How's it going? I'm Ellen Cornish.
UX Designer. Researcher. Problem Solver. Poached Egg Fanatic.
For as long as I can remember, I have had an insatiable curiosity about the perspectives of others. Growing up in a multicultural environment allowed me to be acutely aware of the diversity of human experiences, and I have always sought to understand them better. This led to my undergraduate studies in psychology at Simon Fraser University, and scientific work in a cognitive research lab aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms of perception, attention, and memory.
Post-graduation I spent four years at Bench Accounting, a rapidly growing fintech company, and found myself wearing many hats: researcher, account manager, bookkeeper, beta tester, process builder, project manager, hiring manager, and leader. While these roles changed, the one thing I maintained throughout my time was being a fierce user experience advocate - both internally with employees, and externally with our small business clients.
Upon reflection of what I enjoyed most throughout my career - untangling complex problems to create simple solutions - the next logical step for me was to pursue UX Design. I'm eager to apply my previous research, problem-solving, and collaboration skills to create digital solutions rooted in data-driven and user-centered design principles.