• Hey, I'm Luci

    I am a relentlessly optimistic UX designer who is passionate about diving into complex topics, developing an understanding of the problem, and creating enjoyable experiences for real people.

    Aside from my passion for design, I can contribute a fresh perspective, empathetic approach, and strong work ethic. I am quick to take initiative on projects and thrive in fast-paced and collaborative environments.

  • What I Do

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    Wireframes

    From quick sketches on the back of scrap paper to designs refined through iterations and testing; wireframes are how I translate problems and requirements into a vision.

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    Prototypes

    An idea comes alive when you can share it on the device it's intended for. Prototyping is an integral part of my process and I hardly go a day without invision.

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    Design research

    I feel completely at home planning research, leading a brainstorm session, and standing next to a white board scribbling the team's ideas. I love the moment when you know you are onto something real.

  • Additional skills

    Process Flows

    Site Maps

    Competitive Analysis

    Content Audits

    Information Architecture

    Requirements Gathering

  • Experience

    AKQA

    • Senior User Experience Designer July '14 - Jan '17

    • UX Designer July '13-'14

    • Assoc. UX Designer July '12-'13

    • UX Design Intern June '11 - Aug '11

    Developing user experiences through wireframes, prototypes, user flows, site maps, content audits, and functional specifications. Leading brainstorms and planning user research. Collaborating with visual design, development, and QA teams to execute the vision through launch.

     

    "Having Luci on your team is equivalent to having 3 UX designers and a creative director staffed to your project. She is tireless, positive, creative and best of all, highly talented. Being around her is inspiring - and fun. I would jump at the chance to work with Luci again in any capacity." - Adam Kauder, Content Strategist

     

    Clients: USPS, Electrolux/Frigidaire, Zarbees, Barclaycard, Verizon Wireless, Calvin Klein

    Platforms: Responsive web, iOS, Android, Hybrid

     

     

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Industrial Design, BFA 2008 - 2012

    Coursework

    Interactive Learning Spaces, Interactive Art and Computation Design, Exploring Programming with Graphics, Senior Design Lab, Products in Systems, Making Things Interactive, Mapping and Diagramming, Prototyping, Digital Prototyping, How Things are Made, How Things Work, How People Work, Information Warfare.

     

    Activities

    Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field

    Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority

    Orientation Counselor

     

    Honors

    Graduated with University & College Honors

    Senior Class Merit Award '12

    Ethal Kirk & Mary Murdock Scholarship

     

    School Portfolio: http://cargocollective.com/lucilaffitte

     

     

    Victoria University of Wellington

    Industrial Design, Study Abroad Fall 2010

    Coursework

    Brand and Identity, Neuropsychology, Creative Coding.

     

     

    Boston Museum of Science

    Exhibit Design Intern May 2010 - Dec 2010

    Developing physical prototypes and interactive screen content for the “Science Behind the Interfaces” exhibit.