DREA VEGA

8 years old

The Sims: my first exposure to design software and the springboard to my experiential design obsession.

11 years old

Spent hours coding & redesigning my myspace layout in 6th grade... 12 years later I'm still doing the same thing.

14 years old

Went to a super nerdy Tech High School and was apart of their Computer Graphics Program.

16 years old

Discovered my love of Marketing at DECA Competition. Won pitch at States and placed Nationally.

8 years old

The Sims: my first exposure to design software and the springboard to my experiential design obsession.

11 years old

I spent hours coding/redesigning my layout in 6th grade... 12 years later, I'm still doing the same thing.

14 years old

applied to Battlefield High Schools I.T. program and took Computer graphics class since freshman yr.

16 years old

moved High Schools. Picked up marketing, win DECA states and placed Nationally.

DREA VEGA

I was blessed with not one, but two tech-savvy older brothers. The kind of guys you'd pay to fix your broken x-box.
Their
habits, skills, and interests influenced most of my choices in life. Like, choosing Roller Coaster Tycoon camp over dance for 3 consecutive years. Interaction design runs through my veins.

EXPERIENCE

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

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'