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A little about me...

I am a UX designer and strategist (and occasional user researcher) currently at AT&T. My specialty is breaking down complex UX problems into manageable parts. I work both from a bird’s eye view as a strategist all the way to the pixel as an interaction designer. While my education is in the social and computer sciences, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best designers in town and have learned enough visual design to be dangerous.

Fun fact: I am an ex-ski racer, wannabe mountain biker, and self-proclaimed professional pizza lover. I am currently located in Austin, TX with my husband and baby girl.

Want to get in touch?

Email — hello@katiesawaya.com

LinkedIn — linkedin.com/in/katiesawaya

Industry Experience

AT&T

Sr. UX Designer

Austin, TX — 2018 - Present

The AT&T Design Technology studio is a small innovation team creating a new model for designing digital products at AT&T.  We collaborate with internal AT&T product teams to transform their customer experiences, elevate the end-to-end experience, and implement modern product design and development practices.

Education

Master of Human-Computer Interaction

Carnegie Mellon Univesity | Pittsburgh, PA  — 2016

B.A. of Anthropology & Sociology

College of Idaho | Caldwell, ID — 2009

UNDER ARMOUR

UX Product Designer

Austin, TX — 2016 - 2018

Throughout my time at Under Amour I worked on a variety of products from our fitness apps such as MapMyRun and MyFitnessPal to designing the Buy Online Pickup in Store experience. I focused on helping teams across the business design and build future concepts.

ODIGO.TRAVEL, TOKYO

UX Research & Testing Lead

Pittsburgh, PA/ Tokyo, Japan — 2016

Worked with client Odigo as part of the Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction thesis project at Carnegie Mellon University. I led generative research in Japan during our discover phase. During the design phase, I led the user testing that contributed to our final product, a context-aware mobile app that provides in- the-moment guides to tourists in Japan.

Contact

Email — hello@katiesawaya.com