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My name is Annie Diep. I’m an Austin native, a creative, an engineer, a nature lover, a foodie, a yogi, a life-long learner, and a UX Designer. I learned along the way that I want to help people on a personal level using the skillset that I possess. It's the reason why I'm chose to specilize in User Experience.

vendiagram showcasing me as the intersection of logic, genuine connection, and creativity

In my previous career as a tech consultant, I loved the pace and energy of the workplace. There was always something to work on and improve. Truely the only downside was the gap between being a consultant and interactions with the users. Those interactions were far and few, at least for me. I had to go through a medium, talking to a business analyst to get pieces of information. I wanted to be deeply rooted with users and what they were experiencing.

The turning point for me was realizing how I wanted to grow and spend my time. I love helping people, solving logic problems, and having a creative outlet. In particular, I enjoy learning and understanding how to bring these aspects together in the context of a user.

At this point in my life, I've traversed a spectrum of jobs that has strengthened me as a UX Designer with a unique perspective. I can effectively break down and solve problems thrown at me. Speak intellegently about code and recognize barriars. Read a room. Etc. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, traveling, and taking a deep dive into my latest obsession.

Thanks for stopping by!

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tall delicate purple flowers from Marfa
Screen with a gingko leaf from my screen printing class Chocolate cake with festive tree decorations Birds eye view of coffee from a coffee shop in Portland, Oregan Mug painted with BB8 and R2D2, before and after Night shot of Marfa Prada installation
Salt Mines in Peru Basket pattern knit in a light olive green Upclose macro shot of cacti Whimsical painting of cacti balloons Homemade mini blueberry pies for pie day
Astrophotography at Pedernales State Park during the Perseid Meteor Shower. Captures the Milkyway, Mars and it's reflection in the water.

Interesting Facts

“The best moments usually occur when a person's body or mind is stretched to it's limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something that we make happen.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi