Hi, My name is Emily!
I'm a Junior UX/UI designer, with a passion for the customer experience. My design philosophy is from design to development, I think it's important for a designer to know as much as possible about the developent process - which is why I studied Computer Science alongside design. With my degree in Media Design and Computer Science, I can take on whatever gets thrown at me!
I am a recent graduate from Victoria University of Wellington. My qualification is a Bachelors in Design Innovation, majoring in Media Design and minoring in Computer Science. Some of my favourite subjects I learned throughout my degree are Artificial Intelligence, User Interface Design, App Development, Web Design, User experience Design, and Creative Coding.
Unlike a lot of new graduates, I have had the priviledge of professional experience. In 2019 I worked as a Software Engineering Intern at a Californian SaaS company called Zapier, where I worked on API integrations (Zapier is an amazing workflow automation tool, check it out here!). During my final year of study I chose to work for the University as an Academic tutor, tutoring subjects such as Creative Coding and Interaction Design. In November 2019 I began working at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, I started off as an UX intern, but have since been promoted to UX Designer. Working here has fueled my passion for design, as I have recieved fantastic mentorship in an agile team. If you want to read about my job history and skills, check out my About page. Going forwards I am interested in pursuing my career as a UX/UI Designer.
In my spare time I like to paint, embroid, knit, and do all things creative. If you are curious what I get up to outside of work - check out my blog here.
I'm always looking to improve, if you have an opinion on my portfolio I would love to hear it!