Shania Ambros (Naia)

Shania Ambros (Naia)

UX/UI Designer in Boston, MA, She/Her

About

Designing intentional digital ecosystems to better connect people, services, and teams. Often involved in event organizing and sociocultural initiatives.

Projects

2022

Pivoting One Down's website structure to spotlight their current shows, high performing videos, and lead visitors towards Instagram, Kumu, and Youtube endpoints.

2022

Created a digital version of the Perfectly Flawed special exhibition by curators at Tam-Awan Village for International Womens Month. Tam-Awan is an arts Institution based in Baguio City, Philippines. Project made possible by Simmons University's Passionate Leaders Grant.

2022

A fun themed business card for hackers, volunteers, and mentors to introduce themselves, find team members, and keep a HBP 22 souvenir.

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2021

Redesigned website from Squarespace to Wix. Utilized the Wix CMS to organize partner directories, press articles, and blogs.

2020

Remote internship offered by the program at SIT India: Virtual Internship in Public Health, Community Action & Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Experience Summary:

  • Created 19 social campaign posts for Snehi's Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages on the topic of Public Awareness, Mood disorders, and Instagram promotion.
  • Learned more about Snehi's mission and experience supporting young people amidst the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April.
  • Compiled a list of global and local potential partners and organizations for volunteer outreach
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Side Projects

2022
An online portal for people and places that make music happen. at Future Collabs
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2022
Pasipo App

Named after the ancient Filipino god of music, Pasipo is a platform that aims to give exposure to emerging Filipino artists around the globe. Developed a lean UX canvas, design system, and incomplete app on glitch during MLH Local Hack Day.

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2020

Created the brand, website, podcast thanks to the 2020 Project Fund Scholarship. The podcast scratches the surface of topics such as: finding a sense of belonging in cultural and professional spaces, the complexity of language preservation, and how music plays a role in the expression and preservation Indigenous traditions of all Igorots.

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Work Experience

2021 — 2022
Freelance Digital Designer
Boston, MA

Created a brand kit for UMass Amherst's Asian & Asian American Certificate Program in 2021, Redesigned One Down's website to adhere to new business goals for their web portfolio in 2022

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2021 — 2022
Remote

Designed webpages, brand guidelines, and digital marketing assets for web, socials, and webinars. Led monthly web presence reviews analyzing website, newsletters, and social media engagement.

2020 — 2020
Los Angeles, CA (Remote)

Drafted wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes on Figma to convert into a Squarespace site. Updated the Squarespace site to match One Down's visual brand and highlight series. By redesigning the site’s Information Architecture, the average session duration rate increased by 64% and the bounce rate decreased by 23.8% in October.

2019 — 2019
Boston, MA

Continued designing wireframes and prototypes for the chRIS store

2018 — 2018
Boston, MA

Worked on wireframes for the chRIS UI using Inkscape and Patternfly Design system

Volunteering

2020 — 2022
Boston, MA (Hybrid)

Developed the brand voice and theme design for the 2021 and 2022 hackathon. Producing design templates for social campaigns published on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Medium, and Newsletters.

2021 — 2021
Boston, MA (Remote)

Supported 300+ organizers, panelists, and hackers navigate Discord and Zoom. I encouraged the volunteer team led by Josephine Hoy to create a public google doc with all the resources shared during panel sessions.

2018 — 2019
Public Relations & Media Specialist at Simmons Kababayan Filipino Club
Boston, MA
  • Produced social campaigns for events, announcements, educational resources, and E-board updates.
  • Strategized bi-weekly social campaign topics and compiled affiliated call to action resources.
  • Promoted Kababayan to cultural affinity organizations in the Colleges of the Fenway and greater Filipino Intercollegiate National District (FIND) through online and in-person events.
2016 — 2018
Multimedia Design Officer at Asian Student Association
Boston, MA

E-board member and event staff volunteer for Boston Latin Academy's annual Asian Night shows. Designed print and digital promotional materials for club events and the annual show.

Speaking

2022
Boston, MA (Remote)

Co-led a project ideation workshop using FigJam for HackBeanpot 2022

2022
Taipei, Taiwan (Remote)

One of Four panelists at the CTPILS Conference youth forum virtually held in Taipei, Taiwan.
Cultural & Indigenous Knowledge Capacities Among Filipino and Taiwanese Youth Amidst Global Environmental Crises forum

2021
Remote

As a participant of the first EDICT (Empowering Diverse Climate Talent) Cohort, all interns presented a brief lightening talk about their learning experience at their internship placement and introduction to climate tech.

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2021
Boston, MA (Remote)

Guest Speaker at the June 2021 Asian American Commission virtual panel event, Indigenous Cultures in the AAPI Community: Igorot youth in New England.

Awards

2022
Web Design & Development Department Award from Simmons University
2021

Won Best UI/UX Hack at RoseHacks 2021 for a team web app project, Divoc, created to build long-term incentives to monitor their mental and physical health using a gamified habit tracker.

2020

Won Best UI/UX Hack at SharkHack’s 2020 Mini-Hack for a solo web design project, created to reimagine the digital space for Asian-American artists like Keshi to create profitable sales during COVID.

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Certifications

2022

Prepared for the exam through Agile Development Methodologies course @ Boston University

2021 — 2024

Exam taken during Intro to Social Research course @ Simmons University

Features

2022

Introduces my work designing Cordigo Artspace as a Passionate Leaders Project grant recipient.

Education

2018 — 2022
Boston, MA

Class of 2022 Web Design & Development Department Award. Dean's List (3.5+ Semester GPA) recipient since 2020.