I'm Ivana, a UX / UI designer based in Los Angeles, California.

Work Experience

Jan 2018

UX Researcher

Social Psychology Laboratory, UC San Diego

+ Collaborated with researchers at UCSD to design a 2x2 research study; examining the effects of extrinsic rewards and audio signaling on user motivation in video games.
+ Conducted user research to identify the effects of game elements on player motivation.
+ Produced mockups for visual appearance of a Mac/PC game used in the study.

Jun 2017

UX/UI Designer

Intense App, UCSD Creativity Lab

+ Worked with development team to formulate ideas for a pain management mobile app.
+ Produced graphic user interfaces for mobile app. Defined navigation, user workflows and layouts focusing on usability.
+ Conducted user research to identify critical elements for a pain management schedule.

Jul 2015 - Jun 2017

Web Developer

Institute for Engineering in Medicine, UC San Diego

+ Managed department websites using a content management system.
+ Designed graphics for use online and in print (websites, emails, fliers, banners, brochures).
+ Collaborated with event coordinator to develop marketing material for events.

Feb 2015 - Jun 2017

Web Developer

Center for Energy Research, UC San Diego

+ Designed and developed new website for an academic research laboratory.
+ Maintained websites for several departments using content management system.
+ Created graphics and organized email campaigns for professional events.


Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java

Wordpress, MailChimp, EventBrite




University of California, San Diego

Cognitive Psychology, B.S., Class of 2018