Hi! My name is Jalena Hay. I’m a Product Designer, UX Designer, UX Researcher, Textile Designer, Artist, Amateur Boxing Champion, & New Mom. I love the process of design and creative problem solving, ultimately supporting it with research, iterations, and prototyping. I currently work as a Senior Product Designer at Upside Business Travel and I love it!
As a User Experience Designer I have worked with various clients, remote and in person. I have extensive knowledge in working on mobile and desktop design - native and responsive. I work with Figma, Sketch, Adobe, Marvel, & Invision.
In other design work, I have over 10 years experience as a textile designer working for major fashion, home, and hospitality companies all over the world! I have created products that have won awards (Disney Cruise Throw Blankets) and live all over the world! I currently design textiles for J.Crew. My skills as a textile designer carries over into UX and Product Design. I have learned to understand a product life cycle, Visual Design, Brand Design, and Product Thinking.
I am an advocate for Accessibility and continue to learn more about this every day by taking courses and reading up on W3C's website.
In my free time I work on my enhancing my skills as a UX Designer. I am currently learning about HTML & CSS. I also work on my own personal art and drawings (website below!) and make sugar cookies with my son (he puts the sprinkles on).