Bio

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Linnea Volz

(lin-NAY-uh VOH-lz)

Web Developer + Designer

Professional Career

Bankers Life

Web Designer

2018 – Present

  • Independently managed content for BSPN (Intranet site for agents and managers)
  • Created mockups for updates to BSPN and OSCR (CRM)
  • Supported other team members with branch configuration and data entry for OSCR

Johnson Bank

Teller I

2015 – 2017

  • Professionally handled sensitive financial transactions in a swift and competent manner

Marcus Theatres

Associate

2011 – 2015

  • Delivered exceptional customer experiences
  • Bounced around between handling ticket sales, handling concession transactions, preparing food, and cleaning theaters
  • Mentored new employees

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Library

Library Clerk

2010 – 2014

  • Assisted students with library resources and maintained space / collection

Education

Gateway Technical College

AS in Web Development

2016 – 2018

  • Graduate Scholastic Award: Received highest GPA out of the graduating Web Developers

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

BFA in Illustration

m. Communication Design

2010 – 2014

Skills

Web

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript / JQuery
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap
  • UI / UX
  • WordPress

Design

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Wireframes
  • Mockups

Personal

PADS Lake County

2017 – Present

  • PADS is a homeless shelter based out of Waukegan, IL. While they do provide food and shelter for the homeless, their vision extends further than that. They hire case workers to work with people to figure out what caused them to become homeless, and what can be done to get them back into a home.
  • In 2017 I reached out to some non-profit organizations to volunteer my graphic design services. PADS was the only one that responded, and had me design a letter head for their annual appeal. They loved my work and enjoyed working with me enough that they continue to reach out for their graphic design needs. I enjoy the practice, and they’ve been an absolute delight to work with, so I don’t mind the continued work.

The Bandit’s Inn

2019

  • The Bandit’s Inn, sadly, does not exist. It is just a website I created because I wanted to practice some of the UX principles I had been reading about. So I went through the process of research, setting up personas, doing surveys, creating wireframes, then mockups, then creating the final product, all while doing periodic user testing.
  • As I went through developing my site, I made it a point to keep track of my work. You can find my documented process as well as final prototype on the Web page of my portfolio.

Drawing People

2019 – Present

  • So, if you scroll back up and look at my Education, you’ll see that I initially got my Bachelor’s in Illustration. Unfortunately, as I dove more into web development and design, I lost track of drawing. I never really was happy with how I was drawing people anyway, but it was what I had more fun doing. So I decided to come up with a routine: an hour of drawing most days of the week.
  • Want to watch me slowly get better at drawing people? You can find my progress on Instagram and Twitter.