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Hello !

I am Janell, an artist and classical pianist. I have been studying user experience for 3+ 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. 


~ Thoughtful Design for All ~

 Experience & Tools


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

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

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

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

  • Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma - August 19, 2021

  • Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD - September 14, 2021

  • Design a User Experience for Social Good & Prepare for Jobs - September 24, 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. 



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. 



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.


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. 

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