Hey there! My name is Ally, and I'm a UX/UI Designer based in Orlando, FL. I was born in Wilmington, DE, lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and settled in Orlando after receiving my B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science at University of Central Florida.
Art has always been my thing. I was always painting, crafting, and creating as a child. I forwent foreign language class in high school so I could take as many art classes as possible. My interest in design was sparked by my involvement in a nonprofit organization at University of Central Florida. I applied to be on the executive board, and was given the position of Promotions Director because I was "good at art." With no experience in graphic design, I learned Adobe Illustrator in one month and executed a successful year of merchandising.
I found my passion when I began studying UX/UI design at Ironhack. I feel that design allows me to create change in the world in ways I never imagined. I am obsessed with creating experiences and products that both business owners and customers love.
I am an achiever. I'm high-energy. I thrive on goal setting and checklist making. My peers say that I'm focused and efficient. I highly enjoy taking on challenges. I never meet a stranger, as I am always looking to make connections with those around me.
Some of my hobbies include scuba diving, antique shopping, and taking long walks on the beach with my dogs, Guinness and Bindi.
UX/UI Design, User Research, Lean UX, Usability Testing, Rapid Prototyping, GV Design Sprints, Information Architecture, Agile Methodology