I'm Julia, a UX Researcher and Designer with a background in nonprofit management.
Helping clients navigate unintuitive and even purposefully confusing websites showed me the power of design--good and bad.
Now, I create user-centered products and experiences to help organizations better engage their communities and customers.
Boston.gov Content Management System Improvements
I contributed accessibility guidance, comparative research, and Sketch prototypes to a team project improving employees' experiences.
Tough Mudder iOS App
My group created a new team-focused experience for mud runners using collaborative design.
In a decade of nonprofit work, I've helped thousands of people understand and convey information. From planning a conference to fighting a high bill, bad design often made seemingly clear communication difficult.
We can do better by following inclusive, user-informed design practices.
While I loved working with community members, I switched careers to UX to help more people. I'm particularly interested in accessibility and improving experiences of makers and crafters.
Currently, I'm on a strict diet of sewing, gardening, cats (loving, not snacking), and UX career exploration. I'd love to hear about your next project and how I might help. Send me an email and we can chat!
Note on Accessibility:
I am committed to providing accessible experiences for all who use my projects, including this portfolio. However, I am still exploring best practices and methods for building inclusive websites and am still bringing this site up to standards as I learn. I am continuously working to improve my skills and appreciate any feedback by email.