Nice to meet you.

My name is Kayla and I am an avid creator and problem solver. By intersecting design and technology in the design process, I'm passionate about understanding users’ behaviors and emotions to create an intuitive and meaningful experience for each user.

In my spare time I enjoy painting abstract art, DIY home improvements, putting together 2,000+ piece puzzles, and teaching my cat dog tricks. (She can now play fetch!)

And I'm also your average gen z kid binge-watching planet and crime documentaries, playing ACNH on my switch, and drinking way too much milk tea and eating way too much sugar for her own good.

Get in touch! I'm actively seeking product design positions, and I hope to work with you! You can reach me via email, connect with me on LinkedIn, or follow me on Instagram.

Skills

Sketch
Figma
Webflow
Adobe XD
Adobe Creative Suite
InVision
user research + testing
A/B Testing
visual systems
affinity diagramming
wireframing
storyboarding
interactive prototyping
design thinking
basic HTML/CSS

Experience

Freelance Designer — UX/UI Designer
April 2020 - Present
Facilitates the client’s product vision through researching and designing the overall look and feel of the digital product.
Fellow/UX Designer — CSUN ARCS (Autonomy Research for STEAHM)
Sept 2019 - Present
Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team on branding exercises, creative brainstorming, prototyping designs, and criticism/feedback systems producing a design of a cohesive visual and spatial presence.
Worked with other Fellows, Co-I mentors, and NASA collaborators to formulate, execute, and publish a research project.
Project Manager/UX Designer — IntersectLA
April 2019 - May 2020
As a Project Manager I executed and led conceptualization of designs for brand development, publications, and marketing materials with a variety of graphic identities while maintaining client relationships.
As a UX Designer I designed and prototyped a variety of web-based applications and used Divi Builder for multiple wordpress sites.
Graphic Designer — CSUN Institute for Community Health & Wellbeing
May 2017 - Aug 2019
Created various design projects, from concept development through production including event posters, email newsletter campaigns, social media, website redesign/maintenance, and blog set up.
Web Designer — Grandparents As Parents
May 2017 - Aug 2017
Consulted with the client to outline website goals, wireframing, and site functionality to design and create a user-friendly architecture using Wordpress.

Activites

Product Designer— MIND Product Design Mentorship Program
Oct 2019 - Dec 2019
Worked on the research, wireframing, concept development and design of a UX/UI project which was developed into a prototype.
Mentorship from Product Designers at Verizon Media.
Student Participant— META+LAB
Jan 2019 - May 2019
Participated in a 15-week UX/UI program focusing on designing and prototyping a mobile app using Adobe XD.

Education

B.A. of Art — California State University, Northridge
2015 - 2020