EXPERIENCE Capsher Technology UX/UI Designer, Full-time, 2016 - Present Dell Medical UX/UI Designer and Researcher, Capstone Project, 2019 - Present Texas Highways Magazine UX/UI Designer and Researcher, Internship, 2019 Texas Department of Transportation UX/UI Designer and Researcher, Graduate Project, 2018 The University of Texas at Austin M.S. in Information Studies, HCI, 2017 - May 2020 Texas A&M University B.S. in Visualization, minor in Art & Architectural History, 2011 - 2016 EDUCATION • Awarded Best Portfolio by Department of VisualizationInteractive exhibit designer, The Museum of the American G.I.• Graphic designer and Assistant Curator to Dr. Stephen Caffey, Forsyth Galleries• Art history reasearch intern to Dr. Margaret Adler, Amon Carter Museum of American ArtAuthor, Making of an Exhibition: Bringing the Eight to Campus, Explorations Undergraduate Journal Research Assistant and leader of interface designs and UX research for multiple graduate projects• Working 40+ hours a week as a professional UX/UI designer to defray cost of tuition, GPA of 3.87 Lead designer responsible for user research, surveys, medical methodologies, and final product design of a patient care portal Current lead designer of web and mobile applications for internal, B2B, and consumer-facing products• Present daily design workflows to project managers and software engineers in fast-paced environmentFounder and coordinator of company quarterly newsletter and charity initiative Capsher Cares Designed a mobile app POC prototype for the creative directors of Texas Highways Magazine• Conducted independent research and created user personas to support final design solutions • Conducted generative & evaluative research to support design changes to current TxDOT websiteInterviewed users and performed usability tests to understand current pain points with the __existing software and help establish the Department’s UX redesign roadmap UX SKILLS TOOLS Adobe XD Sketch Photoshop Figma Illustrator After Effects 3D Printing OmniGraffle Abstract Icons & Logos User Interviews & Surverys Wireframing Prototyping Copywriting & Editing Usability Testing Journey Maps Personas & Scenarios Hand-Drawn Illustration Competitive Analysis JIRA Stakeholder Interviews Mary Beth Garrido Style Guides Product Designer • Austin, TX • marybgarrido@gmail.com Portfolio: marybethgarrido.com InVision Mobile + Web UX/UI

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A little bit more about me

The Field Museum in Chicago is my happy place.

Not because they have the biggest T-rex ever discovered (which is awesome by the way) or a collection of gems that would make Elizabeth Taylor jealous. It was the immersive exhibits that opened my childhood eyes to the wonders of the world. It’s the fossil lab that made me feel like I could be the next Indiana Jones and the Tsavo Lions display that made me want to transport to the grasslands of Africa. Museums have always held a place of my heart, and at the core of that lies storytelling. Creating transformative experiences through storytelling has become my life’s passion.

My undergrad at Texas A&M allowed me to intern at local museums where I found my calling as a designer. I designed my first digital exhibit at The Museum of the American G.I., which led me to the field of user experience design. I carried this passion into my Masters of Information Studies at The University of Texas. There, I supported myself by holding down a full-time job while completing my classes and somehow finding room for passion projects.

Professionally, I’m a design-thinking, data-driven product designer. With clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, I’ve grown my skills in the full UX lifecycle. My joy is synthesizing generative and evaluative research to create delightful experiences.

When I’m not designing, I’m busy scouring estate sales in the hopes of becoming the next breakthrough star on Antiques Roadshow, watching Mad Men on repeat, listening to the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast, trying new food trucks in Austin, and taking my loverboy dog Beau to the dog park.

I enjoy meeting new people and hearing new perspectives. Reach out to me if you want to talk about emerging tech, UX methods, or the best restaurants in Austin! 

 

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