NICE TO MEET YOU — I'm Ariel!
I'm a graduate from the Visual Communication Design program at the University of Washington. Previously, I was an Inclusive Experience Design Intern on Airbnb's Design Language System and Digital Accessibility. Most recently, I'm interning at Lippincott, London while freelancing for international clients in brand consultancy and product design.
I began my graphic design career path in high school when I discovered my appreciation for its systematic quality that differentiates the medium from the fine arts. I created vector illustrations (with a trackpad!) that were aesthetically pleasing, but wondered if design could make a more substantial impact beyond its aesthetics. After attending Cornell's design ecology summer program, I realized that design is a universal problem-solving process that involves contextual considerations of visual communication and human interaction.
As a designer, I aspire to transform intangible concepts into memorable, meaningful systems and experiences. I am passionate about integrating interdisciplinary aspects of design, psychology, and ethnography to create stories and provide consultancy with a people-first mentality. With every learning opportunity, I strive to improve and adopt new knowledge to fully experience design's multidisciplinary culture.
LET'S CONNECT —
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID —
“Ariel is able to work and produce iterations of designs to solve problems with a speed that impresses even senior colleagues. She generates her own motivation to get work done in addition to delivering at a high quality bar, which she tenaciously works at until she does.”
— MICHAEL SUI (INCLUSIVE DESIGN LEAD, AIRBNB)
“Ariel has continued to push the limits and expectation of deliverables by always taking it steps further, incrementally improve the smallest detail until perfect. Ariel is an amazing collaborator, who is able to take feedback, synthesize it, distinguish if it's relevant, and apply it accordingly.”
— TAIDO NAKAJIMA (GLOBALIZATION LEAD, AIRBNB)
“Designers on the team were impressed by how focused Ariel was and how she could execute quality designs in a quick timeline. Even on more difficult challenges, Ariel did not seem discouraged and always looked to take on more. With her mentality, Ariel was very easy to work with.”
— JEREMY KING (DESIGNER, AIRBNB)
"Ariel was a pleasure to work with, she demonstrated an incredible work ethic and focus, operating at the level of someone years her senior. Strengths include: a methodical and diligent process, great soft skills and confidence when talking through her decisions, and responding well to constructive feedback."
— JACK HONE (DESIGNER, USTWO/AIRBNB/BULB)