Ujunwa Melvis Okeke, Designer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Ujunwa Melvis Okeke

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 2, 2021

Melvis has been a senior user experience and user interface designer for 7+ years across different industries within product development and Agile environments. She believes that when it comes to building products in the modern, technology-driven world, every experience with any product should feel unique and satisfactory. Melvis passionately collaborates with businesses to create digital products with superb user experience and visual satisfaction.

Portfolio

Work Experience

UI/UX Designer

2022 - PRESENT
Wicked Co-op LCA
  • Served as a UI/UX designer for a B2B SaaS platform.
  • Created different design iterations of the SaaS platform and advocated for A/B testing through different designs delivered.
  • Built the organization's design system, ensuring consistency and providing clear development requirements.
  • Involved in user testing, research, interviews, and the onboarding of early adopters.
  • Worked as the sole designer; helped develop the overall look and feel of the entire SaaS platform by using industry-standard guidelines.
Technologies: User Interface (UI), UX Design, Wireframing, Web App Design, A/B Testing, SaaS Design, B2B

UX Designer

2023 - 2023
Gabriel Bros Inc.
  • Redesigned the checkout and whole cart of the web application using Figma by providing design solutions to optimize the user experience.
  • Achieved a 50% reduction rate in wholesale cart abandonment for a B2B eCommerce company by redesigning and optimizing the cart and checkout interfaces.
  • Conducted usability testing to ensure an efficient outcome for the new designs.
  • Performed in-depth user research to ensure the design solutions solved user pain points and met business goals.
  • Developed a design library from the ground up. Collaborated with developers and product managers to ensure accurate implementation of designs.
  • Created detailed wireframes to visualize and iterate on design solutions, ensuring alignment with project requirements and user expectations.
Technologies: User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Design, UX Design, UI Design, User Interviews, Usability Heuristics, UX Wireframes, Figma, Prototyping, Usertesting.com

Senior Product Designer

2022 - 2022
Toyota North America- Saatchi &Saatchi
  • Handled user research, user testing, and responsive design (desktop and mobile) for the MVP launch of the digital car buying and transaction experience for customers.
  • Participated in discovery and presentation meetings with stakeholders and handed off design files to the engineering team using Zeplin and Figma.
  • Collaborated with the engineers and product manager on design requirements.
  • Created high-fidelity prototypes for the entire digital car transaction flow.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Asana, Zeplin, Figma, Miro, Confluence, Jira

Lead UX Designer and Researcher

2020 - 2021
Jump The Line
  • Brought user research to life collaboratively through user experience and user interface design (e.g., user personas, user flows, and high-fidelity prototypes).
  • Designed the mobile app; planned and conducted usability testing.
  • Redesigned the website for desktop and mobile views.
  • Documented and handed off all assets to the engineering team.
Technologies: Figma, Visual Design, Brand Design, Asana, Jira, Confluence

Designer and Marketing Associate

2019 - 2021
The Learning Source
  • Maintained the organization's brand identity in the content of monthly staff and volunteer newsletters, as well as quarterly partner newsletters. Created annual reports for the organization.
  • Collaborated with the development and program teams to develop marketing collateral and promote events.
  • Helped drive agency growth through print and social media visibility, resulting in a 35% increase in brand awareness.
  • Researched ideas, analyzed data, and designed the company's annual report.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe InDesign

UX Designer and Researcher (Contract)

2020 - 2020
MechGURU - Freelance
  • Carried out user research (interviews and surveys) and user experience design.
  • Created high-fidelity interactive and responsive prototypes for MechGURU, a mechanic listing website that allows people to find the nearest mechanic when they have a faulty vehicle.
  • Collaborated in the A/B testing of the product which enabled us to make a decision on the best UI design.
Technologies: A/B Testing, Figma, Prototyping, Miro, User Flows, Responsive UX Design, Responsive UI, Web UX, Web UI

UX Designer and Researcher

2016 - 2019
Easy Pay
  • Collaborated with a team consisting of a UX consultant, a product manager, and a developer to redesign the Easy Pay website.
  • Identified each section's problem, conducted competitor's analysis, and created the wireframes, clickable prototypes, and the mobile app design.
  • Worked with engineers to achieve a live MVP website, which intends to help businesses and everyday consumers with their payment experience.
Technologies: Figma
2017 - 2019

Master's Degree in Public Communication and Technology

Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Tools

Figma, Adobe Premiere Pro, Trello, ProtoPie, Miro, After Effects CC, Jira, Sketch, Adobe CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe InDesign, Photoshop CC, InVision, Asana, Confluence, Zeplin, Usertesting.com

Languages

HTML, CSS

Industry Expertise

Fashion, Automotive, Health, Real Estate

Other

UX Prototyping, Responsive UX Design, UX Research, Responsive UI, UX Design, UI Design, Product Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Visual Design, Mobile Design, Responsive Design, Web App Design, Web Design, SaaS, Dashboard Design, eCommerce UX, Brand Design, eCommerce UI, Notion, Quantitative Research, Quantitative Analysis, Qualitative Research, Mobile eCommerce, Business Systems, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, Event Design, Booking UX, SaaS Design, Store Design, Online Sales, Card Payments, Fintech, Web UX, App UI, ACH, Stripe Payments, Mobile Prototypes, Interactive UX, Public Health, Health IT, Digital Health, Medical Imaging, Medicine, Commercial Real Estate, Apartments, Affordable Housing, Websites, Rental Management, Fashion Design, Vintage, Shops, Cars, Car Dealerships, Engines, Mechanics, Wireframing, Remote User Testing, Finance, A/B Testing, Hospitals, Health Insurance, Wellness, User Testing, Wireframe to Product, Accommodation Management, Digital, Furniture Design, User Research, Online Shopping, Web Shops, Web UI, Clothing, Womenswear, User Journey Maps, Analysis, UI Prototyping, Animation, UI Motion, Prototyping, User Flows, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Branding, Software, Logo Design, Industrial Design, Web Development, Native Mobile Apps, B2B, User Interviews, Usability Heuristics, UX Wireframes

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