Amélie is an independent, senior product designer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY who brings years of in-depth design experience to her practice. She specializes in using cultural studies and design anthropology to inform her design process. She regularly uses ethnographic research to drive her design decisions from the user interface to user experience.
Facilitated deep discussions and conversations about design’s impact on culture and society via interviews, writing, speaking, mentoring, teaching, and consulting.
Coached collaborators to better understand their customer’s needs through user and market research.
Implemented data-tracking tools that help collaborators track business metrics and compare them against goals.
Designed user-friendly and mobile-first websites and applications using an end-to-end product design approach.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Middleman, Git, Adobe Creative Suite
2018 - 2019
Managed client relationships and expectations by providing solutions that both benefit the client and their users. Clients included early-stage startups, all the way to established companies.
Acted as an authoritative voice that provided product and design suggestions to clients, as needed. This included, if appropriate, research, testing, design sprints, front-end development, product management, and product thinking. .
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Ruby on Rails, Middleman, Git
Product Design Lead
2016 - 2017
The New York Times
Acted as the design lead of User Hub, a large, specialty, cross-functional team that shipped features that cultivate a better relationship for subscribers of the Times.
Managed and led initiatives for at least five projects (since August 2016), including the customer product design system, suspend delivery, report missing paper, cancel online, and the billing UX.
Created and managed the customer product design system.