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Lauren Xiong

A LEFT-HANDED PRODUCT DESIGNER LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

CONTACT ME
laurenxiong.org is developed by Lauren Xiong with Webflow.

About Me

Hi, my name is Zhuxin Xiong. Please feel free to call me Lauren :)

With solid skills in product design, a sense of aesthetics, and a strong background in marketing & communication, I make use of marketing strategies to understand customers and build elegant products that not only solve problems but also increase the brand value.

Currently, I am finishing my final year at Annenberg, the University of Southern California, and taking the UI/UX designer role at Crosstown LA. I am looking for an exciting and challenging product designer internship opportunity that enables me to change the world.

Crosstown

WEB
UX
UI

Crosstown is a data-driven, public-interest news organization run out of the University of Southern California. It mines the data on crime, air quality, and trafficto help people stay connected with their communities.

I design, improve, and manage the overall user experience for Crosstown's sub-products, like the crime map and the crime tracker.

CASE STUDY

MarkEat

APP
UX
UI

MarkEat is a food content rewarding platform based on a credit-redeemed function that provides users with agency-like services.

This is a mobile app design project I worked on in UX Design and Strategy course at the University of Southern California from January to April 2018.

CASE STUDY
@2018 Lauren Xiong

More case studies are on their way!

Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions, co-operation, or hire interest.
I'd love to connect!

Lauren Xiong

WHO I AM —
A LEFT-HANDED product DESIGNER LIVING IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
WHAT I DO —
UI/UX design | Interactive design
MARKETING | product management
CONTACT ME —
hi@laurenxiong.org
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EXPLORE ME
laurenxiong.org is developed by Lauren Xiong with Webflow

About Lauren

I am an aesthetic pursuer who gains inner power by solving real-life problems and building user-centric products.

With solid skills in product design, a sense of aesthetics, and a strong background in marketing & communication, I make use of marketing strategies to understand customers and build elegant products that not only solve problems but also increase the brand value.


Currently, I am finishing my final year at Annenberg, the University of Southern California, and taking the UI/UX designer role at Crosstown LA. I am looking for an exciting and challenging product designer internship opportunity that enables me to change the world.
What Brought Me Here

Year 2006

I started my design journey when I was 11. I learned Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator by myself and provided paid poster design service online to earn pocket money.

Year 2015

When I was the Vice President of AIESEC SYSU and responsible for the Global Internship Program, I learned how to manage a product, draw user flows, conduct competitive research, and design efficient funnels that improved the conversion rate.

Year 2016

During my product internship at Uber, I was able to manage two mobile applications, cooperating with the PM, UI designers, and engineers to optimize features that drive the customer acquisition and retention rate.

Year 2017

As the intern at Grid110, a startup incubator in Los Angeles, I became familiar with new product development and understood how a good design shapes the success of a product.

Year 2018

After finishing the UX Design & Strategy course taught by Professor Jaime Levy with the top grades, I had a huge sense of fulfillment and self-actualization and realized that designing products which solve people's problems is the passion of my life.

PRESENT

Being the UI/UX designer at Crosstown LA, I have the chance to practice every aspect of a product designer. Meanwhile, I take full advantage of this opportunity to learn new skills to enhance my competitiveness.
What I Can Do
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DESIGN
Skills

• Personas building; user flows storyboarding; concepts sketching
• Wireframing; low/high fidelity mockup; rapid prototyping
• Graphic design; motion design

Tools

Omnigraffle | Axure | Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator | Sketch | XD | Principle | InVision | Webflow

RESEARCH
Skills

• User market research; competitive
research; data analysis
• In-person interview; focus group interview; online survey; usability testing; a/b testing

Tools

Mechanical Turk | Qualtrics | App Annie | Google Analytics | IBM SPSS | SWOT Analysis

COLLABORATION
Skills

• User stories writing
• Co-working with PMs, engineers, designers, and marketers

Tools

Jira | Pivotal Tracker | InVision | Trello | Google Drive | Slack

What Inspires Me Recently

WES ANDERSON

Wes has inspired my design principles, such as the color pattern, the symmetrical balance, the spaces, etc.
"You Know It's Wes Anderson IF..."
Published on Mar 24, 2018 by @ScreenPrism

Nir Eyal

His book "How to Build Habit-Forming Products" rebuilds my design thinking system.
"HOOKED: HOW TO BUILD HABIT-FORMING..."
Published on Oct 4, 2015 by @FightMediocrity
Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions, co-operation, or hire interest. I'd love to connect!
Send me message hi@laurenxiong.org