Proud DC Native

I’m Nicole — a UX Designer, Researcher and Strategist based in Washington, DC. 
I’m on a mission to design a more equitable world.  I blend my 12+ years of strategy and engagement experience with my design philosophy by creating solutions that hit the sweet spot of user and business needs. 
Here’s what I bring to the table:
   ➤  expert client and stakeholder management
   ➤  a deep understanding of human behavior + psychology
   ➤  obsessive research skills
   ➤  skillful storytelling  
   ➤  the ability to explain design rationale and advocate for UX 
   ➤  excellent project management and scrum skills
   ➤  strong attention to detail in every phase of the design process

Design Tools

[ Axure | Adobe Creative | Balsamiq | Sketch | Figma ]

Design Skills
Design strategy
product design
user personas
journey mapping

user research
ethnographic research
contextual inquiry
usability testing
low to high fidelity prototyping
wire framing
information architecture
responsive design

service design
inclusive design
accessibility and WCAG auditS
heuristic evaluation
Personality Type 
I work well both independently and on teams. I’m an INFJ, otherwise known as The Advocate
As an Advocate type, I am creative, insightful and convincing.  I can quickly glean insights, identify problems and design creative solutions rooted in data that you will walk away believing in.  I am also determined, passionate and altruistic and pride myself on the level of grit and empathy I bring to my daily work. 
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