Photo by Maggie Carson Romano

Photo by Maggie Carson Romano

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My UX Story

Looking Outward

From a young age, I have been an observer and a maker. I quietly look outward, actively watching the world around me to understand the unique complexity of life and seek to organize or express it. My love of watching the outside world led me to study the art of photography at the University of Washington. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, I practiced and taught visual art, connecting with the arts community through self-directed and created projects, including teaching myself basic HTML and CSS in order to build an arts website that featured artists in weekly online exhibitions.

Art + Tech

I eventually found myself working as Art Director at a Seattle startup. Though I never thought I'd find myself working in tech, I quickly learned that my background had prepared me with creative problem solving, outside-the-box thinking and the ability to work with ambiguity. I gained hands-on experience working with developers and creating designs that needed to not only look pretty but also to really, really work.

Work, Beautifully

In 2018, I studied UX Design at General Assembly in a 10 week Immersive Program. I am grateful to take this training and my past experiences and now use creative problem-solving, strong visual instincts, human empathy, and a desire for collaboration & organization to guide my work in designing the daily details of life to work, beautifully.

Design Change

I am currently seeking freelance work or full-time position for collaborative roles where design is used to expand accessibility and create change for the environment and culture. 


Studio Art

Interested in seeing the other side of my work?
View my Studio Art portfolio here.

 There's blood in the water but the world could change its heart.  Serrah Russell, photographic collage, 2017

There's blood in the water but the world could change its heart. 
Serrah Russell, photographic collage, 2017