Monica Miller from Sparrows

Monica Miller

Lead UX Designer at Sparrows

San Diego, CA, USA


Last updated July 16, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and have always been a curious creative. For the last 8+ years, I have been creating physical products as an industrial designer. I have recently pivoted into the UX Design industry and I'm excited for what's to come! Living in San Diego, I enjoy being outside year round, access the a variety of national parks, and trying not to get eaten by sharks.

Interesting Factoid

When I was a kid, I thought we each had a creativity quota and I was using mine up too fast!


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

China
France
Spain
Scotland
Italy
England

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Sparrows

Lead UX Designer

Nov 2020 - Present

STM Brands

Lead Industrial Designer

Apr 2019 - Nov 2019
• Developed consumer electronics cases, accessories and bags for STM Goods and Element Case. • Worked primarily on Element Case which involved unique materials and processes, collaborative factory relationships, and design flexibility relating to Apple iPhone launch. • Created and implemented product processes and procedures. Including product brief templates, product timelines with checkpoints and deadlines, design review format and deliverables, and CMF documentation.
+3 more experiences

Professional Expertise

Design
User Experience
User Research

Professional Interests

User Centered Design
Cross Functional Collaboration

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
Diversity
Racial Equality

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Cooking

Food & Drinks

BBQ
Whiskey
Bourbon
Chicago Deep Dish

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Alabama Shakes
Adele
Beyoncé
The Black Keys
Bon Iver
Cautious Clay
GRiZ
H.E.R.
Jamestown Revival
Jay-Z
John Mayer
Kanye West
Led Zeppelin
Miguel
Rihanna
Mumford & Sons
Florence + the Machine
Queen

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Chicago for everything!
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bears
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Fire

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Succession
Fargo
Insecure
Schitt's Creek

Education  

School

Bloc

UX Design Program

Feb 2020 - Oct 2020

B.F.A. – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design

Aug 2007 - Jun 2011