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Emily Michels

Emily Michels

Designer
San Diego, CA, United States
Member since October 24, 2016
Since 2011, Emily has been working in UI/UX and visual design leading projects for clients including Samsung, the Toronto Star, Thomson Reuters, SmartThings, Pizza Hut, a blockchain company, and more. During her four years at Samsung, she led marketing design on the IoT product SmartThings. Her areas of expertise include mobile UX, mobile UI, interaction, and responsive web design. Emily is a collaborative team member and positive thinker.
Emily is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • The Toronto Star
  • DailyTao iOS App
  • ClickPay
  • Pizza Hut
  • Samsung
  • Safety Check
Employment
  • Senior UI/UX Product Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    Blockchain Security Startup
    • Working as the lead product designer.
    • Collaborated with the leadership and engineering team.
    • Created the architecture and UI design for a mobile app.
    • Crafted, while working with the engineering team, the annotated user flows to demonstrate the product features.
    • Designed the interactive features, multiple field states, and the user interface screens for the app.
    • Constructed a brand style guide for the look and feel of the app.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Illustrator, Zeplin
  • UI/UX Product Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    The Toronto Star
    • Created the new mobile app experience for browsing news stories. The app was designed for iOS and Android native platforms.
    • Performed user testing and refined the designs based on results.
    • Designed components and new product features for the main responsive website, TheStar.com.
    Technologies: Sketch, Principle, InVision, Zeplin
Other Experience
  • Zeplin Sketch Plugin – The Workflow Bridge Between Design and Engineering (Publication)
    Creating a dynamic, organized, and collaborative workflow between design and development teams is essential to building great digital products. This tutorial outlines how Sketch, working in tandem with Zeplin, can facilitate this collaboration seamlessly.
Education
  • Certificate of Completion in Adobe After Effects
    2016 - 2016
    roundpeg Training - San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Certificate of Completion in UX Design
    2015 - 2015
    General Assembly - San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Web Design and Interactive Media
    2007 - 2011
    Art Institutes International - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Experience
  • Adobe Suite10 years
  • UI Design8 years
  • UX Design7 years
  • Product Design5 years
  • Mobile App Design5 years
  • Sketch4 years
  • iOS UI Design4 years
  • Google Material Design4 years
Tools
  • Sketch
San Diego, CA, United States
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