My name is Sydney Anh Mai and I am a product designer. If you don’t work in tech and wonder what that means, let’s just say I design human workflows on the web. My passion for workflow optimization, purposeful interactions, and stellar typography has taken me across industries and products — currently, Kickstarter. I believe that good designers understand the material of their design, be it paper, brick, or code.

I was a bored communication major when I took my first web design class — it changed my life. When I’m not building weird things in my free time, you can find me waddling at the beach, browsing videos of cats, Googling the capital of Kyrgyzstan, or resuscitating my many dying plants.

Experience

Kickstarter

Product designer, Creator Tools

current


SelfMade

Product designer

2019-2020


Abacus by Emburse

Product designer

2018-2019


Havas

Frontend developer freelancer

2017


Warner Music Group

Web intern

2016


Education

New York University

2013-2017


B.S.

Communication & Web Development


Awards

Indigo design awards

2020


Silver

UX, Interface & Navigation


Silver

Digital Tools and Utilities


dotCOMM awards

2020


Gold

Website/Small Business


Publications

TECHCRUNCH

Hacking my way into analytics


CORE 77

The UX of invisibility


DESIGN WEEK

More science than art


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