Michelle Sue Agee
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Hi, I'm Michelle Sue Agee

I'm a user experience and visual designer with 3+ years of end-to-end experience creating digital products and facilitating  community building events.

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Hi! I'm Michelle Sue. I'm a mid-level designer based in Houston, Texas. I am open to new opportunities. I want to transition to an in-house product design role so I can work  collaboratively in big and small ways to improve the overall customer experience and create moments of delight.

Working with an integrated team is where I thrive. I enjoy the strategic aspect of design where I work to elevate the overall customer or community experience.

How to say my last name

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Skills
UX/UI Design
Product Strategy
Prototyping
Art Direction
Usability Testing
Cross-functional Collaboration
HTML/CSS basics
Community Building
Tools
Sketch / Figma
Webflow
Adobe Creative Suite
Zeplin
GatherContent
Asana / Clickup
Industry Activities
2021 Hexagon Houston Community Co-lead
2019-21 Webmaster,  Bama Houston Alumni Chapter
Apr. 2020, Speaker General Assembly's Brilliant Mind of a Designer Series
Mar. 2020, Event Facilitator, Hexagon Houston Bookclub
Jan. 2020, Panelist at Houston UXPA event, "Guess How I Ended Up In UX"
Oct. 2019, Event Facilitator, Hexagon Houston "How to UX Your Portfolio"
Oct. 2019, Attendee, UX Ascend Conference
Feb. 2019, Attendee, UX in Motion Workshop

Experience

Designer @ Poetic
April 2019 - Current

Led design 3+  projects through end-to-end strategic design process

Communicate and collaborate directly with strategists, product managers, stakeholders, and developers to translate their visions and constraints into beautiful, functional products

Utilize low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, high-fidelity prototypes across different stages of the design process

Create documentation (e.g. user journeys, detailed annotated wireframes, etc) to facilitate conversations, build consensus, and help make decisions.

Analyze web-analytics and translate feature requests into multiple solutions and concrete approaches that balance user needs with business growth for websites that attracts over 45,000 unique monthly visitors, then collaboratively narrow ideas and establish requirements.

Junior Designer I & II @ Poetic
January 2018 - March 2019

Worked iteratively to design, refine, and validate solutions for various custom home builder websites

Collaborated directly with product manager and startup founder to gauge the usability of new and existing features and make suggestions for change. I provided strategic design solutions for a relationship building platform and collaborated with off-site team to implement new features. We launched a companion mobile app that was released to the Apple Store and Google Play.

Translated wireframes and mockups into responsive HTML/CSS components in Webflow. After handoff, I collaborated with the back-end development team to QA and prepare 60+ page website for launch. Our client won the 2018 Crystal Award from AMA HOU for most improved website.

Contributed to team develop. The design team advocated and secured a deeper role within the strategic discovery phases of a project. Because of the project constraints of the Rice Business Plan project, I proposed and secured a team InVision account

Adjusted quickly to a fast-paced, agile environment. I was promoted within the first 8 months.

Poetic Digital is a 40 person creative and technology agency, specializing in Real Estate, SaaS, and Oil & Gas based in Houston, Texas.  I have launched several features and websites with over 20 clients including Rice University, The Greater Houston Partnership, and Asset Living.

Education

Creative Circus, Atlanta, GA
July 2015 - September 2017
Interactive Design Certificate

Completed with a portfolio program demonstrating I learned the fundamentals of graphic and interactive design. I created a 12+ piece portfolio that showed proficiency in strategic thinking, conceptual interpretation, and creative execution.

Some of my student work is saved on Behance
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
August 2011 - May 2015
B.A. in Communications and Information Sciences, Public Relations
B.S. in Human Environmental Sciences, Hospitality Management, Event Planning

Completed 6 internships during college, including one abroad at the 2013 Festival de Cannes. Also, I played the tuba in the Million Dollar Band for national championship-winning two seasons, Roll Tide!

Check out all my work and internship experiences on Linkedin page