Pete Nawara

User Experience Designer

Chicago, 60647, United States



Problem Solving




User Experience Designer


July 2010 - January 2012

I wear many hats at Cision. User Experience Designer, User Interface Designer, Visual Designer & Front-End Web Developer. I see projects through from their infancy to release and beyond. My main responsibilites include identifying problems in a large data driven application, and then working with my team to find the appropriate solutions for these problems. This is done while keeping the user in focus but also considering the needs of the business.

Graphic Designer for the Web

Frontline Homeowners Insurance

March 2010 - August 2010

With Frontline I was responsible for designing and comping workflows and wireframes to full, rich visual designs that are ready for implementation.

Graphic Designer for the Web

Tahoe Partners

January 2010 - March 2010

I was hired on as contracter with Tahoe Partners to help them develop a solid design for a client of theirs in the insurance field. I created design templates for several different pages to be used throughout the site.

Graphic & Web Designer

AdBean LLC

July 2009 - August 2010

Responsibilities include creating robustly designed comps for the web which are fully layered and ready to be implemented, implementing designs into a wordpress theme, creating javascript and php functionality on the static site, and comping designs for a flash web application.

Lead Designer

Integrated Innovations

April 2009 - August 2009

In this freelance position I am working with another designer to create a dynamic and functional website and blog using the CMS Wordpress. Responsibilities include several website designs produced in Adobe Illustrator and implementation of the chosen design using HTML and CSS in a PHP environment.



January 2009 - June 2009

In charge of print and website design / architecture from a concept level to implementation. Worked closely with Obtiva on these projects. • Illustrator comps • Wireframes • HAML / SASS

Graphic Designer


September 2008 - December 2008

While working with Datastraits I was working on the iSavera project. I was responsible for creating compelling designs including concept, typography, unique design solutions and overall site architecture.

Graphic Designer

The Love Explosion

August 2008 - September 2008

The guys over at The Love Explosion asked me to take on their identity design, as well as a Wordpress install and a few updates.

Interactive Talent


March 2008 - October 2008

Live painting at Uptownboogiedown's monthly event at London's Notting Hill Arts Club.

Graphic Designer

Cajual Records

May 2007 - August 2007

The developers over at Cajual Records called me in to show them a couple different design flavors for their new website. I was responsible for designing several different mock ups for use with their custom CMS in Adobe CS. This included site layout and functionality concepts.

Interactive Talent

BFG Communications

May 2007 - October 2007

Beverage and Food Group hired me on to tour with their client as part of their Interactive Talent crew. I was brought on to paint large scale portraits live in the midst of rock concerts nation wide. These live paintings took place at 20 concerts nation wide with such artists as Citizen Cope, Keller Willams, Alice Smith, Rachel Yamagata, The Black Keys, Dinosaur Jr., The Black Angels, The Walkmen, and more. See for more information and images.

Web Design


January 2007 - April 2007

Inersol Corp hired me to do their identity design and their web design. I was responsible for several design mock-ups in Adobe Illustrator and then implementing these designs into their already existing Joomla CMS using HTML and CSS.

Interactive Talent


January 2007 - January 2009

Fine Artist

Pete Nawara

May 2005 - January 2012

The fine arts studio of Pete Nawara. Check out

Graphic Designer & Art Curator

4bit Art & Music

January 2004 - July 2008

While working with 4bit Art & Music, I was responsible for all web, and print design, as well as working with and updating the CMS to be user friendly for content implementation.

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