Hi, I'm Drea

When I was 8 I attended Roller Coaster Tycoon camp. I spent 3 weeks of my childhood summer locked in a dark computer lab designing the ultimate Amusement Park. I won best Amusement Park Experience. And that is my life's foreshadow.
Thanks mom, for letting me attend for 3 consecutive years. I know it wasn't cheap.

My love for spending HOURS on The Sims (we all did it right?) and thoroughly designing my Myspace layouts led me to an IT Highschool. I began taking computer graphics during my sophomore year and have never really stopped.

When I'm not busy designing wireframes or interactive experiences you can find me somewhere outside, at hot yoga or buying boujee athleisure I don't need... usually in reverse order. -__-

I'm currently an Experience Designer at DMi, based in DC... I thrive in a creative culture and am always happy to chat. Shoot me an email or DM on FB or LinkedIn!

DREA VEGA

EXPERIENCE

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
DMi, WASHINGTON DC, Oct 17'- Present

Working on a variety of projects ranging from websites, apps, strategic innovation and interactive experiential work. I spend most of my time creating wireframes, prototyping, animating designs or researching for some crazy new idea. All about dem stats :)

UX DESIGNER & ART DIRECTOR INTERN
WONGDOODY LA, Summer 16'

Created mockups, interactive prototypes, designed decks and concepted with AD & CW teams on new business pitches. Designed and produced interactive children's display board for Cedar Sinai LA in the Westfield Mall.

DIGITAL DEVELOPER INTERN
VCU UNIVERSITY MARKETING, RVA

Front end developer,  designed UX & UI infrastructure, created digital content & banner ads, participated in website redesign taxonomy: created user flows & personas based off Hotjar analytics and resolved maintenance requests.

FULL STACK DEVELOPER/DESIGNER- FREELANCE
GOOD PAC, ALEXANDRIA VA, Summer 15'

Logo & Brand Design, created social media content across channels, designed UI & UX and developed wordpress site. (front & back end dev)

EDUCATION

M.S. in BUSINESS/BRANDING- EXPERIENCE DESIGN
VCU BRANDCENTER,  2015-2017
B.A. in COMMS/MEDIA STUDIES- ADVERTISING
MINOR in GRAPHIC ARTS
RADFORD UNIVERSITY,  2011-2015
COMMUNICATIONS STUDY ABROAD- MEDIA & SOCIETY
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, Summer 14'