Maxine Aguilar
Product Designer
Wellesley College
Media Arts and Sciences 2022
Universidad Veritas
Fall 2021
Technical/Non-Technical Skills
Tools: Figma, FullStory, Zeplin, Balsamiq,, Webflow, Adobe Creative Suite (XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects), Jira, WordPress, Wix, Autodesk Maya, Github, VSCode, Canva
Design: Wireframing, Prototyping, Information Architecture, Web Design, Atomic Design, Graphic Design, UI Design, Data Visualization and Communication, Natural User Interface, Augmented Reality, Human Factors
Research: Usability Testing, Storyboarding, Interviewing, Brainstorming, Competetive Analysis, Branding, User Flows
Coding: HTML5, CSS, Arduino IDE, JavaScript, Python, C++
Professional Experience
Freelance Designer
MXD Media
03/2020 - Current
Chicago, IL

  • Built responsive website in HTML5 including a portfolio of 20 design and illustration projects for potential clientele
  • Offering UX, front end, and graphic design services including research, branding, consultation, and end-to-end design for over 25 clients 
  • Maintaining consistency in clients vision while delivering assets in a timely manner
  • Currently working with two small business e-commerce brands
Marketing Intern
10/2022 - 04/2023
Chicago, IL

  • Gained valuable experience in data-driven marketing and storytelling techniques for a leading provider of cloud-based pricing software solutions

  • Executed social media management for LinkedIn and Twitter by creating content for the company's blog and website, and executed email marketing campaigns
  • Collaborated with team members on market research, competitor analysis, and data analysis projects

Product Design Intern
The Pill Club
06/2021 - 08/2021
San Francisco, CA

  • Using Figma and Adobe Creative Suite, rapidly delivered user-flows, 4 high fidelity prototypes, wireframes, a new design system component, and 10 presentations for a tele-health medical startup

  • Spearheaded 1 independent and 2 collaborative projects with the primary product team. Routinely met with technical teams such as brand, marketing, content writers, and engineer teams for feedback
  • Worked closely with software developers through weekly meetings and conducted design hand-off through Zeplin

UX and Graphic Design Lead
09/2020 - 03/2021

  • Mastered UX best practices and methods through  workshops led by UX industry professionals and attended weekly lectures.
  • Completed assignments in Figma to master prototyping, human centered design conventions, audience research, and design thinking.
  • Worked with a software engineer and VC student as part of capstone project. Independently created brand identity, design system, unique iconography, and a rapid interactive prototype for an innovative education technology application.
  • Presented product in a pitch competition to investors, selected to participate in final round.

Design & Engineer Lead, THREADS Team
02/2022 - 05/2022

  • Selected to present "Works in progress" at ChiWork 22 Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction for Work

  • Identified challenges faced by artists in mobile environments in the Wellesley CS 320 course

  • Developed software for Arduino and Adafruit components to create a MVP tangible user interface to convert analog painting into digital "light art"

UX/UI Lead, ChatCheck Team
04/2021 - 05/2021

  • Accelerated 4-week Human-Computer Interaction course at Wellesley
  • Applied knowledge of human-centered design, usability heuristics, human factors, and research frameworks
  • Prototyped wireframes, developed brand guidelines such as typography and color palette, and conducted usability testing for a messaging app that checks credibility to curb the spread of misinformation

Research, MIT Media Lab
02/2020 - 06/2020

Designed for the Starling team, a research group dedicated to HCI in micro-mobilities, within CityScience at the Media Lab
  • Developed a website based on research of industry best practices and competitive analysis
  • Created test codes in C++ of radio based synchronized lights

Black Transport Project (BTP)
06/2020 - Current

  • Founded an initiative distributing free bikes and protective gear to the Chicago Black transgender community
  • Fundraised $15,000.00 one budget year for parts and supplies
  • Responsibilities include collecting used bikes from the public and finding recipients through digital marketing
  • Designed marketing materials and logo using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects
  • 3 years in a row, 65 bikes total have been donated with new helmets and locks