I'm Melanie! I'm a multifaceted designer who loves to learn new things.

More about me

Fun facts

  • I'm over 6 feet tall
  • I have 2 ball python snakes
  • Me and my parents' birthdays fall on holidays during consecutive months

Professional career

Currently working as a contract UX Designer on enterprise software for American Airlines

Other endeavors

I'm the Community Outreach Director for BLVCK In Tech (BNT), a Dallas-based organization aimed to provide community and resources to people in the tech industry.

Email melanie@blvckintech.com if your organization is interested in partnering with BNT! 

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Why UX?

When I was a kid, I had a big imagination: I wrote plays/books, drew, painted, shot short videos and did anything I put my mind to.

I decided to get a degree in Media Arts at the University of North Texas. In college, I took up hobbies in other visual mediums such as illustration, graphic design and photography.

When I discovered UX, I saw it as a field where I could combine my creative talents with my desire to help people.

What I'm up to now


  • Online HCI course
  • IBM EDT course
  • Drawing


  • The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
  • Articulating Design Decisions by Tom Greever

After hours

Currently watching

  • Sci-fi tv shows/movies
  • The Vampire Diaries (again)


  • Playing Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda (BOTW)
  • Hiking
  • Watch videos about 60s/70s style and interior design

Favorite TV shows/movies

  • The Derry Girls
  • Atlanta
  • Money Heist
  • Arrested Development