Transmedia UX/UI Product Designer

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Just Another Folk Singer
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Just Another Folk SingerThe Devil and the Deep Blue Sea


I Am a Maker...a DIYer

My go-to method if I can't do something is to just figure it out. I like to pull in insights from seemingly unrelated disciplines and apply what IΒ  learn from writing (and blogging), library science (such as categorization and archiving), coding, psychology (including cognitive, behavioral, and media), music, yoga (especially vinyasa flow), and fandom!

I try to make order out of chaos by taking the different things that lack form, structure, coherence, organization, and form them into an integrated whole complete with life, style, and personality!




πŸ‘‹ Hi there. I am Mystie, and this is my story, abbreviated. I am a New York City-based 🍎 transdisciplinary product designer and transmedia marketing visual storyteller. I work with clients to fulfill their media design and technological needs with a focus on user experience, user interface design, and visually-focused transmedia storytelling. I'm currently seeking a possible hybrid position and projects that make the best use of my interdisciplinary knowledge and transmedia UX/UI product design skillset.
  • Single Discipline
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Transdisciplinary

"Play Mystie For Me

I was born on the bayou 🎢, and named after Erroll Garner's jazz standard πŸ“» popularized by Johnny Mathis in a cover version used in the 1971 psychological thriller πŸ™€ (and Clint Eastwood's directorial debut) πŸ“½οΈ "Play Misty for Me." As such, media, entertainment, and music has been a sizable defining part of what makes up my identity.

What I do:

I have over 24 years πŸ¦„ of experience designing for web, social media, and music marketing. I have designed and launched responsive websites, created cohesive brand-identity content for ad campaigns, as well as designed systems for interactive mobile apps, games, and enterprise software. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» While my primary strength is visual design, I can contribute more holistically as a writer, photographer, editor, illustrator, and motion animator. Before my career in design, I received my BA in Art & Art History with a Concentration in Media Arts and a Double Emphasis in Photography & Digital Video from DePaul University. My minor was in Communications with a Media Studies Emphasis specifically focused on Audience and Fan Studies. My interest in human-centered design drove me to expand my skill set by attending the NYC Flatiron Schools UX/UI Design Intensive Bootcamp Program.

Why I do it:

Throughout my life, I’ve worked towards the blending of the sense-based arts with communication arts, while simultaneously driving my professional development forward. As far as I know, you only live once, so I’d like to try and understand as much as humanly possible. I think great design, like a good story, can help to describe and define the seemingly mysterious as well as empower people with deep empathy and understanding.

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In my limited "spare time," I can be found:
  • practicing my guitar 🎸 technique
  • dying my hair 🌈
  • songwriting πŸ““
  • singing πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€
  • recording πŸŽ™οΈ
  • doodling πŸ–ŠοΈ
  • working the merch table πŸ’ͺ (and helping with pre and post-production) for a show
  • playing fetch with my cats🐱🐾, and
  • taking an online professional development course 🧠
When I need a moment of reflection, I'll usually step away from the computer or merch table to workout on the elliptical, dance (if you can call it dancing)πŸ’ƒπŸΌ, or practice some sun salutations πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ. I'm also a twin β™Š, but I swear I'm the good one

Share your story with me:

  • Digital Product Design (Website, Mobile App, & Enterprise)
  • Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Poster & Print Design
  • Photo & Video Editing
  • Cover Art Design
  • Typography & Lettering
  • Merch
  • Customized Coding
  • Visual Brand Identity
  • Photography & iPhoneography

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Principle
  • Procreate
  • After Effects
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro
  • LightRoom
  • HTML5
  • CSS3


Let's chat about your design project over video or a cup of coffee!

I am available to go over my design process with those looking to hire a designer. Also, contact me if you’d like to see a brand development guide or if you’d like to arrange a presentation.