Julia Sakalus
ux designer, mechanical engineer, manager
jmsakalus@gmail.com
Profile
Innovative designer with an aptitude for learning focused on creating meaningful experience in design. Culturally sensitive and internationally travelled with proven success working on multi-disciplinary teams and upholding positive client relationships. Described as a fast learner, dependable, curious, creative, and hard working.
Skills
Design: Prototyping, UX, UI interaction, Figma, Adobe XD, InVision, maze
Programming: strong · MATLAB; familiar · C++, R, LabView, MathCAD
Program Management: Jira, Slack, Notion, Mural, Microsoft Office
Languages: fluent · English, Polish, Spanish; basic · German
Education
DesignLab
UX Academy - UX Certification, October 2020 - May 2021
Tufts University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
2016 - 2020
Work
Empowermotion, Freelance UX Designer, Content Creator, March 2021 - Present
  • Designed and built responsive landing page and e-commerce website
  • Managed, designed, and set up social media posts and marketing campaigns that grew the brand following by 120%
  • Aligned design and marketing team to brand guidelines, timeline, and goals
De-Ice Technologies, Mechanical Engineer, November 2019 - October 2020
  • Designed an app to interpret data, allowing for intuitive monitoring of temperature sensors resulting in faster detection and correction of experiment failure points
  • Developed project plan that provided visibility of high priority tasks to key stakeholders, delivering a completed product before expected due date
  • Invented a process in COMSOL (simulation software) that removes the need of modeling an airplane s inner geometries, resulting in a 60% decrease in time to deliver a heat-transfer simulation-ready A320 model
  • Identified opportunities to increase accuracy and precision in my COMSOL model, exceeding requirements by 30%
  • Developed library of vendors to leverage their knowledge on data acquisition instruments that match company and aviation requirements
De-Ice Technologies, Mechanical Engineer Intern, June - September 2019
  • Designed, laser cut and 3D printed tools for the R&D process and visually appealing displays for the company s demo
  • Modeled an aileron, spoiler, and nose cone in SolidWorks and came up with multiple ways of integrating De-Ice s system into the existing geometries
  • Wrote code in the Arduino IDE (C++ based) to test component lifetime and automatically generate reports on sensor measurements
GEO Instruments, Mechanical Engineer Intern, June - August 2018
  • Designed and 3D printed a camera mount that facilitates the installation of an AMTS and improves field safety
  • Installed new surveying equipment on-site, serviced and fixed instruments, and took measurements
  • Reviewed and analyzed data from the instruments on the Bellevue Tunnel Project
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