Jill began programming when she was 8 years old. She thrives on creative collaboration and solving design challenges. She loves coming up with simple, effective solutions that provide the best possible user experience. Jill believes strongly in sound workflow practices and development methods to create the best project possible right out of the gate. She has experienced firsthand the great benefits of agile development and it is her preferred development workflow. She has worked with Fox, Buick, Walgreen’s and Digitas to name a few. Her primary focus is to successfully create and maintain a one-to-one relationship between the consumer and a brand.
After being a front-end designer and developer, I found UX out of necessity. I felt that there was a vast distance between me as the designer and the needs of my users. After studying UX at GA under Jill DaSilva at the beginning of 2013, I graduated as a UX Designer and immediately applied the UX process to my workflow. Recently I was fortunate enough to have completed a contract with the Walt Disney Company as a UX Designer which lead to my current position here at GA as Designer in Residence. I am extremely happy to be sharing my experience and knowledge with new students and mentoring them to become successful UX Designers.