Izel Maras
Head of Design at Roon
izelmaras@gmail.com
izel.website

EDUCATION

Tufts University, Medford, MA.
B.A. in International Literary and Visual Studies,
Minor in Computer Science, May 2015.

EXPERIENCE

Head of Design and Creative at Roon
March 2022 - Current
New York, NY

Lead the end-to-end design workstream by taking responsibility for branding, product design, illustration, design system, design to code seamless implementation, defect resolution, communication design, marketing, prototyping, design research, product strategy, content strategy, motion, animation, art direction, front-end development, and creative technology.

Product Design Lead at Verizon
Senior Visual Designer at Verizon
April 2021 - March 2022, May 2017 - April 2021
New York, NY

Visual Designer at frog Design
September 2015 - February 2016
New York, NY

Apprentice at Marcelo Coelho Studio
July 2014 – August 2015
Cambridge, MA

  • Develop software for serially programming a Bluetooth enabled wearable device that facilitates social networking.
  • Create wireframes, high-fidelity prototypes and interface designs for a consumer-facing native application.
  • Design and develop front end and back end for a suite of desktop and web applications for a wearable device.
  • Use SLA 3D printers and soldering equipment to build product and hardware prototypes.
  • Design instruction manuals and informational booklets.
  • Design and develop dynamic data visualizations with real-time data
  • Create user-flows, and user-scenarios for user testing, and leverage learnings to inform design iterations.
  • Designer at SpotLight Parking
    December 2013 – July 2015
    Boston, MA

    Freelance Product Designer at RoomZoom
    January 2015 – April 2015
    New York, NY

    Freelance Designer at Curious Sound Objects
    June 2015 – July 2015
    Cambridge, MA

    Freelance Designer at KisaKes Film Festival
    May 2009 – October 2014 (Annual)
    Istanbul, Turkey



    RECOGNITION

    AWARDS

    EXHIBITS

    SKILLS

    SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE

    LANGUAGES

    SOCIAL MEDIA