Elena Moon

Name: Elena Moon

Professional title: Director of User Experience

Portfolio link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elenamoon

City: Portland

State: Oregon

Bio: Owner and founder of Osage Orange, a user experience design studio in Portland.

I've been designing for 20+ years, but sweet spots include design research, service design, user-centered design, and information architecture. Lots of work in both commercial and non-profit space. Queer, child of immigrant, white-presenting latinx. She/her, they/them.

Recent projects include:

* Mentorship, strategy, info architecture, and creative direction for Ace Hotel's upcoming site redesign
* Interactive touchscreen installation for Portland Zoo's new education center, launching in March 2017
* Audience research, strategy, naming, and branding work for Prism, Cascade AIDS Project's new queer health center, scheduled to open in March 2017
* Interface design for SpaceX's first crewed spaceship

My short Design Week talk that Tsilli just posted today:
https://www.designweekportland.com/journal/purpose/designing-for-not-bad

Languages: English

Primary area of expertise: strategy

Secondary area of expertise: web design

Third area of expertise: art / creative direction

Any additional skills or areas of expertise you would like us to know about: I'd be interested in helping with discovery, audience research and definition, strategy, and web information architecture. I've been involved with digital since the late 90's. I now work on designing really complex systems--like spaceships and healthcare complex. I would happily lend my strong strategic and organizational skills to help awesome organizations with their strategies and web presence. I'm really good at scoping, stakeholder interviews and management, user research, going from a blank page to a solid strategy and concept, and mentoring and providing creative direction for teams.