ERIKA LAMAR BUENTELLO

PRODUCT DESIGNER | ARTIST | EDUCATOR

erikabuentello@gmail.com www.erikabuentello.com LinkedIn

PROFILE SUMMARY
Experienced UX designer and researcher with a diverse background in graphic design, marketing and product development. I excel in leadership, project management and creative problem solving. I am an engaging public-speaker and an empathic team leader whose strengths include collaborative team work, managing work flows, and user experience design. I am confident and capable of guiding teams, managing projects, communicating with stakeholders and conducting research for user-driven initiatives.

SKILLS

TECHNICAL

  • Web Design & Development

  • Wireframing & User flows

  • Adobe XD

  • Figma

  • HTML, Javascript, CSS

  • Visual Design and Illustration


PROFESSIONAL

  • Verbal & Written Communication

  • Interpersonal Abilities

  • Organization

  • Efficiency and Time-Management

  • Team Leadership

  • Collaboration


EDUCATION

BACHELOR'S OF ART - VISUAL ART
The University of Texas at Austin
August 2001

ART EDUCATION CERTIFICATION
Texas A&M International University
December 2005

UXE03X.1: UX DESIGN CERTIFICATE
HECMontrealX
January 2021

EXPERIENCE

SENIOR UX DESIGNER
FLYNN CRAFT HOUSE, LLC. | July 2012 - Present

  • Designs customer-centric online interfaces using user experience research and iterative design cycle

  • Conducts user research through design-thinking workshops and customer experience surveys

  • Creates customer journey maps, wireframes and prototypes for web applications, and product designs

  • Analyzes and interpret data to improve products, sales performance and customer experiences


UIL COACH - THEATRICAL DESIGN , FILM
UNITED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT | August 2019 - Present

  • Analyzes and interpret data to improve products, sales performance and customer experiences

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT LEAD
UNITED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT | August 2018 - Present

  • Analyzes and interpret data to improve products, sales performance and customer experiences

EDUCATOR
UNITED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT | August 2002 - Present

  • Designs and creates engaging user-centered instructional content for youth and adult learners

  • Conducts continual research through design-thinking workshops for product improvement

  • Analyzes data to adapt instruction for improved user experiences and outcomes

  • Leverages technology to provide technical trainings to diverse learners

  • Manages teams and workflows to efficiently achieve successful project outcomes

  • Designs and implements interactive experiences for productive group work experiences