Hello, My name is Julia Dinh

I'm a UX/UI Designer & Front-End Developer.

ABOUT ME


I gravitate toward any sort of design in life - from software interface to physical design of everyday items such as the look of a door knob. "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs

I love what I do where I get to make things more simple, useful and enjoyable for people through design. I have a passion for empathy towards deep understanding of user's needs, goals and behaviors. My holistic interests are design thinking, user experience design, interface design, industrial design, healthy living, food and yoga. My strengths are my keen ability to see latent user needs; identify problems and opportunities; simplify a complex problem; and learn new tool quickly. I can see things from bird's eye view or in details. I'm also a creative person.

AREAS OF FOCUS


My expertise spans over 3 main areas.

Design & Build

I design and build web apps from start to finish. I can make things pretty and make them work. I mainly build web apps in WordPress platform with Bootstrap framework. On occasion, I work with clients directly to build and maintain websites.

Wireframe & Prototype

I can produce rapid prototypes or low-fidelity wireframes to hash out ideas and communicate design intention. I create extensive click-able prototypes using Axure RP. Prototypes can be used in usability testing session.

UX Research & Strategy

I enjoy turning to research to interface with end-users directly; and to put myself in their shoes. A good experience aligns with user's mental model, needs and behaviors. As a person, I have a diverse background which gives me an invaluable ability to empathize with people from different perspectives.

MY WORK


The following are collective work from working in small, mid-sized to FORTUNE 500 companies. Industry covers Consumer Products, Hobbies & Crafts, Financial Services and Non-Profit Education. I'm happy to talk through each project in person. Interview me.

Wordpress Intergration
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Wordpress Intergration
Enews Design
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UI / UX
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UI / UX
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UI / UX

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Visualizing research findings
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Web App IA
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RESUME


Below is a high-level summary of my experiences.

Experiences

Technical Skills

90%
Axure
HTML / HTML5
80%
CSS / CSS3
60%
Photoshop
37%
Illustrator
85%
MailChimp
40%
jQuery

Education

Degree School Year
Psychology in Interaction Design Interaction Design Foundation Current
Foundations of UX: Usability Testing Lynda.com Jan 2014
Foundations of UX: Content Strategy Lynda.com Jan 2014
Foundations of UX: Information Architecture Lynda.com Jan 2014
Master of Arts in Business Management & Leadership Webster University May 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Marketing Communications Webster University Mar 2006
Web Development Certification Webster University Mar 2006

GET IN TOUCH


Please send me a message for job, freelance work or any questions you might have.