Simple, Act With Urgency, and Extend Beyond Your Role.


Team Innovation Award

Chief Engineering Awards

December 2013


Awarded to Nielsen Report Builder team for outstanding performance, innovation, and dedication. The use of Agile methodology influenced the process of future Nielsen products.


The Giving Fields

Freestore Foodbank Volunteer

2012 – 2015


The Giving Fields is a community farm in Melbourne, KY that provides fresh produce to local food pantries and soup kitchens. I volunteer by planting and harvesting crops.