Nellie

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Hi, I'm Nellie, a UX Designer from Wellington.

Design is my language - user experience is my storytelling.

ux case studies

More case studies to come soon. Please bear with me as I transition from hypothetical projects into real-world projects.

In the mean time, here is one case study that gives you a glimpse into my capabilities:

ABOUT me

Makes you wanna hire me stuff

I have a BSc in Computer Graphics and Video Games and a BA in Spanish. Having lived and studied in six different countries—France, Senegal, Spain, Italy, England, and New Zealand—I've not only collected stamps in my passport but also a wealth of experiences that shape my design approach. I've also earned two scholarships for my Spanish skills - including one from the esteemed Spanish Embassy. Olé!


I completed the professional Google course in UX design, expanding my knowledge and refining my skills. Yup, I've got the Google seal of approval!


My degree has also involved taking the SWEN303 User Experience Engineering paper, which expanded on the foundations I learned from my Google Course, as well as ENGR340 Directed Individual Study, in which I’m currently working on the UX/UI of an RTS video game.

Get to know me stuff

I have ridden horses for over 20 years, allowing me to compete internationally in Spain, England and New Zealand. Would you believe I have never owned my own horse? Horses have taught me so many skills that I carry in my day-to-day life - a lot can be learned when communicating with an animal that can’t talk.


When I think about where I’ll be in the distant future, I usually picture myself living off-grid on a bit of land, with a huge fruit and veggie garden, surrounded by a small community of like-minded people. It’s an idea that brings me peace.


I have a huge collection of polaroid pictures, over 500 of them! My polaroid camera comes with me any time I embark on an adventure - whether big or small. My favourite part about polaroids is that they can’t be edited, nor can you take many pictures of the same thing just to pick the best one, you get what you get, something that isn’t usually the case with modern-day photography.

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Résumé

EDUCATION


Victoria University of Wellington —

BSc Computer Graphics & Video Games Major, BA Spanish Major

2020 - 2023


Google UX Design Professional Certificate

March 2023 - June 2023

‣ Foundations of User Experience Design

‣ Start the UX Design Process: Empathise, Define, Ideate

‣ Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes

‣ Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts

‣ Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma

‣ Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD

‣ Designing a user experience for social good


EXPERIENCE


General Manager, Waiora Sport & Community Bar — Wellington, NZ

2021 - PRESENT


  • Implemented a customer feedback system, leading to a 30% reduction in customer complaints and an improved overall rating of 4.5/5.
  • Streamlined operations and optimised workflows, resulting in a 15% increase in efficiency and a cost reduction of ~$10,000 annually.


Duty Manager, 1841 Bar & Restaurant — Wellington, NZ

2018 - PRESENT


  • Successfully managed a diverse team of 30 staff members with varying backgrounds and capabilities, resulting in a 10% increase in employee engagement and productivity.
  • Proactively addressed customer needs, leading to a 25% improvement in customer retention and a 15% increase in average customer spending.


Logo Designer, Freelance work — Wellington, NZ

2020 -2022


  • Created distinct and memorable logos for 3 diverse businesses, prominently displayed on vehicles, websites, business cards, and uniforms.
  • Crafted comprehensive brand identities for each business, resulting in a significant uptake in client acquisition and a heightened perception of professionalism within each business.
  • Collaborated closely with clients to understand their unique visions and missions, translating them into visual representations that effectively conveyed their brand values.


UX SKILLS


‣ User Research

‣ Interaction Design

‣ Wireframing

‣ Prototyping

‣ Information Architecture

‣ Visual Design

‣ Collaboration

‣ Storyboarding

‣ User Journeys

‣ Human-Centred Design


ADDITIONAL SKILLS


‣ HTML, CSS & JavaScript

‣ C/C++ Java

‣ Ionic/React

‣ Fluent: Spanish, English

‣ Proficient: French, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese


TOOLS


‣Figma

‣Adobe Photoshop

‣Adobe XD

‣Adobe After Effects

‣Miro

‣Canva

‣GitHub

‣Visual Studio

‣Visual Studio Code

‣Blender

‣Maya

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