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Amanda Howard

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Currently living in

Alexandria, Kentucky, US

Work Preferences

RemoteIn-PersonHybrid

Open to roles

InternshipShort Term ContractLong Term Employee

Ideal Workplace Values

I value honesty, empathy, integrity, transparency, and ethics above all. I need employers to understand that when I question something, it's because I don't understand, not because I'm questioning someone's directives or choices; every boss I've had that understood that about me helped me flourish and grow! I believe that working on our strengths yields the most change, and that our weaknesses come from the pitfalls of our strengths. Because of this, I refer back often to my CliftonStrengths top 5: activator, input, strategic, individualization, and restorative. I'd love to tell you more about what those mean to me as a person and in my work!


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I love UX research, design, and strategy because it combines analytical thinking with creative thinking as well as utilizes my hyper empathetic nature to focus on solving problems for people. I've always gravitated towards jobs where I help people, and in UX if we do the appropriate research and talk to users, we can literally change their experiences for the better.

Technical Skills

Learning management system LMS

Microsoft Office

Slack

User interface design software

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationStrategic ThinkingAttention to DetailInnovationProblem solving

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Allowance of Fidgeting DevicesFlexible schedule1:1s with the teamVideo Interview (be able to see interviewer's face)

Environments I'm comfortable with

Outdoors or places with strong smells
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

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Infographic Design
Worked for 2 months from Apr 2022 to Jun 2022

User Experience Designer - MobileMonkey

Laid off due to funding cuts and lack of fundraising success. Sole UX designer working directly with the CPO Develop and iterate upon a deep understanding of our customers and personas through daily interactions Collaborate with product and company leadership to prioritize areas for improvement and new opportunities Work with product and engineering teams to develop and test user experience solutions Provide guidance to front-end engineers to create a simple and readable user interface via a combination of design system, wireframes, prototypes, and descriptions Collaborate with Product leadership on strategic priorities as well as individual and team goals

Worked for 10 months from Jun 2021 to Apr 2022

UX Designer - Mentra

As a UX designer for a job placement service for neurodiverse and Autistic individuals, I work cross-functionally and agile but within and outside larger teams that interact with each other, and I am able to make a large impact on the daily lives of people in my community.

Worked for 4 months from Jan 2021 to May 2021

UX Designer - SpellBound

As the sole UX designer (pro-Bono) of a medical AR gaming startup, I worked on a cross-functional, agile team to develop apps that encourage pediatric patients to ambulate while recovering from surgery. From user research and interviews, journey maps, information architecture, and affinity maps to wireframing and prototyping, I made sure user needs are considered in every aspect of the design process and managed projects to make this happen.

Worked for 6 years, 1 months from Jul 2015 to Jul 2021

Educator, French Language & Cultures - Campbell County Schools

As a teacher, I have researched, implemented, and revised/tested designs with live users continuously for over a decade, all while providing the ultimate customer service to parents and students. I have a firm grasp on sociology, growth & development, behavioral & cognitive psychology, linguistic acquisition, project management, and extensive expertise not only in design cycles and research but also in UX writing for desired outcomes.

Education and Credentials

Attended for 1 year or less from 2012 to 2012

University of the Cumberlands

Master's degree - Education

Attended for 3 years from 2008 to 2011

Northern Kentucky University

Master's degree - Education

Attended for 4 years from 2004 to 2008

Centre College

Bachelor's degree - French Language & Literature