Maxwell Barvian

(815) 715-0159

I’m a dedicated problem solver with a passion for learning and iteration. I’m currently seeking a design position at a company that values design thinking and user research.


Web and mobile app design including persona and outcome generation, sketching, wireframing, group critique and ideation sessions, prototyping, and visual design. Front-end, component-driven development with HTML, (S)CSS, ES6, Git, and React.


SkinIO         July 2016 - March 2018

As the only full-time designer at SkinIO, my primary goal was to establish and continually refine a formal design process, and build shared understanding of our product’s design across a five person team. I organized and maintained design-related documentation and facilitated design conversations and group ideation sessions.  I created wireframes, visual mock-ups, and animated prototypes; collaborated extensively with our engineers to coordinate design implementations; and developed our web application with React.

WSOL (Aurora, IL)        July 2011 - August 2015

At WSOL I worked within the creative team as a web designer and front-end developer. My key responsibilities included designing and developing wireframes, interactive prototypes, and mobile-optimized — or fully responsive — sites and internal tools for clients including Fortune 500 companies and prestigious universities. I also had the opportunity to lead a major website redesign project for the city of Naperville, Illinois.

Freelance        2008 - Present

I’ve designed and developed numerous websites, email campaigns, and print materials for a broad range of clients, including small businesses and charity organizations.


North Central College (Naperville, IL)        2011 - 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Interactive Media Studies: Technology Track, 3.518 GPA
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 3.518 GPA
Minor in Mathematics
College Scholars Honors Program, thesis topic: “Self-help iPhone application for patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder”

Study Abroad in England, Japan        2013, 2014

Completed computer science and cross-cultural coursework, quickly learned to function independently in unfamiliar environments, and toured through diverse, foreign countries alone or in small groups.