About

SWU Who?

I am a Canadian national who is early in seniority for UX Product Design (1+ years) from transitioning from four industries simultaneously (9+ years in web design, web development, education, and hospitality), which makes me a Product Dino. I had the opportunity to cater to people's entrepreneurial pursuits to small businesses in tech during my web UX/UI design and development transition.

Available for full-time or new opportunities to collaborate. Currently on a design consulting journey to learn the business and grow leadership.

  

I enjoy designing for customer experience, ethics, social impact, and problem spaces. I am curious about Blockchain/AI tech.

Activities I enjoy away from the computer are baking, reading, jogging, hiking, travelling to absorb culture and facts. I previously blogged on WordPress.com for habitual content writing.

SWU Travels to Rotterdam and Paris

411 Background

I fell into the UX field when I was at Vancouver's technical school (VFS Digital Design). I unknowingly absorbed UX goodness while I was educating students on how to code websites. What my background brings to UX and product:

  • Web Design - Employed usability and visually appealing graphics
  • Web Development - Technical know-how to Google and asked for help when needed
  • Higher Education - Co-taught design students to learn basic code. Developers are OK. Tip: Figure out how to build that trust with them...
  • Food & Beverage Hospitality - Retained customers with conflict resolution and employed satisfactory service
  • General Science - Used the scientific approach for user research and turn data into valid decisions

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Career Highlights

  • Executed product vision under the design thinking process after acting on cross-department-wide facilitation on how to make VFS umbrella departments known and how to educate students' learning experience
  • Shipped & serviced large-scale food & beverage hospitality events like Vancouver Winter Olympics (2010), Times of India Film Awards (2013), FIFA Women's World Cup (2015), and HSBC Canada Rugby Sevens (2016+)

Notable Testimonial

...Stephanie is an excellent worker who will get the job done while being an excellent supportive team member. She is reliable and I knew I could always count on her. Staff and students alike would often ask her for help where she gained the rightful nickname "Master Wu"...

- Kyle, Sr. Motion Designer / Educator / Entrepreneur

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