Hello !

I am Janell, an artist and classical pianist. I have been studying user experience for 2 years and love helping solve problems for others through technology. I find fulfillment in helping others enjoy a beautiful experience through the arts and technology. 

I have 2 kids and a fur baby, and love cooking, camping, travel, and I volunteer musically in my local church and teach piano as a hobby. 

I am currently enrolled in the Google User Experience (UX) Design certificate program.

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~ Thoughtful Design for All ~

 Experience & Tools

2021

Google Certificate
  • Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts - certified June 9, 2021

  • Build Wireframes & Low-fidelity Prototypes - certified May 18, 2021

  • Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, Ideate - certified May 3, 2021

  • Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design - certified March 31, 2021

2019 - 2020

BYOL ~ Bring Your Own Laptop

Self Study Course from Adobe Certified Instructor Daniel Scott.

I completed a comprehensive study under the tutelage of Daniel Scott, and received my certificate in his course "User Experience Design Essentials", Adobe XD UI UX Design. 

2007

Education

Masters in Music Composition
I am classical pianist with my masters degree in music composing, from California State University of Sacramento under the tutelage of Richard Cionco and maestro Leo Eylar. Having an extensive knowledge of form, balance, color, tonality, and many other compositional fundamentals has made the transition into learning UI very familiar. 

2005

Organizations

Phi Kappa Phi

2019 - 2021

Adobe Creative Cloud

XD, Illustrator, Photoshop
Confident and proficient in recognizing which tools uniquely enhance a design, and/or produce perfect elements for the deliverables.

2017-2020

Related Experience

Leadership & Collaboration
Led music departments with large teams of musicians, singers and sound technicians for churches in Canada & California. Designed rehearsal strategies, led cross-functional reviews of our process, collaborated with team members for a desired end result, regularly meeting in Scrum-like models.