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ARCHNA SHARDA

Graphic | UX | UI Designer

archna_verma@hotmail.com
(425) 765-3774


Summary

I am a designer who believes in creating empathy in product design to create meaningful products with better user experience and quality.
Technically proficient across a range of digital production techniques and processes. Highly developed design sense with an eye to optimal organization and usability. Detail oriented and adept at recognizing potential issues before they become problems.
Specialties: UX methods includes User research, Brainstorming &Ideation, Design stratgey, Surveys & Questionnaires, Data Analysis, usability studies, Heuritic Evaluation, Storyboarding, High fidelity mockups, good understanding of color, typography, prototypes and composition. .

Skills

Adobe Photoshop

90%

Illustrator

80%

Indesign

75%

Visio

80%

Axure RP

50%

Sketch

60%

HTML5

85%

CSS3

85%

JavaScript

50%

PHP

50%

FLASH

50%

BOOTSTRAP

80%

EXCEL

80%

Powerpoint

80%

MS WORD

90%


Work Experience

July 2018-present - DESIGNER & ANALYST - MICROSOFT (Vendor), Redmond WA
Researching and analyzing the Bing AD data to ensure the AD Quality and improve the user interface for a better user experience and optimize the work by providing the prototypes and work flows design to Program manager and engineering team.

Jan.2018-June 2018 - DESIGNER & QUALITY ANALYST - SEIMENS (Vendor), Issaquah WA
Designing and analyzing the quality work flows and content designing in line with branding. Generating reports for the Program managers.

Sept. 2017-Jan. 2018 - VISUAL DESIGNER - StoryCO, Seattle WA
Website: www.storyco.studio
StoryCo is a startup which is a full stack studio working at the intersection of design, data and culture with the vision of designing for a more humanised world.
Conceptualizing and Designing user experiences across an array of platforms - Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet. Designed brand and identity.
Created library of iconography and visual design pieces for consistency in web design and brand presentation.

2011-2016 - VISUAL DESIGNER & UI DEVELOPER - Pratidhwani | Dance schools | IAWW, Seattle WA
Created and developed visual design pieces for print and digital marketing. Designed & developed clean and highly interactive user experiences and designs that confirm to client requirements in a startup environment. Collaborated regularly with requirement gathering, consultations, troubleshooting and orientations.
Created Wire frames, Interaction flows, site maps, mock-ups and design specs.
Participated and helped in all aspects of the design process from conception to completion. Worked on SEO & Social media marketing to get better visibility and helping in expanding the business.
Visual art using Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
Front end web development using XHTML, CSS3, Javascript, PHP & MySQL. Website updates and development and content management systems

2009-2010 - NEWSLETER EDITOR - Redmond Toddler Group
Took the leadership to research and edit and print monthly newsletter after gathering all the information and updates from the school.

2002-2008 -ARCHITECT - studio praxis
Website: www.studiopraxis.in
Managed projects including chains of Ruby Tuesday, Pizza huts, farmhouses, Schools, Private residences and offices interiors.
Work included, meeting with clients/users to understand the idea and requirements, created presentations, detailed drawings, interaction with client, civil engineers and onsite labor. Tools included: AUTOCAD, 3D studio, Photoshop and illustrat

Education

2017 - 2018 - Certification in Interaction Design, University of California, San Diego
2011 - 2012 - Certification in Web Technology Solutions, Web Development, University of Washington
2010 - 2011 - Certification in Web Design with Adobe Creative Suite, Web Page,Digital/Multimediaand informtion Resources Design, University of Washington
Certification in AUTOCAD and Multimedia.
Bachelor of Architecture, Indian Institute of Architecture, Mumbai, India.
Member of Council of Architects and Indian Institute of Architects, India