Senior User Experience Designer at AKQA
I am an empathetic and strategic UX designer who is passionate about diving into complex topics, discovering an understanding of the problem area, and developing enjoyable experiences for real people.
Aside from my passion for design, I can contribute a fresh perspective, optimistic approach and a strong work ethic. I am quick to take initiative on projects and thrive in fast-paced and collaborative environments.
What I Do
I use a variety tools to create experiences. Lately I have been making a lot of...
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.
Indesign, Illustrator, Paper, Whiteboards
Not much is better than sharing a design on the device it's intended for. And it should be created that way to, so prototyping has become integral to my process.
Telling a compelling story while including the details my team needs to build our vision is an art. From the PMs to the QAers - I've got you covered!
Senior User Experience Designer
July '14 - Present
Assoc. UX Designer
UX Design Intern
June '11 - Aug '11
Developing user experiences through wireframes, user flows, site maps, content audits, interactive prototypes, and functional specifications. Working closely with clients to shape product direction. Collaborating with visual design, development, and QA teams to execute the vision through launch.
Who I've Worked With:
(CENSORED), Verizon Wireless, USPS, CEC, Calvin Klein
iOS, Hybrid, Android, Blackberry, Desktop & Mobile Web
Carnegie Mellon University
Industrial Design, BFA
2008 - 2012
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.
Varsity Indoor Track & Field, Varsity Outdoor Track & Field, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Orientation Counselor.
Graduated with University & College Honors
Victoria University of Wellington
Industrial Design, Study Abroad
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.
Luci is an exceptional STEM Exhibit, Program and Content designer, who understands not only the design, technical, and engineering elements - along with prototyping, testing, and piloting, but as well the human considerations and interfaces. Ms. Laffitte handles project details and the overall project together with dedication and timely deliverables. She is an individual contributor, works well as a team member, and essentially does whatever is needed to get the job done, inside and outside of the project scope.
— Dan Noren
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
― G.K. Chesterton