cindy

about

Hi. I’m Cindy.

πŸ€” I am a user experience designer with a strategically curious mind and a background filled with diverse corporate design experience.

πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ Design is my passion and the true throughline of my career. I began in California as a corporate interior designer, delivering human-centered designs for corporate offices and hospitality spaces.

πŸ“š Then, a few years ago, I embraced a growth mindset and began exploring UX design, achieving my master’s from MICA and working as a team lead and senior designer at Motorola Solutions. I currently consult as a product design resource for companies with short and long-term full-scope needs in user experience and visual designΒ 

🏒 πŸ“² I find the work of guiding users through spaces, both physical and digital, highly rewarding. Working closely with people is the only way to deliver experiences that rise to meet them where they are.

✈️ My husband and I are digital nomads. Our home base is just outside of Boulder, Colorado. In the last decade, we’ve lived and worked in Sweden, Barbados, Oregon, and Arizona, and we’re now happily home again on the front range.

πŸ–ŒοΈ In my free time, I create award-winning fine art prints, fabrics, and stationery, and I mess around with font design. I enjoy traveling incessantly (both for work and pleasure), painting, and competing in disc golf tournaments across the country.

EDUCATION + CERTIFICATIONS

MPS UX Design
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) | May 2022

BFA Interior Design
San Jose State University, CA | May 2007

🌱 LEED AP, U.S. Green Building Council
Northern California Chapter | Certification 2009

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Figma πŸ¦„
Jira πŸ“Š
Adobe XD ✏️
Adobe Illustrator πŸ–ŒοΈ
Adobe Indesign πŸ“„
Adobe Photoshop πŸ“·
Revit 🧊
AutoCAD πŸ€“
Google SketchUp πŸ‘ˆ
+ always excited to learn more

DESIGN PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Heatmaps, Product Designer
web + mobile app | 01 – 03/2023

user story mapping workshop, user flows,
solution sketching, design of hi-fidelity prototype,
conducting user testing, development stewardship

 

SKIVA, Product Designer
mobile application | 01/2021 – present

design of hi-fidelity mockup for gameplay user flow, conduct user research, design system

 

GOOD SPIRITS, Product Designer
e-commerce product platform | 05/2021

market research, proto-persona creation, storyboarding, hi-fidelity mockup, design system + look creation as project’s design lead

 

BAIRD, Reston, VA, Lead Interior Designer
7,700 sf office space | 10/2018 – 11/2020 | $750 K

design + space planning to CA, occupied + 7 phases, national client, over a dozen projects in 3 years

 

AAA COLORADO, Interior Designer
135,000 sf | 02/2017 – 01/2018 | $9.5 M

publicly accessible atrium, fountain, retail spaces, fitness center + landscape, signage coordination
HONORS: ENR Best Projects, Award Of Merit, 2018

 

WB YEATS for IRISH FERRIES, Interior Designer
120,000 sf | 01/2016 – 03/2019 | €144 M

new build + space planning + global ship design, detail design for three restaurants + club class lounge
HONORS: Shippax Interior Architecture Award, 2019

WORK EXPERIENCE

Product Design Consultant
January 2021 to Present

Motorola Solutions / Envysion, Senior User Experience Designer, Team Lead
Remote | January 2022 to August 2023

EUA, Project Specialist, Interior Design
Denver, CO | February 2017 to November 2020

Steen Friis Design A/S / OSK-SHIPTECH A/S
Project Designer | Copenhagen, Denmark
November 2015 to December 2016

AAI Design + Architecture, Project Designer
Pleasanton, CA | February 2012 to December 2013

PureRed Creative, Graphic Designer
Pleasanton, CA | July 2011 to February 2012

Brereton Architects, Interior Designer
San Francisco, CA | June 2007 to July 2011

NOTE

I also designed + built this website 😁
My printable resume is here:

DESIGN PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS πŸ€—

Heatmaps, Product Designer
web + mobile app | 01 – 03/2023

user story mapping workshop, user flows,
solution sketching, design of hi-fidelity prototype,
conducting user testing, development stewardship

SKIVA, Product Designer
mobile application | 01/2021 – present

design of hi-fidelity mockup for gameplay user flow, conduct user research, design system

 

GOOD SPIRITS, Product Designer
e-commerce product platform | 05/2021

market research, proto-persona creation, storyboarding, hi-fidelity mockup, design system + look creation as project’s design lead

 

BAIRD, Reston, VA, Lead Interior Designer
7,700 sf office space | 10/2018 – 11/2020 | $750 K

design + space planning to CA, occupied + 7 phases, national client, over a dozen projects in 3 years

 

AAA COLORADO, Interior Designer
135,000 sf | 02/2017 – 01/2018 | $9.5 M

publicly accessible atrium, fountain, and retail spaces, fitness center + landscape, signage coordination
HONORS: ENR Best Projects, Award Of Merit, 2018

 

WB YEATS for IRISH FERRIES, Interior Designer
120,000 sf | 01/2016 – 03/2019 | €144 M

new build + space planning + global ship design, detail design for three restaurants + club class lounge
HONORS: Shippax Interior Architecture Award, 2019

WORK EXPERIENCE πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Product Design Consultant
January 2021 to Present

Motorola Solutions, Senior User Experience Designer, Team Lead
Remote | January 2022 to August 2023

EUA, Project Specialist, Interior Design
Denver, CO | February 2017 to November 2020

Steen Friis Design A/S / OSK-SHIPTECH A/S
Project Designer | Copenhagen, Denmark
November 2015 to December 2016

AAI Design + Architecture, Project Designer
Pleasanton, CA | February 2012 to December 2013

PureRed Creative, Graphic Designer
Pleasanton, CA | July 2011 to February 2012

Brereton Architects, Interior Designer
San Francisco, CA | June 2007 to July 2011

EDUCATION + CERTIFICATIONS πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

MPS UX Design
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) | May 2022

BFA Interior Design
San Jose State University, CA | May 2007

LEED AP, U.S. Green Building Council
Northern California Chapter | Certification 2009

TECHNICAL SKILLS πŸ‘

Figma
Jira
Adobe XD
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
Revit
AutoCAD
Google SketchUp
+ always excited to learn more

NOTEΒ 

I also designed + built this website 😁
My printable resume is here:

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