CORE SKILLS

Visual Design, UX / UI Design, Lettering, Branding + Identity, Photography, Art Direction

TECHNICAL CHOPS

SketchApp, Invision, InvisionStudio, Photoshop, Lightroom, Google Slide (for presentation to stakeholders), Google Suite, Asana, Design Documentation

CAN HELP WITH

Inclusivity, being a generalist vs specialist, copywriting as a design skill, visual design basics, good typography, storyboarding and designing narratives for products, the importance of empathy, personal branding, basic accessibility, digital art direction, how to get a job at a tech startup, basic understanding of UX

Nikki Espartinez

Primary UX/UI Designer, Looking Glass Factory

I’m a designer with a primary focus on user experience, interaction design and writing. My work is largely focused, but not limited to, user-centered applications with existing and emerging technologies. I consider myself an industry-agnostic designer with a strong generalist background. In the last 16 months, I’ve worked with a fast-rising Brooklyn-based AR and hardware startup called the Looking Glass as a software designer, connected outstanding mentors and mentees at UXPA New York which heavily focused on community-based work, and mentor brilliant up-and-coming UX designers here at RookieUp. In spite of being a professional designer for more than a decade now, I honestly do feel like I’m only just getting started. Perennial learner and forever a student of life.

Upcoming: Nuts.com Prev: Looking Glass Factory, Fidelity Investments, Publicis Worldwide

WORK SAMPLES

SCHEDULE TIME WITH NIKKI

 

Ready to schedule a session? Great! Just pick a session length and choose a time that works for you. Within 24 hours, your mentor will confirm whether they’re the right person to answer your questions, and we’ll introduce you over email with instructions on how to connect. Note: we’ll never charge your credit card until your mentor confirms that they’re the perfect mentor for you. Can’t find a time that works? Request one here.

Interested in a long-term mentorship with Nikki?

 

Get a great discount by booking a mentorship package that you can use to schedule up to three hours of sessions anytime over the next three months.

Nikki Espartinez

 

Primary UX/UI Designer, Looking Glass Factory

Website: nikkiespartinez.com

 

I’m a designer with a primary focus on user experience, interaction design and writing. My work is largely focused, but not limited to, user-centered applications with existing and emerging technologies. I consider myself an industry-agnostic designer with a strong generalist background. In the last 16 months, I’ve worked with a fast-rising Brooklyn-based AR and hardware startup called the Looking Glass as a software designer, connected outstanding mentors and mentees at UXPA New York which heavily focused on community-based work, and mentor brilliant up-and-coming UX designers here at RookieUp. In spite of being a professional designer for more than a decade now, I honestly do feel like I’m only just getting started. Perennial learner and forever a student of life.

Upcoming: Nuts.com Prev: Looking Glass Factory, Fidelity Investments, Publicis Worldwide

CORE SKILLS

Visual Design, UX / UI Design, Lettering, Branding + Identity, Photography, Art Direction

 

 

 

TECHNICAL CHOPS

SketchApp, Invision, InvisionStudio, Photoshop, Lightroom, Google Slide (for presentation to stakeholders), Google Suite, Asana, Design Documentation

 

 

 

 

CAN HELP WITH

Inclusivity, being a generalist vs specialist, copywriting as a design skill, visual design basics, good typography, storyboarding and designing narratives for products, the importance of empathy, personal branding, basic accessibility, digital art direction, how to get a job at a tech startup, basic understanding of UX

WORK SAMPLES

SCHEDULE TIME WITH NIKKI

Ready to schedule a session? Great! Just pick a session length and choose a time that works for you. Within 24 hours, your mentor will confirm whether they’re the right person to answer your questions, and we’ll introduce you over email with instructions on how to connect. Note: we’ll never charge your credit card until your mentor confirms that they’re the perfect mentor for you. Can’t find a time that works? Request one here.

Interested in a long-term mentorship with Nikki?

Get a great discount by booking a mentorship package that you can use to schedule up to three hours of sessions anytime over the next three months.

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