Hello, I'm Ellen.
Experience designer, strategist, engineer, generalist.

I'm Ellen.

Hello, I'm Ellen.
Experience designer, strategist, engineer, generalist.

I design and build experiences that bring humans and technology together. I've been a designer for the last six years, and a digital product maker since I first got my hands on a computer. I'm currently the Senior Designer & Stategist for Emergent Order, where I lead the Interactive & Digital Design vertical and develop human-centered digital strategies.


Senior Designer + Strategist
Emergent Order, 2017 — present

Design and strategy lead in a client-facing role for interactive and digital products. Co-built the company's web design vertical from the ground up into consistent major contracts for national brands. Experience writing and pitching proposals, managing teams of contract designers and developers, and presenting and defending work. Established company's best practices for design and web development operations.


Junior Designer
Emergent Order, 2014 — 2017

Designed and built digital experiences for in-house products and client projects. Produced UX/UI design deliverables for apps, media websites, and enterprise software, and contributed to project code. Lead UX designer on a six-figure non-profit website overhaul which resulted in a 1,200% increase in key conversions and a 200+% ROI for the client.


Communications Associate (Designer/Analyst)
Texas Public Policy Foundation, 2013 — 2014

Founded the in-house media + web analytics program, and fundamentally changed the way the organization approaches communications KPIs. Project managed the client side of an award-winning website redesign. Designed graphics, infographics, documents, presentations, and posters. 

Education + Skills

University of California, Santa Barbara
BA Evolutionary Biology, BA Literature 

General Assembly
Visual Design


User Research
Concept Ideation
Product Strategy
UX/UI Design
Interaction Design
Front-End Web Development
User Testing + Interviews
Client Presentations



UX Pin
Javascript, Coffeescript, Vue.js, Nuxt
PHP, Laravel, Statamic

Hey there!
Let's talk.

Want to learn more about me? I love coffee and talking to people. Shoot me an email, and let's meet up!