Welcome to my portfolio.
I am a UX Designer who is passionate about creating impactful designs. Currently, I am attending the University of California, Davis studying Design and Psychology. I've had experience as a UX Design Intern at Amazon, Content Strategist at Design Interactive, Environmental Design Intern at Kraido, a UX Design Intern at Soprano.ai, and am currently a UX Designer at Amazon, Alexa Skills Kit.
I started in design studying architecture for 3 years and graphic design for 1 more. These experiences allowed me to find a passion for design thinking and creating innovative solutions to complex problems. UX Design seemed like the natural progression while integrating my interest in technology and storytelling. Today, I’m fortunate to have collaborated on various projects with talented designers, and I’m looking forward to more opportunities that allow me to develop impactful, human-centered experiences.
Nice to meet you!
I grew up in the military. A friend of mine even called us the "modern nomads" because we would move every 3 years. Difficult as it was, I was able to live in incredible destinations such as Japan, England, and Germany. This opened my eyes to different ways of thinking and I attribute it to my passion of designing for the user.
Since I was little I always cooked alongside my father. Through my travels, I learned incredible recipes that I share with my family and friends such as the French Croque Monsieur, German schnitzel, Japanese curry, and Filipino adobo. I've been writing my own cookbook that I would love to produce one day so let me know if you would like any interesting recipes!
I have a huge family — my Filipino mother has 10 brothers and sisters. Her culture is extremely family-oriented and the way I personally connected with my cousins was through video games. Some of the immersive titles I've played such as The Legend of Zelda and Persona series made me passionate about creating interesting and engaging experiences for the user.
University of California, Davis, Design and Psychology
Bachelor of Arts 2022
Amazon, Seattle, WA
UX Design Intern Summer 2021
UX Design Intern Fall 2020
Kraido, San Francisco, CA
Environmental Design Intern Summer 2020
UC Davis Department of Development and Alumni Relations, Davis, CA
Graphic Design Assistant 2019 - present
Brand Ambassador 2019 - 2020
Design Interactive, Davis, CA
UX Design Mentor & Former Marketing Manager 2020 - present
#include, Davis, CA
UX Design Associate 2020 - present
Alpha Kappa Psi, Davis, CA
Vice President of Marketing, Director of Digital Media 2019 - present
Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Figma, Wireframing, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Visual Design, Interaction Design
Competitive Testing, Affinity Diagramming, User Task Analysis, User Journey Mapping, Persona Building, A/B Testing
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, AutoCAD
Adobe Premiere Pro, Cinematography, Videography
Project Management, Campaign Creation, Video Content, Social Media Advertising, Analytics, Copywriting
© Kiara Cowderoy 2021