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e.nestvold@gmail.com

ABOUT

From big picture elements to delicate details, my favorite part of being a UX designer is creating moments of delight by making products more innovative, sustainable, and useful.

Before joining Artefact, I worked for a mix of companies ranging from small in-house studios to corporate businesses. Included in the mix was an appliance company, so, naturally, I can answer any appliance-related questions you may have. I attended Western Washington University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Design with a minor in User Experience, all the while making use of the woodworking shop, plastics lab, and laser cutter.

When not at work, you can find me at the painting easel learning new techniques with “help” from my affectionate cat Huckleberry. I also love exploring off the beaten path while hiking and snowshoeing around the North Cascades.

You can also view my Behance, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


EXPERIENCE

View a PDF resume here.

ARTEFACT

UX/UI Designer

September 2017 - Present 
Consulting with clients to align business and design, working collaboratively with designers and developers, and building a consistent user experience while understanding goals and strategizing to implement a product.
Seattle, WA


MICROSOFT CO-OP 

UX/UI & Industrial Design

January 2017 - March 2017
Collaborated with a team of designers to address new problems in work spaces with the introduction of mixed-reality technology through field-research, ideation, and conceptualization of possible solutions.
Redmond, WA    


KLOOP STUDIO

Industrial Design Freelance

November 2016 - January 2017
Contributed to the beginning concept phase (mood boards, storyboarding, brainstorming, user scenarios and concept sketches) and designed the final deliverable (CAD models, keyshot renderings).
Bellingham, WA


GE APPLIANCES

Year-long Design Internship

June 2015 - June 2016
Conducted research (engaging consumers and designers in product testing in different environments), helped translate/build concepts (Solidworks, Keyshot), developed interfaces (wireframing with InDesign and Illustrator, display mock-ups, brand and usage guidelines) while collaborating with a cross-functional team of designers and engineers.
Louisville, KY

View a recommendation from Senior Industrial Designer Lauren Platts.


FIRSTBUILD

Industrial Design Internship

January 2016 - March 2016
Contributed to the adaptation of the brand language, proposing website adaptations as well as assisting the marketing team with advertising visuals/ads.
Louisville, KY


WWU IDSA STUDENT CHAPTER

Personal Relations

September 2014 - June 2015
Connected students with active design professionals in the greater Seattle area. This included lining up speakers and coordinating design studio tours.
Bellingham, WA


SHEILA KLEIN

Artist Internship

July 2014 - Feburary 2015
Developed concepts in 2D-3D (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). Wrote or edited artist submissions. Strong visual and verbal communication skills.
Bow-Edison, WA


EDUCATION

Graduation: June 2017
Western Washington University
BS in Industrial Design, Minor in User Experience // 3.7 GPA
Bellingham, WA


PROFICIENCY

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Prototyping (Sketch App, Invision, Paper)

CAD (Solidworks, Catia, OnShape)

Rendering (Keyshot, Digital, Marker, Mixed Media)

Sketching (Ideation, Visualization)

Basic Computer Science (HTML, C++)


AWARDS

2nd Place Design Scholarship 2015, Architectural Elements

Art Merit Scholarship 2013, Western Washington University

Art Tuition Wavier Scholarship 2014, Western Washington University

Seattle Art Museum, Gage Intensive Exhibit


PRESS

Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), S Bench featured in Feb 2016 Issue

JPC Architects, S Bench specified for 2016 building project