Hi! I'm Niquee, Global Experience Design Lead at Avanade
B.S. Computer Science, Gordon College
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I help organizations research, design, and create human-centered digital experiences & end-user centered UX

My Design Skills

UX Design Leader

I'm a leader in UX Design. I am skilled in developing and leading user experience research, strategy, and design. I serve as a champion for end-user empathy and human-centered/user-centered design and passionate in mentoring and guiding junior designers with smart and usable design decisions.

UI Designer & Developer

I design unique, user-friendly & visually appealing web pages and brand identities that are used for marketing, e-commerce and web applications. I use a variety of programming & template languages such as HTML, CSS/SASS, JS, PHP, and Liquid to build web pages and widgets.

UX Architect and Researcher

I am experienced in planning, conducting, and analyzing usability studies and user research with different UX methodologies such as User Testing, Usability Testing, User Interviews, defining Persona, Storyboarding, defining Information Architecture, and group facilitation with design thinking practices.

My Certifications



HCI for UX Design

Executive Program by MIT xPRO

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UX Certification

by Nielsen Norman Group

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Human-Centered Service Design

by IDEO U

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Design Thinking Practitioner

by Luma Institute

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Certified Scrum Master®

by Scrum Alliance

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Selected Work

Performance Management App

Client: Avanade Global Human Resources and IT Services

2019 – 2020  •  Internal Platforms Web and Mobile App

Summary

I helped visualize, research, and design the new Avanade employee performance app. The pathway to modernizing Avanade Employee Performance Management process.

My Role

Design Lead, User Research, HTML Prototyping, UI Design, UI Development



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eCommerce Shopping Experience

Client: Mighty Meeple Game and Hobby Store

2018 – 2019  •  B2B Web and Mobile App

Summary

I helped empathize and visualize Mighty Meeple’s customers shopping experience online and in-store.

My Role

Design Lead, User Research, Prototyping, UI Design and Development, and Site Maintenance



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Help Center Portal

Client: Avanade Global People Solutions

2020 – present  •  Internal Platforms Web and Mobile App

Summary

I lead and helped visualize the design of the new Avanade support portal that assists employee incident requests and content access.

My Role

Design Lead, Prototyping, UI Design



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Employee Skills App

Client: Avanade Global Performance Management Modernization (EX Employee Experience)

2020 – present  •  Internal Platforms Web and Mobile App

Summary

I helped visualize, research, and design the new Avanade performance skills management application that helps consultants track, build, and manage skills profile.

My Role

Design Lead, User Research, Project Management, Prototyping, UI Design



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Other Projects

Web Design and Development

I help Game and Hobby Retailers define, visualize, and create online experiences designed for web and mobile.


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Logo Design

I created and designed logos and brand assets for Game and Hobby retailers that are used in their eCommerce website, social media, and blogs.


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Illustration

I'm an Illustrator and use my imagination to draw creative characters that are scaleable and available to use for web and mobile.


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My story of hardwork and dedication

When I received my full scholarship to study Computer Science I grabbed it like nobody can take it away from me, I was 15 years old. How did I get the scholarship? I graduated in High School as the Class Salutatorian competing with other 5,000 students. Philippines Senator Richard J. Gordon gave every top student in my city a chance to go to college and learn more about technology.

For nine years, I designed and developed UI and Visual assets for web, mobile, and intranet pages. I'm a design producer turned Head of Design and managed a team of passionate designers for SaaS platforms.


Today, I am an Experience Design Lead at Avanade. I help shape the overall Global IT Experience vision and roadmap for Avanade. I use Design Thinking approach, UX Design skills, and Project Management to create art that leads to possible solutions and a better approach to WX Workplace Experience.

My attention to detail, hard work, passion, and meticulous creative thinking process have led me to deliver high-quality code and design for web pages and web applications. This path led me through a multitude of disciplines for customer service, visual design, web design, and development. I collaborated with my team with low-ego and always ready to consume constructive feedback and turn them to better results. Exposure to different areas of the company— engineering, design, and brand & marketing has put me in a position to be a hybrid contributor.

I found success in life, but I never stopped learning. I continue educating myself by reading, training and getting certified in areas that I am passionate with. I have been recognized as a creative thinker with a broad view of technology, a leader, and a team player. Integrity is my best friend, and I always believe that doing the right thing leads to better results, empathy, and strong customer service and relationships. Courage is deeply embedded in my core, and I am not afraid to tackle challenges in life and my profession.

Proud woman in tech,


P.S. Here's what people say about me

Excellent work!

“Excellent work ramping up as a Delivery Lead! Niquee - I'm always impressed by your openness to stretch your capabilities and take on challenges. Since you've joined as Delivery Lead you've needed to learn a new discipline and leverage those new skills on a daily basis. Your execution mindset really helps drive the team forward. Keep up the good work!”


Paul Essene
IT Director, Avanade

Workplace Experience XD Wizard

“You’ve been engaged since the first days and you helped really light up what was possible in SumTotal working with Dana. We appreciate the work you and Kimberly did to work with users throughout to ensure we had something that looked good and consistent with hub/skills, was usable and accessible (with the help of others on the XD team), and overall made it feel like a well thought out product. We feel like we got to see some of what you are capable of and look forward to working on even more stuff with you in the future. You always have the user in mind and aren’t afraid to let us know when we might be taking things in a different direction. At the same time you are agile as evidenced in the final hours when asked to come up with an icon for fwd_Story and you start with “well… what are 3 words you’d use to describe fwd_Story” and 30 minutes later you give 6 options to choose from.”


Marci Jenkins
Executive, Avanade

Modeled Smarter Ways of Working

“When Niquee joined the Skills vNext project to focus on design for our employee UX, she really modeled smarter ways of working for the entire team. This came across in her daily updates and expectation-setting as well as actual work product delivered. The resulting employee UX for Skills is marked improvement that is getting attention from both Avanade and Accenture. I expect our Skills data to be much more accurate as a result of this UX.”


Gabriel Shirley
HR Director, Avanade

Geeking Outdoors 🏂

Yes to Snow Sports

I'm always ready to hit the slopes.

At Gold Creek Pond

Hike with my husband and our puppies.

My Neighborhood

My first amateur shot with Nikon D3500.

Love Karaoke

I'm a Filipina. :)