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

My name is Nikki Espartinez, and I am an Independent UX/UI designer currently working as a freelancer in New York city. I spend a chunk of my working hours with an AR/hardware startup in Brooklyn designing softwares and tools for 3D creators. Previously, I’ve worked as an Interactive Designer in advertising for four years and as an editorial designer in Publishing prior to that. My primary focus is in research, interactive design and digital art direction. As a UX designer,  I strongly believe my interdisciplinary background is an asset to my career in Tech which is why I constantly advocate for diversity, not just in people, but in skillsets and lifelong influences, in creative technology and beyond.

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

 

My name is Nikki Espartinez, and I am an Independent UX/UI designer currently working as a freelancer in New York city. I spend a chunk of my working hours with an AR/hardware startup in Brooklyn designing softwares and tools for 3D creators. Previously, I’ve worked as an Interactive Designer in advertising for four years and as an editorial designer in Publishing prior to that. My primary focus is in research, interactive design and digital art direction. As a UX designer,  I strongly believe my interdisciplinary background is an asset to my career in Tech which is why I constantly advocate for diversity, not just in people, but in skillsets and lifelong influences, in creative technology and beyond.

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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