I have over a decade of experience telling creative & compelling stories through a variety of visual mediums, including photography & video. As a UX/UI Designer, I use empathy & delight to create inclusive and innovative designs that are accessible to diverse audiences.


UX Research | Information Architecture | Qualitative Coding | Sketching | Ideating | Rapid Prototyping | Wireframing | Competitive Analysis | Presentations | HTML/CSS


Figma | Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Illustrator (Beginner) | DoveTail | Optimal Workshop | Asana | Webflow (beginner) | Maze

StreetSmARTS by San Francisco Arts Commission
Established a native mobile app to serve as a mural resource & directory for San Francisco Arts Commission through user interviews, comparative research and more
  • Led the UX Design and implemented decisions based on user research & usability testing, leading to a 100% completion rate

Sunset Bazaar 
• Created an e-commerce spec redesign through user interviews, comparative research, usability testing, comparative research, heuristic evaluations, and more
• Site redesign resulted in a 175% user satisfaction increase


Photographer | Contract | 2005 – Present

• Provided photography services ranging from portraits and fashion, to documentary and events and more
• Produced photo shoots for clients: booking crew, casting talent, art directing, managing shoot schedule, creating & negotiating budgets, scouting, booking locations, creating call sheets & shot lists, delivering files, booking & picking up equipment rentals
• Working across cross-functional teams: marketing, producers, agencies, hair & makeup artists, stylists, talent, creative teams and more
Some clients include: International Center of Photography, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial Museum, NPR Music, kbs+p, Amazing Cosmetics, New York Models, Red Bull Music Academy, Cornershop/Uber Grocery

Photo Assistant & Digital Tech | Contract | 2014 – 2022

• Maintaining and organizing an archival system of all photo assets via digital asset management, managing upwards of 100 looks per day
• Assisting photographers on shoots, maintaining equipment, building & break-down of photography sets: including setting up backdrops, lighting, etc both in studio and on location • Ensuring image quality assurance: creative vision is executed, image consistency, photos are organized and delivered on time, backing up hard drives, communicating any issues and problem solving
• Some clients include: New York Magazine, Condé Nast Entertainment, The New Yorker, VMan, Rent the Runway, Bonobos, Architectural Digest, Estée Lauder Companies, Apple, FedEx, Allure, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus


General Assembly | Certificate, User Experience Design Immersive

University of Missouri | Bachelor of Journalism
School of Journalism, Emphasis in photojournalism

Charles Ludeke, New York, N.Y.
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