Creating Visual Joy
Design is a sensory experience, which can convey and express emotions when words fail us.

Hi there, I'm Alecia!

I am a creative, detail-oriented photographer and graphic designer turned UX designer with several years of specialized experience in digital and print media. I am passionate about helping businesses and their employees succeed in their mission, by helping them run more efficiently.

Highly artistic and curious, always looking for emerging concepts and trends by analyzing how things move, connect and flow. When starting a new project, I utilize empathy to try to understand the “who” we are designing for, the “why” of what we are trying to do, and the “what” of the thing we are trying to solve. I believe that a being good product designer is about learning your target audience and their needs, then creating a product that satisfies their needs.

My UX journey began when I took a summer graphic design course at Parson's Paris. They didn't teach UX design, but their teaching methodologies were very similar, and my curiosity was peaked. Upon my return home, I started learning the theory and design processes of user experience through The Interaction Design Foundation, Udemy masterclasses, and Adobe XD masterclasses. My education culminated in completing the Google UX Design professional certification. This education continues from hands on work with Essential Personnel, and from reading daily articles on UX, design and more. You can never know too much!

In college I took a few courses in 3D computer design, using Rhino 3D and POV-Ray, and became hooked on digital design. The field of UX called to me because I love designing meaningful products, solving puzzles and problems, and creating artifacts that bring delightful to others.

When I am not designing, you can find me behind a camera, digging in my garden, spoiling my fur-babies, playing my Ps4, or trying my hand at the culinary arts.


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Certificates earned from 2018-2021

Google UX design certification
Google UX Design
Salesforce admin 201 certification
Salesforce Administrator 201
advanced html5 and css3 certification
Advanced HTML5 and CSS3
responsive web design certification
Responsive Web Design
graphic design certification
Graphic Design
human computer interaction certificate
Human Computer Interaction
augmented and virtual reality certificate
Designing for Augmented and Virtual Reality
Ux management strategy and tactics certificate
UX Management: Strategy and Tactics
information visualization certificate
Information Visualization
accessibility certificate
Accessibility: How to Design for All
user research mathods certificate
User Research: Methods and Best Practices
affordances: intuitive user interfaces certificate
Affordances: Intuitive User Interfaces
Dynamic user experience: usability certificate
Dynamic User Experience: Usability
emotional design: products people will love certificate
Emotional Design: Products People Will Love
gestalt psychology and web design certificate
Gestalt Psychology and Web Design
ui design patterns for successful software certificate
UI Design Patterns for Successful Software
Interaction design for usability certificate
Interaction Design for Usability
conducting usability testing certificate
Conducting Usability Testing
ux designer from scratch certificate
UX Designer From Scratch
user experience for beginners certificate
User Experience
design thinking certificate
Design Thinking
mobile user experience certificate
Mobile User Experience
web design for usability certificate
Web Design for Usability
quality web communication  certificate
Quality Web Communication