Cody Mehlhorn

Resume

"Plan your work, then hustle."

–Unknown


1. Relevant Experience
 

UX/UI Designer, Worrell
January 2017 – Present

Collaborating closely with Worrell's clients, other designers, researchers, and engineers, I help provide user-centered UX/UI design solutions to a wide range of projects. As a member of the UX team, I'm involved in everything from user research, wireframing and information architecture through to visual design and prototyping. Like many designers, I am no stranger to meeting tight deadlines, design thinking, iterating and the demands of impromptu ideation sessions.

 

Graphic Designer, Worrell
January 2014 – January 2017

When I first joined Worrell, my role was to support the Marketing & Sales teams on a wide variety of projects of both print and digital projects - everything from infographics, pitch decks, and event signage to social campaigns, photography and newsletters - all the while establishing and maintaining (and at times, pushing) a consistent brand. I work alongside a copywriter, strategist and the occasional contract developer and videographer, in addition to teams from various departments across the firm.
 

Freelance Designer
2012 – Present

I have had the opportunity to partner with a number of clients as part of my freelance work, ranging from local startups, Twin Cities Startup Week and Beta.MN, the Institute of Medicine and the New York City Health Business Leaders. I have worked with these groups on branding and print design work, the visual design of websites and apps, icon sets, infographics and apparel.

Freelance work is rewarding in that it helps keep me sharp in the other areas of design that I don't spend as much time in as part of the in-house team at Worrell. 
 

Program Director, Coach, Tournament Director
White Bear Lake Ultimate
March 2012 – Present

Was invited to come back to help coach the boys Ultimate team for the high school. Tasks range from running practices and setting team goals to various administrative task and helping grow the program, in addition to lending my design chops to crafting various things for the program (jerseys, swag and other recruiting materials). In 2016 I organized, designed and directed the first Matoska Classic. Now in its third year, the tournament sees over 650 athletes compete over two days and involves the coordination of a team of volunteers and working closely with various sponsors.
 

Junior Designer, Best Buy Brand Identity Team
September 2012 – January 2014

As a junior designer on the Brand Identity team I was given the opportunity to come up with creative solutions for various projects throughout the company and customer journey. Projects often crossed channels from print, to digital and in-store pieces, making collaboration and brainstorming with many stakeholders essential. Juggling multiple projects, practicing holistic, big-picture thinking thinking, and time-management skills was key. 

Most asks involved taking something from concept all the way through implementation and execution, often being knee-deep in presentations and meetings with different areas of the business. In addition to creating reactive solutions, this role also gave me the chance to ideate and propose more proactive solutions to help add richness and push the Best Buy brand.
 

Graphic Design Intern, Sussner Design Co.
May 2012 – September 2012

Designed and produced various creative materials for a diverse list of clients including Carbone's Pizza, McDavid USA and Gassen Companies.  Projects included both web and print. Time management and meeting quick deadlines was essential to this role as was concepting, the ability to receive art direction, and working with clients. As it’s a small studio, the ability to jive well with others was also very important. Sadly had to part ways at the end of the summer as I accepted a new gig on the Brand Team at Best Buy.


2. Education

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
Minor, Web Design & Development

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, 2012


3. Skills

UX and UI design, prototyping, user resesearch and testing, service design, branding and logo development, web design, print design, infographics and data visualization, environmental design, the iterative process and design thinking, photography, attention to detail and organization.

Sketch, Invision, Axure, XD, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Wordpress, MailChimp, Slack and Asana.

Solid understanding of HTML and CSS. Familiarity with Javascript, PHP, MySQL.


4. Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Adobe Creative Jam Participant
    Invited to participate alongside other local designers in a 3-hour design battle

  • Fresh Meat Fridays
    Featured by Minneapolis Egotist

  • Clockwork Interactive Scholarship
    Awarded at AIGA Minnesota's Portfolio 1-on-1 event in the spring 2012

  • Outstanding Senior Class of 2012
    Nominated by Art & Design faculty members at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

  • University of Wisconsin System
    Honors Art Show 2011

  • 54th Annual University of Wisconsin
    Eau Claire Juried Student Art Show 2011


*References available upon request