taylor koch

Resume

 
 

EXPERIENCE

General Motors | UX Designer | July 2014 – February 2019
As a hybrid UX and Visual Designer, I worked closely with business stakeholders, developers, and IT teams to deliver both internal and customer-facing products. I took projects from conception to completion through research, wireframes, user testing, mockups, and interactive prototypes. As part of a lean team, I regularly juggled multiple projects and quick turnaround times. Project highlights include the My GM Rewards loyalty websites, an internal pattern library, a Sales Tracker dashboard, and the Maven car-sharing app.

Taylor Koch Designs | Freelance Graphic Design | May 2012 – Present
Freelance UX and visual design services, ranging from web design to branding and strategy.

Y&R Austin | Art Direction Intern | May 2014 – June 2014
Created visual assets for clients and internal projects within the agency.

Compass Point Media | Design Intern | May 2012 – July 2012
Assisted with wireframes, created graphics, and met with clients, while furthering my knowledge of web design.


EDUCATION

Texas State University | San Marcos, TX
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, May 2014  |  Magna Cum Laude, GPA: 3.64

San Jacinto College | Houston, TX
January 2010 – May 2011  |  GPA: 3.77


SKILLS

UX Design
Visual Design
Product Design
Designing for Accessibility
Competitive analysis
Concepting and prioritizing
Persona Creation
Prototyping
User Testing
Typography
Hand Lettering
Photography

TOOLS

Sketch
Adobe Creative Suite
InVision
Keynote
Microsoft Suite
TFS
Trello
Basic HTML & CSS


AWARDS & HONORS

2018 GCCX Connections Award - for My Rewards project
2017 Drive2Great Award - for My Rewards project
2016
TeamGM Award - for Sales Tracker project
2014 4 NIU AIGA Signature Awards
2013 - 2014 Work selected and displayed in the DSVC National Student Show
2012 - 2014 Council of Scholars Member (Deans List 3+ consecutive semesters)
2013 Brass Ring 100 Art + Design, Silver Award
2013 AAF–San Antonio Scholarship Winner
2013 EDSF Board of Directors Scholarship Recipient
2013 “Catch the Spirit” Award for Customer Service at Pottery Barn
2011 Artwork in Texas Geography Student Research Symposium at Texas State
2010 NASA Scholarship Recipient
2010 - 2011 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


References available upon request.