Hi, I'm Elena — a UX designer with a focus on information architecture and strategy
I’ve defined my design path riding the line between design and strategy. After college, I got my start at Accenture as a business analyst, back when the distinctions between UX and design weren’t as sharp. I wrote requirements for IT systems and helped document and train IT orgs on Agile methodologies.
After Accenture, I had a stint in Washington DC working on the redesign of the FCC website as a content strategist. I took courses at Georgetown and the University of Maryland’s School of Information where I fell in love with user-centered design, behavioral economics, and tech policy. After a bit, I found myself longing the crisp PNW air.
When I returned to Seattle, I worked as an experience designer at Swedish Medical Group, a content developer at Possible, a UX writer at Nordstrom, and took courses to hone my visual design skills. Then I landed at Starbucks as a UX designer.
I’ve always had the itch to be creative and finding ways to bring together my interest in people, art, literature and economics. Design helps me do that every day.
Outside of work I like to ski, hike, play tennis and pickleball, write, sketch and spend time with my family and lovely friends.
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