Hi, I’m Monica!

I’m an UX designer based in San Francisco, California. I strive for inclusion, individual and community growth, and the creation of joy. By first listening to others, I’m able to understand their challenges and frustrations. When we understand them we can begin to create inclusive and joyful products that foster growth. 
Let’s connect on LinkedIn or you can email at monica@monicaslee.com to talk about how we can work together. You can download my résumé as well.

Books and magazines I worked on

How I got here
Before I shifted the course of my career to work as a UX designer, I was a graphic designer focused on editorial design. As a graphic designer and art director, I dreamed up visuals that supported written words and effectively communicated meanings and emotions. My experience of working at monthly publications has prepared me to thrive in deadline-driven environments and wear many hats to get the project out the door. With several years of graphic design experience under my belt, I longed to delve deeper. I wanted to create richer experiences that were rooted in solid research and aimed to solve complex problems. Now, I bring together a refined sense of typography, dynamic color play, and a keen sense of layout with user-centered research methods to create designs that work intuitively and feel engaging.

Specialties
UX Design and Research: User research, user interviews, affinity mapping, user personas, user flows, sitemaps, information architecture, wireframes, prototyping, usability testing, heuristic evaluation, and more
Visual design
Marketing collateral
Infographics​​​​​​​
Tools
▻ Figma, Sketch, InVision, Miro
▻ Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
▻ Google Suite, Slack, Dropbox, Box, Zoom
Other interests
▻ Rock climber
▻ Tiki bar enthusiast
▻ Vegan meat connoisseur
▻ Self-taught jewelry maker
▻ The best moment of my life: viewing a total solar eclipse in Wyoming
▻ One day, I think it would be fun to live in a van down by the river
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