Experience

I’m a multi-faceted designer who specializes in user experience and interface design. I’ve helped anyone from large companies to small startups communicate their ideas to achieve their goals through interactive design; whether that's an MVP app, or an immersive experience on a trade-show floor. 

I'm familiar with interactive work flow from concept, to UX and UI design, and development. I've worked on anything from apps, websites, branding, and touch screen experiences, to flash banners and front end development. I have strong knowledge of HTML and CSS/SASS, with some background in Javascript that allows me to work fluidly with developers.

One of my key strengths is passion for user experience. I always strive to benefit people with intuitive, concise, and enjoyable experiences. I think critically about the goal of the project to construct flow, wireframes, and prototypes to find the best structure for a project. 

My other specialties include branding and identity, image retouching, Squarespace, Wordpress, Powerpoint and Keynote design. I’m versed in Adobe Creative Suite as well as Sketch, and currently prototype in Invision. But I'm always ready to learn something new.

 

First Person

Product Design & Usability Lead - 2016-Present

Interactive Art Director - 2014-2016

Interactive Designer - 2013-2014

First Person is a creative agency with a broad range of disciplines including Graphic Design, Video and Motion Graphics, Digital Campaigns, Content Development, Branding, Strategy, Experience Design, and Development. I'm currently the Interactive team lead.

Westernized Productions

Interactive Designer - 2010-2013

Westernized Productions as a boutique design firm specializing in moving images and animation. I started as a interactive design intern, and was hired full time shortly after. I worked on a range of products from websites to touch-screen experiences.

Freelance

Web Design - 2009-Present

Worked in various mediums including web design, development, graphic design, branding, and email marketing for small businesses, non-profits, and other partnerships.

 

Academy Of Art University

Web Design & New Media

Bachelors of Fine Art | 2010

General Assembly

User Experience Design

Certificate of Completion | 2017


Awwwards

Honorable Mention

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What people Say

Leslie is a capable and professional art director and UI designer. The insight and guidance she provided as a member of the First Person team we hired greatly enhanced our product vision. I happily recommend Leslie to anyone seeking an art director with a sense of product ownership.
— LIH-HANN CHIU, CO-FOUNDER, STYLING SOLUTION
Leslie is an instrumental member of First Person’s interactive design team. I found Leslie to be a quick study and a sharp and effective communicator. I was impressed by Leslie’s dedication and noticable growth as a designer during the 2 years we worked together. She is a strong and dependable designer with a quick wit and an impressive range of interactive skills.
— JESSE WOODWARD, FORMER INTERACTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FIRST PERSON
She is an absolute gem to collaborate with. With a keen eye for elegant design and as a gifted developer, Leslie has been a tremendous asset to the First Person interactive team. In addition to having an excellent presence of “left and right brain”, Leslie is extremely organized, detail oriented and takes great ownership of her projects. She’s also a delight just to be around.
— CAITLIN MADRIGAL, FORMER PROJECT MANAGER, FIRST PERSON