Julia Sakalus
ux designer, mechanical engineer, manager
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.
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
UX Academy - UX Certification, October 2020 - May 2021
Tufts University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
2016 - 2020
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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