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Hi, I'm Janelle Academia.

I am a Product Designer currently working at Carry. Coming from a background in business marketing and nonprofit work, I made the jump into the world of UX/UI and found my passion in designing products that help people and businesses thrive.  


UX/UI Design
Web and Mobile UI
Visual Design
Design Systems
Growth Design Psych
UX/Product Strategy
User Research
Competitive Analysis
Product Strategy
Human-Centered Design
Rapid Prototyping
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Engagement Coordinator


Received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Theatre Technology & Design

Manage all website design and digital marketing efforts for the Alumni department of Point Loma Nazarene University

Worked on an international team to coordinate all logistics for conferences and events taking place in the European, North African, and Middle Eastern area

Sep 2019 - Present

Events Coordinator

Cru (International)

May 2018 -  June 2019

Career Development Assistant

Chapman University

Oct 2018 - Dec 2017

Marketing Intern

Cru (Stateside)

June 2017 - Aug 2017

Data Governance Intern


June 2015 - Aug 2015

Provided administrative support, survey research, and career advising at the Argyros School of Business  at Chapman University

Managed social media marketing efforts, consulted on audience engagement strategies, and redesigned cohort website to be more user friendly and engaging

Managed and organized crucial data in an efficient and easily accessible manner for an renowned technology company

Chapman University

Sep 2014 - May 2018

Figma | Photoshop | Procreate | Raiser's Edge |

Blackbaud NetCommunity | Vyond Video |

Excel | Social Media Management

UX/UI design and research program consisting of a top tier design curriculum, industry relevant projects, and 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with a professional designer 

UX/UI Design

Designlab Academy

Dec 2020 - Present

B.A. Business Marketing

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