Liz Wells is a user experience designer, currently working at Stink Studios in Brooklyn, New York

Liz Wells is a user experience designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines a background in graphic design with technology and user-centered design thinking. Her UX process begins with sketching as a way of stepping back from her computer to focus on the experience and user goals at hand. Liz currently works at Stink Studios, where she is responsible for all phases of the UX process, from concepting and information architecture to wireframing and prototyping. Liz advises visual designers and developers throughout the lifecycle of a project to help them meet Stink’s high standards for usability and delight. While at Stink Studios, Liz has created products and experiences for a wide range of brands in music, automotive, technology, fashion, media, and nonprofit.

 

Her work has been recognized by The One Show, The Webbys, Awwwards, FWA, Communication Arts, Cannes Lions and D&AD, and featured in The Next Web, The Verge, The New York Times, Quartz, BuzzFeed, Adweek, Artsy to name a few. Her work on 'Lynching in America' was showcased in an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum during the summer of 2017 entitled The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America, and is currently on display at The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

 

Liz received her BFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015. Her foundation in design thinking informs her work as a UX designer. She has guest lectured at SVA and taught a workshop at RIT. In 2017, Liz was a finalist for Young Guns 15 by the The One Club for Creativity/ADC. She has a passion for raising the voices of women and non-binary people, which is why she co-founded Desk Lunch, a newsletter for people in the minority to share personal stories of what it's like to work in the creative industry.

Education —


Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York, 2011 to 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design,
Magna Cum Laude


Teaching —


School of Visual Arts,
Guest Lecturer, February 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology,
There Is No Process Workshop - Lessons in building user centered experiences, November 2017

Notes —

Photography of sketches by Hannah Schwob
Thank you Arnaud Tanielian for your help with development
Using Amerigo BT and GT Walsheim Pro