I’m an interdisciplinary designer relentlessly curious about how and why innovation and creativity transform user experiences.

Work

Resource Media

We helped Resource Media showcase its value to ensure they don’t lose potential partners.

Grow the Future

Exploring a shift in how people view home gardening during a global pandemic.

Hi, I’m Trina

From Graphic Design to User Experience and an Airbnb host in between.

I opened my Airbnb business in the spring of 2019 in a small town by the Pacific Ocean. I became obsessed with observing how my creativity impacts how people experienced my space. My listing is one of the top ranked in Westport Wa because of my attention to detail.

I soon realized I could transition my graphic design background into a UX career, so I decided to move back to Seattle in January of 2020 to study at the School of Visual Concepts in the 15 month UX certificate program.

I’m an interdisciplinary designer with 20 years of graphic design experience, and a lifetime of visual art.

I understand the basics of how digital products function and can effectively communicate with teams from varying backgrounds. Successful products emerge from team synergy and advocating for the customer while also meeting business goals.

Outside of design work, I enjoy surfing, traveling, painting, drawing and hanging out at the beach.

Resume

Profile

My Objective
My goal is to transition from a self-employed web design profession to a UX design role within a mid to large-sized company to help impact everyday life through technology. Inclusive design and accessibility are of high priority.

Transferable Skills
I have 20 years of experience under the Graphic Design industry umbrella. In 2012, I started my practice, and this is where I built fortitude, developed a vision, and harnessed GRIT by owning projects from start to finish.

I gained experience with front-end development, branding, leadership, managing clients, research, and entrepreneurship.

Tools and Skills
Adobe CC, Sketch, Adobe XD, Prototyping, Research, Innovation, Leadership, Customer Care, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign, Hand Sketching

Education

School of Visual Concepts
UX Certificate Program
Seattle WA / 14 Months

Cornish College
Bachelors of fine Art
Seattle WA / 3 Years

Queensland College of Art
Study Abroad Program
Australia / 6 Months

Peninsula College
Web Coding Certificate
Port Angeles, WA / 1 Year

Shoreline Community College
A.A.A.S. Degree
Shoreline, WA / 3 years

Experience

Packard Design Works
Owner and Creative Director / 2012 to Present
I take on projects for small businesses and startups located in or around tourist destinations. I own projects end to end, including logo design, illustration, branding, responsive web design, UI design, and recently UX services such as user interviews, benchmarking, and user testing.

Grays Harbor Tourism
Contract / 2018
I was chosen from an RFP proposal to redesign the Grays Harbor Tourism logo. I led stakeholder interviews, wrote project briefs, comparative benchmarking, and developed personas to define and meet the right goals for attracting a new generation of vacationers.

Logan Marketing
Self Employed / 2012 to 2020
On-boarded clients by maintaining and improving a high-value product to the client, positioning the company above competitors. My role included UI design, CSS media queries for responsive web design, customer care, troubleshooting complex technical issues, and providing support. Logan Marketing continues to grow upon a foundation I helped build.

Adam Leland Homes
Self Employed / 2012 to Present
Re-brand. I designed the logo, branding, website, multi-page booklets, and other print and web marketing materials.

Aloha Alabama BBQ
Self Employed / 2017 to Present
Brand Identity Design, including a new logo and outdoor sign with branding elements. Successful metrics include a vast increase in tourism traffic following the re-brand, building trust among users.

Solluna by Kimberly Snyder
Self Employed / 2017 to Present
UI, Visual Design, Product Mock-ups

InsideOut Solutions
Employee / 2009–2012
UI Designer and tech support

Zooppa People Powered Brand Energy
Employee / 2008—2009UI and Visual Designer

Contour Cameras
Employee / 2008 5 months
Web Designer and Technical Illustrator

Contour Cameras
Employee / 2008 5 months
Web Designer and Technical Illustrator

Seattle Met Magazine
Internship / 2007 (3 months)
Page layout, attending photoshoots, analyzing choice illustrations for articles