About Me

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My Background

Hi, I’m a UX Designer who graduated from Brandeis University who is creative, analytical, and of course, naturally curious. I am currently UX Design Apprentice for Google Finance! This is a 20-month program dedicated to training individuals who want to break into the UX industry. To date, I have created and presented a heuristic analysis of Google Finance to the UX design team. I am currently collaborating with engineering and a program manager to design a feature for android. In this project I conducted foundational research, iterated on a prototype and a cafe study with Googlers, designed multiple states and handed off redlines to engineering.

My current projects include analyzing feedback from users and presenting that information biweekly as well as work on adding another feature to Google Finance.

In this role, I finished the Google UX Design certificate course along with various homework assignments.

 

I also completed a UX/UI certificate program at Columbia University where I honed my skills in user research, ideation, prototype, and testing. I decided to transition into UX/UI because I knew that I wanted a job that would allow me to be curious, creative, and solve problems, and UI/UX was the answer! 

How did I get into UX?

As a UX/UI designer, our job is to question things and be curious. I would classify myself as a naturally curious designer and analytical creative problem-solver who desires to humanize technology for the user.  As a naturally curious person, I always ask questions about every aspect of life, so I can create technology that serves others. I am also eager to learn as much as possible about how I can improve as a designer and as a person. As an analytical person, I take time to be thoughtful and do what's right to design for the needs of the user. As a problem solver, I can think outside the box to find different solutions to problems that may arise. Coincidentally, all of these characteristics align with the qualities that are needed to be a great UX designer, and it became clear that my life direction was to become a UX/UI designer. For more information on my journey, here is an article published by the Columbia University UXUI certification course.

My Strengths

I am known for my ambition, dedication, curiosity, and my hustle. Despite not having any previous design experience, I was able to graduate as the salutatorian of my UX/UI Certification course at Columbia University. I also got accepted into the first cohort for the UX Design apprenticeship at Google.  I am always hungry to learn and get better. 

“Ana's enthusiasm, strong work ethic and hunger to learn is contagious and beyond inspirational. ”

- Ralph Andre, Founder and Creative Director of CANVS

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Personal Life and Hobbies 

On my free time, I love to dance Bachata. I believe dancing is my creative outlet as. I am also a curly hair enthusiast, and I am interested in photography.

Contact Me

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

646 823 1102