Hi, I'm Alexa.

I'm a Product Designer based in New York City. It took me a while to figure that all out. In college, I went back and forth between Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science a few times until I realized I don't want to just solve problems, like how to put a satellite into space or search a tree. I want to solve problems for people. I chose Product Design because it allows me to combine my passions for technical and creative problem solving with empathy and a human-first approach, and I've never looked back since.

I've worked as a designer at Amazon Web Services (go ahead, give me your best Alexa joke) and startups in luxury ski retail and AI services.

I'm currently looking for new design opportunities in the New York City area or remote roles. If you are looking to get in touch, you can reach me via the following:

Email: alexa.rae.bren@gmail.com

Cell: (646) 784-3641

If you want to learn some more about me first, keep scrolling.

SOFT SKILLS

I'm a big picture thinker with a product mindset.

I understand the larger intent behind each project I take on, and approach their smaller elements in context of this vision.

I speak everyone's language.

With my background in computer science, I can effectively collaborate with engineers and present complex ideas in intuitive ways to stakeholders and customers alike.

I'm an optimistic leader.

I motivate my teammates by looking for creative solutions that get things done rather than focusing just on problems.

HARD SKILLS

  • Figma, Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, Balsamiq, Adobe Suite

  • User Research, Personas, Storyboarding,
    Wireframing, Prototyping, Usability studies

  • HTML/CSS, Javascript, React, PHP/SQL

  • Swift, Java, Python, R, C, Ocaml

Some other things about me:

I love to dance, go rock climbing, and play video games.

But, most importantly,

I love music.

These are my top picks (at the moment).