I'm a UX Designer based in Raincouver, BC. 

 
 
 
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I like creating digital experiences that make a real difference. 

 

I believe digital products should empower users to make more informed choices, and should drive ethical innovation throughout all industries. 

 
 

 

My Journey to UX Design

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, I moved to Vancouver in 2010 to study Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I felt myself thriving studying human cognition and behaviour, but I longed for a more practical way to apply my knowledge.

I used my time at UBC to explore different avenues by which I could apply my knowledge. I joined the Co-Op Program, which allowed me to work first as a Tour Guide and then as a Program Assistant, coordinating learning programs for the Downtown Eastside community. I also took some time abroad, studying Social and Behavioural Psychology for one year at the University of Edinburgh.

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After my studies at UBC, I worked as a Public Servant for 3 years. I worked within a unit that administered the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, the largest class action settlement in Canadian history. My work was very client-based; I spoke with a lot of survivors, listened to their stories, and helped them move their claim forward. During this time period, I also started what would turn into a nearly 3-year commitment with a Women's Rape Crisis Centre wherein I volunteered on overnight shifts, responding to crisis calls and meeting with women escaping violent partners. Again, I listened to their stories, offered support, and provided resources to help them leave their situation. 

Through my professional and volunteer experiences, I realized that my ability to understand and empathize with people deeply is one of my greatest assets as a designer. Studying UX Design has helped me hone these skills further, and helped me develop the technical skills I need to design solutions that are tangible and meaningful. 

 
 

My Design Process

 

Here's how I approach and tackle design problems: 

 
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Tools I Use

Here are some tools I use to communicate my ideas and organize my workflow.

 
 

Wireframing and Rapid Prototyping

  • Paper Sketching
  • Marvel
  • Balsamiq
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Proto .io

 

User Research AND TESTING

  • Google Forms
  • Typeform
  • Usertesting.com
  • Quicktime

 

Organizing Information

  • Lucidchart
  • Mindmeister
  • Gliffy

 

Team Communication and sharing

  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Sketchboard.io
  • Trello
  • Slack
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Drive