Sam Ellner | Resume
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The Huffington Post

June 2015 – Present

UX/UI Designer

I help shape how people consume the news by working with our product and development teams to plan, design, prototype and implement iterations to our website. I am also responsible for wireframing and designing HuffPost’s Contributor Platform, the CMS that helps our network of over 80,000 bloggers share their writing with the world.

Tough Mudder

May 2014 – June 2015

Visual Designer

I led all aspects of design for Tough Mudder. This included designing landing and event pages, email templates and merchandise, on-site experiences, obstacle branding, RFPs and video graphics.

Nano Web Group

January 2014 – April 2014

Freelance Designer

I was brought in to help with the redesign of RI Global’s website. I was involved in all aspects of the project, from wireframes and design while working alongside the devs to get it up and running.

Props Inc.

January 2013 – January 2014

Web Designer

I was responsible for wireframing and designing WordPress sites for local Long Island businesses that ranged from chiropractors and lawyers to motorcycle builders and electricians.


August 2011 – December 2012

UX/UI Designer

I helped concept, wireframe and design an iPad based loyalty program for businesses to reward their regular customers.


Sketch, Invision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Balsamiq, UXPin, Principle, A/B Testing, Mobile Apps, Responsive Design, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Drupal


University at Albany
Bachelor of Arts – Communications