Changing the World One Design at a Time
I am Laura, a UX/UI designer whose aim is to improve user experience through branding and user interface design. Something I truly enjoy is the artistic aspect of communicating through the visual elements of design to improve the user experience. For this reason, I decided to immerse myself in the creative side of design.
Formerly I worked as System Designer and in Project Management. As a System Designer, I wrote functional requirements from different partners and interpreted them into design proposals. As for Project Management, I acted as technical contact and coordinator between development and product management teams.
Now, in the field of Graphic and Web Design, I have become aware and mindful of promoting visual information to the end user in an effort to improve his or her experience.
In the past year, I have discovered a passion for illustration. I truly love drawing and the peace and joy this activity gives me, in particular, I like hand drawing doodles and simply express myself.
Currently, I am studying Graphic and Web Design at John Abbott College and will be completing my diploma in December 2019. I am a graduate of Publication and Web Design (AEC 2016) Continuing Education at John Abbott. I hold Attestations in Business Analysis and Project Management at McGill University. And have a B.Eng. in Computer Science from the Technological Institute of Saltillo.
My work experience has taught me to listen to the client’s needs and translate them into requirements. I have also learned to work as part of a team and appreciate the contribution each member brings to a design solution. This is reinforced at John Abbott where, as a graphic and web designer I continue to create solutions based on client demands.
Additionally, I’d like to mention the principles I value most while working. These values are respect, openness, and courage. I believe that, if we follow these principles, great things can happen. With respect, we listen to different opinions; with openness, we learn from others; and with courage, we continue our journey of continuous learning.
In conclusion, I look forward to getting hands-on experience in UX/UI Design outside of the school environment. And therefore, I would appreciate the possibility of starting an internship placement this spring; from April 22nd to May 10th, 2019. Upon completion of my diploma in December 2019, I am open to new opportunities. Specifically, where I can use my UX/UI design and Systems Design skill set and help change the world one design at the time.