Marisa Grotte

  • UX Designer
  • Baltimore, MD

Versatile Art Director with a background in Digital Design, UX/UI, and concept design. Over 10 years of experience leading clients to smarter design solutions.

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Lead Product Designer at

11/2021 – Present Baltimore, MD

Design lead on a Human-Centered Design (HCD) as a service contract with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) supporting employee experience in government IT. Strategy, planning, and agile processes for 10+ product designers, researchers, and service designers working cross-functionally with multiple vendor partners and CMS product owners.

UX Designer at Fearless.Tech

04/2020 – Present Baltimore, MD

UX designer leading products and features for the Small Business Administration (SBA) on User research, design, strategy, usability testing, development collaboration, and website improvements are conducted. Established and maintained the Figma-based design system for

Art Director at ADG Creative

05/2019 – 04/2020 Columbia, MD

Art Director for commercial accounts. UX Design, prototyping, Wireframes, UI Design, Social media design, Large and small format printing and production, ebook design, campaign design, and deliverables. Clients include Booz Allen Hamilton, Allen + Shariff, DTRA, Anacapa, Creative Radicals, FSARC, ADG branding, and government cybersecurity as needed.

Senior Digital Designer at Stanley Black & Decker

8/2017 – Present Towson, MD

Lead digital designer on CRAFTSMAN brand acquisition while simultaneously supporting PROTO, LISTA, VIDMAR and MAC tools. Management and support for multiple digital designers supporting these brands. Previously, digital lead on Black & Decker brand.

Senior Interactive Designer at Havas helia

10/2015 – 8/2017 Baltimore, MD

Senior Manager, Creative Design at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

4/2014 – 10/2015 Washington DC

Principal at Marisa Grotte Design

2011 – Present Baltimore, MD

Graphics Specialist II at The American Geophysical Union

2007 – 2012 Washington, DC


Front-End Development at General Assembly

2015 – 2015 Washington, DC

BA Studio Art at Saint Olaf College

2003 – 2007 Northfield, MN


Silver Addy Award, American Advertiser Award

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BLACK+DECKER, Craftsman, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Loews Hotels, Moen Kitchen and Bath, Mike's Hard, Citi, Ragu, Cracker Barrel, AutoZone, Bertolli, TD Ameritrade, DC Brau, Gouter, HomeTrackr, Junius Cold Brew, Mayorga Coffee Co, Street Sense, DEWALT


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