Monica Miller from Sparrows

Monica Miller

Lead UX Designer at Sparrows

San Diego, CA, USA


Last updated January 17, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

I'm a curious creative that is happiest solving complex problems that improve people's lives.

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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

Despite my Midwest roots and sports background, I'm absolutely awful at cornhole. Just terrible.


Languages

English

Countries Visited

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England
Scotland
Spain
France
Italy
China

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.
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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
Beyonce
The Black Keys
Bon Iver
Cautious Clay
Florence & the Machine
GRiZ
H.E.R.
Jamestown Revival
Jay Z
John Mayer
Kanye
Led Zepplin
Miguel
Mumford & Sons
Queen
Rihanna

Sports, Teams, Athletes

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

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Succession
Schitt's Creek
Fargo
Insecure

Education  

School

Bloc

UX Design Program

Feb 2020 - Oct 2020

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

Aug 2007 - Jun 2011