CARA WOJCIK

User Experience Designer
for Education

  • www.carawojcik.com
  • cara.wojcik@gmail.com
  • (617) 470 6274

EXPERIENCE

2017 - Present

Co-Founder / Product Designer

RecertifyK12

Lead designer on a six-person team developing a web application that supports teacher licensure and professional development

Responsible for content strategy, UX research and testing, visual interface design and prototyping

2017

Web Design Fellow

Startup Institute

Selected from a highly competitive applicant pool to build skills, mindset, and network to become a high-impact employee at an innovative company

Mastered best practices for designing effective, responsive user experiences and interfaces for the web

2011 - 2017

Visual Art Teacher

Wilmington Middle School

Designed, created, and presented original, engaging curricula for grades 6-8 comprising a wide range of studio art media and techniques

Collaborated with staff and administration to plan and execute professional development and team-teaching opportunities

Comprehensively assessed student work using a rubric format and assessment narratives

2009 - 2016

Studio Art Instructor

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Instructed courses for young learners at MFA’s prestigious summer program

Created and lead Fashion Illustration courses, expanding MFA’s course catalogue and attracting new students

2006 - 2008

Executive + External Relations Assistant

Boston Center for the Arts

Managed Executive Office of a $2mil non-profit arts organization 

Organized and lead volunteer board for community outreach events 

Launched and supervised Arts Administration Internship program for college students to gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector

AWARDS

2017

Pitch Competition Winner

Techstars Startup Weekend EDU

 Gave the winning pitch at an education-themed startup competition 

Formed a team to build an MVP and solvent business model in 54 hours

2016 - 2017

Educator Sabbatical Recipient

Wilmington Public School District

Recipient of a career-change sabbatical granted by Wilmington Middle School

Traveled throughout Asia and Australia for one year while completing instructional design certification and studying Japanese

2016

Teacher Scholar Grant Recipient

National Endowment for the Humanities

Granted NEH scholarship to study Religious Revivals, Utopian Societies, and the Shaker Experience in America at the McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution at Siena College

EDUCATION

2018

Oregon State University

Certificate, E-Learning Instructional Design and Development

2009

Tufts University

in affiliation with

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education

2005

Massachusetts College of Art + Design​

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History

Certificate, Fashion Design

SKILLS

User Research

Usability Testing

Information Architecture

Content Strategy

Storyboarding

Wireframing

Rapid Prototyping

Interface Design

Copywriting

Agile Methodology

TOOLS

Adobe Creative Suite

Sketch

Invision

Flinto

Captivate

WordPress

HTML + CSS

Foundation + Bootstrap Frameworks

Git

AutoCAD + Sketchup

EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

AWARDS

2017

Pitch Competition Winner

Techstars Startup Weekend EDU

 Gave the winning pitch at an education-themed startup competition 

Formed a team to build an MVP and solvent business model in 54 hours

2016 - 2017

Educator Sabbatical Recipient

Wilmington Public School District

Recipient of a career-change sabbatical granted by Wilmington Middle School

Traveled throughout Asia and Australia for one year while completing instructional design certification and studying Japanese

2016

Teacher Scholar Grant Recipient

National Endowment for the Humanities

Granted NEH scholarship to study Religious Revivals, Utopian Societies, and the Shaker Experience in America at the McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution at Siena College