My name is Puja and I am a Seattle-based UX Manager, with previous experience as a Senior UX Designer and Product Manager. I currently work at Avvo, where I manage a team of content strategists, UX designers, and visual designers. I love keeping up-to-date on current user experience and design methodologies.
My background in user-centered design, including a Masters degree in Human-Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) from the University of Washington, has led me to a career in product management and user experience that best utilizes my strengths with customer feedback, analytics, UX best practices, and competitive analysis to determine appropriate user/process flows that meet a market and customer need.
I have a proven track record of execution and delivery of digital interactions that combines lean practices with an engaging experience. I evangelize the need for user research to tell us what the data is saying, and user-centered design for best-in-class customer experiences. I pride myself on building collaborative relationships with teammates and key stakeholders to identify and develop the features and define the overall product mission.
In my day to day, I am passionate about bridging design and business goals, but I am also a huge fan of finding ways to bring people together to have fun, create relationships, and learn from each other. I am involved in the UX community and participate in local events, including speaking at university lectures and local meetups. Working with me means there will definitely be laughter, I’ll likely want to know your astrological sign, and I’ll absolutely want to know how you scored on the StrengthsFinder and Myers-Briggs tests.