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Tanya Junell

Tanya Junell

Designer
Ridgefield, United States
Member since October 9, 2015
Tanya is a seasoned human-centered product design and UX strategist. She has over 12 years of experience in bringing human-centered design solutions to high growth edtech, lifestyle, financial, and entertainment brands.
Tanya is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • UI Visual Designer
    2006 - PRESENT
    Freelance Work
    • Developed brand strategies, style guides, marketing materials, and interface design systems.
    • Created illustrations for marketing, branding, and product initiatives.
    • Offered design and design strategy consulting services to clients lacking in-house creative design resources.
    • Provided logo design, style guide creation and expansion, and print and interactive design services on short-term and long-term projects.
    • Kept up to date with current and upcoming design trends and technology.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, InVision
  • Head of Product
    2016 - 2018
    Creatubbles
    • Advocated for and enabled a human-centered approach to product planning efforts.
    • Spearheaded a revised value proposition and identified viable markets and opportunities to focus on via data analysis, competitive research, and ethnographic user studies.
    • Designed successful partner white-label applications that leveraged the core business applications and could be executed with minimal customization and extra development time.
    • Introduced a user-centric design thinking process into the company culture that had a cross-departmental reach and positively impacted engagement metrics and user satisfaction.
    • Introduced a need for leadership to be aware of competitive markets and to learn from successful, innovative companies that leveraged user co-creation and a specialized understanding of user mental models and behaviors.
    • Gained a deep experience of identifying user and business problems, proposing solutions amongst a dynamic cross-disciplinary team of experts, and prioritizing development and feedback loops for continuous refinement.
    Technologies: InVision, Principle, Sketch 3, Google Office
Other Experience
  • Product Strategy: A Guide to Core Concepts and Processes (Publication)
    In this age of lean startups, designers often find themselves in stretch roles where they are not only in charge of a product’s design but also in charge of coming up with the type of product to build.
  • The Definitive Guide to Building Apps For Children (Publication)
    With 75% of children under 8 having access to smart devices, there’s a great opportunity and responsibility for digital designers to influence tomorrow’s generations in a positive way.
Education
  • Certificates in Graphic Design, 3D Max, Flash, and Freehand
    2000 - 2002
    Ottawa School of Art - Ottawa, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Philosophy
    1996 - 2000
    University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Canada
Experience
  • Creative Direction12 years
  • Human-centered Design (HCD)12 years
  • Agile UX12 years
  • Human-computer Interaction (HCI)12 years
  • Leadership10 years
  • Product Management2 years
Ridgefield, United States
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