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HILARY BROWN

Experience Designer

Phone:

913.579.1213

Location:

Boulder, CO | Remote

In the mountains...

Drink of choice:

Black coffee

What makes me a better designer...

Running. Outside. What began as a cheap (free) way to get moving, I challenged myself to run a mile everyday in 2019, has now become one of the best things I do for myself. Running is my best time to decompress and find good ideas. It is a no pressure and inspiring time to explore new places, relax, and clear my head. I am now trying trail running for a challenge and to see more.

Inktober. A month of drawing prompts every October is a creative outlet that is different than daily work. It gets me to try new subjects and styles, and puts me out of my comfort zone. The best part is I am off the computer and back to pen and paper. 

Airplane Interiors. Problem solving to the max! Think quite literally - square peg (cabinets, beds, etc.) into a round hole (the fuselage). Oh, and be super lightweight at the same time. Combining a unique persona with a hyper specific need, this is what got my into creating (physical) user experiences.

Ballet. Discipline, dedication, confidence, and grit. The best things to come out of all of the hours (and years) in those pointe shoes!

How I got here...

2001 - 2012

2007 - 2016

2012 - 2019

ballet dancer
Tailor's Tools
airplane interior
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2019 - Today

A ballet major at the University of Utah. Moved on to professional companies in Atlanta, GA, New York, NY, and Kansas City, MO.

Costume designer for the Kansas City Ballet and Kansas City Costume Co. Also worked on the KC leg of the national tour of The Lion King. 

Private aircraft interior designer. Worked on concept designs through technical drawings and final design handoff.

UX design for mobile and web apps. Leading the design work on new features including web navigation and mobile app redesign.

My favorite things...

TECH STACK

  • Figma & FigJam

  • Optimal Workshop

  • Usability Hub

  • Adobe Suite

  • Zeroheight

  • Airtable

  • Google Suite

  • Confluence/JIRA

  • TeuxDeux

  • Sharpie & Post-its

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GEAR STACK

  • Gregory Amber 44 Pack

  • Big Agnes Sleeping Bag

  • Jetboil MiniMo

  • Katadyn BeFree Filter

  • Kammok Hammock

  • BV500 BearVault

  • Garmin inReach Mini

  • Kahtoola Microspikes

  • Kula Cloth

  • Patagonia Gloves

  • Mountain House Pad Thai

  • Alpine Start Coffee

  • Coffee Clif Bar

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