Hi. I’m Cindy.

I am a user experience, interior, graphic, and surface designer with 14 years of diverse design experience. Most of my career has been in interior design working on corporate offices and hospitality spaces but I’ve also worked in graphic design and now user experience design.

I am currently studying for my master’s degree in UX Design at the Maryland Institute College of Arts, MICA.

I enjoy every aspect of the design process from needs discovery to vision realization. I love working with people to deliver experiences that rise to meet them where they are.

In my free time, I create (award-winning) fine art prints, fabrics, and stationery and mess around with font design. I enjoy traveling incessantly (both for work and pleasure), painting, baking, and drinking copious amounts of good coffee.

This past year, my husband and I have become digital nomads. Our home base is just outside of Boulder, Colorado but this year we have lived in Barbados, Oregon, and now, Arizona.

EDUCATION + CERTIFICATIONS

MPS UX Design
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Anticipated Graduation 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
Adobe XD
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
Revit
AutoCAD
Google SketchUp
+ always excited to learn more

DESIGN PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

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

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

MPS UX Design
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Anticipated Graduation 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
Adobe XD
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
Revit
AutoCAD
Google SketchUp
+ always excited to learn more

NOTE

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

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