Nice to meet you!

i’m sunni. a ux designer and digital marketer based in seattle.

I’m a member of The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, drawing inspiration from people and their stories.

some of my story

I’m enthusiastic about design and strive to create products that center empathy, connection, and community. I fell in love with UX as it is the perfect intersection of media, culture, and technology – a union that I was always looking for in my previous career. I found UX Design after 6+ years in the world of digital marketing with a focus on SEO and enhancing the more technical aspects of a client’s site performance. Because of this, I have a strong foundation of research, content strategy, data analysis, and working within an agile environment. 

My passion for UX stems from my empathetic personality and a desire to create products with social impact at their core.  I believe that bringing in diverse perspectives can lead to more creative and inclusive product design. I’m excited to continue expanding my knowledge and skills within the UX field and would like to join a design team with senior designers to continue my learning journey.

Skills

Tools

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Basic HTML, CSS
  • Figma, Sketch, Balsamiq
  • Miro, Mural
  • WordPress, Squarespace
  • Team Management
  • DEI Curriculum Building
  • Adaptable & Open Minded

 

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Design

  • Wireframes
  • Low to Hi-fidelity Mockups
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Prototyping in Figma
  • Landing Page Design

Research

  • User Research
  • User Interviews & Surveys
  • Sitemaps & User Flows
  • Information Architecture
  • A/B Testing, Card Sorting
  • Usability Testing
  • Affinity Mapping
  • User Personas
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Content Writer, SEO

“I deeply believe digital experiences are greatly shaped by human-to-human connection, culture, and our surrounding environments.”

– Sunni

My Process

01. Understand

My projects usually start with a kickoff meeting either with clients or other key stakeholders to discuss deadlines, objectives, deliverables and fully understand the project.

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02. Research

To better empathize with the target audience and understand user needs and problems I conduct interviews, usability testing, empathy maps and competitive research.

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03. Planning

This stage is where all the information from research is analyzed with the problem established. Features and architecture are identified.

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04. Design

Low fidelity sketches and wireframes are created and ready for functional user testing. High fidelity screens with some interactions are created to present to key stakeholders.

05. Testing

Usability testing with the target audience is conducted to gather important feedback. Users are asked to complete a set of tasks evaluated based on factors such as ease of use.

06. Iterate

Based on feedback from user testings and stakeholder reviews, iterations are prioritized and implemented for final design or further iteration.

Education

UX and Visual Interface Design Program

University of Washington

Intro to Front End Development Certificate (html,css)

University of Washington

B.A. Communications & Cultural Anthropology

University of Washington

Experience

UX Designer, iOS

T-Mobile | Current

Co-Founder, Creative Director

Modern Aisles | Current

Digital Marketing, UX Design

Wheelhouse DMG | 2016 – 2020

Other fun things

 I’m Co-Founder of Modern Aisles, a passion business that my partner and I started at the beginning of 2020. We are a wedding planning and coordination company that reflects our values of inclusivity and joy – striving to meet the needs of couples who haven’t traditionally been centered by the wedding business. 

I also love chasing light with my camera, this has helped me to holistically better understand how a user ‘sees’ a design. I shoot for fun and sometimes for friends and community. I’ve always found joy behind a lens as it was my first creative passion when I received a camera from my parents when I was 16. You can find more shots over at @optimisticromantic

picture of baby on pink blanket
close up picture of orange flower
picture of boat on a canal

Projects

Mobile App

UX, UI, Interaction Design

New Website

UX, UI, Consulting

Website Redesign

UX, UI, Implementation

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UI Projects

UI Design Samples

Let’s Connect!

I’m available for full-time roles, freelance projects, collaborations and always building community with others.