Hi, I’m Sandie, a passionate UX Lead who yearns to make a difference with simple and delightful experiences that truly help people.

In my free time, you can find me riding my motorcycle around the Puget Sound with my fiancé’, cuddling with my cats, taking pictures, working out at the gym (socially distanced, of course!), discovering new music, learning about quantum physics, politics, history…the list goes on!

User Experience

  • System Design
  • Product Design
  • UX Research & Analysis
  • IA / Taxonomy
  • User Flows
  • User Journeys
  • User Testing

Interaction Design

  • Interactive Prototyping
  • Wireframes
  • Accessible Design
  • Micro-interactions
  • Functionality & Spec Documentation
  • Mobile-first Design

Creative / Visual Design

  • Web & Print
  • Branding
  • Photography
  • Color theory
  • Typography
  • Pattern & Component libraries
  • Grid Systems & Layouts
  • Style Guides

Where I’ve Been

Designer

Designer

As a Designer, I span across User Experience Design, Interaction Design and Visual/Creative Design. Because of this, I’ve been called a “Unicorn.” Some have called me a Ninja and Rockstar. I think this is because I can quickly yet thoroughly come up with concepts and ideate within a logical framework, using a standard UX process that cuts out any unnecessary reinventing of wheels.
June 2012 – Present
Front-End Developer

Front-End Developer

As a front-end developer of a small boutique agency, I used HTML5/CSS3, jQuery/JS and some PHP to update client websites and apps. As a dev for a startup I worked at, I branded and customized white label Microsoft SharePoint sites where I also used my HTML5/CSS3, jQuery/JS skills and coded responsive websites/widgets.
June 2011 – June 2012
Seattle Central Community College - Web Design & Development Certificate

Seattle Central Community College – Web Design & Development Certificate

I went back to school to learn a new technical, in-demand trade where I could build upon my existing experiences, education and skills. This certificate program redirected me towards a path that would ultimately lead me to a career in user experience design.
January 2010 – June 2011
Sales

Sales

During this period, I worked in customer service and sales at a local portrait studio. Here, I would often assist photographers with their equipment and studio setup in addition to selling print packages.
January 2007 – November 2009
Historical Tour Guide - Klondike Gold Rush

Historical Tour Guide – Klondike Gold Rush

For the summers of 2005 & 2006, I lived in Skagway, Alaska and worked as a Historical Tour Guide. The first summer, I wore a Victorian ensemble and gave tours of a gold dredge. The second summer I ditched the dress and gave driving tours – I drove up to 30 passengers at a time as far north as the Yukon Territory, where we saw bears, moose and eagles. Being a tour guide was by far had some of the best experiences of my life!
May – October 2005 & 2006
Photo Lab Technician

Photo Lab Technician

As I was studying at Evergreen, I got a job working at the college photo lab and studio and often helped in the Digital Lab (computers, scanners, etc). I would help set up the darkrooms, chemicals, englargers, etc. After I graduated, I worked at a few local photo labs where I processed film and digital files into prints. I even got to meet Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and process his pictures!
2002 – 2005
The Evergreen State College - B.A. Liberal Arts

The Evergreen State College – B.A. Liberal Arts

My focus was in Photography, Art History and Creative Writing. During this time, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Peru in 2003 for college credit to do a photo and writing documentary, where I then printed, framed and displayed select photographs at a local Olympia cafe’.
2002 – 2004

“If I could assemble a “Dream Team” of most valued colleagues throughout my career, Sandie Wright would most definitely be on it. She’s a strong, intuitive communicator, able to quickly understand a design problem or team need, and always ready to clearly explain the rationale for her ideas, decisions, and points of view.”

— Former UX Colleague, Razorfish