becky scheel animation red panda

Designer - UX, Exhibit, Graphic, and Digital

I focus on design in complex, dynamic, and unfamiliar environments with emerging technology.

I am not a badger, ninja, or a unicorn. I am a human who cares deeply about individuals and how we can better their experiences through design. My past work had elephant and orangutan "users," and through these projects, I was able to foster new experiences despite sizeable barriers such as communication, physical space, and the threat of urination (which did happen).

With more than a decade working as a designer at Zoo (in exhibit, web and graphic design) and an education in design and digital media, I hope that my work supports improving the lives of humans & animals.

Education

M.S. Digital Media 
Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2017
Academic course highlights: animal-computer interaction, data visualization, design research, social justice in design, and science, technology, and sociology (STS).

B.S. Industrial Design
Georgia Institute of Technology

Patronus Percentages

Skills

VISUAL SOFTWARE
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Sketch

WEB/PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES and APPLICATIONS
Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Processing, Twine, Tableau

HARDWARE and CRAFT
Rapid prototyping, soldering, Arduino, Makey Makey, shop tools - drill, band saw, lathe

Specialities

Animal-computer interaction (ACI), HCI, UX, design research, visual design, graphic design, exhibit design, illustration, social media, data visualization, infographics, nonprofits, and giving all the damns.

Loves

The color orange, Robert Smith, Canada, wildlife, recycling, garden gnomes, and non-smoking concert venues.

Vices

Hush puppies, sharpies, colorful language, avocado, and Targeting.