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Maria Szubski

Front-End Web Developer

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Professional Experience

Front-End Web Developer

Maria Szubski Digital, LLC • Independent Contractor

Work with clients to strategize and build web applications, with an emphasis on front-end development, JavaScript, and the implementation of responsive design.

locationCincinnati, OH
dateJan 2018 – Present

Chapter Leader & Instructor

Girl Develop It • Cincinnati Chapter

Responsible for leading and supporting a vibrant community of instructors, volunteers, and students. Plan quarterly course schedule, promote events, foster community partnerships, grow the chapter, and run day-to-day operations. Event co-ordinator in charge of overseeing organizers. Instructor for the Intro to HTML/CSS classes.

locationCincinnati, OH
dateApr 2018 – Present

UX Designer

Nielsen • User Experience Team

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

LocationCincinnati, OH
Time Period Nov 2012 – Dec 2017


Design Intern

Moment Design • Digital Product Design Firm

Created designs that improved usability and consistency of data-driven web and mobile products. Researched rapid prototyping tools to accelerate output.

LocationNew York, NY
Time PeriodWinter 2012

Interactive Design Intern

The Ant Farm • Entertainment Advertising Agency

Developed jQuery-based site to promote company accomplishments. Created assets for ad campaigns, including website designs and social media themes.

LocationLos Angeles, CA
Time PeriodWinter & Summer 2011

Digital Design Intern

JCPenney • IT Innovations Department

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

LocationDallas, TX
Time PeriodSummer 2010

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.

LocationCincinnati, OH
Time PeriodWinter 2010

Web Design Intern

Evenflo • Marketing Department

Built interactive guides in Flash that walked customers through installation and use of company’s products. Maintained internal CMS and social networks.

LocationMiamisburg, OH
Time PeriodSummer 2009

Volunteer Experience

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.

dateJul 2017 – Apr 2018

Teaching Assistant

Girl Develop It • Cincinnati Chapter

Assist class Instructors by providing mentoring to students during class.

dateNov 2015 – Jul 2017


Bachelor of Science in Digital Design

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

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

dateClass of 2012

About Me

I am a Front-End Web Developer who loves tinkering with code and building easy-to-use products. I focus on usability and creative problem solving and enjoy seeing the impact of my work on the people who use the products I create.

I'm also a Chapter Leader and Instructor with Girl Develop It Cincinnati, a non-profit that provides accessible web development and technology classes to empower women.

Development Skills
ES6, AJAX, jQuery
Git, GitHub
Bootstrap, Wordpress
Design Skills
Web & Mobile UI Design
UX Architecture
Responsive Design
Usability Testing

Classes Taught


Code Your First Website

Girl Develop It Cincinnati
April 2018

Code Your First Website: New Year's Edition

Girl Develop It Cincinnati
January 2018



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.


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.