WORK HISTORY

2018 – Current

UX Designer

Paul Mirocha UX Design

Web design. UX/UI design. Design research and UX strategy.

1991 – Current

Graphic Designer/illustrator

Paul Mirocha Design

Illustrated 20+ children’s picture books, science textbooks, museum exhibits, and other science communications; book design, typography, posters, brochures.

Dec 2016-March 2017

UI Designer

Galatea Studios

User interface for STEM educational game.

1980-1991

Senior Graphic Artist

University of Arizona, Office of Arid Lands Studies

Science illustration, cartography, graphic design, exhibit design.

EDUCATION

2017

Master of Science degree in User Experience Design

Kent State University/School of Information

UX design, usability, user research, information architecture, interaction design, content strategy

2014-15

Web and Interaction Design

Pima Community College

Web Design, Interaction Design, WordPress.

A long time a go, in a galaxy far away

BA, Fine Arts/Biology

University of Minnesota

Drawing, photography, sculpture, with a minor in biology.

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SKILLS

Digital illustration
Drawing/sketching
User research/UX strategy
Interaction design
Visual design/graphic design
Wordpress, HTML, CSS

TOOLS

Photoshop
InDesign
Sketch App
Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Draw.io

Jungian personality type

INFP“THE DESIGNER,” 4% of the population, Natural Artists

Introspective / iNtuitive / Feeling / Perceptive
INFPs work silently yet effectively, with exceptional competence and intellect. They are natural achievers in their chosen fields. INFPs love to learn and are constantly educating themselves. They easily empathize with the people around them.

Volunteering

Artist in ResidenceThe Historic Desert Lab on Tumamoc Hill, 2011-

Creating an arts/science initiative by organizing a community of artists and writers engaged with the century of environmental science done on the hill.

• Organized art exhibitions
• Published group articles and book
• Taught drawing workshop for field notebooks

Presentations:

• 2012, Science Picture Books: A love Affair with the world, Tucson Festival of Books
• 2013, Tumamoc: Place-based creative work, POG writers group
• 2015, Spalding Plot 10: An artist’s journal at an Icon of Ecology, Arts & Humanities Initiative lunch
• 2017, Why Scientists Should learn to Draw, University of Arizona Entomology class

 


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