Ashley Cunningham
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About

Hello there, I’m Ashley… but my friends call me Ash. I have a passion for problem solving, behavioral science, a desire to experiment and create delightful engaging interactions.

Currently I’m a Sr. UX designer at Looker in Santa Cruz, CA. I work with developers, product owners, and designers to deliver intuitive and cohesive experiences for our customers.

Aside from all this I love to get my hands dirty with tinkering in my printmaking studio, finding and restoring antique letterpress machines, and giving workshops to anyone who is interested in the craft. Im also a proud mom of a very active toddler and enjoy engaging with our local community events.

Experience

Specializing in UX for application platforms, by developing a solid design strategy, building a talented design team, and managing brand from cradle to launch.

 

Employment

Sr Product Designer
Looker
Jan 2018 to present

Head of Design (UX)
Equinix
Sept 2015 to Jan 2018

Sr Product Designer
Mighty Play
2014

Sr Conceptual Designer
The iTunes App Store
Apple Inc.

June 2009 to Feb 2013
Sr Product Designer
Digication
Aug 2013 to Sept 2015

 

Education

BA Graphic Design
CalArts
Fall 2004 to Spring 2008

AA Multi Media Art
Santa Barbara City College
Fall 2000 to Spring 2004

 

Skills & Languages

User Experience
Interaction Design
Design Leadership
Systems Design
Zeplin
Agile

HTML5
Figma
Sketch
After Effects
Abstract
Jira

 

References

Edwin Li
Chair of BayCHI

Windy Chien
Apple Strategy Consultant

Ryan Williams
Director, Product Design Volkswagon

Scott Garsed-Donnelly
Director of User Experience Equinix

Ray Snow-Shiva
Senior Front-end Developer

 
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Endorsements

Ashley is conscientious, empathetic, collaborative, and detail-oriented, whether in her design process, artifacts, or interactions with all stakeholders. She leads by example, consensus, and, when necessary, by making the calls required by her leadership position.
— Edwin LI - User Experience Designer & Chair of BayCHI
Ashley, has a way of visualizing a production environment for artists and explains what drives them.
— Kerry Washington, Sr IOS Developer
She has unbeatable visual design skills paired with strong interaction design. It was fun to work with her, as she a chill human too.
— Pronjal Ranka, Product Designer
Ashley is a talented designer. She is genuine and she puts extreme care in her work. It has been a pleasure to have worked with her.
— Jeffrey Yan, Digication