About Jalyn

I'm Jalyn, though I've lost count on documenting the many different ways it gets spelled wrong. I've been designing and building things for nearly 20 years of my life now, and my current focus is on sustainable design leadership.

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My mission

To empower individuals to know that they have the capacity to be and do more, and drive towards a shared goal of bettering processes and lives

My vision

(Or, in more human-friendly terms...)
Do awesome things with awesome people

I've worked...

  • As an individual contributor, a manager, and head of experience within start-ups, in-house brands, agencies and consultancies
  • To build culture within teams, focusing on diversity and inclusion to allow for growth — for the individual, the society, and the communities we serve
  • To establish design and research capabilities within organizations
  • On principles I value dearly, with initiatives such as inclusive design workshops, anti-racism discussions, leading the organization's CSR team, and driving internal platforms to develop female leaders
  • To continuously give back and learn from the design and product community, with regular office hours at ADPList

But don't just take it from me:

I'm always appreciative of the kind and constructive words - feedback is a gift!

"You bring with you so much positive energy, even the tough days are fun when we have you on the team."





associate director, Publicis Sapient

"You bring with you so much positive energy, even the tough days are fun when we have you on the team."






associate director, Publicis Sapient

"You bring with you so much positive energy, even the tough days are fun when we have you on the team."









associate director, Publicis Sapient

"You bring with you so much positive energy, even the tough days are fun when we have you on the team."

associate director, Publicis Sapient

"You bring with you so much positive energy, even the tough days are fun when we have you on the team."

associate director, Publicis Sapient

"Always good to have Jalyn around, she radiates passion and inspires her peers to drive and push the work further. Her awareness and knowledge about the project also constantly protects the team and reassures stakeholders."



Senior designer, publicis sapient

"Always good to have Jalyn around, she radiates passion and inspires her peers to drive and push the work further. Her awareness and knowledge about the project also constantly protects the team and reassures stakeholders."

Senior designer, publicis sapient

"Always good to have Jalyn around, she radiates passion and inspires her peers to drive and push the work further. Her awareness and knowledge about the project also constantly protects the team and reassures stakeholders."

Senior designer, publicis sapient

"Jalyn was very friendly and thoughtful, as well as patient with my many questions so I felt very comfortable talking with her. She is extremely knowledgeable and had so much to share about her experiences which helped me understand a lot better."


Mentee, adplist

"Jalyn was very friendly and thoughtful, as well as patient with my many questions so I felt very comfortable talking with her. She is extremely knowledgeable and had so much to share about her experiences which helped me understand a lot better."

Mentee, adplist

"Jalyn was very friendly and thoughtful, as well as patient with my many questions so I felt very comfortable talking with her. She is extremely knowledgeable and had so much to share about her experiences which helped me understand a lot better."

Mentee, adplist

"Jalyn was very friendly and thoughtful, as well as patient with my many questions so I felt very comfortable talking with her. She is extremely knowledgeable and had so much to share about her experiences which helped me understand a lot better."

Mentee, adplist

Expertise

Skills & Expertise

UX strategy
DesignOps
ResearchOps
C-level engagement
Service design
Workshop planning & facilitation
User & stakeholder research
Information architecture
User flows
Wireframes
Prototypes
Design systems
Usability testing

Tools

Post-its
Pen and paper
Figma
Adobe Creative Suite
Clickable prototype tools
No-code tools
Basic HTML / CSS / JavaScript

Other useful stuff

Certified SAFe® 5 Agilist
Business design

Project management & PMO Picked up and demonstrated during a 8 month engagement while at Deloitte Digital