about

Hello,
I'm Ellen.

Hello,
I'm Ellen.

Hello, I'm Ellen.

I'm an Austin-based product designer, currently working at Emergent Order Co, a multi-disciplinary creative agency. Over the last six years, I've specialized in experience design, holistic design research + strategy, and integrating technology into story-driven media, like virutal reality.

Work History

Senior Designer + Strategist
Emergent Order, 2017 — present

Design and strategy lead in a client-facing role for all interactive and digital products. Co-built the company's web design vertical from the ground up, into consistent major contracts for national brands, including 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 approached 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


Skills

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


Software/Languages

Figma
Sketch
Invision
Principle
UX Pin
Framer.js
Zeplin

Javascript, Coffeescript, Vue.js, Nuxt
SASS/SCSS
HTML
PHP, Laravel, Statamic
Webpack