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Resume

KRISTIN HARE

UX Designer

| Email: kristin.j.hare (at) gmail (dot) com | Portfolio: www.kristinhare.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-hare |

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

User Experience Designer skilled in iterative design processes, problem solving, functional aesthetics, & user research. Competencies proven leading multidisciplinary teams of designers, engineers, salespeople, & business partners to drive product strategy & develop customer-focused products.  

EDUCATION

Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, GA
M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, GPA: 4.0 | Expected May 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, GA
B.S Industrial Design, Highest Honors, GPA: 3.7 | May 2012
Spanish Minor & International Plan Program

EXPERIENCE

Uber | San Francisco, CA
Product Design Intern | May 2017 – August 2017
Developed features of the driving app to keep drivers safer in global markets

  • Conducted competitive market analysis & researched user needs
  • Brainstormed & designed iterative product options
  • Created functional prototypes to convey concept, motion, & interaction
  • Led user testing of safety-related designs with drivers
  • Presented project to company’s San Francisco design department

Hitachi Power Tools | Braselton, GA
Associate Product Manager | December 2015 – July 2016
Developed power tool accessories for Lowe’s & independent channels forecasted at $10,000,000 in annual retail sales

  • Improved brand awareness & product perception through development of high quality products to fit users’ needs & budgets
  • Analyzed online product reviews & provided solutions to improve end-user experience & brand loyalty
  • Created sales presentations & presented products to sales teams & buyers

Plaid Enterprises | Norcross, GA
Product Manager | August 2014 – November 2015
Associate Product Manager | June 2012 – August 2014

  • Developed more than 250 products resulting in retail sales over $2,000,000
  • Tested product prototypes & documented user interaction & insights
  • Researched design trends, studied competitive products & identified gaps in retail market to fulfill customers’ needs
  • Analyzed sales data & provided direction to graphic designers based on branded design strategy
  • Provided product specifications to domestic & overseas manufacturers
  • Directed digital marketing & promotions for product launches

PROJECTS

Ambient Alerting Master’s Project | Georgia Institute of Technology
UX Designer & Researcher | August 2017 – Present
Conduct user testing & interview aging adults to determine areas of needed alerts
Build & update iterations to physical alert system using sound & light
Foster-Cares | Georgia Institute of Technology
UX Designer | December 2016 – Present
Research & design an application to help children in foster care feel safe and connected
Exergames | Georgia Institute of Technology
UX Researcher & Designer | January 2017 – April 2017
Conduct user testing & interviews; design & build stand for instruction manual for aging adults to learn gesture-based exercise video games

SKILLS

Design
Wireframing, Sketching, Task Analysis, Storyboarding, Personas, Research Interviews, Usability Testing, Affinity Diagrams, Brainstorming, Ideation, Service Design

TOOLS

Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Axure, Basalmiq, InVision, Framer

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

(Working Knowledge) HTML, CSS, JavaScript

LEADERSHIP

HCI Graduate Student Council:
Liaison between master’s students & faculty; plan & organize program events
Industrial Designers Society of America Outreach Program:
Led team of high school & college students design & build an LED light (2012), a Bluetooth speaker (2013 1st Place Award), & a hand sanitation system (2015)
Women’s Leadership Conference:
Designed logo & publicity items

AWARDS

2016 Technology & Aging Summit:
1st Place Team for redesign of a prosthesis for dementia patients
2016 Toyota Next Generation Mobility Challenge:
2nd Place Team for ride-sharing system for elderly adults
President’s List:
4 Semesters (semester GPA = 4.0)
Dean’s List:
8 Semesters (semester GPA ≥ 3.0)

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