Cornell University offers graduate level eLearning courses for professionals to stay on the top of their respective fields. These courses are developed with Cornell University professors and a subsiderary of Cornell University called eCornell Just as the professionals taking these courses were looking to stay on top of industry trends and standards so was eCornell and so I was brought in as a Visual Designer to be part of the SHA54X Hotel Management Course which was the first course to really push the quality and depth of design for their eLearning courses.
Together with another designer, the product manager and an SEO expert we evaluated the previous website and came up with a list of things the could be improved upon. In a meeting with the Cisco Mexico team it was brought to my attention that focus group tests had shown that users visiting the Cisco SMB Marketplace were confused as to what the website was about. This led to the homepage redesign which focused on the heart of the platform which is the relationship between the Certified Cisco Partners and customers visiting the website.
Tpumps is a popular milk tea chain in the Bay Area. There is always a line stretching far out the door and patrons can expect at least 30 minute wait. This is an app I designed to make things a little easier for customers.
Intune Furniture is a wholesale furniture company based in Guangdong, China. They were looking to increase their sales in America. I worked closely with their agent based in San Mateo, CA. The company had previously been operating through the Chinese eCommerce website, Taobao and had not created their own web presence. I was able to build Intune Furnture a CMS based website that was easy for the agent to update the ever changing inventory herself.
I've worked as a UI/UX Designer in a variety of environments including small and large design agencies, toughing it out as a freelancer, a large university as well as large corporations. Throughout all of these experiences I was able to make a positive impact and at the same time build on my own skills thanks to working alongside super smart/talented colleagues and managers. Two of the companies I've worked with including my current employer, Cisco, have seen their highest earnings thanks in part to my contributions.
I'm constantly keeping up and experimenting with new technology and sharpening my skills both in visual design and front end web development. I love being a UI/UX Designer and the diversity of what I get to work on whether its designing icons, creating wireframes, fixing CSS/HTML bugs or writing a jQuery script that automated something that would have taken us hours of time to edit manually. Though I'm proud of what I've learned and been able to accomplish I'm always eager to learn whatever skills will help my team out.