Product Designer, UX Researcher

About

My background, expertise, interests.

 
  Photo: Taken at Storm King Art Center in NY.

Photo: Taken at Storm King Art Center in NY.

About ME

I'm a product designer with 9 years of experience in UX and UI design for mobile apps (iOS, Android) and occasionally, websites, with a strong passion in UX research. I have worked in companies of all sizes - from startups, to mid-size, to large corporate companies. I graduated with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and currently live and work in NYC.

Aside from work, I have a 15-year-old cat who has been featured on ICanHasCheezBurger.com, ICanHasCheezBurger Daily Calendar (available on Amazon), and The New York Times. You can check out her Instagram here.

 This is Fiona.

This is Fiona.

COntact me

The best way to reach me is by email: sheenmay@gmail.com or LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aslai/

Interests

Eating out
Cooking
Baking
Needle felting
Painting
Sketching
Piano
Tea
Rabbits
Corgis
Traveling
Ping pong
Tennis
Racquetball
Basically any sport with a racquet or paddle
XBox Dance Central
Just Dance
NYC real estate

While I usually cook, I like to bake every now and then. See past baking projects here

One of my more recent hobbies I've discovered is needle felting. 

Other Tidbits

States I've Explored
• Hawaii
California*
Nevada
Utah
Arizona
New Mexico
Wyoming
Montana
Idaho
Texas
Florida
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
Pennsylvania*
Michigan*
New Jersey*
New York**
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
Maine
* Lived there at one point
** Live there currently

Countries I've Explored
Canada
Italy
• France
• Spain
• UK
• Netherlands
Taiwan
• Japan
Philippines
Thailand
China
The Bahamas

Currently reading:
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, by Alan Cooper

On Deck:
• Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster, by Alistair Croll & Benjamin Yoskovitz
UX For Lean Startups, by Laura Klein
• The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell
• Developing the Leader Within You, by John C. Maxwell
• Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable, by Tim. S Grover
• Spy The Lie, Philip Houston, et al.
• What Every Body Is Saying, by Joe Navarro

Some of my past reading:
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds, by Carmine Gallo
Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking, by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
 Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, by Kerry Patterson, et al.
 Influencer, The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition, by Joseph Grenny, et al.
 Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results, by Rob Biesenbach
 Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond, by Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville & Jorge Arango
How to Make Sense of Any Mess, by Abby Covert
• Org Design for Design Orgs, by Peter Merholz & Kristin Skinner
• UX Strategy, by Jaime Levy
• Articulating Design Decisions, by Tom Greever
 User Story Mapping, by Jeff Patton
 Lean UX, by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
• Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, by Nir Eyal
• Don’t Make Me Think, by Steve Krug
 The Design of Everyday Things, by Don Norman
• Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love, by Marty Cagan
• Universal Principles of Design, by William Lidwell