2018 - Present
Small business Owner at RTst Studio Llc | Visual Artist
As a Visual Artist, I develop my own Fluid art processes in Resin art, Acrylic pouring, or Alcohol inks, layering and guiding the fluid media to flow on the canvas to bring out unique patterns. As a Visual Artist, I develop my own Fluid art processes in Resin art, Acrylic pouring, or Alcohol inks,
Designed logo and branding identity for social media, and digital brochures.
As an Art Instructor, I research, explore and fine-tune various art media techniques to introduce young students (age 5-11 yr) to master artists and their art processes, giving each student a strong foundation in various art media. Design art curriculum and lesson plans for my students.
Jan 2022 - Apr 2022
User Experience Design Immersive Fellow
Successfully completed 480+ hours of expert-led instruction in user experience design and hands-on
learning of design thinking fundamentals and the industry’s most in-demand techniques for user research,
design, and testing. Developed projects, including:
User Experience Product Designer | Embr Labs: Developed a community feature for the existing Embr Labs app to provide emotional support for menopausal women. A 3-week design sprint with a team of 4 UX design fellows to deliver a dynamic design that met business and user goals
UX/UI designer | Redesign Sears App: Collaborated with fellow UX design fellows to evaluate the existing Sears app and redesign it to current market standards
UX designer | Redesign e-commerce website for Uncle’s Games: Redesigned information architecture to enhance learnability and improve usability and navigation by conducting competitive analysis, and card sorting. Solo 2-week design sprint that followed Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test steps to deliver a dynamic design through iterations at logical steps.
2014 - 2020
Art Docent at Local Elementary School
Chair - Art Docent Program | Audubon Elementary PTSA, Redmond WA (2015-2016)
Designed art curriculum, and lesson plans.
Mentored parent volunteers from diverse backgrounds to present art lessons in classrooms.
Identified program challenges like the gap in volunteer interest vs actual participation. Helped increase the visibility of the program by hosting orientations for small groups, and conducting training that boosted new volunteer engagement.
Digitized lesson bank for immediate and remote access for busy parents.
Conceptualized, curated, and coordinated International Night Art Exhibit - SPECTRUM: Celebrate Light in Art - showcasing art created by K-5 students.
Visual design for posters, brochures, banners, and docent name tags.
Collaborated with other art docents to create lesson plans, and maintain common art supplies.
User Experience Design Immersive | General Assembly | Remote | April 2022
Master of Architecture | School of Architecture & Planning | Anna University, Chennai, India
Received full Scholarship from AICTE India, based on excellent academic record and Teacher recommendations for Post Graduation in Architecture at Anna university.
Google Project Management: Professional Certificate | Coursera - Google
Identify UX Opportunities with Service Blueprints in Miro | Coursera
Advanced Styling with Responsive Design | University of Michigan - Coursera
Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design | Coursera - Google
Mentor, Multi-Media Factory | Gurukul, WA | October 2021 - Present
Girl Scout Adult Volunteer | Bronze Award Mentor | 2017-2021 at Girl Scout Troop, Redmond, WA
Art Docent | Redmond Elementary PTSA, Redmond WA | 2018-2020
PTA Reflections Art Contest Judge | 2018-2020 | Critiqued elementary through high school visual art entries.
Skills & Expertise
UX/UI Design, User Research, User Testing, User Flows, User Personas, Use Cases, User Journeys, Sketching, Wireframes, Prototypes, Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Service Blueprint, Interface Design, Graphic Design, Storyboards, Competitive Analysis, Design Thinking, Presentation, Collaboration, Communication, Storytelling, Leadership, Visual Design, Task Analysis, Card sort
Figma, Adobe XD, Miro, Airtable, Adobe Creative Cloud, Optimal Workshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office