Amalia Goutaki

UX/UI, Interaction Designer

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About me

 

WORK EXPERIENCE Interaction Design Section DWNLD UX / UI Designer, July 2015 - July 2016 Mobile, web wireframes and UX flows (Pencil & Digital) Flow, wireframes and video editing for DWNLD website UI design for presenting video content on mobile screens UI design for app logo creation platform for web UI design for user engagement features + partner walkthrough Branding research and analysis on UX / UI design, look and feel User research interviewing, collecting and visualizing insights Working closely with visual designers and front end developers Fine Arts Section DESTE Foundation Summer Intern, May - June 2013 & June - September 2012 1. Yes, Urs Fischer, Exhibition: Helped design the exhibition’s layout, supported all art installations, worked closely with curators and journalists before and during the opening of the show, managed press release and engaged multiple institutions (foundations, schools, etc.). 2. Animal Spirits, various artists, Exhibition: Acted as exhibition manager showcasing art from Dakis Joannou’s collection. Run day-to-day operations, managed press & media. National Museum of Contermporary Art Internship, January - February 2013 Dimitris Alitheinos, Retrospective Exhibition: Supported exhibition installation, art handling and packaging. Re-constructed 3D art pieces and pedestals. Wrote descriptions and labeled artwork. Kouros Gallery Internship, February - May 2011 Reviewed artist submissions, provided recommendations for potential exhibitions. Organized inventory and managed marketing & mailing materials. Supported web design and publishing. PROJECT + EXHIBITIONS TEDxATHENS2013, September - November 2013 Uncharted Waters TEDx talk: Acted as a stage designer - designed and constructed a 20 ft. tall lighthouse / mixed media installation and curated space lighting. Central Saint Martins, April - May 2013 The Runner: Designed stage in Performance Design and Practice MFA, appeared as guest artist, built mixed media square structures suitable for dancers and performers to interact with. TEDxAUEB (Athens University of Economics and Business), March 2013 Redefining Reality TEDx talk: Acted as a stage designer - designed and constructed a typewriter / mixed media installation and curated space lighting. EDUCATION UC Berkeley Extension Visual Design, September - December 2016 CIID (Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design) Masters in Interaction Design, Class of ‘14 Coursework includes: UI/UX, GUI, intro to programming, physical computing, materials and electronics, people centered research, business & entrepreneurship, data visualization, video and rapid prototyping. Selective Projects: Copenhagen Metro: Worked closely with commuters to redesign and repurpose subway cellars and metro spaces. Hosted workshops and conducted multiple commuter interviews. Designed workshop visuals, documented and filmed our prototype and the user experience. Novo Nordisk: Researched the topics of diabetes and sports applications. Worked hand in hand with patients to develop a fitness-tracking app. Created awareness campaign by integrating the app with patients’ social media pages. Parsons The New School for Design Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, GPA 3.5, Class of ‘12 Coursework includes: Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Performance, Public Engagement, Manual Photography, Sustainable Design, Service Design, Typography, Introduction to Design, History of Design, History of Art Selective Projects: Nobody in the vision: Final Show Exhibition, Artist, May 2012 Odd couplings: Exhibition, Curator, March 2011 Cooper Square Hotel: Final Show Exhibition, Artist, May 2012 Conversations on Art: Publication by Hilda Werschkul, Contributor Sweet Trolley, MSK (Cancer Center): Service Designer, Fall 2010 SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Video Editing: Final Cut Pro Photography: B&W and Color Dark Room Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint Prototyping: Keynote, Paper prototyping Programming: Arduino microcontroller, JavaScript, Processing PERSONAL Languages: Native Greek, fluent English, conversational French Interests: Tennis, Yoga, Manual Photography, Cooking

Skills

 

  • Digital High Fidelity Wireframes
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Concept Sketching
  • UX
  • UI
  • Apple Keynote
  • Adobe Suite
  • Prototyping

Work history

2016

Interactive Designer

DWNLD

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Internship
  • Completed a year-long internship at DWNLD, a NYC-based mobile app development startup that allows any web publisher to easily turn their content into a native app without any coding skills. Focused my time understanding complex problems, conducting customer interviews, building personas, designing wireframes and working closely with our Engineering team.

Education

Currently

Visual Communication

UC Berkeley Extension

Sep 2016
  • San Francisco, CA, USA