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Lizbeth Martinez

Education

BS Interaction Design

Santa Monica College
June 2023

BA Studio Art: Graphic Design 

Cal State University Long Beach
June 2012

Work

Snapchat Storytelling Intern                                        

Snap, Inc. | Santa Monica,  CA

June 2023 – August 2023

  • Participated in an accelerated learning program to create compelling and story-driven decks for pitches to industry experts

  • Trained in crafting and presenting Marketing Teardowns, Competitor Analysis, and Customer Personas

  • Worked cross-functionally with designers and engineers to create a new feature presented to executives and a live audience of 200 attendees

UX Designer & Researcher

Student Registration Portal | Santa Monica College

February 2023 – June 2023

  • Revamped the SMC student registration portal, serving 30,000+ students, through collaboration with various departments to meet the June deadline

  • Partnered with lead UX Designer to create a series of Figma prototypes in order to effectively communicate design choices to developers

  • Formed a partnership with the heads of Admissions and Financial Aid Departments to ensure the redesign of the portal incorporated essential functions

 

Product Designer/Researcher

CicLAvia | Los Angeles

September 2022 – December 2022

  • Played a key role in creating an impactful physical product while elevating brand presence and driving a 25% increase in customer interactions

  • Performed interviews, conducted surveys, and synthesized qualitative and quantitative data to present to stakeholders

 

UX Researcher/Web Designer 

Student Equity Center | Santa Monica College

March 2021 - May 2021

  • Performed interviews, conducted research, and synthesized findings to incorporate student perspectives and cater to their needs

  • Collaborated  with designers, developers, and stakeholders to overhaul the current website, resulting in a 23% increase in user engagement

  • Conducted regular meetings with diverse departments to ensure project clarity and monitor progress

 

Business Account Manager

Silkman & Associates Acct. Corp. | Los Angeles, CA

December 2014 – January 2023 

  • Maintained accurate accounting records for 10 clients including processing payables, receivables, employee payroll and bookkeeping

  • Examined financial records to verify accurate bookkeeping in adherence to company policies and procedures

  • Corresponded  daily with clients and vendors regarding payments, billing and outstanding invoices

Transaction Coordinator

SilkRoad Realty, Inc. | Los Angeles, CA

December 2014 – January 2023 

  • Coordinated and managed end-to-end real estate transactions, ensuring compliance with contract timelines and requirements

  • Facilitated communication between buyers, sellers, agents, lenders, and escrow officers to ensure a seamless and timely closing process

  • Oversaw the preparation and submission of necessary documentation, such as purchase agreements, disclosures, and addendums

Program Director & Graphic Designer

No Limits for Deaf Children | Culver City, CA

October 2012 – November 2014 

  • Worked with the executive director and operations director to strategize and execute fundraising events 

  • Orchestrated the planning, development, and implementation of the educational program tailored for deaf and hard-of-hearing children

  • Produced visually compelling digital and print materials for promotional campaigns, events, and fundraising activities

Skills

User Journeys, Wireframes, User Research, Marketing, Branding, Project Management, Front-End Web Development, Branding, Packaging, Prototyping, Storyboarding, Affinity Mapping, User Testing, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Figma, InVision, HTML/CSS, Spanish speaker, Storytelling, Design Thinking, Product Design, Mockups, User Experience Design, User Personas, Cross-team Collaboration

Awards

Best Commencement Module from Modo Labs

October 2023                             

Volunteer

UX Designer

Community School of the Arts Foundation

March 2024 – Present

  • Collaborate with other designers to visualize an intuitive dashboard for students, parents, and instructors

  • Work closely with stakeholders to gather requirements and conduct user research to understand the specific needs and preferences of the diverse community

  • Using Figma, I craft wireframes and prototypes that visualize the layout and functionality of the dashboard

  • Through iterative design and usability testing, I ensure that the dashboard meets the highest standards of accessibility, usability, and aesthetics 

Organizations

AIGA Member

LA Women's Design Collective Member

IxD After Hours Board Member

HOA Board Member

Big Sunday Volunteer

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