My Work

SafetyFirst

UI Design, Interaction Design

The Good Lemon

Interaction Design

ParkPass

UI Design, Interaction Design, Research

About Me

I graduated in May 2017 with an MFA in Interactive Media from the University of Miami and now I live in Seattle, WA. I am passionate about developing experiences that are intuitive and make technology more accessible to everyone.

My Resume

My Process

My Profile

Contact

Feel free to send me a message below or email me at: l.whitaker@umiami.edu

Expertise

UI

I carefully craft cohesive styles with proper affordances.

IxD

I love to build prototypes to test ideas and use as a tool to communicate ideas to clients and other team members.

IA

Running card sorts to organize content on websites is one of my favorite things to do.

Research

Whether it's usability testing, focus groups, or another method, I love having the opportunity to talk to users and learn from them.

Skills

Tools

  • Wordpress, Github
  • Adobe CC (Id, Ps, Ai, Xd)
  • Axure Rp, Sketch/Invision
  • HTML, CSS/SASS, JavaScript
  • PHP/MySQL, Arduino

Research Methods

  • Surveys, Interviews, Focus Groups
  • Competitive Analyses
  • Card Sorts, Ethnography Studies
  • Heuristic Reviews
  • Formative Usability Testing
  • Summative Usability Testing

Design Documentation

  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • User Stories, Story Boards
  • User Flows, Site Maps
  • Style Guides
  • Personas

Experience and Education

January 2017 - July 2017Miami, FL

Women of TomorrowUX/Web Designer

  • Redesigned existing website and built a custom Wordpress theme.
  • Carried out primary research such as interviews and card sorts to inform design and understand their needs as an organization.
  • Developed and tested several iterations of prototypes to refine and validate design decisions.

May 2016 - August 2016Miami, FL

SapientRazorfishExperience Design Intern

  • Worked on multiple projects simultaneously with project teams to develop creative digital solutions for clients including Carnival Cruise Lines, Universal Studios, and Seminole Gaming.
  • Created design documents and developed prototypes with Axure to demonstrate proof of concept to present at client meetings.

September 2015 - December 2016Coral Gables, FL

Center for Computational ScienceWeb Designer

  • Designed wireframes and mockups for microsites and developed final designs with HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

August 2015 - May 2017Coral Gables, FL

School of CommunicationUX Research Assistant

  • Managed a team of graduate research assistants to develop an exposure reporting system with the goal of identifying cancer trends among firefighters.
  • Conducted generative research to develop requirements for the reporting system and carried out both formative and summative usability tests with firefighters across several agencies.

August 2015 - May 2017Coral Gables, FL

MFA - Interactive MediaUniversity of Miami

  • GPA: 4.0

August 2014 - May 2015Miami, FL

Ibis YearbookWeb Editor

  • Utilized Wordpress to keep site updated and reorganized structure and content of pages to improve management of site.

August 2011 - May 2015Coral Gables, FL

BSC - Visual JournalismUniversity of Miami

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude - GPA: 3.78