Megan Quain

  • User Experience & Commincation Designer at HKS
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant at HKS, Inc.
  • Graphic Designer & Maketing Assistant at Argo International Corporation

Education

California State University, Fullerton, , UX and Customer-Centered Design Certificate

Background

Summary

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I am a UX designer with a graphic design and marketing background currently living in beautiful Southern California. I am passionate about clean minimal design, strong functionality and I appreciate a good visual pun. To me, extensive research and analysis is key to my design process; it is essential in creating meaningful results. I also believe aesthetic designs develop when you generate positive emotions and relate to people on a personal level. When I’m not designing, I love connecting with people while sharing experiences over a drink, or throwing together a home cooked meal. That’s just a little bit about me. To learn more, connect with me or check out my website. www.meganquain.com

Experience

  • User Experience & Communication Designer

    HKS, Inc.

    June 2016 – Present(3 years 4 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Conduct user research, interviews/surveys, data analysis, persona development, user flows, experience maps, prototypes, user testing & usability reports. Design and develop digital media/interactive presentations to be used for business development. Leading the design and development of the HKS user experience process, by integrating the UX process into the architectural design process.

  • Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant

    HKS, Inc.

    June 2012 – May 2016(3 years 11 months)Los Angeles

    Provide graphic design and marketing support for RFP’s, RFQ’s SOQ’s, brochures, books, awards, e-blasts, submittals, interactive presentations, and general business development. Ensure that all documents produced by HKS maintain a consistent quality and style by working creatively within the HKS Brand Guidelines. Work with external clients as needed and assist with their branding/graphic design projects.

  • Graphic Designer & Maketing Assistant

    Argo International Corporation

    September 2008 – May 2012(3 years 8 months)Greater New York City Area

    Developed advertising brochures, line-cards, and presentations to be used nationwide. Performed market research to analyze new market trends, and create a database of potential target customers.

  • Marketing/Graphic Design Assistant

    Career Management Center of Old Dominion University

    December 2009 – June 2011(1 year 6 months)Norfolk, Virginia Area

    Designing posters, handouts, eblasts, annual reports, & brochures. Analyzing social media networks for the CMC.

  • Marketing Project Developer

    Flowserve Pump Distribution Association

    July 2007 – August 2008(1 year 1 month)Greater New York City Area

    Leading full-scale marketing research projects; problem definition, questionnaire development, research design, data collection, SPSS analysis, and creating multimedia presentations to be presented to the associations board. Presentations later used to show Associations value to Flowserve’s CEO and Pump Group President. Continuous improvement process (CIP) of market analysis with focus on distribution trends and benefits.

  • Marketing Intern

    Flowserve

    May 2006 – June 2006(1 month)Singapore

    Conducted international market research in the Asia Pacific region to identify sales and distribution opportunities. Analyzed data to identify competitive, customer, and current market condition trends. Attended a 2 day Basic Pump and Seals Training Workshop at the Chemical Process Technology Center on Jurong Island.

Education

  • California State University, Fullerton

    UX and Customer-Centered Design Certificate

    2015 – 2016

  • Old Dominion University

    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Graphic Design

    2009 – 2012

    Activities and Societies

    AIGA

  • East Carolina University

    Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BSBA), Marketing

    2003 – 2007

    Activities and Societies

    • ECU Leadership Program (Participate in leadership classes and programs) • Student Pirate Club Member • Student Government Association Elections Committee • American Marketing Association Member • Mu Kappa Tau (Marketing Honor Society) • Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society)

Languages

  • English

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Analysis
  • Layout
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Market Research
  • Illustration
  • Posters
  • Online Marketing
  • Poster Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Branding & Identity
  • Microsoft Office
  • Digital Marketing
  • Corporate Identity
  • Corporate Branding
  • Marketing
  • InDesign
  • Page Layout
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Magazine Design
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • User Experience

Courses

Independent Coursework

  • User Experience Design Bootcamp

Organizations

  • AIGA

    August 2011 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Megan cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Environment