Transmedia UX/UI Product Designer
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 I 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!
👋 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.
"Play Mystie For Me
I was born on the bayou 🎶, and named after Erroll Garner's jazz standard 📻 popularized by Johnny Mathis in a cover version used in the 1971 psychological thriller 🙀 (and Clint Eastwood's directorial debut) 📽️ "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 🦄 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. 👩💻
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.
In my limited "spare time," I can be found:
- practicing my guitar 🎸 technique
- dying my hair 🌈
- songwriting 📓
- singing 👩🎤
- recording 🎙️
- doodling 🖊️
- working the merch table 💪 (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)💃🏼, or practice some sun salutations 🧘🏼♀️.
I'm also a twin ♊, but I swear I'm the good one