Christiann MacAuley

Christiann MacAuley

UX Designer, App Maker, Cartoonist

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Online Media

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Christiann MacAuley's Overview

  • Experience Strategist at Phase2
  • Cartoonist, Illustrator, Webcomic Creator at Independent
  • Information Architect at Saforian
  • Co-Founder at Bubbly
  • President & App Maker at Fab Apps
  • Senior Web Developer & Instructor (Consultant) at Digital Division
  • Integrative Web Technologies Consultant at consultant
  • Youth Web Design Instructor / Special Projects at Multi-Media Training Institute
  • Senior Web Developer at Green America (formerly known as Co-op America)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design, School of Art + Design at Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Web Developer, Perl Programmer at Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation
  • Web Developer, Perl and PHP Programmer at
  • Web Developer, Web Server Administrator, Perl Programmer at PSINet
  • Web Developer at TV on the Web

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Christiann MacAuley's Summary

UX Designer / Information Architect
Web + Mobile App Creator
Humor Cartoonist / Writer

Specialties: information, architecture, UI/UX design, web design, web development, app design, app development, mobile apps, educational apps, reading apps, wordpress, javascript, iphone, android, CSS, cartooning

Christiann MacAuley's Experience

Experience Strategist


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

January 2014Present (9 months) Alexandria, VA

Designing user experiences. Working with developers and designers to make them reality.

Cartoonist, Illustrator, Webcomic Creator


January 2007Present (7 years 9 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

My humor comics appear weekly on, as well as regularly on my own website, I have also been commissioned to create comics for online publications like BuzzFeed and BiteTV. My freelance cartoon illustration work includes t-shirt designs, greeting cards, and book covers.

Information Architect


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry

August 2012December 2013 (1 year 5 months) Saforian

UX (User Experience) lead and functional designer for websites and mobile apps. I create wireframes, prototypes, content type definitions, database models, and other IA (Information Architecture) deliverables for Saforian's clients and internal products.



February 2009January 2013 (4 years)

Bubbly Crowdsourcing Platform is an online tool designed to help organizations crowdsource their creative projects to a dedicated, enthusiastic community. Bubbly is a collaborative project between Fab Apps and CoolTown Beta Communities (

President & App Maker

Fab Apps

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

June 2006January 2013 (6 years 8 months)

Fab Apps creates fabulous web + mobile apps. We're focused on reading, learning, and collaboration. (Please note that Fab Apps no longer provides web development and consulting services since Spring 2011.)

Senior Web Developer & Instructor (Consultant)

Digital Division

December 20002011 (11 years)

I worked for Digital Division off and on since 2000 in many roles, from teaching the firm's week-long Webmaster Boot Camp and shorter classroom courses to developing web-based applications to managing larger technology projects.

Integrative Web Technologies Consultant


July 1997December 2010 (13 years 6 months)

I specialize in integrative web technology -- fixing the glitches that occur where the rubber meets the road -- and Big Picture communication/outreach strategies.

Youth Web Design Instructor / Special Projects

Multi-Media Training Institute

December 2006January 2008 (1 year 2 months)

Taught web design and multimedia skills to at-risk youth in a community television studio in Washington, DC. Helped develop websites and other online fundraising tools for the organization.

Senior Web Developer

Green America (formerly known as Co-op America)

October 2004November 2006 (2 years 2 months)

Designed and developed web sites, applications, and online campaigns for national environmental and social justice organization. Helped develop online outreach, communications, social change, and fundraising strategies. Contributed to organization-wide technology planning and implementation. Participated in screening green businesses based on social and environmental metrics.

Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design, School of Art + Design

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

May 2002July 2003 (1 year 3 months)

Taught Web Design with Dreamweaver in Macintosh computer labs to degree-seeking and adult students.

Web Developer, Perl Programmer

Peregrine Computer Consultants Corporation

September 2001January 2003 (1 year 5 months)

Part-time contract position

Web Developer, Perl and PHP Programmer

September 2001May 2002 (9 months)

Developed online contest, opt-in email delivery technology, etc for music-industry website

Web Developer, Web Server Administrator, Perl Programmer


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; PSIX; Internet industry

January 2000November 2000 (11 months)

Developed web-based project management portal for enterprise level web hosting clients. Participated with project management and security teams. Supervised junior web developer.

Web Developer

TV on the Web

February 1999January 2000 (1 year)

Designed and developed streaming media websites

Christiann MacAuley's Skills & Expertise

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. Photoshop
  4. Illustrator
  5. jQuery
  6. Mobile Applications
  7. JavaScript
  8. PHP
  9. Wordpress
  10. Web Applications
  11. Web Development
  12. UX Design
  13. Cartooning
  14. WordPress
  15. Digital Strategy
  16. Information Architecture
  17. Cartoons
  18. MySQL
  19. Web Design
  20. Google Analytics
  21. User Experience Design
  22. Dreamweaver
  23. Graphic Design
  24. CMS
  25. Online Advertising
  26. User Experience
  27. User Interface Design
  28. Wireframes

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Christiann MacAuley's Education

Goethe Institut Washington, DC

Certification, German


George Mason University

BA, History


Goethe Institut Berlin

Certification, German


Northern Virginia Community College

Computer Science, Graphic Design, German, History


Christiann MacAuley's Additional Information


emerging technologies, social change, web-based software, web design, bridging the digital divide, urbanism, open source

Groups and Associations:

Affinity Lab DC Web Women N-TEN Nonprofit Technology Group 501 DC Tech Club DC Shaolin Do

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