I believe that design is not making pretty websites or interfaces. Design is about coming up with solutions to business problems/users needs. As designers, the decisions that we make affect real people and designers have a responsibility to use it wisely.

I work with companies to take websites and UI designs from idea to prototype. My background as a former nurse has taught me the importance of paying attention to detail.

I started my journey as a health care professional because of my strong desire to help and care for others. During my time as an LPN and health care worker, I developed a strong sense of empathy for others through caring for the elderly and disabled. I learned that life is precious no matter your age or ability.

Why the transition to user experience? I have always enjoyed engaging both the creative and analytical parts of my brain. For a long time, I didn’t know how to combine the two into a career.

Finding design was the perfect mix of the two for me. My desire to help people has not changed. I intend to leverage my prior experience as a healthcare professional to bring a level of empathy and attention to detail that’s critical to making intuitive user experiences.

View my portfolio at: https://taraleeyork.com

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