2018 – Current

UX Designer

Paul Mirocha UX Design

Web design. UX/UI design. Design research and UX strategy.

1991 – Current

Graphic Designer/illustrator

Paul Mirocha Design

Illustrated 20+ children’s picture books, science textbooks, museum exhibits, and other science communications; book design, typography, posters, brochures.

Dec 2016-March 2017

UI Designer

Galatea Studios

User interface for STEM educational game.


Senior Graphic Artist

University of Arizona, Office of Arid Lands Studies

Science illustration, cartography, graphic design, exhibit design.



Master of Science degree in User Experience Design

Kent State University/School of Information

UX design, usability, user research, information architecture, interaction design, content strategy


Web and Interaction Design

Pima Community College

Web Design, Interaction Design, WordPress.

A long time a go, in a galaxy far away

BA, Fine Arts/Biology

University of Minnesota

Drawing, photography, sculpture, with a minor in biology.

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Digital illustration
User research/UX strategy
Interaction design
Visual design/graphic design
Wordpress, HTML, CSS


Sketch App
Balsamiq, Omnigraffle,

Jungian personality type


INFP“THE DESIGNER,” 4% of the population, Natural Artists

Introspective / iNtuitive / Feeling / Perceptive
INFPs work silently yet effectively, with exceptional competence and intellect. They are natural achievers in their chosen fields. INFPs love to learn and are constantly educating themselves. They easily empathize with the people around them.


Artist in Residence

Artist in ResidenceThe Historic Desert Lab on Tumamoc Hill, 2011-

Creating an arts/science initiative by organizing a community of artists and writers engaged with the century of environmental science done on the hill.

• Organized art exhibitions
• Published group articles and book
• Taught drawing workshop for field notebooks


• 2012, Science Picture Books: A love Affair with the world, Tucson Festival of Books
• 2013, Tumamoc: Place-based creative work, POG writers group
• 2015, Spalding Plot 10: An artist’s journal at an Icon of Ecology, Arts & Humanities Initiative lunch
• 2017, Why Scientists Should learn to Draw, University of Arizona Entomology class


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