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Amara Poolswasdi Hulslander
Works at Sphero
Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Denver, CO
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If you're reading this, you're probably high-achieving. And if you're high-achieving, you probably experience imposter syndrome. See how this works?
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"if perfectionism is driving you, then shame is riding shotgun."
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This sounds about right!
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New headshot, thanks to +Shant Kiraz! :) You should check out his portfolio if you're looking for high quality portraits or headshots as well. 
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good work!
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A friend of a friend recently reached out to me for some career advice. In the middle of a take-out and coffee-fueled late night deadline design session, I took a few minutes to spit out some ideas...
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Happy to have finished my first book in 2012. Here's to my next book in 2013!
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Nice review on the Amazon for Windows 8 app -- "Amazon for Windows 8 is one of the best Modern UI apps that we’ve seen." :)
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Work
Occupation
Experience Designer, Researcher, and Educator
Skills
Robot whisperer
Employment
  • Sphero
    Senior Experience Designer, 2015 - present
  • General Assembly
    UX Design Instructional Lead, 2016 - present
  • Mile High Design Studio
    Studio Principal, 2015 - present
  • University of Colorado - Denver
    Lecturer, Digital Design + Interactive Media, 2016 - present
  • Special Olympics of Southern California
    Graphic Design Intern, 2005 - 2005
  • Mayor's Office of San Bernardino
    Graphic Design and Marketing Intern, 2007 - 2007
  • CSU San Bernardino
    Graphic Design Intern, 2006 - 2007
  • Amazon
    UX/UI Designer, 2012 - 2015
  • Dress for Success
    Career Mentor, Technology and Marketing, 2009 - 2012
  • Freelance
    Mobile & Web UX Designer, 2012 - 2012
  • Border Stylo
    UX Designer, 2011 - 2012
  • Unicorn Press, The Rainmaker Network, Red Sparrow Publishing
    Design & Marketing, 2008 - 2011
  • Spitfire Studios
    Graphic Designer, 2007 - 2008
Places
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Currently
Denver, CO
Previously
Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA - Newport, RI
Story
Introduction
I want to make the world a better place through meaningful design and honest communication. Classic overachiever. ISFJ.
Bragging rights
I've finished two marathons and a half ironman.
Education
  • Iowa State University
    MS Human Computer Interaction, 2014 - 2016
    Graduate-level coursework -- Models and Theories in Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Social Media Business Applications and Analytics; Cognitive Psychology of HCI; Human Factors Engineering; UX Lab Studies: Eyetracking & Other UX Tools; Scientific Methods in HCI; Design & Ethics; Media Psychology; Communication Technology and Social Change; HCI Design, Implementation, and Implications; Cognitive Engineering; Technology, Globalization, and Culture; Computational Implementation & Prototyping in HCI
  • Golden Gate University
    Integrated Marketing Communications, 2009 - 2012
    Graduate-level coursework -- Accounting for Managers, Principles of Microeconomics, Statistics, Marketing Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, Consumer Behavior, Advertising Strategy, Brand and Product Management, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce, Contemporary Public Relations
  • IWA-HWG
    HTML, CSS, SEO, Web Accessibility, 2007 - 2012
  • Bloc.io
    Ruby, Rails development, 2012 - 2012
  • Art Center College of Design
    Graphic Design, 2005 - 2005
  • CSU San Bernardino
    Art/Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, 2005 - 2007
  • CSU Los Angeles
    Anthropology, Archaeology, 2005 - 2005
  • Rio Hondo College
    Pre-nursing, General Studies, 2003 - 2004
  • US Coast Guard Academy
    Military Science, 2002 - 2003
  • Mt. San Antonio College
    Philosophy, Musicology, 2001 - 2002
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Gender
Female
Relationship
Married