UX Certification Badge from Nielsen Norman Group

Design

  • user experience design (UX)
  • user interface design (UI)
  • responsive design
  • establishing and working within style guides and pattern libraries
  • rapid iterative prototyping: sketches, mockups, wireframes and prototypes
  • typography
  • icon selection and creation
  • traditional art and animation background

Structure and strategy

  • information architecture (IA)
  • navigation and controlled vocabularies
  • user onboarding and help
  • personas and user flows
  • storyboards and needfinding
  • technical writing, editing and illustration

Research

  • heuristic evaluations
  • competitor analysis
  • internal process and product analysis
  • project scope definition and problem ecology
  • accessibility and usability testing
  • interviews, card sorts and prototype testing

Tools

  • Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Experience Design, Photoshop
  • CSS, Sass, HTML, SVG, production coding
  • Invision, UserTesting.com
  • JIRA, Confluence
  • working knowledge of WordPress and JSP (Java Server Pages)
  • beginner knowledge of Google Analytics, GitHub, Balsamiq, Axure, Java and Javascript
  • Lean and AGILE development environments
 
Kathy is devoted to user experience design. She is a hard productive worker, and exceptionally good at rethinking interfaces to serve them better.

She has a solid understanding of information architecture & visual design. She has great organization and communication skills. She always maintains a fantastic outlook on every project. These qualities together are especially impressive considering the complexity of the UX platform at Edlio. The challenges I have given to Kathy always start off being very complex with the obvious requirement of making the feature easy-to-use for every level of end-user—and Kathy never fell short with expectations.

She is a rarity in the discipline of design. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
— Selin Atagul, VP of Product & UX, Edlio LLC