Melissa Shimada, Designer in San Diego, CA, United States
Melissa Shimada

Designer in 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

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

Location

San Diego, CA, United States

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