For the past decade, I have worked as a musician. Music and UX both fuel my fascination for technology and aesthetics. User-centered design is my passion, and I cannot wait to take on the next opportunity!
This was the culmination of a 10-week course. Working in a team of three, we designed the key aspects of a multi-sided social platform for professionals within the field of BioTech. My primary roles were to conduct user research, build an Axure prototype, and to communicate closely with stakeholders during the ideation process.
I participated in a full-time course in User Experience Design. The course material covered a broad array of foundational tools and skills. I completed five projects, each focusing in on different aspects of UX Design. The nexus of the course was a project with an actual client! I gained a strong foundation in the elements of user-centered design.
We performed eight shows a week. I had the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of audiences. We made numerous promotional television appearances, including Katie Couric and CBS’s Macy®’s Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage.
I traveled the country performing in a show that ultimately ended up on Broadway. We spent between 4 and 8 weeks in each city.
Extensive experience in theater, concert, and casual performances. Working as a musician, my main goals are always centered around the visceral impact on audience members. I see this as a strong parallel with User-Centered Design.
I was able to study with musicians of an extremely high calibre. The most valuable part of this program was the extreme focus on real-world performance experience.