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"From Day 0 she demonstrated that she was a valuable asset to the team and to our customers. Meghan asks tough questions. She brings her broad design experience and sparks ideas for internal processes. As a Design leader, I have to trust that each person on my team will be a strong user advocate, and Meghan fights for the user every time. Would definitely work with Meghan again!"
"I hired Meghan to help design my website. Meghan knocked it out of the park! I was so impressed with how she improved my website designs. She took a standard template I had put together and within a week the entire site had been overhauled and it was such an improvement. I'm very pleased with the work she produced and it was a joy working with her. I recommend!"
"I worked with Meghan during her time at Lever. We oversaw highly impactful product areas such as Data Compliance & Privacy, and User Access & Permissions. I am a huge advocate for her as she displayed the ability to understand, extract, and synthesize customers’ needs through continuous discovery & research. Her raw horsepower coupled with strong user empathy bolstered our ability to develop scalable solutions that addressed the most complex user needs while keeping business objectives in sight. I would love to work with her again in the future!"
"Meghan was genuinely such a pleasure to work with. From the day she started, she displayed a strong willingness to learn and explore new concepts and ideas. Meghan is also a versatile designer; she is quick to adapt to new problem spaces and environments all while providing a thoughtful and elevated solution in the end. She also spearheaded several critical initiatives at Lever, laying the groundwork for a successful design team. I look forward to having the privilege to work with Meghan again in the future."
"Meghan is both a fantastic designer and a great team player. Would recommend to any company looking for a designer or product leader"
"Meghan was an integral part of designing our MVP. She is great at capturing user needs and turning them into elegant designs. She works well with both developers and the business team. I loved partnering with Meghan."
"Meghan was my Out in Tech mentor last fall, and was the best mentor anyone could ask for. Throughout the 8-week program, Meghan was incredibly patient and supportive of my journey toward professional self-discovery. She always encouraged me to work towards the goals we set at the beginning of the program, elevating my understanding of the diverse demands and roles within the tech industry. Under Meghan’s guidance, I brought together design elements, user interface guidelines, and performance expectations to successfully create a mock product requirement doc. At the start of the mentorship I had no idea what to expect from post-grad life. Now, since I’ve started job hunting, I feel so much more confident and equipped to enter the professional world!"
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Commonly asked questions about product designers, the value of adding one, and other general questions.
Adding a designer to your project allows you to create tangible product solutions tailored to your personas and their jobs to be done. This is imperative in order to confidently ship high impact feature(s) with predictable outcomes (reducing risk) and additionally produce valuable outcomes with each initiative.
Relevancy is a key factor for users to have enough interest to engage, in fact, studies show you have around 15 seconds to capture their attention.
A well-designed product can guide users through the conversion funnel more effectively. Whether it's making a purchase, signing up, or taking any desired action, a strong designer can optimize the user journey to maximize conversion rates. Optionally, designers can inform product on their learnings and iterate upon designs that tie into monetization strategies.
I am open to project based work, contract based work, mentoring aspiring designers or product managers, speaking opportunities, workshopping, and product roadmapping.
If there is something you are interested in that I didn't mention above, send me a message! I'm an open book.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this question... i might not need to work at all. Designers don't just draw squares!
UI stands for user interface. A "user interface" the point of interaction between a user and a digital device or product. UI is focused on the visual parts of the process, like icons, buttons, typography, color palettes, or any other visual / interactive element.
UX stands for "user experience". UX is focused on the users experience, (such as usability) of your product, This involves thinking strategically about how it makes your users feel, think, and how easy it is to complete their desired tasks successfully. Task analysis and research are heavily involved in a UX process in order to inform solutions focused on improving the users experience and positive feelings within that process.
Product design is both of those things combined.