celia grundman

ux researcher & designer

As an empathetic researcher with a journalistic sensibility, I provide strategic direction grounded in human need and context. My experiences in journalism, political science, and web & graphic design provide a foundation for my work.

I recently graduated from the human-computer interaction design master's program at Indiana University and will soon begin work for an agency in the Midwest.



Aug. 2015—May 2017

M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction Design

School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University–Bloomington

Aug. 2010—May 2014

B.A. in Journalism with a Specialization in Design and Graphics, B.A. in Political Science, Certificate in Political and Civic Engagement, and Minor in Economics

Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, Indiana University–Bloomington


Aug. 2015—May 2017

Promoting Inclusivity in Technology Workshop Facilitator

School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University–Bloomington

Work with committee to design and deliver workshops on diversity and inclusion to students and staff. Assist with related research and event efforts.

June 2016—Aug. 2016

Data + Taxonomy UX Intern

XO Group, Inc. in Austin, Tex.

Researched, designed, and developed working prototype of data visualization tool for analyzing taxonomies; also conducted usability tests on various topics.

Aug. 2015—May 2016

Associate Instructor

School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University–Bloomington

Multimedia Arts & Technology, fall 2015: Led weekly lab, gave students feedback, and assisted with grading. HCI/Interaction Design, spring 2016: Maintained course site, graded.

Nov. 2014—Aug. 2015

Assistant Editor

Association of College Unions International in Bloomington, Ind.

Managed ACUI’s blog, the Commons, and edited and designed newsletters and other publications.

Aug. 2013—Aug. 2015

Freelance Web & Graphic Designer

Bloomington, Ind.

Provided graphic design, web design, photography, and copy editing/writing services for a variety of clients.

Dec. 2012—Sept. 2015

Web Editor & Graphic Designer

Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby, Bloomington, Ind.

As part of committee work for my league, maintained website; redesigned website in Dec. 2013 to be bold, user-friendly, and responsive. Designed web graphics, posters, fliers, and more for the league.

Nov. 2013—April 2014

Web Design Intern

Tribeswell LLC, Bloomington, Ind.

Assisted in developing custom responsive WordPress sites using PHP and Sass/Less. Designed logos and took photographs for businesses.

design tools
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Adobe XD
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • HTML5
  • CSS3, Sass, Less
  • D3 Visualizations
  • User Research
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Participatory Design
  • Sketching
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Storyboarding
  • Usability Testing
  • Mentor for first-year HCI/d students, fall 2016
  • Tangible computing
  • Photography
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Roller derby
  • Science fiction
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