Hi, I’m Wendy, an Associate UX Designer at Cantina. I design creative solutions to problems, from applications to strategy. My roots are in storytelling and design thinking, and I use my experience as an educator and visual artist to inform the work I produce in digital spaces. At this point you could consider me a specialist in work related to education and online learning. Before joining Cantina, I’ve taught in highschool and higher-ed classrooms, and produced creative work for two different edTech startups, including one that produced educational hip-hop. (Unfortunately I didn’t write any songs while I was there.) My contributions both there and on other tools have been used in over 20,000 blended and online classrooms. They span illustration, comic books, video, animation, graphic and UI design, and systems evaluation and design. Some of the most important personal attributes I bring to my work are curiosity, empathy, and a lot of terrible puns.
“You don't always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.” -Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Areas of Expertise & Interest:
Animation, product design, art direction, AR/VR, digital fabrication, and photography.
Other Fun Facts:
I'm really good at finding four-leaf clovers.
B.F.A., Digital Art, concentration in Animation, minor in Graphic Design - Northeastern University