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I love collaborating with my team to spot problems, recommend changes and iterating to turn frustrating products or services into intuitive and delightful experiences.

Mariam makes it her mission to turn illogical and often outdated web products into sleek and seamless digital services that capture audience’s attention and serve user’s needs. With a broad background in user experience strategy and design, Mariam is committed to industry best practices, including accessibility, responsive design and plain language standards. But above all, she loves the challenge of untangling complex content and design dilemmas to get to heart of what users want and need. Mariam’s user-first focus is made possible by her expert ability to evaluate user feedback and Google Analytics data—reading between the lines to determine trends and make data-driven recommendations. Mission accomplished, Mariam!

Mariam earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of the Arts and a MPS in Design Management from The Maryland Institute College of Art.

Hometown

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Noteworthy Story or Next Adventure

I’m dying to go to take a design sabbatical in Europe.

Favorite App/Book/Pub

National Geographic Magazine and The Reason for God by Timothy Keller.

DC Go-to's

Billy Goat Trail is the perfect spot to break up a good sweat!