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Hi, I'm Janelle Academia.

I am a Product Designer currently working at Glorify. 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.


Read more about my career change in my Designlab feature


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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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

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

Chapman University

Sep 2014 - May 2018

B.A. Business Admin

Served as lead Product Designer redesigning app experience resulting in increased retention, creating a user-friendly dashboard, and executing growth experiments and strategies

Product Designer


Sep 2021 - April 2023

Product Designer


Currently working as a Product Designer on the Glorify product team

April 2023 - Present

Marketing Intern

Cru (Stateside)

June 2017 - Aug 2017

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

Events Coordinator

Cru (International)

Worked on an international team to coordinate logistics for conferences and events taking place in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

May 2018 -  June 2019

Digital Engagement


Sep 2019 - Sep 2021

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

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