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Theresa Merchant

Hi I'm Theresa,
a UX/Product Designer
& Innovation Strategist

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Featured case studies

Additional work

NASA Eclipse

GitHub Clear

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Iconic AV

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NYU Tandon

M.S. Integrated Design and Media

Summa Cum Laude


Bowdoin College

B.A. Studio Art,
Art History

Minor: History


Freelance Designer

2018 - Present

UX and Web Designer

  • Specialized in creating intuitive and user-friendly website interfaces, applying principles of UX design to enhance user engagement and satisfaction.

  • Conducted thorough user research and testing to inform design decisions, ensuring a seamless and accessible digital experience.

  • Designed and developed custom websites tailored to client needs, incorporating responsive design principles for optimal performance across various devices.

  • Utilized a range of technologies and platforms, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and content management systems like Webflow

  • Collaborated closely with clients to identify their goals and vision, translating these into effective design solutions.

  • Managed projects from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery and adhering to budget constraints while maintaining high standards of quality.

  • Developed unique and coherent visual identities for clients’ digital presence, including website layout, color schemes, typography, and imagery.

  • Ensured brand consistency across all digital platforms, enhancing brand recognition and user engagement.



UX/Product Designer

  • Spearheaded the UX/UI design of Gov4Git, a complex quadratic voting system, successfully translating intricate blockchain and voting concepts into an accessible, user-friendly interface.

  • Collaborated closely with software developers, project managers, and stakeholders to ensure seamless integration of design and functionality

  • Expertly crafted responsive web designs for Gov4Git, ensuring optimal user experience across various devices and platforms

  • Created and delivered compelling presentations to stakeholders and at industry conferences, effectively communicating the design vision and its impact on enhancing community governance in open-source projects.

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