Amanda Mallardo

Product Design & Research


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UX Lead | Prototype Engineer
HERE Technologies
Chicago, IL
Sept 2015 – present

I lead the design vision and help set product direction on various cross-functional product teams within the organization. I am active in user research activities, wireframing, and prototype creation for products, building product demos and prototypes and the development of our visual design system that contains digital artifacts that apply to all products. I also lead design thinking workshops and brainstorm sessions.

Sr. Front End Developer
Crate & Barrel
Northbrook, IL
Feb 2015 – Sept 2015

Worked on a cross-functional development team within an agile development environment, I was the lead front-end developer for the checkout experience on, and I also participated in user research sessions and assisted in setting up A/B testing.

Sr. UX Designer & Prototype Engineer
Rovi Corporation
Schaumburg, IL
June 2009 – Dec 2014

Worked as a UX designer and a prototype engineer on a small team of designers and developers to create next generation television guidance products. Was actively engaged in user research activities and building prototypes for user testing and to demo to customers.

Contract Sr. Designer
Streng Designer
Chicago, IL
Oct 2008 – Mar 2009

Worked on concept generation, wire framing, and UI designs for next generation home appliance projects .

Creative Director
Mbira Technologies
Chicago, IL
Oct 2005 – June 2008

Lead a small team of designers and developer to in the the design and production and design of web, online promotions, and print campaigns for 2 large music equipment ecommerce sites and Created and managed digital style styles guides for both brands.


Northwestern University
Masters of Product Design and Development Management (mpd2)
Evanston, IL
Sept 2017 – June 2018

BFA – Graphic Design
Milwaukee, WI
Sept 1995 – Dec 1999

Other Achievements

Granted patent by the USPTO in the entertainment media software space:

Prototype contest winner at Service Design Chicago conference 2019