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Sample Resume for an Entry-Level UX Designer

Are you looking to break into UX design? This resume sample for an entry-level user-experience designer below shows you how to build a powerful brand by showcasing education, externships and technical skills. View and get a downloadable Word version of the resume template here.

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MANDY SMITH
580 Baker St. #65 | Sometown, TN 38103
Home: 555.555.5555 | Cell: 555.555.1234 | ms@somedomain.com

Targeting an Entry-Level Position as a...
UX Designer

Offer aptitudes in user experience (UX) design and hands-on experience in user research
and interaction design gained through corporate and nonprofit externships.

Education

ABC UNIVERSITY (Sometown, TN) 
BS in Human-Computer Interaction (BSHCI) Pending (Graduation: May 2012)
Cumulative GPA: 3.4 | GPA in Major: 3.8 | Dean’s List (all semesters)

Skills
HCI coursework and externship projects have provided a solid foundation in:
  • Usability Engineering
  • Usability Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • User Research & Persona Creation
  • Web Site & Multimedia Design
  • Web Site Strategy & Analytics
  • Wireframe Production
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • HTML & XHTML
  • Flash, Fireworks & InDesign
  • Dreamweaver & Photoshop

Externships

XYZ CORPORATION (Sometown, TN)   User Researcher/UX Designer Apprentice, Summer 2011, 2010
ABC ORGANIZATION (Sometown, TN)  Information Architecture Assistant, Summer 2009

Completed three externships during summer breaks to gain experience in UX design and information architecture. Projects & Results:

  • Produced wireframes, XHTML code and CSS that contributed to user-centered design (UCD) efforts for dozens of Web pages.
  • Completed user research to identify opportunities for improving XYZ’s and ABC’s Web presence. Efforts drove the following enhancements:
    • Replacement of vague objectives with clear calls to action, increasing XYZ sales pipeline by 15% and ABC donor base by 12%.
    • Improvement of core Web site functionality by fixing broken links and scripting errors, which lowered XYZ’s page-abandonment rate by 35%.
    • Creation of more intuitive site navigation by eliminating misleading labels and unnecessary clicks.
  • Entrusted to manage usability testing effort for XYZ landing pages in preparation for Web site redesign. Defined testing parameters, prepared prototypes, recruited users, facilitated tests, and analyzed and reported results.
  • Helped improve information architecture of ABC’s Web site by assisting with card sorting, affinity diagramming and search log analysis.

Online Portfolio: www._________.com

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