Andrew Thompson

Visual, UX Designer & Design Thinker

2014 - Current

IBM Design

IoT Vertical Industries Design Team Lead

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Awards: Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (OTAA)

2011 - 2014

Isobar (previously RoundArch)

Sr. Design Consultant

My last role was taking the lead for a redesign of the Air Force Portal. This was a massive collaboration between UX/Design/Dev to create a low bandwidth & responsive portal. I also contributed to such accounts as: Healthways, Zynga, Herff Jones, Outdoor Roadmap, Brown Brother & Harriman.

2010 - 2011

MNML / Uncommon LLC

Sr. Visual Designer

As their senior designer I worked closely with the Creative Director at MNML to develop iPhone, iPod & iPad case designs, illustrations & presentations for retailers such as: Apple, Target & Radio Shack. In addition I designed & maintained the packaging for Uncommon products, ads for magazines (Juxtapose) & other promotional materials.

2006 - 2013



While it started off as an art collective of friends it quickly evolved into a Low-Brow art gallery show casing local to international artists. I worked on everything from merchandise, curation of shows, hanging art & helping to managing artist/partner relationships.

2005 - 2010

Motorola CXD

Lead Designer for iDen Android Products

Over my 5 1/2 years with Motorola my responsibilities have covered a wide gamut of mobile design. My many roles have included such work as developing new design languages, iconography, interaction, themes. As the Lead Designer for iDen Android products. I was required to design specifically with the Android platform & design patterns in mind, while working closely with developers to implement new widgets & application designs while maintaining the already established Motorola & iDen design languages.

2008 & 2010

Burger King Studios & Ford Fiesta Movement

Illustration & Art

I was hired for the Ford Fiesta Movement project. It is a promotional event celebrating the new Ford Fiesta. My role as part of a greater whole was to design a car wrap to promote the vehicle at events around the Chicago area. Mess Marketing approached me for Burger Kings Creative Studio campaign. BK Studio’s put on 3 main events involving select Chicago artist to create a mural, custom shoes & crown for the events. Our goal was to create original art work inspired by Burger King & apply it on a 20’x12’ wall.

2009 - 2011

Earlybird Creative

Visual Design & Illustration

Earlybird had originally came to me to help them design an avatar system for a software development project. The final product was 4 base avatar shapes with 9 different flesh tones & 2 special colors. There were 100’s of pieces of media developed around facial features, clothing, hair & accessories. I later freelanced with Earlybird Creative helping them to visually design a media management application for Windows & Mac OS’s.



Visual Design & UX

I have worked with this industrial designer numerous times since 2010 to design UI concepts for different products & clients including: Harley Davidson & Riddell. These designs have been for iOS & proprietary devices for those company’s.

2003 - 2005

Illinois Institute of Art Chicago

BFA Visual Communications

2000 - 2003

Baker College Muskegon

Associates in Business & Graphic Communications