Melissa Shimada

Melissa Shimada

Designer
San Diego, CA, United States
Member since February 25, 2016
Melissa is a UX consultant with a 6+ year track record of creating award-winning websites and apps across industries. Her expertise includes research, strategy, ideation, heuristics, interaction design, information architecture, usability, data visualization, and UI. Whether you need design leadership or meticulous deliverables grounded in objectives, Melissa works effectively with interdisciplinary teams throughout the project lifecycle.
Melissa is now available for hire
Portfolio
Digital Design
Employment
  • UX Consultant
    2017 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Advised clients and created deliverables pertaining to UX strategy, research, information architecture, data visualization, UI, product design, and interaction design.
    • Coached agencies on how to approach clients with consideration to design, development, and budget constraints.
    • Directed stakeholder meetings and workshops.
    Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, Keynote, InVision
  • UX Lead
    2017 - 2017
    Appetize
    • Directed UX vision and strategy for mobile ordering SDK and POS apps for retail, restaurants, and concessions stands.
    • Established how UX design integrates with product, engineering, and quality assurance.
    • Balanced short-term agile/scrum deliverables with long-term UX strategy.
    • Managed and mentored a team of designers.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Sketch, InVision, Keynote
Education
  • Design Media Certificate in Visual Design
    2013 - 2013
    UC San Diego Extension - San Diego
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science – Human Computer Interaction
    2009 - 2013
    UC San Diego - La Jolla
Experience
  • Personas8 years
  • User Interviews8 years
  • Qualitative Research8 years
  • User Flows8 years
  • Wireframing8 years
  • Web App UX8 years
  • Responsive UX Design6 years
  • Mobile Applications6 years

Location

San Diego, CA, United States

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