My name is Danni,
and I am a UX Researcher, Designer, & Artist.

I am a curious and creative problem solver and natural leader with a knack for seeing the bigger picture while focusing on the smaller details.  You may hear me say, "You need all the ingredients to bake a good cake," when talking about the UX process.

With backgrounds in research, design, coaching, and social good, I have a passion for people-first products and designs.  I am motivated by learning, solving, and advocating for truth for the greater good.  My motivators translate into my UX Research and UX Design efforts where I strive for users to be heard and addressed for the benefit of both the user and the business.

CAREER JOURNEY

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FIELD RESEARCHER AND
PHOTO & RESEARCH JOURNALIST

Researched and recorded qualitative and quantitative data on health statuses of local rivers, ponds, and marshes.  Additionally wrote research reports and photographed field work and findings for public articles and government reports.

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EDITOR IN CHIEF

Lead team manager, talent recruiter, copy editor, and visual designer for a literary and arts magazine.

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COACH | INSTRUCTOR | MENTOR

Coached kids in softball, mentored teammates and peers in softball and school, and instructed folks ages 4-65 in Kung Fu.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND
SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Designed graphics and merchandise for Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and Captain John Boats.  Additionally photographed wildlife for public relations, sales, and to aid in research.
Learn more about WDC

UX INSTRUCTOR & MENTOR

Educated and mentored UX students in the early stages of their careers.

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UX DESIGNER

Working with various clients and organizations on their UX efforts for their new or existing products and services.

SERVICE DESIGNER &
PROJECT MANAGER

Lead a service design project and team to improve support for neurodiverse students while also researching and redesigning the process for new business strategy.

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UX EVENT PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE LEAD

Lead the NYC UXPA Event Programming Committee while leading and co-leading project efforts and workshops with Dorson Community Foundation.

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UX RESEARCHER

Leading UX research efforts and co-leading accessibility workshops.

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UX SPEAKER

Speaking in actionable events on UX practices and inclusion efforts to spread awareness with peers and to encourage younger generations to join the tech and UX spaces.

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SENIOR UX & USER RESEARCHER

Leading and owning User Research on large teams of UX and other tech professionals.

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DIRECTOR AND BOARD MEMBER

Member of the NYC UXPA Leadership Board as the Director of the Event Programming Committee.

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LEAD UX INSTRUCTOR

Leading and owning lessons, lectures, and workshops around UX design, UX research, methods, ideologies, best practices, and industry standards with UX design students.

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VICE PRESIDENT

Vice President of the NYC UXPA.  Leading and guiding the organization alongside other officers and members of the board to grow and strengthen the UX community in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas.

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UX/UI DESIGNER

Working alongside clients in various industries in end-to-end iterative UX projects to deliver user-centered designs and experiences to the end user and making digital innovation more accessible among all industries.