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More than just UI

User experience reaches far beyond the look and feel of a website: It is the driving force behind the content strategy, brand message and architectural decisions. A UX strategist excels at requirements gathering, information architecture, wireframing, prototyping, usability, interaction design, copywriting, and graphic design, among other duties...

« This is what I do

Hi, there. I'm Julia.

I'm a designer-developer and media professional based in Omaha, Nebraska. My strengths lie in creative problem solving, technical execution, and leadership.

With a background in journalism and information technology, I'm especially interested in civic media – developing tools to gauge public opinion and empower community change.

Mass Shootings Sonification
Interactive, Data Viz
Nuclear Revolving Door
Editorial, Interactive, Mobile
Composition Assistant
Interactive, Mobile, Identity
Web Design
Interactive, Data Viz, Mobile
Slumlord Next Door
Interactive, Data Viz, Web Design, Identity
Commercial Flooring Systems
Web Design
Cycle of Abuse
Editorial, Interactive, Mobile
IPL Omaha
Web Design
Omaha: Extraordinary Opportunities
Editorial, Print Design
Student Work
Web Design
Concealed Carry Permits
Interactive, Data Viz, Mobile
Music Poster Series
Print Design
2009 Designer Showhouse
Print Design
Studio Blue
Web Design, Identity
Creightonian Front Page
Editorial, Print Design
NightBird Studios
Web Design, Identity
Boy Scouts of America
Web Design
Identity, Print Design, Web Design
University Consoritum for Catholic Education
Web Design

Professional Experience


Design Lead

Institute for Nonprofit News

Knight-Mozilla Fellow

Center for Investigative Reporting

Web Developer & UI/UX Designer

Oxide Design Co.

UI/UX Developer & Mobile Design Lead

Gallup, Inc.

ABAP (SAP) Developer

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Previous Positions: User Support Analyst, Web Dev Intern

Niche Publications Designer

Omaha World-Herald

Previous Positions: Online Editor, Special Sections Intern

Creative Director & Project Manager

StudioBlue Design Group, Creighton University

Previous Positions: Designer


Creightonian Newspaper, Creighton University

Previous Positions: Assistant EIC, News Editor, Reporter

Web Producer

Omaha World-Herald


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication

summa cum laude

Creighton University

Majors: Journalism (News Production Track), Graphic Design
Minors: Computer Science, Interactive Web Development, Film Studies
Research: Optimizing Music Composition Using Fuzzy Set Theory
(an iPad Application)


Software Development
Data Visualization
Interface Design
Project Management
Wireframing / Usability

See full CV

Please email me for a link to my portfolio.

Talk to me.




Alternatively, connect with me on LinkedIn.


Fonts: Roboto & Roboto Condensed via Google Fonts

Background Image: By NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Pattern: Based on "Mocha Grunge" by Joel Klein via

Scripts: jQuery