Hi there.
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'm currently a UX Design Intern at Amazon, Content Strategist at Design Interactive, and previously an Environmental Design Intern at Kraido and UX Design Intern at Soprano.ai. 

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!

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A bit more about me

I TRAVEL

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 new cultures and different ways of thinking and I attribute it to my passion designing for the user.

 

I COOK

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 GAME

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. 

Experience

EDUCATION

University of California, Davis, Design and Psychology

Bachelor of Arts         2022

EMPLOYMENT

Amazon, Seattle, WA

UX Design Intern          Summer 2021 

Soprano.ai, Remote

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

Zipcar, Remote

Brand Ambassador         2019 - 2020

ORGANIZATIONS

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

Tools & Skills

UI/UX

Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Figma, Wireframing, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Visual Design, Interaction Design

Research

Competitive Testing, Affinity Diagramming, User Task Analysis, User Journey Mapping, Persona Building, A/B Testing

Graphic Design

Adobe Illustrator,  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom,  AutoCAD

3D Modeling

Autodesk Revit

Video Editing

Adobe Premiere Pro, Cinematography, Videography

Marketing

Project Management, Campaign Creation, Video Content, Social Media Advertising, Analytics, Copywriting 

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© Kiara Cowderoy 2021