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Krystal Higgins

Sr Interaction Designer - Android Wear @ Google

Senior Interaction Designer

Sydney, Australia

Ranked #1,353 out of 27,060 for Sr Interaction Designer - Android Wear in United States

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Krystal Higgins's Work Experience

Google

Sr Interaction Designer - Android Wear

September 2014 to Present

eBay

Senior Interaction Designer

February 2011 to September 2014

eBay

Interaction Designer - Visiontyping

April 2010 to February 2011

Krystal Higgins's Education

Maryland Institute College of Art

BFA

2000 to 2004

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About Krystal Higgins's Current Company

Google

● Lead design for Android Wear for iOS ● Lead design for onboarding and user education in Wear, and evangelize onboarding best practices across Google

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About Krystal Higgins

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I'm a wearables user experience designer with hybrid visual and interaction design skills. I weave engaging product stories across multiple devices and touchpoints. I connect people with experiences they can relate to (and love!) by crafting products with character & story. The projects in my portfolio are the result of iterative collaboration with diverse teams to bring these kinds of rich, personal user experiences to life. I thrive in environments that embrace ambiguity and experimentation, because that's where I see the largest opportunity to shape meaningful, customer-focused products. Specialties: DESIGN: Strategy, flow diagrams, icons, mockups, motion & paper prototypes, personas, research synthesis, sketches, specs & guideline documentation, storyboards, wireframes SOFTWARE: Balsamiq, Cinema 4D, Dreamweaver, Expression Blend, Fireworks, Flash, Flash Catalyst, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote/iMovie, Omnigraffle, Microsoft Office, Photoshop CODE: Actionscript, HTML, CSS, jQuery (web & mobile) PLATFORMS: Pebble, Samsung Gear, Android, iOS, Mac OS, Microsoft Kinect, web, Windows OS, Windows Phone 7Sr Interaction Designer - Android Wear @ ● Lead design for Android Wear for iOS ● Lead design for onboarding and user education in Wear, and evangelize onboarding best practices across Google From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Senior Interaction Designer @ ● Designed eBay's first wearable products (eBay for the Samsung Gear and eBay for Pebble). I provided interaction design, visual design and motion design in order to move quickly within a small team. Worked with partners internally and externally to craft a North Star vision and design principles for eBay's wearables strategy. ● Create and pitch new business ideas and design strategies to executives, including board of directors. ● Provide creative direction to junior designers and agencies to support various projects as needed. ● Led design for the eBay mobile web experience, creating clickable prototypes, flows, wireframes and mockups as well as overseeing a visual designer. I redesigned mobile web search results with a focus on larger product images, swipe-to-Watch, and a layout better suited to product comparison. I re-architected the home page to improve the information displayed for both signed-in and signed-out users. ● Collaborated with the iPhone and Android designers to ensure levels of consistency in information architecture and visual design across mobile product experiences. ● Directly managed a summer intern and created her project and feedback plan. I sought out opportunities to socialize her work within the mobile team. ● Led design for the October 2012 release of eBay's tablet web site, using usability testing to drive improvements to the item detail and search results screens. ● Led design for the iOS eBay Motors app. I conducted cross-functional ideation sessions built on user research, then followed through on ideas with sketches, wireframes, prototypes, mockups and assets. Major features designed included a first time user experience, the Garage, search improvements, visual search and a parts compatibility checker. ● Led design for the eBay Instant Sale iPhone app ● Led design for the eBay Windows Phone 7 app. I used Expression Blend to create code-usable prototypes for development. From February 2011 to September 2014 (3 years 8 months) Interaction Designer - Visiontyping @ ● Collaborated with business and developers to conceive and pitch visionary ideas for new product ventures ● Created storyboards to explore experiences for multiple business platforms, to communicate with internal teams, and to test concepts with research participants. Storyboards were helpful in communicating usage scenarios of the eco-friendly eBay Box pilot to vendors and internal stakeholders (see thebox.ebay.com). ● Created personas, scenarios, flows and UI designs for rich web applications ● Provide prototyping mentorship to the internal design organization ● Create low- and high-fidelity prototypes and demos using tools such as Adobe Flash Catalyst, jQuery, CSS3 and more From April 2010 to February 2011 (11 months) Interaction, Graphic and Visual UI Designer @ ● Iteratively wireframed & prototyped for rich web apps, software and demo projects. Used these deliverables to communicate ideas with web, creative and UX teams. ● Created designs, components, icons and presentation specs for Flex and other platforms ● Evangelized consistent user experience and brand identity across multiple disciplines ● Defined the visual identity for vertical experiences such as GeForce.com, 3D Vision Live and the Android Tegra Zone app ● Created storyboards to define experiences ● Established style guides and pattern libraries From January 2006 to April 2010 (4 years 4 months) Graphic Designer @ ● Audited and mocked-up solutions for driver, software and web application interfaces ● Built intranet reference library of icons and UI audit documentation ● Illustrated device installation steps for software wizards From October 2004 to December 2005 (1 year 3 months) Volunteer Website Designer @ Structured and designed the Art Endowment's website, including a gallery of artwork, a calendar of events, and comprehensive “About” section, to help raise awareness of the organization’s services and encourage donations From May 2005 to September 2005 (5 months) Children's Book Illustrator @ Created digital illustrations and characters for children's books From February 2004 to March 2005 (1 year 2 months) Illustration Intern @ From 2003 to 2003 (less than a year) Creative Assistant @ From 1999 to 2002 (3 years) BFA @ Maryland Institute College of Art From 2000 to 2004 Krystal Higgins is skilled in: User Interface Design, Interaction Design, User Experience, Wireframes, Visual Design, Illustration, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Graphic Design, Creative Direction, Storyboarding, Illustrator, Persona, Concept Design, Flash


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Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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1 year(s), 10 month(s)

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Krystal Higgins's Achievements

Speaker - "New users matter too! Designing better onboarding"

Issued by Webdagene, Oslo, Norway · October 2015

Speaker - "New users matter too! Designing better onboarding"

Issued by SXSW · March 2015

Guest speaker - "New users matter too: The design of mobile first time user experiences"

Issued by Designing for Mobile class - Bentley University · -

Speaker - "New users matter too: The design of mobile first time user experiences"

Issued by UX Australia · August 2014

Speaker - "Wearing the Future"

Issued by SXSW V2V · July 2014

Featured in an eBay, Inc spotlight article

Issued by eBay, Inc. · July 2014

Interviewed by Wired - "Winter Finally Arrives With Game of Thrones Paper Snowflakes"

Issued by Wired Magazine · December 2013

Speaker - "Wearables / Maker Culture"

Issued by eBay PM/Design Summit · April 2014

Speaker - "Common Threads: A perspective on multi-device community"

Issued by UXLX Lisbon · May 2013

5th Place Popular Vote

Issued by eBay Skunkworks Innovation Expo · August 2013

"OMG" Executive Award

Issued by eBay Skunkworks Innovation Expo · July 2012

People's Choice Award

Issued by eBay Skunkworks Innovation Expo · March 2011

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