I'm a design consultant and recent grad of Stanford's Learning, Design, & Technology Master's program. I practice user-centered design and hope to find a career where this is strong component.
How I got into design: I originally got into design during undergrad at Stanford, when I discovered there was a major that would combine my love of visual arts and math. I ended up pursuing a B.S. in Product Design. (Previously, I'd had no idea what I would do after spending my junior year of high school at a pre-professional fine arts school, and my senior year as president of the math team.)
Working history: After graduation, I explored jobs which required some understanding of users in order to design for them, from market research, to advertising, to customer operations. I learned a lot from each of these, but knew I needed something with an even stronger design component; this is when I started to pursue my two favorite things:
Companies where I've worked:
I can do exploratory with users and non-users to help define future products for you.
From sketching to digital wireframe products, I love brainstorming and getting feedback on designs.
I can prototype in HTML, CSS, JQuery, and more. Or I can work with engineers as a product manager.
Need to know if something is working? I can test it with users. I can even recruit them.
Other skills: Product management, project management, quantitative research and statistics including basic SQL and R, vendor management, Spanish and French proficiency
I like making my own costumes. Here are a few for you to check out: