Maria Nicholas is a multidisciplinary user experience director and designer with over two decades of experience building and inspiring teams to produce compelling brand and product design solutions. She currently leads UX strategy and research at Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate e-learning solutions.
Previously, as Director of User Experience at Moody’s Analytics, she led a global team of designers, researchers, and front-end developers in support of subscription-based web applications used by financial analysts while serving as a change agent in the transformation of the company’s product design process and culture.
As Executive Director of UX & Digital Product Design at Kaplan Test Prep, Maria led the design of complex, multi-faceted digital products for higher education administrators, deans, and students. Before that, as Executive Creative Director, she led the expansion and diversification of a best-in-class creative services group producing award-winning digital ecommerce, creative advertising, and brand identity work for Kaplan’s portfolio of businesses.
A self-professed typography geek, Maria holds undergraduate degrees in communications and graphic design and a Master’s degree in Advertising Design from Syracuse University.
Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
Learn to create a new file, set up master pages, place images, format text, link text boxes, use layers, create print ready files and more.
User Experience Design
In this course, students learn to build wireframes, implement best practices for common design patterns and analyze business goals from a user perspective.
User Experience Design Bootcamp
Immerse yourself in a full day of user experience design fundamentals and walk away with an actual mobile prototype.
Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp
Learn the basics of Photoshop including how to retouch photos, adjust colors, master clone stamp, remove backgrounds, and correct skin imperfections in portraits.