Ahmed-Adam

(I swear I need a new profile picture)

Oh hey y'all, what's good!

San Jose native, Seattle aficionado, now taking on Washington, D.C. Full-time designer, part-time musician, three-times corgi lover.

To me, design is really about questioning the "why" of how we live our everyday lives. I think of user experience and interaction design not as simply way to solve problems, but rather a lens of re-examining the issues in our society, and using technology to have a strong effect upon others. 

As a bi-racial, queer POC, first-generation American living in a post-9/11 world, I feel that, now more than ever, it is my priority to start speaking up and design physical and digital consumer-focused solutions that can uplift and empower those with less access to everyday products and services.

My Current Favorites
  • Drink    Matcha latte boba (or a Corona Light)

  • TV   Ask me about Rupaul's Drag Race... seriously

  • Listening to   Starstruck by Years and Years

  • Food   Chicken pad thai (ask me later, this answer will change)

My Past Experiences

WORK

Capital One - Experience Designer
July 2021—present  |  Washington, DC
Money Movement & Financial Wellbeing

Wish - Product Design Intern
Sept 2020—April 2021  |  Remote (San Francisco, CA)
Consumer Core | Marketplace and Logistics

Eli Lilly - Interaction Designer
January 2021—March 2021  |  Seattle, WA
Sponsored Project

TriNet - Design Intern
June 2020—September 2020  |  Remote (Dublin, CA)
Design Systems

Associated Students of University of Washington
Sept 2019—Aug 2020  |  Seattle, WA
Visual Designer

Education

University of Washington
Graduated in June 2021
Bachelor of Design, Interaction Design
Informatics Minor

Awards & Achievements

Sara Little Turnbull Design Scholarship of Excellence  |  2020—2021
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Scholar  | 2017—2020
Purple and Gold Scholar  |  2017—2020
Dean's List, 7 quarters

© Adam Ahmed 2022