Emily Michels

Emily Michels

San Diego, CA, United States
Member since October 24, 2016
Since 2011, Emily has been working in UI/UX, mobile and product design leading projects for clients including Samsung, YETI, Toronto Star, Thomson Reuters, SmartThings, Pizza Hut, a blockchain company, and more. She has experience in project management and leading design teams. She enjoys working closely with engineers to deliver intuitive user experiences. Emily is a collaborative team member and positive thinker.
Emily is now available for hire
  • 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.
  • 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


San Diego, CA, United States

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