Miguel Muniz Designer & Developer

Hello, I'm Miguel Muniz

A designer and developer focused on creating interfaces and systems. Born and raised in Nebraska, I'm designing web applications and developing a pattern library at the University of Nebraska. With my curiosity, knowledge, and persistence, it's my goal to find solutions, build products, and continuously grow.

Experience & Education

University of Nebraska

Web Designer & Developer

October 2018 – Current

Responsibilities

Worked on a team of designers and back-end developers to create a design system for the University of Nebraska, a learning management system for the University of Nebraska High School, and an internal event management system for the Office of the President.

Details
  • Collaborated with 3 designers, 5 developers, and 1 product owner to plan future work and gather requirements
  • Documented 300+ user stories including details and acceptance criteria in an agile/scrum environment
  • Established front-end coding principles with 3 other designers, increasing code consistency and readability.
  • Continuously tested and performed quality assurance of 50+ implemented features
  • Created 200+ front-end prototypes, 50+ design system components, and 20+ pattern library pages

Firespring

Front-End Web Developer

May 2017 – October 2018

Responsibilities

Worked on a team of 1 designer and 5 front-end developers focused on setting up customer's websites, developing custom website themes, and maintaining websites for a proprietary CMS.

Details
  • Developed custom themes for small to medium businesses based on designer's mockups
  • Performed quality assurance testing and bug reporting for fellow developers
  • Fixed client bug reports and completed client requests
  • Documented front-end practices and worked with developers to improve our internal framework
  • Worked with customer service to set up clients in the CMS and migrated content from their previous websites

Fruitful Design & Strategy

Graphic Design Intern

October 2016

Southeast Community College

Graphic Design | Media Arts

July 2015 – June 2017

Skills & Strengths

Proficient

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Branding, Logo Design
  • Cross Browser Testing
  • CSS, Sass, PostCSS
  • Design Systems, Documentation
  • Figma, Sketch, Adobe Xd
  • Git, GitHub, Azure Repos
  • Gulp, Webpack
  • HTML, Handlebars, Nunjucks
  • Icon Design, Illustration
  • Image Optimization
  • Terminal, CLI tools
  • UI/UX, Product Design
  • Wireframing, Prototyping

Knowledgeable

  • Accessibility, WCAG, ADA
  • Bootstrap, Foundation, Tailwind
  • Javascript, jQuery, React
  • Screen Readers, VoiceOver
  • SVG, XML

Related

Personal

Provided by CliftonStrengths, these reflect my personality and work ethic.

Analytical
"Searches for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation."
Learner
"Possess a great desire to learn and wants to continuously improve."
Deliberative
“Takes serious care in making decisions or choices. They anticipate obstacles.”
Restorative
“Adept at dealing with problems. They figure out what is wrong and resolve it.”
Intellection
“They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions. Simply describes they like to think."

Projects & Portfolio

Theorem

Product Design

The University of Nebraska High School is an accredited online high school serving students since 1929. They needed to replace their aging learning management system used by students, staff, and proctors. Theorem is the successor to their old system, giving students a modern and intuitive learning experience across desktop and mobile.

NUcleus for Apps

Design & Front-End Web Development

The University of Nebraska NeDDS team is in need of a design system for the many web applications they manage. NUcleus for Apps is this system, establishing reusable components, consistent design patterns, and thoughtful guidance. With this system, designers and developers can efficiently create web applications with less resources.

NU Contact

Product Design

The University of Nebraska Office of the President has staff in charge of organizing and coordinating events. Their current system is complex and dated. NU Contact replaced their old system with a streamlined interface and refreshed tools tailored for their needs.

The Black Cat

Book Design & Illustration

Feed Books is expanding into the printed book market by publishing public domain books. Feed Books requested a book cover for The Black Cat that would be dark, chaotic, slightly mysterious and would represent the characters in the book to catch the attention of young, avid bookstore shoppers.

Restore, Gorilla Grocery, & Metr.io

Corporate Identity Design

This is a collection of various identities for New Way Singers, Gorilla Grocery, and Metr.io. New Way Singers is a yearly choir series done by Nebraska Christian University, Gorilla Grocery is a youthful and up beat grocery store, and Metr.io is a simplistic and futuristic transportation app.

Staples

Ad Campaign & Illustration

Staples is the leading brand of office supply stores in America. As their business slows outside of the back-to-school season, they required an ad campaign to remind parents that they will always be there for them by using comical and relatable illustrations.

Orbit

Ad Campaign & Illustration

Orbit is one of the leading brands of gum in the US. Orbit wanted to highlight how every piece of Orbit gum creates a flavor sensation. With this ad campaign, it uses hand-drawn, playful illustrations to attract a younger demographic with its fun and enticing characters.

Bookmarks

A personal catalog of articles from the web about design and development.

Thanks for taking a look

If you'd like to get in touch, you can reach me with a message on LinkedIn.
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