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JC Loewe.
Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur.

JC Loewe is a multimedia artist, composer, and designer. As a consultant, he applies his passion and creativity to user and customer experience design, brand building and marketing, team building, and product development. JC is currently pursuing his second master’s degree, an MBA with a concentration in Marketing, to propel his business and entrepreneurial goals.

Working simultaneously in quantitative and qualitative thinking, he has led multi-disciplinary teams to create user-centered products. These projects encompass a wide variety of industries, from luxury services to B2B technology sales. His innovative designs have come to life online and in print for businesses large and small, established and start-ups, across the globe.

JC is focused on building collaborative, innovative, effective teams to solve problems in an ever-changing networked economy. He believes team dynamics are harmoniously entwined with the creative process, and product management and development.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, JC Loewe came to the Ozarks to recuperate following a serious injury. He fell in love with the beauty and serenity of the local environment, and decided to re-locate to the Springfield, Missouri area. As a nature lover, he enjoys outdoor activities — hard to find in Chicago but plentiful in the Ozarks.

JC is steadfast in his goals, both personal and those defined for clients. A voracious reader, he is endlessly inquisitive, studying a wide array of subjects, fostering his business interests.

He was a finalist in several German-study competitions, such as the Deutscher Sprach und Schulverein Essay Contest, earning him the opportunity to study at the Christoph-Scheiner Gymnasium in Ingolstadt, Germany. His studies there included mathematics and Russian. A few years later, upon entering Indiana University, he was awarded two years of undergraduate credits in German for his command of the language, and became a member of the Linguistics Club. Today, he continues to pursue his love for languages, including German, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic.

JC Loewe’s undergraduate study focused on music composition. His original works won multiple awards, including the Morton Gould Young Composers’ Award, and have been performed in several countries and featured on radio programming.

His composition studies included electronic music, and collided with computer programming. This led JC to study software engineering at Marquette University, where he was Merit Scholar and member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honors society.

JC’s Bachelor’s with Honors in Music at Indiana University culminated in multimedia works for live performance, installations, and screenings. He earned numerous grants, awards, and artist residencies for these pieces, including the Indiana University Honors College Grant.

Unable to find a suitable match in traditional music conservatories to continue his creative work, JC entered the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue his MFA, with a full scholarship as a Trustees Scholar. There he produced multimedia artwork, focusing on human-computer interaction. He also taught courses on programming, electronics, and media.

While a graduate student, JC was resident artist at multiple organizations, including the Ecole Superieure d’Art d’Aix-En-Provence.

JC Loewe’s interests in design, the user/customer experience, and project collaboration grew out of his work in composition, interactive art, and teaching. He applies his artistic vision, passion, creativity, and leadership to the professional field. His work in design and team dynamics has been lauded by many professionals in design, marketing, software development, and members of the C-suite.

JC’s additional interests include animation, photography, architecture, spirituality, and travel.

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JC is a great designer and UX thinker. While at Barcodes JC was tasked with a broad range of projects, including brand development, marketing collateral creation, website design, and web user experience architecture. His ability to provide deep thinking across these varied disciplines in a short amount of time was impressive, and we were able to quickly iterate to our executable deliverables due to JC’s efforts.

• Chris Dargis, VP Marketing, Product, & E-Commerce, Barcodes, Inc.

J.C. is one of the most talented designers that I’ve ever worked with. He’s incredibly focused on providing great customer experiences for a UX point of view, cares about putting in the time to do it the right way the first time, and has a very clear vision coming in for any given situation. What’s more, he cares about getting groups that many may consider to be “outside”, such as software development, involved as early in the process as possible to make sure that everyone is in agreement of the best way to move forward. I would highly recommend J.C. as a designer to anyone!

• Brian Clark, Web Developer at BarcodesInc

J.C. has a solid track-record of creating world class websites. His designs are elegant and intuitive, and he will go above and beyond to make sure his projects are perfectly matched to business needs. In addition, J.C. has a well-rounded knowledge of the industry, and will add to his projects’ quality from end-to-end. He can guide a project team through a discovery phase and find a solution perfectly matched to business needs. J.C. will follow that up by advocating for quality implementations of his work, pushing for best practices such as Responsive Design and cross-browser support.

• Dave Berkson, UI Manager at Apex Clearing

I can’t speak highly enough for J.C.’s passion and ability in developing the most innovative and intuitive experiences for every project which he is attached. Not only does he bring this attentiveness to current projects, but will also multitask to ensure that other relevant products also maintain the same level of care and polish. When working with J.C., he proved time and time again that he was meticulous and well researched in his creative decisions. He provided a compass to guide our team to develop consistent and thorough testing practices, despite our mixed levels of technical background.

• Bryan Mikolajewski, Front End Developer at PEAK6 Investments, L.P.

J.C. is an very talented UI Designer. He has a solid understanding for design fundamentals. He’s easy to work with- approachable, intelligent and open to suggestions. I’ve enjoyed collaborating with J.C. on many corporate and freelance projects and would highly recommend him.

• Ed Gershon, Digital Designer at Oracle

I had the pleasure of working with J.C. on a high profile project redesigning our Private Label B2B platform. He was very easy to work with, created a long lasting design solution and provided detailed specifications for our offshore developers to implement. J.C. is an excellent designer, with great attention to detail, patience and vision and would be an asset to any team.

• Lisette Fabian, VP, Global Product Strategy at Delivery Hero

Resume.

Mission statement.

JC Loewe is a dedicated and passionate consultant for innovative UX design and collaborative team building in Springfield, MO. His unique visions have come to life online for multiple individuals and businesses. He is steadfast in his personal, career, and client goals. As an entrepreneur, he is always inquisitive and studying new topics. He enjoys reading, writing, film, animation, the outdoors, and spiritual practice.

Highlights.

Creative problem solving • Creative direction • Communication • Organization • Facilitation • Simplifying the complex • Quantitative and qualitative analysis • Strategic planning • Project planning and management • Process development and implementation • Mobile-first, responsive design • Copy-writing • Team, stakeholder, and consumer support • Design evangelism • QA and Usability testing • Technology applications and solutions

Software.

MS Office • Adobe CC • Axure • Omnigraffle • Jira • GitHub • Basecamp • WordPress • Foundation and Bootstrap frameworks • iOS • Android

Accomplishments.

Comprehensive design reference guides and templates for multiple brands • Defined and implemented cross-disciplinary design process • Flexible with rapid changes and pivots • Structured team collaboration • Creative solutions to technical and consumer problems • Continuous study and promotion of design and development theories, methods, and techniques

Experience.

8/2004 – Present.

Founder & Consultant.

jcloewe.com.

Create and coordinate branding, design, and development for a variety of clients in various verticals • Manage designers and developers throughout projects • Promote business, process, and strategies

6/2015 – 10/2015.

Creative Director & Senior Designer.

Barcodes, Inc.

Responsible for all IA, UX, visuals, and project planning for multiple e-commerce sites and marketing • Manage work and assignments of team members • Establish and develop multiple brands • Establish and manage collaborative design process across disciplines • Present to executives and stakeholders

2/2015 – 3/2015.

Senior UX Strategist & Architect.

Elevate Studios.

Gather and prioritize project requirements in collaboration with stakeholders, engineers, and consumers • Design broad variety of UX solutions and prototypes for multi-brand, global retail product catalog • Present to clients and stakeholders

3/2012 – 10/2014.

Lead UX Designer.

PEAK6 Investments, L.P.

Lead UX, UI, and marketing design initiatives for multiple internal and external brands • Manage assignments and projects for team, interns, and contractors • Strategize products and projects • Promote team collaboration • Present to executives, clients, and stakeholders • User and quality testing

2/2013 – 6/2013.

Senior UX Designer.

OptionsHouse (a division of PEAK6 Investments, L.P.).

Design UX/UI of trading platform • Interactive visualization of stock data • User interviews and tests • Collaborate with company officers and developers • Conduct analytics analysis and develop strategy for mobile-first, responsive re-design of mobile trading platform • Native iOS and Android app Designs

3/2012 – 12/2012.

Senior UX/UI Designer.

Dateable, LLC (a division of PEAK6 Investments, L.P.).

Member of small team for high-touch/high-end dating start-up • Responsible for all aspects of IA and visual systems • Design three separate brands • Collaboration with stakeholders on strategy • Mobile-first, responsive design • Collaboration with developers on design/production • Successful launch of applications under tight deadlines and significant pivots of business/product strategy

8/2007 – 3/2012.

UI Designer.

Orbitz Worldwide.

Collaboration with IAs, developers, managers on design for mobile and desktop • All projects inclusive of multiple brands in 16 languages • Template for white-label travel products supporting hundreds of partner brands • Multiple internal applications • Collaborate on user tests and market research • Manage assignments and projects for interns and contractors

8/2006 – 5/2008.

MFA Teaching assistant.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Teach a variety of classes in traditional and new media (e.g. fundamentals, animation, sound, electronics, programming) • Project planning and assistance • Lead group critiques • Provide technology/media tutoring • Assistance and supervising wood/metal/electronics shops

8/2003 – 5/2004.

Office support, Web design; student employee.

Marquette University.

Design of office/university web site • Technology support for Registrar Office staff and students • Daily assistance to Registrar

Previous.

Newsom Creative: Production artist • Shoji Tabuchi Theatre: Stage technician • Indiana University Opera Theater: Scenery technician • Borders: Cashier & bookseller • Target: Sales associate

Education.

Current.

MBA, Concentration in Marketing.

Southern New Hampshire University.

2008.

MFA, Studio Art.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Trustees Scholar (full-tuition) • Focus on human-computer interaction • Interactive multi-media, sound, and video installations • Experimental sound performances (solo and collaborative) • Gallery shows and residencies in Chicago, IL; Montreal, Quebec; Ballyvaughan, Ireland; Aix en Provence, France, and others

2005.

BM with Honors, Music Composition, Viola Performance.

The Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Bernhard Heiden Memorial Scholar • Multi-media works combining electronic and acoustic music, video, large ensembles, and dance • Recipient of multiple awards • Performances in Bloomington, IN; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; New York, NY; Multiple locations in Italy and Spain; Ballyvaughan Ireland; Paris and Aix en Provence, France, and others

2004.

BS, Computer Engineering. (non-degree)

Marquette University, Opus College of Engineering.

Academic Merit Scholar • Dean’s List • Tau Beta Pi member

1999.

Diploma, Music Composition.

La Schola Cantorum, Paris, France.

European/American Music Alliance Scholar • Compositions and performances included solo, ensemble, and vocal works

Pre-College.

Music Composition, Viola Performance.

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Accelerated program for high-school students • Music composition and viola performance • Performances of original works • Orchestral and solo performances

Pre-College.

Photography, Printmaking.

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Photography and darkroom techniques • Traditional and digital printmaking

Awards & Honors.

  • Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra principle violist
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange finalist
  • Christoph-Scheiner Gymnasium, Ingolstadt, Germany exchange student
  • High-School National Honors Society
  • National Merit Scholarship finalist
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars member
  • Deutscher Sprach-und Schulverein Contest Winner
  • UW Milwaukee Program for Advanced High School Students member
  • Graduated Marquette University High School with High Honors
  • Indiana University Merit Scholarship recipient
  • Bernhard Heiden Composition Scholarship recipient
  • Indiana University Undergraduate Founders’ Day List
  • European-American Music Alliance Scholarship recipient
  • La Schola Cantorum, Paris, France Young Composers student
  • June in Buffalo Festival young composer (twice)
  • ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers’ Award finalist
  • Leonard Bernstein Young Composers’ Grant recipient (multiple)
  • Indiana University Honors College Grant recipient (multiple)
  • Troika Ranch Multimedia Workshop residency
  • Brevard Music Center scholarship recipient
  • National Society of Arts and Letters Competition finalist in composition
  • Marquette University Merit Scholarship recipient
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society member
  • Marquette University Dean’s List
  • Gradated Indiana University with Honors Diploma
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustees Scholarship for Graduate Studies recipient
  • Burren College of Art residency
  • Orford Music Festival residency
  • Ecole Superieure d’Art d’Aix-En-Provence residency
  • Fulbright Scholarship semi-finalist (twice)
  • Introduced Responsive Design to the UX, Engineering, and Business teams at Orbitz Worldwide
  • Lead design of multiple brands for the dating start-up Dateable
  • Developed a new design and development process, increasing collaboration, innovation, and efficiency; introduced at OptionsHouse and PEAK6 Consulting, used in my own consulting work
  • Built and developed UX teams at PEAK6 Consulting
  • Lead UX design and development at PEAK6 Consulting